Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens

Artichoke with Mama's Cornbread Dressing

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  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
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4 artichokes, parboiled for 15 minutes, choke removed

For Stuffing:

4 cups crumbled cornbread

2 cups toasted bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

10 saltine crackers

2 cups vegetable stock

3 celery stalks, diced

1 medium onion, diced

2 large eggs

1/2 stick butter

1 teaspoon dried sage

Salt and pepper


  1. Combine cornbread, toasted bread and crackers in mixing bowl. Pour stock into saucepan and add celery and onion. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes, allow to cool. Add stock mixture to bread crumb mixture with beaten eggs, butter, sage, salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Take each artichoke, making certain they are well-drained, and carefully pull the leaves back slightly in order to stuff. Place the stuffing inside the core, and add a bit between the leaves. Place in a lightly oiled baking pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, until stuffing is nicely browned.

Cook’s Note

RAW ARTICHOKE SALAD 6 raw artichokes, julienned, mixed with 2 each red and yellow pepper, julienned and mixed with your favorite herbal vinaigrette.