Grilled Artichokes with Pesto Gnocchi
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These easy grilled artichokes with pesto gnocchi are gorgeous and so easy to make! Whip some of these up for your next backyard party.
Serves: 8 servings
  • 4 artichokes, washed, stems trimmed and cooked until just tender
  • 2 packages gnocchi
  • ¼ cup edamame
  • ¼ cup pesto
  • 4-6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled (reserve fat)
  • fresh arugula
  • Top with:
  • thinly sliced radish
  • handful of multi colored cherry tomatoes
  • parmesan cheese
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • lemon wedges
  • Extra pesto for dipping artichokes
  1. Slice cooked artichokes in half with a sharp serrated knife. Hold them firmly together while cutting to get cleanest cut.
  2. Brush with leftover bacon grease from the bacon cooking.
  3. Prepare grill with wood chips if desired. Grill for 4-5 minutes until smoky and grill marks are apparent.
  4. Cook gnocchi in boiling water until they float. Add edamame and blanch for 1 minute with gnocchi. Drain entire pan.
  5. Toss hot gnocchi and edamame with pesto and bacon.
  6. Line platter with fresh arugula and pour gnocchi over the top. Top with sliced radishes, cherry tomatoes, fresh cracked black pepper and parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve immediately with grilled artichokes, lemon wedges and extra pesto for dipping!
Cook the artichokes until just tender by your preferred method. Do not overcook! The stems should be just fork tender and not mushy or falling apart.

We use our electric pressure cooker for 15 minutes on low pressure for small artichokes. But if you don’t have a pressure cooker you can steam them, bake them or boil them. Artichokes vary in size dramatically, increase time for larger ones.

Check out for great video tutorials on all the ways you can cook your artichokes to tender before you start grilling!
Recipe by The Adventure Bite at