Artichoke Tartlets (Creamy Artichoke Dip Bites)

Meet your new favorite party appetizer: artichoke tartlets with a Parmesan twist. These mini artichoke dip bites of creamy, cheesy goodness are nestled in crispy phyllo cups and topped with golden-brown melted Parmesan. They’re quick, easy, and totally irresistible.

Artichoke tartlets on a wooden board with a bite missing from the one in front.

Easy Party Appetizer

Say hello to your new go-to party appetizer favorite: artichoke tartlets. Imagine all the creamy, cheesy goodness of artichoke dip packed into a crispy phyllo cup—ready in just 30 minutes!

These mini artichoke dip bites are perfect for those moments when you need something quick yet impressive. Whether you’re throwing an elegant dinner party or a laid-back gathering, these mini phyllo cup appetizers are sure to tempt your guests and keep them coming back for more!

Artichoke dip bites on a wooden board.

Why it’s a Winner


  • Quick and Easy: Ready in just 30 minutes, perfect for last-minute prep.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: Creamy, cheesy, and crispy—everyone will love these bites.
  • Elegant Yet Simple: Looks fancy but easy enough for even the novice cook.
  • Make-Ahead Friendly: Prep in advance and bake when needed.

Looking for more easy appetizers for entertaining? Be sure to try our goat cheese phyllo cups with balsamic strawberries, our summery tomato and peach burrata bruschetta, our savory whipped truffle burrata dip, and our creamy whipped ricotta dip with garlic and herbs.

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Ingredient Spotlight

What are Phyllo Cups?

Phyllo cups are mini pie shells made from phyllo dough (also known as “filo” or “fillo”), known for its paper-thin layers that become flaky and crisp when baked. They are similar to puff pastry in texture.

A tray of prepared phyllo cups without any filling.

Why Phyllo Cups are a Game Changer

  • Versatile Canvas: Perfect for both sweet and savory creations.
  • Time-Saver: Pre-baked and readily available, they cut prep time significantly.
  • Host’s Best Friend: Ideal for elegant, bite-sized appetizers that look impressive with minimal effort.

In short, phyllo cups are the little black dress of the food world—adaptable, chic, and essential for any well-prepared host!

Key Ingredients

*Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

Ingredients for artichoke phyllo cup bites laid out onto a counter top.

Party Tip: Prepare Ahead!

Save time by prepping these artichoke tartlets in advance. Mix the filling, assemble the tartlets, and freeze them before baking. When you’re ready to serve, bake them straight from the freezer at 350°F for 20-25 minutes. You’ll have hot, fresh appetizers with minimal effort, leaving you more time to enjoy the party!

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1

PreHEAT

 Heat oven to 350°F (175°C).

2

Mix Filling

Combine artichokes, 1/2 cup Parmesan, mayonnaise, sour cream, chili flakes, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

3

Fill and Top

Spoon mixture into cups, top with extra Parmesan, and place onto a baking sheet.

4

Bake

15-20 minutes until golden. Serve warm.

And there you have it, artichoke tartlets with a creamy Parmesan twist. Serve them warm to your guests or enjoy them as a treat for yourself. They’re simple, sophisticated, and sure to disappear quickly!

Serving Suggestions

  • Presentation Perfection: Arrange the tartlets on a beautiful platter with fresh herbs and lemon wedges for a touch of elegance.
  • Pair with Wine: These tartlets pair wonderfully with a crisp white wine or a light rosé. Set up a wine pairing station for an extra touch of sophistication.
  • Appetizer Trio: Serve alongside other bite-sized appetizers like stuffed mushrooms, goat cheese phyllo cups, and whipped ricotta crostini for a varied and appealing spread.
  • Salad Side: Serve with a fresh, lightly dressed green salad to balance the richness of the tartlets. The tartlets pair well with our spinach and arugula salad with shaved parmesan.
  • Brunch Addition: Include these tartlets in a brunch spread alongside mini quiches, fruit platters, and mimosas for a sophisticated morning gathering.
  • Holiday Feasts: Perfect for holiday gatherings; serve them as a festive appetizer to kick off a holiday meal. Pair these tartlets with our lemon herb-crusted cod and pesto mashed potatoes au gratin for a delightful seasonal menu, perfect for spring celebrations like Easter or Mother’s Day.
Artichoke tartlets with melted parmesan on an iridescent green plate.

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FAQs

Gruyère, mozzarella, or a mix of your favorite cheeses can be great substitutes for Parmesan.

Spinach and feta, crab dip, or even sweet fillings like Nutella and berries work wonderfully.

They are best served warm, but they are still delicious at room temperature.

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Artichoke Tartlets (Creamy Artichoke Dip Bites) Recipe

Meet your new favorite party appetizer: artichoke tartlets with a Parmesan twist. These little bites of creamy, cheesy goodness are nestled in crispy phyllo cups and topped with golden-brown Parmesan. They’re quick, easy, and totally irresistible.
By: AllieAllie Cleveland
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 164 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 30 mini phyllo pastry cups (pre-baked)
  • 1 can artichoke hearts (14 oz) drained and finely chopped
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese + extra for topping
  • cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • teaspoon red chili flakes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat and prepare: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Create the filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped artichoke hearts, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, minced garlic, and chili flakes. Stir these together until the mixture is creamy and well-blended.
  • Fill and top: Spoon the filling into each phyllo cup and place onto a baking sheet, then sprinkle a generous amount of Parmesan cheese over each filled cup. This extra Parmesan will melt and turn golden as it bakes, adding a deliciously crispy texture.
  • Bake: Slide the tray into the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the topping is beautifully golden and bubbly. If needed, place under the broiler for a minute or two to get that golden-colored melted cheese on top.
  • Serve: Serve the tartlets immediately while they are still warm for the best flavor and texture.

Recipe Notes

  • Store leftover tartlets in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To freeze, place tartlets on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer to a freezer bag for up to 2 months.
  • To reheat, bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes for the best crispiness. For a quick option, microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, though they will be less crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.6g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 12.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 202.9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g

*Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Maplevine Kitchen makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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