Serve baked artichoke squares warm from the oven or at room temperature with a nice glass of white wine or beer.
We enjoy having friends over on occasion. One, it’s a nice chance to get together and, two, it’s a great opportunity to make new recipes for the blog.
I found this baked artichoke squares recipe in my Mom’s recipe collection. I made it years and years ago and then promptly lost it.
One day while perusing a folder of hers full of handwritten recipes, there it was! I may or may not have done a happy dance.
Baked Artichoke Squares Shopping List
A quick at-a-glance list to see what you already have on hand and what you need to add to your grocery list.
- Marinated Artichoke Hearts
- Italian Breadcrumbs
- Italian Parsley
- Cheddar Cheese
- Salt and Pepper
Our neighbors had a gathering planned so I offered to bring this recipe. It’s just as yummy as I remember. Plus, it was a hit. Everyone loved them.
How do I serve artichoke squares?
This recipe is so easy to make and serve. It’s yummy warm or at room temperature. This recipe travels well making it perfect for a potluck party.
When I serve these baked artichoke squares I cut them into about 2-inch by 1-inch rectangles. You could certainly cut them larger or smaller depending on your preference.
If you have more appetizer offerings at your party, go with smaller squares but if you have fewer appetizers to offer, go with larger ones.
You may consider putting each square in a mini or regular-size paper muffin cup for easier handling. Your guests would probably appreciate it.
These cheesy baked artichoke squares could also be served as a side dish for any entree. Just cut them a bit larger for a side dish portion.
What Beverages Should I Serve with Artichoke Squares?
These baked artichoke squares pair nicely with a white wine such as a pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc, even a chardonnay or my white wine sangria.
If you prefer a cocktail, something light like a vodka soda or an Irish Buck cocktail.
Beer is another option but don’t go with a dark beer. Something like a lager would be perfect.
Can I freeze artichoke squares?
Yes! Wrap leftovers in plastic wrap and then again in foil. Store in a labeled freezer bag. When ready to use, warm them up in a low, 300°F oven or microwave briefly. My preferred method is the oven.
Can I use plain artichoke hearts as opposed to marinated?
I recommend using marinated artichoke hearts because the marinade, a combination of oil flavored with garlic, herbs, and sometimes peppercorns and chiles, make the recipe all the more flavorful.
Using a plain variety will produce bland appetizers.
What can I substitute for the Cheddar cheese?
You could substitute the Cheddar cheese with mozzarella or Colby. Either would be delicious. An alternative name for this appetizer could be cheesy artichoke squares.
Why We Love This Recipe
I think one of the reasons this appetizer is such a hit is because it’s a little different. Artichokes are not all that common in appetizers. They may be common as an appetizer but rarely do I attend a party where there is an artichoke appetizer.
There are always spinach dips or cocktail meatballs or even wings. As a result, those are really popular.
More appetizer ideas:
- Cheddar Cheese Bites – just a little something perfect with a glass of wine.
- Cheesy Artichoke Bruschetta – A tangy and cheesy combination smothering a toasty piece of French bread.
- Slow Cooker Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip – A classic that everyone will enjoy made easier in the slow cooker.
- Baked Onion Dip – A deliciously different take on a favorite appetizer dip.
- 2 jars (6 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- ¼ cup Italian breadcrumbs
- ½ teaspoons Italian parsley, chopped
- 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
- Drain liquid from one jar of artichokes into skillet. Sauté the onion and garlic in liquid until soft. Drain liquid from remaining jar and discard. Chop all artichoke hearts.
- In mixing bowl combine eggs, breadcrumbs and parsley. Stir in onion mixture, artichokes, cheese, salt and pepper. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool. Cut into small squares and arrange on serving plate.