Double whammy on the cheesiness. Mac and cheese yesterday and cheesy bread today. I don’t hate it.

Normally I try to mix things up a bit, but well… the cookie just doesn’t always crumble that way now does it?

 

So yesterday it turns out I managed to eat vegetables at every meal. Every.single.meal. Not intentionally of course. I had nearly a ton of mushrooms for breakfast, kale chips at lunch and this crusty whole grain bread topped with artichokes and loads of cheese for dinner.  Life is good. Even if it is filled with vegetables. Ew.

And those are all vegetables, no? Sometimes I need reminding. Sweet. I’ve hit my quota for the month.

I’ve just got to tell you that I like artichokes. I bought two that are roughly the size of my head. I’m going to stuff them, which is my favorite way to eat them. Then I may dip them in butter. Lots and lots of butter. The only other way to eat them is with an array of freshly slices cheeses, roasted red peppers and six different flutes of wine. You should know this.

No fresh artichokes here though. Simply buy the ones in water or brine and chop. Do you know how much it would cost to use fresh artichokes for these breads? Probably $837. I am the math queen.

 

Oh… I should probably tell you one more thing. I added bread crumbs to this bread. Yes. I added bread to more bread. Wise choice. Try it. Crunch crunch.

Cheesy Artichoke French Breads

serves 4 (depending on the size of your bread)

2 whole grain french baguettes (mine were about 9 inches long)

1/4 cup olive oil

1 14-ounce can of artichokes in water or brine, drained and chopped (about 10-12 hearts)

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese

1/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup seasoned panko bread crumbs

fresh parsley for garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut the baguettes in half lengthwise and brush with the olive oil. Equally distribute the minced garlic and chopped artichoke hearts. Top each with a good handful of cheese, about 1/3 cup each. Sprinkle on a few breadcrumbs. Bake for 8 minutes, then heat the broiler and broil for 2 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Note: I would not suggest using artichokes marinated in oil as they may be a bit too greasy with the cheese. But it’s always worth a try!

I would like a gold star for my vegetable consumption please.

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135 Responses to “Cheesy Artichoke French Breads.”

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    Kacy — April 21, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    Sending these to my SIL right now in hope’s that she’ll make them for our Easter appetizer!

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    • Jessica — April 21st, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

      That would be a great idea!

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    Allison — April 21, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Wow oh wow! I am obsessed with artichokes. Lately I’ve been eating them several nights a week for dinner, but always with butter… It’s ok because it’s a vegetable right? My new favorite butter dipping thingy is making some browned butter, then added in some chopped green onions and lemon juice. Yum.

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    • Jessica — April 21st, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

      Uhh… that sounds incredible!

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    Tina (My Life as a Mrs) — April 21, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    YUM. Artichokes, Cheese, Carbs… Yes, please! :)

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    Cara — April 21, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    Crusty bread topped with anything, especially cheese is amazing in my book!

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    EatLiveRun — April 21, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    Oh yum…I need these in my life right now. Cheesy goodness!

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    Clarissa — April 21, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    So yummy!!

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    Honey What's Cooking — April 21, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    this looks so good jessica… i would never have thought to add artichoke hearts.. i make mine pretty basic with garlic, oil, and butter, cheese. fantastic job!

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    Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) — April 21, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    I’m totally sending this recipe to my Mom. She LOVES artichokes… and cheesy bread. I’ll def be making this as an app next time I have her over for dinner.

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    • Jessica — April 21st, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

      Awesome!

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    Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife — April 21, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    I love artichoke anything :) Thanks girl!!

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    Christine — April 21, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    Seriously awesome! For some reason, we love dinners that feel like oversized appetizers. Maybe because we like one-dish meals where everything works together more so than a main attraction with sides. Either way, I now HAVE to make this for dinner tonight.

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    • Jessica — April 21st, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

      So do we! I love tapas-type meals.

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    Alison (Fueling for Fitness) — April 21, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    Thanks, now I can think of nothing else at work other than when I can make this cheesy artichoke french bread happen.

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    Angel @ | 77inspire | — April 21, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    One of my favorite food is artichoke.. we buy and eat it straight…

    this look so yummy. thanks for the share. im super hungry now

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    angela — April 21, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your blog I check it everyday!!! have you ever thought about making a cook book, i would love to buy one if you have one

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    • Jessica — April 21st, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

      Thank you so much Angela! Means the world to me that you read.

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    KosherCorvid — April 21, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    You’re killing me. It’s Passover and all I want is this bread! Maybe with a side of pasta and a nice gooey brownie for dessert. Definitely going in the (quickly growing) folder of stuff to make next week. Also, I’ve found frozen artichoke hearts at my grocery, and the flavor is so much better than any canned I’ve ever tried. They’re worth checking out!

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    • Jessica — April 21st, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

      Thanks! I will definitely look for them. :)

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    Katrina — April 21, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    I’m in love. Artichokes make me soooo happy!

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    Joanna@ Drizzle of Sunshine — April 21, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    If I add chicken can I just make this my dinner? It looks NOM-ilicious!

