The Original Crispy Artichoke Hearts Recipe (oven + air fryer)

This Crispy Artichoke Hearts Recipe is easy to make and taste great for a snack or appetizer. Oven and Airfryer instructions included. Low in carbs and Keto Diet friendly with only 3g net carbs per serving, it will be love at first bite! This is the original recipe that started the viral Crispy Artichoke Heart trend!

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It’s absolutely CRAZY that I originally shared this post in 2015 and since it’s been viewed MILLIONS of times making it one of the most popular recipes on my blog (along with my Keto Baked Salmon Recipe, Keto Shrimp Alfredo Recipe and my Flea Prevention Dog Treats) and this is the Crispy Artichoke Heart Recipe that started the social media viral obsession!!

I’ve always loved Artichokes, more specifically artichoke hearts. (BTW have you tried my Keto Spinach & Clam Stuffed Artichoke Recipe??!) And when I happened upon frozen artichoke hearts, I knew I needed to bring them home with me. I didn’t have a recipe in mind so I just went with my gut; drizzling them with olive oil, tossing some seasonings and baking them in the oven until crispy.

OMG – life changing.

Then after I ate the whole batch myself, I made my Crispy Artichoke Hearts (with Horseradish Sauce) later that day, for dinner. I didn’t plan on them being an appetizer or side dish specifically, to be completely honest. It was just a fun experiment, which is pretty normal at our house!

The funny part is that when Ray came home from work, he immediately started snacking them and while he ‘likes’ artichokes aren’t really his favorite, until NOW! He kept raving about how good they were and he ate most of them, which didn’t surprise me since I ate an entire batch myself earlier that day!

So, of course I’m sharing the recipe with you because these Crispy Artichoke Hearts are just THAT GOOD. Seriously delicious food that will be on repeat for years to come.

And I’m not going to lie, I normally make a double batch for dinner and I’m just slightly obsessed with serving them along side my favorite venison roast recipe. Both dishes are simply amazing with My Addictively Delicious Horseradish Sauce!

The artichoke hearts are seasoned and crispy, delicious on their own… but… BUT when you dip them into the horseradish sauce BOOM! POW! It’s really a flavor explosion in your mouth 🙂

But don’t worry if you aren’t into horseradish, keep reading, I have a bunch of other sauces & dip suggestions that are delicious too!

What type of Artichoke Hearts are Best for making this Crispy Artichoke Hearts Recipe?

This recipe was created using FROZEN artichoke hearts. Obviously you can find them in the freezer section, near the other vegetables.

Many readers have commented (you can read those at the end of this post) regarding using canned artichoke hearts. I personally have not had consistent success with them and therefor I don’t suggest using canned artichoke hearts for this recipe. (I AM diligently working on perfecting a version of this recipe using canned artichokes and will update this post soon!)

Currently, if you cannot find frozen artichoke hearts, my best suggestion is trying artichokes canned in oil (not water) drain them throughly on a paper towel and pat to dry them as much as humanely possible to remove excess moisture before using them in this recipe. I also don’t suggest marinated (aka flavored) artichokes since they also contain vinegar.

Where can I find Frozen Artichokes

Of course I haven’t been to every store, in every area, but I’ve been doing TONS of research over the years (since creating this artichoke heart recipe several years ago) to find as many options as I can to share with you.

If you find frozen artichokes at any other store(s) PLEASE comment on this post and I will add the store to this list.

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How to make Crispy Artichoke Hearts

To get started, simply open the bag of frozen artichoke hearts (no need to thaw them), drizzle some olive oil (or olive oil spray) into the bag, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and give them a toss while adding your seasonings. There is absolutely NO REASON to dirty a bowl when the bag will do the trick! Less mess for the win, right?!

Heres’ the thing. I think every kitchen needs a go-to seasoning. A one and done, basic seasoning that you can quick reach for and that’s my Homemade Seasoned Salt mixture. I use it through out this site because it’s very easy to make using common ingredients and seriously good (containing all your favs like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and s&p)

You are welcome to use any combination of seasonings that YOU like, of course, but I promise you that making a jar of my homemade seasoned salt in a small bowl is totally worth the effort. It’s not only perfect for this recipe but anywhere that you’d want a little more flavor beyond salt and pepper. Burgers, Fries, Popcorn, etc.

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Seasonings like Italian seasoning, oregano, lemon zest and parsley always welcome additions if you’re feeling fancy.

If you are looking for a more substantial ‘breaded’ style artichoke you can add grated parmesan cheese, panko breadcrumbs or seasoned bread crumbs to your seasoning mixture. I wouldn’t recommend adding eggs or all purpose flour, for this recipe.

Once you have your frozen artichokes oiled and seasoned the next big question is, what is the best way to cook crispy artichoke hearts?

How to Cook Frozen Artichoke Hearts

There is no right or wrong answer, I might lean a little more towards making air fryer artichoke hearts but roasting artichokes hearts in the oven is equally crispy and delicious!

Both options are included to make your life so much easier!

