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The artichoke is stupped, simmered on the stove top, then topped with fresh parsley, cheese, and wedges of lemon.

Italian Stuffed Artichokes

Italian stuffed artichokes are made with Italian breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and fresh lemon. These are the perfect side dish to any Italian meal!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword stuffed artichokes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 742 kcal
Author sherry brubaker


  • 4 whole artichokes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 lemon juiced, zested

For the stuffing

  • 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 5 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 tbsp olive oil


  1. Prepare the artichokes. Remove the stem from the artichoke, making sure to cut it flat and evenly. Use a serrated knife to cut the top 1/4" off of the artichoke. Use a spoon to open the leaves.

  2. Make the stuffing. Combine the Italian breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper, then stir to combine.

  3. Stuff the artichokes. Use a spoon to spoon the stuffing into each artichoke leaf until it's stuffed. Drizzle the artichokes with olive oil.

  4. Prepare the pot. Pour the chicken stock, lemon juice, and butter into a pot, then place it over high heat. Bring it to a boil.

  5. Cook the artichokes. Place the artichokes in the pot, then reduce the heat to a simmer and place the lid on the pot. Cook the artichokes for 45 minutes. Remove the artichokes from the pot. Serve immediately. Mangia!

Nutrition Facts
Italian Stuffed Artichokes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 742 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 2104mg91%
Potassium 818mg23%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 937IU19%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 474mg47%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.