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Artichokes stuffed in sicilien style

Artichokes stuffed in sicilien style

Sicilian stuffed artichokes are a quick recipe perfect for serving this vegetable in a different and truly tasty way.

Sicilian-style stuffed artichokes are proof that to prepare a delicious dish you don't need who knows what ingredients, you just need to know how to combine the flavors . To make stuffed artichokes ammuddicati, another name by which the recipe is known, all you need are breadcrumbs, parmesan, garlic and parsley. The result is a dish typical especially of the Messina area, excellent to serve as a side dish but also as a vegetarian second course, accompanying it with baked potatoes.

We will show you how to prepare Sicilian-style stuffed artichokes following the original recipe but be aware that depending on the area and on the tastes of the families you may find small modifications . For example, there are those who like to add a touch of extra flavor with anchovies, capers or chilli peppers and those who prefer to cook stuffed artichokes in the Sicilian style in the oven. In fact, the traditional recipe requires them to be cooked stewed, in a pan, without tomatoes. But let's look at it in detail.

Artichokes stuffed in sicilien style
Artichokes stuffed in sicilien style

How to prepare the recipe for Sicilian stuffed artichokes

  1. First, clean the artichokes : remove the stem, the outermost layer of the leaves and the tips of the leaves. Finally, using a knife or a teaspoon, remove the internal beard.
  2. As they are ready , rinse them under running water and transfer them to a bowl acidulated with the juice of a lemon.
  3. Once you have cleaned all the artichokes, prepare the filling by mixing the breadcrumbs, grated cheese, parsley and garlic chopped with a knife in a bowl.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and add as much oil as needed to moisten the mixture.
  5. Drain the artichokes well and stuff them with the freshly prepared filling, trying to make it penetrate as much as possible between the leaves.
  6. Then place them in a not very large saucepan greased with a drizzle of oil: the artichokes must stand upright with the filling facing upwards and must not be able to move.
  7. Pour an inch of water or broth and a pinch of salt onto the bottom of the pan.
  8. Cover with the lid and leave to cook for about an hour (but this will depend on the size of the vegetables), until the Sicilian pan-fried artichokes are tender. If needed you can always add a little water or broth to facilitate cooking.
  9. Then serve them hot.

And here is a video recipe very similar to our preparation, if it weren't for the addition of capers :

Our recipe for Sicilian meatless stuffed artichokes is perfect for those who follow a vegetarian diet. Everyone else, however, can try their hand at a more traditional stuffed artichoke recipe.

Sicilian baked stuffed artichokes

The preparation is almost identical except for one step. To make the cooking of this simple dish perfect, once the artichokes have been cleaned, you need to blanch them in acidulated water for about ten minutes. This way they will soften and the final result will be even better.

Once warm, proceed with the filling and finally bake them in the oven at 200°C for 30 minutes . A pass under the grill will make them even crispier and tastier, try it for yourself.


Stuffed artichokes can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and can be reheated either in a pan or in the oven.

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