How to Make Crispy Roasted Artichoke Hearts in the Oven

Making Crispy Artichoke Hearts in the oven is very easy. The key is making sure that they get good air flow around them; much like the technique that makes air frying so good.

Simply use a baking rack placed on top of cookie sheet to bake them. Easy Peasy.

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If you don’t have a baking rack, you can use a broiler pan or as a last resort a single layer of parchment paper. Making Roasted Artichoke Hearts without a rack can take a little longer and you’ll want to flip them several times throughout the baking time.

You can tell that your Crispy Oven Roasted Artichokes are done when they are golden brown and crispy on the edges.

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How to Make Air Fryer Crispy Artichoke Hearts

When making air-fried artichoke hearts the most important key, just like the oven baked or roasted version is to start with really dry artichokes which is, again, why we want to use frozen artichokes to start.

Preheat your air fryer to 400F and then ‘toast’ your seasoned artichoke hearts in the air fryer for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown with crispy edges. Making sure the are in a single layer in your air fryer basket. Much like making French fries, the cooking time can vary based on your air fryer.

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No matter what way you choose to make this easy appetizer of delicious crispy air fryer artichoke hearts, to make them look extra special top with grated parmesan cheese or mozzarella cheese and fresh chopped parsley.

What is the best dip for Crispy Artichoke Hearts?

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Here are my favorite dipping sauce to serve with Crispy Artichoke Hearts:

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Crispy Artichoke Hearts FAQ

Should the artichoke hearts be frozen or thawed?

This recipe, as written is designed to be made with frozen artichoke hearts straight out of the freezer. If yours are already thawed, no problem! They will just need a little less time!

Can I make Crispy Artichoke Hearts with Canned Artichokes?

I’ve answered this question above, the short version is NO. Currently, I have not perfected a consistent recipe using canned artichokes, but YOU are welcome to experiment! Let us know if you find a solution! I will say that you MUST throughly dry the canned artichokes on paper towels in order to make them into crispy artichokes.

Are Artichokes Keto?

A common question is are artichokes keto friendly? A 3/4 cup serving of artichoke hearts (from frozen) contains 6 grams of carbohydrate with 2 grams of fiber, yielding 4 net carbs per serving of Crispy Artichoke Hearts (see full nutritional facts below the recipe). If you eat the entire recipe, like I have done several times, the total is 16g net carbs. In my opinion YES keto artichoke hearts are a thing and artichokes are keto friendly!

My Artichoke Hearts are soggy, what did I do wrong?

If your artichoke hearts aren’t crispy when the timer is done, don’t worry! Just bake/airfry longer, until they are golden and crispy, as desired.

I don’t like artichoke hearts, what can I use instead?

A great substitution for the frozen artichokes is fresh or frozen cauliflower! Simply swap 1:1 and enjoy!@

Can I use fresh artichokes?

Yes you can, however it’s so much more work than I’m will to do! So please share in the comments how you make them!

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If you love artichokes as much as I do, try these Artichoke Recipes next!

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Crispy Artichoke Hearts Recipe

These crispy, seasoned artichoke hearts are easy to make and taste great for a snack or appetizer. Oven and Airfryer instructions included.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings




  • Cut open the bag of frozen artichoke hearts; drizzle with oil and optional lemon juice, shake to coat hearts well. Sprinkle with seasoned salt, tossing again to mix.
    1 12 ounce bag frozen artichoke hearts, 2 tablespoons avocado oil, 1/2 teaspoon Homemade Seasoned Salt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice
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Oven Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place a baking rack ontop.
  • Arrange seasoned artichoke hearts in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet fitted with a baking rack and bake in the middle of the oven at 425 for 45 minutes, until lightly brown.
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  • Remove from oven, hearts will crisp up further as they cool. Transfer to a plate and serve with chilled dip of your choice.
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Air Fryer Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375F
  • Place seasoned artichoke hearts in your air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes Stirring as desired during cooking.
  • Remove from airfryer, hearts will crisp up further as they cool. Transfer to a plate and serve with chilled dip of your choice.
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For even crispier artichoke hearts, they can be thawed and drained then quickly fried in lard or palm oil.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. You said above you’re working on a recipe with jarred/canned artichokes – hopeful that perhaps rinsing, draining, drying and maybe even freezing before hand might do the trick? Have you tried that yet?

    1. I have tried several other versions of this recipe but to be really honest, I am not as happy with jarred artichokes as I am with frozen. They are worth the extra effort to find them

  2. I have been unable to find frozen artichoke hearts at Fresh Market, Publix, and Winn Dixie. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    1. The canned can be used, but they won’t get as crispy since they are canned in liquid. For the best results make sure they are VERY DRY!

  3. This looks amazing. Making for Thanksgiving appetizers. The calories seem high for artichoke hearts. Guessing the bulk of calories come from sauce?

  4. 5 stars
    I made these in the air fryer and they were fabulous! Used well drained artichokes from a jar, couldn’t find frozen. Made a garlic Aioli as well as the horseradish. Thanks for sharing!

