If you’ve ever wondered what to do with artichoke hearts, this is a great recipe to start with. You’ll love these Crispy Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts. They’re so quick and easy to make for an appetizer, side dish or snack and can be customized with whatever seasonings suit your taste buds.

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What Do Artichoke Hearts Taste Like?

If you’ve never had artichoke hearts, this is a great recipe to start with! Artichoke hearts are slightly nutty, earthy and subtly sweet and have a tender, almost meaty texture similar to hearts of palm. When cooked they take on the flavor of whatever seasonings or sauces they’re paired with making them super versatile and customizable!

Why I Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: What’s great about this recipe is using canned artichoke hearts means you can make this recipe anytime you want. Plus, they’re ready in 15 minutes and come out crispy yet tender and full of flavor. Perfect for when you need an appetizer, side or snack fast with very little effort.
  • Customizable: Artichoke hearts will absorb any seasonings or flavors you put on them so you can cater them to your taste buds. When you air fry artichoke hearts, choose what flavors you’re in the mood for and enjoy!
  • Nutritional and Delicious: I have no problem serving these up for snack time since they’re a fat-free, low-sodium food, while also being rich in key nutrients, including potassium, fiber, vitamin k, magnesium and folate. They’re also believed to contain antioxidants! Win, win, win!
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What Ingredients You Need to Make Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts

This recipe for artichoke hearts has very (and I mean very) few ingredients. It’s essentially just artichoke hearts and seasonings! Feel free to customize the seasonings or serve with a different dip (there’s some ideas below!) if you want to experiment with other flavors.

For the Artichoke Hearts: 

  • Canned artichoke hearts
  • Olive oil or olive oil spray
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Italian herbs
  • Kosher salt
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving

For the Creamy Garlic Dip:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Minced garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
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How to Make Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts

1. Prep Artichoke Hearts: Drain artichoke hearts and cut into halves or quarters. Lightly pat dry with a paper towel.

2. Add Seasonings: Place artichoke hearts in a bowl and toss to coat with the olive oil and spices. 

3. Air Fry: Place the artichoke hearts in an air fryer basket in a single layer and air fry on 400°F for 10 minutes or until golden and fork tender.

4. Prepare the Dip: Meanwhile, prepare the dip by combining the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and salt.

5. Serve: Remove the artichoke hearts from the basket, top with parmesan cheese if desired and enjoy with the dip!

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What if You Don’t Have an Air Fryer?

If you don’t have an air fryer, I’m sure you could bake these in the oven. I haven’t tested it out myself, but I would suggest placing the seasoned artichoke hearts on a parchment lined baking sheet and baking at 400°F for about 15 minutes. Check on them after 10 minutes just in case. Remove from the oven when they’re golden and browned on the edges. With that said, I use my air fryer all the time and think it’s a great investment if you’re on the fence.

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Serving Suggestions

Serve air fried artichoke hearts as an appetizer or a side dish. This recipe pairs well with tons of mains including chicken, salmon, pork or they could be a nice addition to a big salad. You could also whip these up as an after school snack when your kids come home and want something to hold them over until dinner!

Seasoning Options

You don’t need a ton of seasonings for these artichoke hearts to be super tasty, but if you’re looking for some other options to experiment with besides the basics, here are some ideas.

  • Lemon Pepper: Gives a bit of a zesty flavor with a tiny kick.
  • Smoked Paprika: Adds a little smoky, slightly sweet flavor.
  • Cajun Seasoning: Infuse the artichoke hearts with tons of flavor and little heat.
  • Herbs de Provence: This seasoning mix usually has flavors like lavender, thyme, and rosemary, adding a fragrant and herbal note.

Dips Options

I always make a quick and easy creamy garlic dip to serve with these crispy artichoke hearts, but if you want to mix it up, here are some other dip ideas that I think would be great!

  • Citrus Herb Vinaigrette: This light and tangy dressing with tons of herbs would complement the artichoke hearts well.
  • Sriracha mayo: For a spicy kick, mix sriracha sauce with mayonnaise for a creamy and fiery dip.
  • Ranch dressing: Ranch is always a classic choice no matter what you’re dipping in it!
  • Cucumber Mint Raita: Light and refreshing, this Greek yogurt-based dip flavored with cucumber, garlic, and mint would be incredible with this crispy snack. 
  • Marinara sauce: A simple marinara sauce would also pair well with this recipe.
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More Air Fryer Vegetables

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If you’re already an artichoke lover, then you’ve gotta try artichoke hearts in the air fryer. You’ll be even more in love after a bite of these! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions and tag me on social media if you make this recipe.

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Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts

If you're a fan of artichoke hearts or looking to try them for the first time, these Crispy Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts are a good place to start. They're a quick and easy appetizer, side or snack!
4.37 from 11 votes
Course: Appetizer, Side, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 2 cans artichoke hearts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or olive oil spray)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)

Creamy Garlic Dip:

Instructions 

  • Drain artichoke hearts and cut into halves or quarters. Lightly pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Place artichoke hearts in a bowl and toss to coat with the olive oil and spices. 
  • Place the artichoke hearts in an even layer in an air fryer basket and air fry on 400°F for 10 minutes or until golden and fork tender.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dip by combining the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and salt.
  • Remove the artichoke hearts from the basket, top with parmesan cheese if desired and enjoy with the dip!

Nutrition

Serving: 7ounces | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. I’m at a loss. I’ve tried a recipe similar to yours, but I can’t seem to get the “burnt” look that you achieved. My range oven has an air fryer and my instant pot also has an air fryer lid. What’s the secret?

    1. Hi Renee! All air fryers are different so that could be the issue. Try leaving them in longer and make sure they’re spaced out so that they have room to get crispy. Hope that’s helpful!

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