Artichokes Unpacetta #vegetarian

One of the dishes we got on our trip to Leitchfield was Artichokes Pancetta, but I didn’t have any pancetta when I made mine, so mine was vegetarian by default.

Pancetta, in case you don’t know, is a pork product kinda-sorta like bacon, but not really. Later, I found out that the Jay C in our little neck of the woods does have it, but I didn’t know that so I didn’t buy any.

I did buy a small jar of marinated artichoke hearts, which I drained and chopped into big chunks and spread in the bottom of two small dishes. Topped that with a whackin’ great hunk of Italian mix cheeses (Romano, Parmesan, and Asiago) and some fresh parsley and rosemary and (because I didn’t have any fresh) dried oregano.

I baked it in our toaster oven at 350 for about 15 minutes, until the cheese melted and started to toast.

artichokeunpancettaI do love baconish things, but I actually preferred this without. It was REALLY GOOD, you guys.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Your character bakes something in a toaster oven. It needn’t be food.




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Artichokes Unpacetta #vegetarian

  1. Jane

    November 16, 2016 at 9:49am

    I think I could eat old leaves with enough cheese on them. Just saying.
    On the other hand:

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  2. Joey

    November 16, 2016 at 12:52pm

    YUM! 😛 I’d prolly prefer the veggie option anyway!

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      Marian Allen

      November 17, 2016 at 10:27am

      The veggie option was surprisingly good! I love veggie options, but I’m usually all about the pork products. Not this time!

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  3. Dan Antion

    November 16, 2016 at 5:06pm

    I have had artichokes prepared like that with garlic bread to dip in / spread on. I don’t think it would be much better with bacon.

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      Marian Allen

      November 17, 2016 at 10:29am

      Our #1 Daughter makes a spinach/artichoke spread/dip that I cannot get enough of. I’d eat it with a spoon, if I wouldn’t have to fight Middle Grandson for it. lol

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      Marian Allen

      November 17, 2016 at 10:30am

      Yep. Pork product. SO not kosher! But this dish was wonderful without it. 🙂

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