Homemade Marinated Artichoke Hearts

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It takes just 20 minutes to make these delicious homemade marinated artichokes that put the store-bought version to shame.

This homemade marinated artichoke hearts recipe is one of my favorites. The ingredients are simple, the cooking is simple, and they’re ready to eat in less time than it takes to go buy a jar.

So why the outrageous price for the store-bought ones? Beats me. Maybe because once you try this easy, speedy recipe, you’ll never go back to buying them from the store.

Homemade Marinated Artichoke Hearts Recipe

Homemade marinated artichoke hearts recipe served on a white plate

This Homemade Marinated Artichoke Hearts recipe starts with simple ingredients. You can use canned or frozen hearts, unseasoned of course. If frozen, defrost them first. Either way, give them a good rinse and pat them dry with a paper towel.

Add the artichoke hearts, olive oil, and seasonings to a pan and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring often. Don’t add the lemon juice until they’ve cooled — this keeps the artichoke hearts from changing color.

Let them sit in the pan to cool for 30 minutes or so until they reach room temperature. Then, transfer the entire contents of the pan, including the oil, to an airtight container.

Although they’re ready to eat as soon as they’ve cooled, they’re even better if you refrigerate them overnight, so the flavors have a chance to combine.

SERVING IDEAS

Delicious on their own, homemade marinated artichoke hearts have a variety of uses.

  • Try them in my Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe.
  • Use them as a pizza topping.
  • Combine them with 10 oz. of defrosted, well-squeezed frozen spinach, 1 cup grated Parmesan, and enough mayonnaise to bind it together to make Artichoke Spinach Dip. Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes and serve.
  • Add them to salads.
  • Stir into hot pasta and add a little freshly grated Parmesan, cracked black pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.

STORING HOMEMADE MARINATED ARTICHOKE HEARTS

This recipe stores very well. Frozen, it lasts up to a year. In an airtight container in the refrigerator, it stays fresh up to 2 months thanks to the preservative powers of the salt, chili flakes, and lemon juice. That’s why I always try to keep a supply on hand — it’s one of my favorites!

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MAKE EXTRAS TO SHARE

You can quickly multiply this recipe if you’d like to make a larger batch. (Adjust the serving size in the recipe box below.) I often triple it — that’s how often we eat homemade marinated artichoke hearts!

Plus, it’s nice to have extras on hand to put in a pretty jar and add to a basket of dry pasta, homemade sauce, and other goodies to give as a housewarming or hostess gift.

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

Tender, delicious homemade marinated artichoke hearts are quick and easy to make.
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A plate of homemade marinated artichokes with a jar of them in the background
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unseasoned artichoke hearts frozen or canned
  • cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or ½ tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano or ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red chile pepper flakes crushed
  • 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice (no substitutions)

Instructions

  • Rinse the artichoke hearts under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Over low heat, combine artichoke hearts, olive oil, salt, thyme, oregano and crushed chili flakes in a non-reactive saucepan. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Stir in lemon juice.
  • Let cool for 30 minutes. They’ll taste even better if you wait overnight.

Notes

Refrigerator storage: Keep in an air-tight container up to 2 months.
Freezer storage: Freeze in an air-tight container or resealable plastic bag for up to 1 year.

Nutrition

Serving: 1heart | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Katie Berry

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33 Comments

  1. I just made a recipe that needed these last w and would have loved to have this recipe. Definitely saving this to try next time I need some! Thanks for sharing.  

  2. Hope @ Fairhope Supply Co. says:

    This is a great idea – but I’ve never seen frozen artichoke hearts in our stores. That’s what I get for living in a small town! I’ll ask the manager of Piggly Wiggly to get some in. He’s pretty good about things like that. – And THAT’s what I get for living in a small town!

    Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      Hope, I found them at Dillon’s (Kroger’s) in the frozen section, but they were closer to the frozen fruit than veg for some reason. Hope Piggly Wiggly can get some for you. They’re so yummy!

    2. Theresa Howard says:

      5 stars
      I grow my own.
      Last year was the firat time and I harvested 22 chokes.

    3. Katie Berry says:

      That’s a fantastic harvest for an artichoke plant in its first year!

  3. Yum! These look delicious, and I love marinated artichoke hearts for a snack with cheese and crackers. I’ll definitely be giving this a try!

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    1. Katie Berry says:

      Thanks for the follow, Buttons!

  4. I love artichoke hearts but have never made my own marinated ones. Can’t wait to try these.
    Found you at Cooking & Crafting with J & J.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    1. Katie Berry says:

      They’re addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! 🙂

  5. I love marinated artichoke hearts and do something similar – so yummy!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      They’re delicious, aren’t they?

  6. Um, YUM. I’d eat artichoke hearts all by themselves, but adding these seasonings makes them even better!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      They’re so yummy!

  7. Anna of Stuffedveggies says:

    5 stars
    Thank you! I looked for a recipe for these a while back, and they were all way too complicated! This looks really practical : ) Thanks for the help : )

    1. Katie Berry says:

      It’s super easy. I hope you enjoy it!

  8. I love artichokes, but have never marinated them myself (always by them already marinated). I am glad you shared this recipe. Homemade is always best! Looks delicious!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      It’s a yummy, easy recipe that lets you tailor the flavors to your preference. Enjoy!

  9. Linda on Poinsettia Drive says:

    I love artichokes and add them to many of my dishes. I’ve always bought the seasoned, never thought about doing it myself using the seasonings I like. Thanks, I must share.

    1. Katie Berry says:

      Thank you for sharing, Linda!

  10. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says:

    5 stars
    what a great recipe! I love marinated artichoke hearts – well, I love artichokes anyway you serve them up!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      They’re great to have on hand, aren’t they?

  11. I haven’t had artichokes in a really long will be a time. Thanks for sharing your recipe on MM. Pinned.

    1. Katie Berry says:

      Thank you for Pinning!

    2. 5 stars
      I have never seen frozen artichoke at Walmart Super Center. Just this week we a hurricane and even though we didn’t have a huge amount of damage, people from neighboring towns gave ravaged our grocery stores (we only have 2) and our gas. But I love artichokes. Thanks for the recipe

  12. 5 stars
    We love marinated artichokes but they’re always so expensive for such a small jar. I found your recipe and I’ve made them 3 times in the last week! Soo good. I think that I should probably double or triple the recipe from now on. Oh, I’m taking a batch to my sister this weekend.

    1. Katie Berry says:

      Hi Therese!
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe for marinated artichoke hearts. I’m addicted to them, too. Have you tried them on a pizza yet? So, so good!

  13. Nan Stewart says:

    I have just made a batch and tasted them before they were cooked. Delicious!!!Thank you SO much!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      I’m so glad you like them, Nan!

  14. 5 stars
    Dear Katie..just made your recipe for marinated artichoke hearts. So delish. I tasted one, still need to add the lemon juice once they are cooled. Thank you so much for the great recipe. I have always bought them already prepared. NEVER again!! Yours are my now favorite. So simple and tasty! Thanks again!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      Hi Lorraine,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed my easy Marinated Artichoke Hearts recipe!

  15. Jen Hodder says:

    5 stars
    Hi – Thank you for helping me with how to best make marinated artichoke hearts! No more spending on tiny containers.These artichokes are the best! I so appreciate.

    1. Katie Berry says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

  16. 5 stars
    Hi I made these for a charcuterie board and they were delicious. I made them just as written the first time.The next time I added just a tad of vinegar and they are so yummy. Thank you for the recipe.