Artichoke Melt Appetizers
  • 5 slices firm white sandwich bread
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
  • 1½ oz (45 g) grated fresh Parmesan cheese (about ½ cup/125 mL packed), divided
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • Sliced ripe olives and snipped fresh parsley (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Remove crusts from bread; cut each slice into four squares for a total of 20 squares. Arrange squares on Small Sheet Pan.
  2. In medium bowl, combine artichokes, two-thirds of the cheese, mayonnaise and garlic; mix well. Place about 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the artichoke mixture onto each square; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  3. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges of bread just begin to brown. Place sheet pan 4 in. (10 cm) from heating element. Broil 2-4 minutes or until bread and cheese are golden brown. Remove pan from broiler; top with olives and parsley, if desired.
  4. Yield:
  5. servings of 2 melts, excluding optional ingredients
  6. Nutrients per serving:
  7. Calories 130, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1.5 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Carbohydrate 13 g, Protein 5 g, Sodium 350 mg, Fiber 2 g
Recipe by Baked in the South at