Cheesy Baked Artichokes

Baked with garlic, thyme and gorgonzola cheese, these artichokes are a divine accompaniment to any special occasion meal.

How long will it take?

30 minutes

What’s the serving size?

Serves 2

What do I need?

  • 1 artichoke
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Leaves from 2 stems fresh thyme
  • 60 g gorgonzola cheese
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

How do I make it?

  1. Preheat oven to 200C.
  2. Fill a large bowl with water and add lemon juice.
  3. Remove most of the artichoke stem, leaving a small piece and then dip the artichoke in the lemon water.
  4. Slice the artichoke in half lengthways and dip again in lemon water.
  5. Use a spoon to remove the hairy “choke” from the middle of the artichoke.
  6. Add olive oil to a baking dish and place artichoke halves in the dish cut side up.
  7. Combine garlic, thyme, gorgonzola, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Stuff the mixture into the centre of the artichoke halves filling the space where the choke was.
  8. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until the cheese is golden and melted, and the artichokes are tender.


  • Artichokes turn brown when cut so dunking them in lemon water helps to prevent this discolouration.
  • This recipe is based on a serving size of half an artichoke per person. You can quantities to suit the number of guests you are serving.

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