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    Moni'sMeals — April 21, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    one of my favorite dishes! Looks great and your Mexican cheese cups from yesterday as well…too good!

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    Amy — April 21, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    MMMM!!! My dinner last night was pizza with garlic, artichokes, red peppers & sundried tomatos. I can’t get enough of artichokes right now! This looks good!

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    Maria — April 21, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    These are dinner tonight. Yes. Need to pick up bread & wine on the way home. CAN’T WAIT!

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    Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) — April 21, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    I had a similar recipe in a recent cooking class and it was delicious!!! It’s a great idea for an appetizer at a party or just for dinner like you had! :)

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    Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite — April 21, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    These look incredible!

    So yesterday I made your mexican mac and cheese. To die. My fiance loved it too, which says a lot! Thanks for the recipe :-)

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    Justeen @ Blissful Baking — April 21, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    Mmmm so cheesy and wonderful!!

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    Heather — April 21, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    You are keeeeeling me over here. Delicious! I would SO eat this for dinner tonight if I had all the fixin’s.

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    Beth @ Persnickety Hall — April 21, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    Oh my gosh.

    I am in love.

    This looks amazing. Making this in 3….2…1… :)

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    Char — April 21, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    Oh boy…this looks deadly good. Artichoke anything thank you!! I definitely go for the canned artichoke…just reading about how to prepare an actual artichoke makes me feel like I’ll mess up times a billion!

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    Christine — April 21, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    Love the twist on regular garlic bread. And this makes it more nutritious, right?

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    kelsey @ kelseytoney — April 21, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    oh, sweet mercy, those look so goooooooooood.

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    Annie@stronghealthyfit — April 21, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

    That looks amazing. I love artichokes- it was always a treat when my Mom would buy them when I was a kid. She’s simply boil them and melt a bunch of butter for dipping :-)

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    Erika — April 21, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    These look fantastic! I ADORE artichokes!! I’m so excited to try this recipe!

    wifelike.blogspot.com

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie — April 21, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

    Yum yum yum yum.

    I could eat that as a straight up meal. I haven’t used artichokes in quite a while and I have a mad love affection for them.

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    Lucy @ Lucy eats — April 22, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    Omg that looks delicious. It’s almost midnight here and yet I’m hungry for artichoke!

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    Kat @ Living Like the Kings — April 22, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    I LOVE artichokes. This looks amazing.

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    Jesse — April 22, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    this is a great idea, bread dip on the bread and baked. nice.

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — April 22, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    Mmmm, this would be perfect for a dinner party!!!

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    Molly — April 23, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    Making this tomorrow for Easter, thanks for posting! Being from Wisconsin, we love anything with cheese in, on, or around it!

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    elle marie — April 24, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    That looks insane, OMG swoon! Aren’t French breads so versatile?

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    Nichol — April 24, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    These look amazing. I’m not an artichoke fan, but I know many who are yum!

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    Julie D. — April 25, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    How in the world could a food- lover like me, not have found your blog until today? Can’t wait to follow. Holy YUM!!! your recipes look amazing. found you through hungry runner girl.

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — April 25, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    My mama adores artichokes and would just love this bread! It looks amazing. Thanks so much for the recipe. :)

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    Aggie — April 25, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    oh my heaven! this looks amazing. I love artichokes, to use it as a topping like this is my kind of food!

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    Amanda — April 27, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    Jessica! THESE WERE AMAZING. My boyfriend surprised me with a feast to celebrating the end of finals and he made this bread! I posted this recipe on his facebook because he is an artichoke junkie and I knew he’d love it. But it was even better than I imagined :)

    YUMMMM! Can’t wait to make this again!

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    • Jessica — April 27th, 2011 @ 11:00 am

      So glad you liked them!

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    PigeonMomma — April 28, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    Gonna try this recipe – looks fantastic! Ought to be paired with a nice red wine, what do you think?

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    Barbara Garcia — May 5, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

    I just wanted to say that I sooo…… loved this recipe that I had to promote it on my website and wanted you to be aware that you are being put out there on the internet. Here is the link to your recipe on my website http://www.mycreativewritings.com/2011/05/05/cheesy-artichoke-french-breads.html

    I will be checking out what else you have to offer most certainly.

    Thank You.

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    Arantha — May 17, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    I made this as an appetizer for a Mother’s Day dinner! It was a total hit…YUM!!!!!!

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    Sarah — June 6, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    I just threw these on the grill instead of doing them in the oven. Unreal. Great recipe..Thanks! :)

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    Shelly — July 24, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    I’m wondering if there is a way to make these to take to a party – would I be able to do the 8 minutes in the oven part and then broil them there? Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

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    Anne — August 3, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    I just made this tonight and it was seriously delicious! I figured you needed to know:) I marinated frozen artichokes on my own so I just omitted the olive oil (and didn’t measure anything). Thanks!

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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — December 21, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    Such a good idea. These look WONDERFUL. I’m gonna try them soon.

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    Eric — December 15, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    I roasted a red pepper under the broiler with a little olive oil and chilli powder and added it between layers of cheese for my girlfriend’s Secret Santa party. Wanted to add a little red to the green and make it festive! Huge hit, great recipe!

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