These air fried artichoke hearts are crispy and super flavorful. You need just a few ingredients, including canned artichoke hearts, thyme, and parmesan cheese to make this simple side dish or savory snack. Ready in 20 minutes or less!

Are you wondering how to prepare canned artichoke hearts you have sitting in your pantry? Try these crispy air fryer artichoke hearts! As a Registered Dietitian, I love to share super simple recipes that are affordable and use pantry staples, like this one.

You need just seven total ingredients to make these air fried artichoke hearts. They get crispy and deep golden brown when cooked in the air fryer. I love air frying different veggies because they come out with the best texture, and it’s faster than roasting in the oven. Some of my current favorite side dishes are healthy air fryer recipes, including these air fryer smashed Brussels sprouts, air fryer fingerling potatoes, and air fryer acorn squash.

What do artichoke hearts taste like?

Artichoke hearts have an earthy flavor somewhat similar to asparagus. Canned artichoke hearts have a slightly tangy, briny flavor to them – almost akin to a pickled flavor!

Ingredients in air fryer artichoke hearts

Here is everything you need to make this recipe:

Kitchen tools needed

To make this recipe, you need an air fryer.

Can I make crispy artichoke hearts in the oven? You can try baking the artichoke hearts in the oven if you don’t have an air fryer. I have not tried this myself, but I recommend baking on a parchment paper lined baking sheet at 400 degrees on a convection setting. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

How to make air fryer artichoke hearts

  1. Drain and rinse two cans of whole artichoke hearts. Dry them off using a clean tea towel.
  2. Slice the artichoke hearts in half and pat the insides dry. Put them in a mixing bowl.
  3. To the mixing bowl, add olive oil, finely grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, fresh thyme leaves, salt, and pepper.
  4. Toss gently with your hands.
  5. Place the artichoke hearts in a single layer on your air fryer tray or basket. Do not overlap them.
  6. Air fry for at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Serving suggestions

You can serve these artichoke hearts as a savory snack with your favorite sauce, dressing, or dip for dipping. Or, pair them with an entree for dinner, such as salmon, shrimp, cod, tofu.

Can I prepare these air fried artichoke hearts in advance?

Air fried artichoke hearts are best eaten right after they are prepared, but you can certainly store them for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat them in your air fryer set to a low heat (around 300 degrees F) for 5-7 minutes, or until warmed all the way through.

Artichoke hearts nutrition benefits

Did you know artichokes are one of the highest fiber vegetables you can eat? 1 cup of canned artichoke provides 9.7 grams of fiber, or 35 percent of your daily needs! In addition, a cup of canned artichoke contains several other nutrients:

  • 4.9 grams of plant-based protein
  • 485 mg potassium (10 percent of your daily needs)
  • 71.40 mg magnesium (18 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.151 mg riboflavin (12 percent of your daily needs)
  • 1.882 mg niacin (12 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.138 mg thiamin (11 percent of your daily needs)
  • 151.3 mcg folate (38 percent of your daily needs)
  • 12.6 mg Vitamin C (14 percent of your daily needs)
  • 25.2 mcg Vitamin K (21 percent of your daily needs)

Let me know if you love this recipe by leaving a comment or star rating below, and check out Instagram and Pinterest for more healthy lifestyle inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Plate with air fried artichoke hearts on a grey backdrop, surrounded by a wedge of parmesan cheese and sprigs of thyme

Crispy Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: serves 3
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These air fried artichoke hearts are crispy and super flavorful. You need just a few ingredients, including canned artichoke hearts, thyme, and parmesan cheese to make this simple side dish or savory snack. Ready in 20 minutes or less!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cans of whole artichoke hearts
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Leaves from 45 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the artichoke hearts from the cans. Use a clean tea towel to dry them off gently.
  2. Cut the artichoke hearts in half. Pat the insides dry with the tea towel.
  3. Place cut artichoke hearts in a mixing bowl. Add the parmesan cheese, fresh thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Gently toss the artichoke hearts with your hands.
  5. Arrange the artichoke hearts in a single layer in your air fryer tray or basket. Do not overlap – you can cook in batches if needed.
  6. Air fry at 325 degrees F for 13-15 minutes. The artichoke hearts will be done when edges are deep golden brown and crispy.

Notes

Can I make crispy artichoke hearts in the oven?

You can try baking the artichoke hearts in the oven if you don’t have an air fryer. I have not tried this myself, but I recommend baking on a parchment paper lined baking sheet at 400 degrees on a convection setting. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Can I prepare these air fried artichoke hearts in advance?

Air fried artichoke hearts are best eaten right after they are prepared, but you can certainly store them for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat them in your air fryer set to a low heat (around 300 degrees F) for 5-7 minutes, or until warmed all the way through.

Keywords: air fryer artichoke hearts, artichoke hearts nutrition, how to prepare canned artichoke hearts