These canned artichoke hearts are crazy good cooked in a lemon, olive oil, and white wine butter sauce with tons of garlic! This recipe makes a fantastic party appetizer or elegant side dish.

artichoke hearts in a lemon and white wine sauce in a bowl

Do you ever eat something at a restaurant and it’s just so good, you wish you could make it at home? If you’re a food blogger thoughts like these are an everyday thing, if you’re a normal person you’ll just enjoy what you ate and move on.

But eating so many other recipes that I don’t create, gives me a good idea for what I should be making for you guys, call it inspirational research.

I was inspired by ordering artichoke hearts as an appetizer. Usually, I’d never order canned artichoke hearts because they always seem like a lot of work for little reward, but these artichoke hearts were ready to go. No peeling or picking is needed, just slice into them and give them a good swish in extra virgin olive oil and the lemon garlic sauce and they tasted so good!

artichoke hearts in a bowl with bread and wine

FAQs about these artichoke hearts in white wine

Do I need to use fresh artichokes for this recipe?

Canned artichoke hearts keep things simple and they’re perfectly good to use. I like to cut them in half. To enhance the flavor, you can mix it with some olive oil, salt and pepper. This will give it a delicious and savory taste. As a result, they warm up quicker and they’re easier to eat.

How do I serve my artichoke hearts?

I like to serve them on a big platter and let everyone just help themselves to however many they would like. Cook artichokes in olive oil, an easy appetizer you can garnish with a heavy sprinkle of fresh parsley, sliced green onion, and a piece of toasted bread to help mop up the sauce. That’s it, so easy! The simple white wine butter sauce is also perfect for spooning on top of grilled fish or seafood. Keep in mind that the sauce will be on the thin side. So, don’t panic if it doesn’t thicken up too much. It just needs to coat the fresh artichokes to keep this a light and simple appetizer.

Are artichoke hearts good for you?

Yes! They’re a good source of vitamins K and C and also potassium.

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Artichoke Hearts in a White Wine Garlic Butter Sauce

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 216kcal
Author: foodnessgracious
An easy appetizer of sauteed canned artichokes heart in fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and white wine butter sauce.
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (14oz) cans artichoke hearts drained and cut in half
  • 1 tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • ¼ cup green onion thinly sliced


  • In a medium-sized nonstick pan heat the extra virgin olive oil over a medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and stir for a minute making sure not to let the garlic turn brown.
  • Add the white wine and simmer for 2-3 minutes to cook off the alcohol.
  • Pour in the lemon juice and stir.
  • Cut the butter into cubes and add to the pan gradually making sure to whisk constantly.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Carefully add the artichoke hearts and gently toss in the sauce to warm for about a minute.
  • Transfer the fresh artichokes heart and sauce to a serving platter and garnish with the parsley and green onions.
  • Serve at once.


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 59mg | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.2mg