When Roman, or globe, artichokes are in season there is nothing like this tender and flavorful winter vegetable!

Roman Style Stuffed Artichokes, stuffed with garlic, breadcrumbs, and calamint)

Serves 4-6
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword artichokes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Calories 1372 kcal


  • 6 artichokes
  • lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh calamint and/or parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 60 milliliters olive oil (1/4 cup)
  • 120 milliliters water (1/2 cup)
  • 120 millileters dry white wine (1/2 cup)
Metric - U.S. Customary


  1. Clean artichokes by removing the tough outer leaves and peeling away outer layer of the stem.
  2. Cut off the top 1/4 to 1/3 of the artichoke.

    Artichokes alla romana ingredients
  3. Remove the inner beard using a melon baller, then place in acidulated water.

    Cleaning artichokes and removing the beard with a melon baller
  4. Once all the artichokes are cleaned, drain well and dry off.

  5. Rap the artichokes gently on the cutting board to open them up.

  6. Combine the calamint/parsley, 2 tbsp. olive oil, salt and garlic (and bread crumbs, if desired).

  7. Place the mixture in the center of each artichoke, then close artichokes up by gently squeezing them together.

  8. Put the olive oil, white wine and water in a heavy pot just large enough to hold the artichokes.
  9. Add the artichokes and cook until tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 20-30 minutes.

    Roman style artichokes
  10. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

A melon baller works beautifully to remove the inner beard of the artichoke. In alternative use a small spoon.

Nutrition Facts
Roman Style Stuffed Artichokes, stuffed with garlic, breadcrumbs, and calamint)
Amount Per Serving (90 g)
Calories 1372 Calories from Fat 810
% Daily Value*
Fat 90g138%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Sodium 3269mg142%
Potassium 3131mg89%
Carbohydrates 110g37%
Fiber 43g179%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1450IU29%
Vitamin C 136.6mg166%
Calcium 431mg43%
Iron 12.8mg71%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.