  5. where on earth have you found frozen artichoke hearts? We have a Publix, Harris Teeter, Ingalls, and Lowes Foods around here, and none carry them. Do you have a brand name I could request at a store? Thanks.

    1. 5 stars
      I buy frozen artichoke hearts at Whole Foods, just bought some last week. Publix has had them but didn’t see them today.

  6. CRISPY ARTICHOKE HEARTS WHAT?! How have I never thought of this? Artichoke hearts are one of my favorite things to cook with, usually I just steam them. This was a nice new way to try my favorite food, thanks for sharing!

  7. I have been making these on a regular basis since this recipe was first published. I LOVE chips and dip, french fries, etc. Basically anything crunchy that gets dipped into something yummy. These are no exception! Since I try really hard to stay lower carb, these are my go-to for a satisfying crunch and dip.

    Anyway, until today I’ve always made them in the oven, but on a whim I tossed them in my air fryer and I think they were even better! Because the air flows around them and through the layers (leaves??), the result was more consistently golden and crispy. I did the prep-work the same, then put them in the air fryer for 10 minutes at 330 degrees, then I bumped them to 350-370 for another 7-10 minutes, the whole time checking and tossing them every 5 or so minutes. Air fryers can be different though, so if you go this route, monitor them closely. 🙂 Oh, I started with frozen…

    Hayley – thanks so much for posting such wonderful recipes! And your no-nonsense approach to pretty much everything makes you my favorite food/health blogger to follow!! <3

    1. they are artichoke quarters, not just the flat hearts. That’s how they are most frequently sold frozen.

    1. they are artichoke quarters, not just the flat hearts. That’s how they are most frequently sold frozen.

  8. These look so delicious. I’m a big fan of artichokes so keen to try these. I just wanted to say a big thank you to you for putting a metric conversion under the recipe. It’s the first time I’ve seen anyone do this and it is so much easier for us Aussies and others rather than having to use a separate conversion calculator for each ingredient each time we use the recipe! Wish more bloggers would follow suite. Cheers ?

  9. Thought I’d pop in and say I’ve used this recipe for multiple events now (so easy! yet so fancy!) and it’s a smash hit every single dang time. Thanks for putting it out into the world for us to enjoy!

  10. Great recipe and delicious sauce! It was just what I was seeking. I tried making these the other day and they were so beyond good, I ate them all in one sitting 🙂

    The only thing–they were a little soggy in the middle. I was wondering if it’s best to thaw them and then pat dry before cooking next time? I used a bag of frozen artichoke hearts from Trader Joe’s. There were a lot of ice crystals on the artichoke hearts (even though I had just bought them the day before). Does the cooking time change if they are thawed? Thank you!

    1. I always cook mine from frozen but the ice crystals definitely would have added moisture. next time adjust the time, extending as necessary

  11. I have been making crispy artichoke hearts for years. My recipe is similar but I add fresh shredded parmesan cheese on top about half way through baking process. These are gone 2 minutes after they are placed on a table!

  12. Oh, yum! Artichokes are one of my favorites, and especially when they’re crispy! Such a beautiful photo, too.

  13. I made these tonight. I used jarred artichokes packed in water, because that’s what I had. They were awesome! Thank you for the great recipe.

  14. i just spent 2weeks in the Amazon in Peru. My host stated he lost his 45 acre healing retreat in the jungle to the Palm oil company who would not let him pass through to get to his property. Palm oil business is killing the Amazon. Every bite you take of Palm oil reinforces the destruction of the rainforest. I had no idea. Just thought I would share that with you since you seem like the caring sort of person.

  15. Oh gosh, if you haven’t tired these, you really need to. Hayley nailed these. They are amazing. The sauce is wonderful. The combination, perfect.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  16. I am confused by your serving size on this recipe? are you saying there are 2 servings in the whole bag? it is a 3 cup bag? how many carbs in one serving and how big is that serving.? thanks it sounds really good. want to try

    1. Sue – a bag of frozen artichokes is about 3 cups and my hubby & I split one entire recipe – so that yields 2 servings. The nutritional information included above is for 2 servings of artichokes and the dip.

      1. I want to make your crispy artichokes with horseradish aoli for a party. How much ahead of time do you think they can be make? Should they be served warm?


  17. Till now I have tried artichokes only in pastas or dips but never before in this form! These look so delicious and I bet my hubby will love these too! Pinning to make these!

    1. Carol – canned artichokes are little watery so I don’t feel they would roast/crisp up as well but still taste delicious.

  18. I love artichokes.. but never have tried them in a crisp snack form before. I have to try this recipe out.

  19. I stared at an artichoke in the grocery store today and thought about buying a few and testing the waters. I think the work of fresh artichokes would be worth it for something like these crispy butes.

    1. Chantelle – you are definitely correct – nothing compares to the taste and texture of fresh artichokes 🙂 If you make’em please let me know how they turn out
      In Health,

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