This update of a holiday entertaining classic delivers all of the rich flavor with far less of the usual fat. Serve with pita crisps or toasted slices of French bread.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 1998


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Place artichoke hearts in the center of a clean kitchen towel; gather up the ends and twist firmly to extract all the moisture.

  • Combine the artichokes, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon zest and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Season with salt and black pepper.

  • Spread the mixture in an even layer in a small ovenproof gratin dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and bake until the top is golden, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

69 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 7.1g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.3g 13% DV; sugars 0.6g; fat 3.4g 5% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 8.4mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 100.6IU 2% DV; vitamin c 3.1mg 5% DV; folate 34.5mcg 9% DV; calcium 78.7mg 8% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 18.9mg 7% DV; potassium 126mg 4% DV; sodium 242.7mg 10% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.