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How to reheat artichokes (plus some key storage tips)

Though most people are hesitant to try them out because of their spiky thorns and hard exterior, artichokes are all tasty. And for most, they’re also just easy to whip up. 

I used to shy away from this veggie, but when I learned how to prepare it the right way, I became obsessed with it! This is the reason why I often end up with a bunch of leftovers every time I prepare my prized steamed and boiled artichokes

Artichokes are quite expensive, and it’s a shame just to throw the leftovers away. The good news is I’ve found some clever methods for warming up artichokes, and you’re going to learn all of them today!

Can you reheat artichokes?

Yes, reheating artichokes is possible. But before you warm them up, consider their quality first. The veggies should be properly stored in the fridge or freezer to ensure that they’re safe to consume.

How to store artichokes?

The key to reviving the heavenly goodness of your cooked artichokes lies in how you store them. It’s recommended that you refrigerate the veggies within two hours of cooking as bacteria grow at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. 

If you’re planning to store them in the fridge, consume your cooked artichokes for not more than five days for safety and best quality. To store them, place them in a shallow airtight container, aluminum foil, or plastic wrap. Label the container to track the date.

Tips on storing artichokes

Here are some essential things you need to know when storing cooked artichokes.

  1. Refrigerate them within two hours of cooking to avoid spoilage.
  2. Consume the refrigerated artichokes for not more than five days for safety and best quality.
  3. Use a food-grade marker to label the container.

How to reheat artichokes

There are three smart ways to warm up artichokes- in an oven, in a microwave, and using the steaming method. Each reheating technique has its pros and cons, so choose one that suits you best.

How to reheat artichokes in the oven

This method is the best way to warm up artichokes. If done correctly, you’ll be able to achieve almost the same flavor and texture as the first time you cook the veggies. This technique works well for baked and stuffed artichoke dishes. 

Here’s how to do it:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Wrap each artichoke separately in aluminum foil. This process helps the veggie retain its quality.
    3. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over each artichoke. This process prevents artichokes from drying out.
    4. Place the wrapped artichokes in the baking dish and bake for 15 minutes.
    5. Unwrap, serve, and enjoy.

Quick tip: You can also add one to two tablespoons of water at the bottom of the baking sheet to keep the veggies moist without turning them into a mushy mess.

How to reheat artichokes using a steaming method

Another great way to warm up the veggies is using the steaming method. Heating artichokes using this technique is quite challenging, but it won’t make them dry or mushy at the end. What’s more, this method is perfect for your stuffed artichoke recipes.

    1. Fill a pot with one to two inches of water.
    2. Include two tablespoons of olive oil into the water.
    3. Drizzle some olive oil on top of the artichokes. Then set them into the water-oil mixture.
    4. Steam the veggies for about 25 minutes at medium to high heat.
    5. Serve and enjoy.

Quick tip: Add more water to the pot if it starts to get low during the steaming process. Check the artichokes from time to time to ensure they’re thoroughly heated.

How to reheat artichokes in the microwave

If you’re in a pinch, the best way to reheat artichokes is in the microwave. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can heat artichokes in a microwave:

    1. Place the artichokes into a microwave-safe bowl.
    2. Add one tablespoon of water to the bottom of the bow. This process prevents the veggies from drying out.
    3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
    4. Heat the veggies in the microwave in 20-second increments until you get the desired result.
    5. Serve and enjoy.

Quick tip: Put a little butter or olive oil on each artichoke, so you end up a dry and hard veggie. This process also helps to preserve the flavors of the artichokes.

How long can artichokes sit out?

Cooked artichokes only last for about two hours at room temperature. So if you fail to eat them within two hours, then it’s better to give up on those veggies. 

This is because bacteria grow at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, making them unsafe to consume.

The bottom line

There are various things to consider when warming up artichokes. And I hope that you learn those in this comprehensive guide. Whether it’s the oven, steaming, or microwaving, make sure to try all of these methods on your next reheating journey. Just be sure to refrigerate your veggies properly, and don’t let them sit out for more than two hours!

How to reheat artichokes in the oven

How to reheat artichokes in the oven

Here's a step-by-step guide on how you can heat artichokes in the oven.

Ingredients

  • Cooked artichokes
  • Aluminum foil
  • Olive oil
  • Baking dish
  • Oven

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Wrap each artichoke separately in aluminum foil. This process helps the veggie retain its quality. 
  3. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over each artichoke. This process prevents artichokes from drying out. 
  4. Place the wrapped artichokes in the baking dish and bake for 15 minutes. 
  5. Unwrap, serve, and enjoy.

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