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!
Artichoke Balls Or Easy Dip
Artichoke balls with cheese, spices and rolled in panko flakes make a delicious appetizer or place the ingredients in a baking pan and serve as a dip.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
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What a fun dish! I love artichokes, so I know they have an amazing flavor!
Artichokes are so good, especially when you get to the heart 🙂
Joy @ Joy Love Food
I too am happy to make a meal from various appetizers, these artichoke balls some wonderful, I will have to try them soon!
You’ll enjoy these, Joy, especially if you love artichokes!
These appetizers look absolutely delicious!
Thank you, Katerina!
Love that this can be enjoyed as a dip or balls…as long as there’s triscuits involved I will enjoy it either way 🙂
I like to mix it up a little and serve it either as finger food or as a dip! Either way it goes quick!
These look mighty yummy! It’s lots of fun to recreate foods we’ve tried and loved. Looks like you did a great job.
It’s always so fun to recreate recipes! Sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get it just right, but I don’t mind 🙂
Betsy @ Desserts Required
LOVE eating apps for dinner and I am so happy that you created a baked version of this one!
Kind of like eating breakfast for dinner! You just need to mix things up once in awhile!
We like appetizers too and often have an appetizer only dinner every once in a while. These artichoke balls look and sound really good. It’s nice to be able to enjoy them in something other than the standard dip.
The weekends are when we’ll swap a full meal for appetizers. These artichoke balls are a great appetizer for a party!