Baked Artichoke Balls packed with Parmesan and Romano cheese are rolled in a crispy light panko coating! Perfect appetizer for a gathering! You can also use the same filling to make a dip!
I think I could eat appetizers in place of a meal any day!
I love tasting different nibbles when going out, and I often try to convince Alan to share hors d’oeuvre with me instead of a complete meal.
I’m not always successful though, especially if he sees a big ‘ole juicy steak on the menu!
Healthy Artichoke Balls
Ashley, on the other hand is a good sharer!
Just pair snacks with a tasty beverage and she’s all for munching on bite size appetizers with me!
That’s just what we did during the holiday break!
We stopped at a wine bar and ordered fresh bruschetta and artichoke balls.
Actually, they may have been called artichoke pops because they came with a lollipop stick and they were also fried!
They were so tasty I just had to recreate a healthier version and bake the artichoke balls instead of frying them!
You can make these any size you want.
I opted for a large golf ball size, but you can make them smaller too or put the filling in a baking dish and serve like a dip!
There’s cheese and spices in the filling that adds a lot of flavor.
For an extra dipping sauce, try the chipotle dip I made for these Soy Chorizo Cheddar Balls!
You can also whip up a super simple mix of mayonnaise with a dash of lemon juice and a teaspoon of spicy Asian sauce like Sriracha!
If you like these Baked Artichoke Balls you also might want to try Spinach and Artichoke Dip made with Greek yogurt!
- 33 ounces Artichoke Hearts (marinated in oil), drained
- 1 1/4 cup Parmesan and Romano grated cheese blend, divided
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 medium lemon, juiced
- 1/2 tsp. basil
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 3/4 cups panko flakes, divided
Breadcrumbs can be substituted for panko.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g