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Stuffed Artichokes in Tomato Sauce, The Authentic Italian Recipe

Stuffed Artichokes in Tomato Sauce are a rich dish typical of Sicilian cuisine. Here's the authentic Italian Recipe to prepare this tasty recipe with meatless stuffed artichokes, stewed with tomato.
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Stuffed Artichokes in Tomato Sauce, The Authentic Italian Recipe
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Prep 40 minutes
  • Cook 1 hour
  • Servings 4 people

Dive into the heart of Sicilian cuisine with one of its most captivating dishes, especially for artichoke enthusiasts: the Stuffed Artichokes with Sauce. This dish isn’t just any ordinary stuffed vegetable recipe; it’s a celebration of flavors and techniques that highlight the Sicily region’s rich culinary craftsmanship. This delicacy stands out because of its unique cooking method that promises to deliver a gourmet experience right at your dining table.

The secret behind these exquisite meatless Stuffed Artichokes lies in their savory filling—a delightful blend of Parmesan cheese, fresh eggs, aromatic rosemary, and a hint of nutmeg. This combination not only enhances the natural flavor of the artichokes but also introduces a complexity that tantalizes the palate.

But the journey doesn’t end there. Once stuffed, the artichokes are gently simmered in a garlic-infused tomato sauce, allowing them to absorb the tangy and robust flavors while becoming tender and succulent. This stewing process is what distinguishes the Artichokes with Sauce, making them not just a meal but an event—an invitation to explore the depths of traditional Sicilian fare.

In conclusion, Stuffed Artichokes in Tomato Sauce is more than a dish; it’s a culinary journey through the rustic landscapes of Sicily. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a home cook, preparing this authentic recipe will not only enrich your menu but also bring a piece of Sicilian tradition to your table. So, why wait? Embrace the flavors of Sicily and make these delectable stuffed artichokes the star of your next meal!


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  1. To prepare Stuffed Artichokes in Tomato Sauce as first peel the artichokes by cutting off the stems (which will then be peeled with a vegetable peeler and cut into chunks) and removing the outermost leaves until you reach the light green ones, which are much more tender. With a small digger remove the central beard and with your fingers widen this cavity so that it can accommodate more filling. As you proceed with cleaning the artichokes, soak them in a bowl of acidulated water (water and the juice of 1 lemon).

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  2. In a bowl gather the ingredients for the filling: the Parmesan cheese, garlic and rosemary (or chopped parsley), eggs, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix everything together and you will get a dry mixture.

    Ricetta Carciofi Ripieni Al Pomodoro Step 3
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  3. With the help of a teaspoon fill all your artichokes well, taking care that they are well drained from the acidulated water.

    Ricetta Carciofi Ripieni Al Pomodoro Step 5
  4. In a saucepan, sauté the oil with the garlic and, when golden, add the tomato puree along with ½ cup of hot water. Add the artichokes and stems, season with salt and pepper, and cook covered over medium heat until both have become soft, stirring occasionally.

    Ricetta Carciofi Ripieni Al Pomodoro Step 6
    Ricetta Carciofi Ripieni Al Pomodoro Step 7
  5. Once cooked, plate and serve your Stuffed Artichokes in Sauce hot.

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The cheese listed among the ingredients can easily be substituted with whatever you have at home. Also great is the idea of using combine some Parmesan pecorino: it will give the dish a noticeable flavor boost. If you like, you can replace the Rosemary with Parsley.


We recommend that you prepare the Stuffed Artichokes in Tomato Sauce a few hours in advance. By resting in the sauce they will in fact be even more flavorful.


Artichokes Stuffed with Sauce will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days. We recommend that you consume them after reheating them in a pan.