Here’s a fun, delectable recipe that you’ll
want to share with your friends and family. This
Easy Artichoke Casserole features tender, succulent
artichoke hearts smothered with a deliciously
seasoned mushroom, garlic, and onion topping.
Artichokes are healthy, nutrient-dense vegetables.
One medium artichoke contains disease-fighting
antioxidants and 16 essential nutrients,
including iron and calcium. Give this dish a
try to experience all the wonderful qualities
1-16 oz. can of artichoke hearts
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 cups sliced mushrooms
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
salt and pepper (to taste)
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1 Tbs. dry white wine
1 Tbs. Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
oil a 1-quart baking dish or spray with a
nonstick cooking spray.
Drain artichokes and
place in pan.
Heat oil in a nonstick
skillet over medium heat and add onion and
Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently
and add mushrooms.
Sprinkle with spices and
add lemon juice and wine.
Cook an additional
3 minutes, stirring frequently.
heat and stir in breadcrumbs.
mixture evenly over artichokes.
for 30 minutes.
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to a study in the Journal of Agricultural Foodand
artichokes have been ranked as one of the top
vegetables measured for antioxidant content.
Antioxidants, nutrients found naturally in
plant-based foods, have been shown to help
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Among the fruits, vegetables and nuts analyzed in the
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blueberries, and blackberries ranked highest among the
fruits studied. Artichokes, beans and Russet potatoes
were tops among the vegetables. Pecans, walnuts and
hazelnuts ranked highest in the nut category.
USDA Chemist Ronald L Prior, PhD states, “The
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veggies. This study confirms that those foods
are full of benefits, particularly those with
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