Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Penne Pasta

Sauteed spinach and artichoke hearts are tossed with penne pasta and smothered in a cheesy and garlicky cream sauce.

Spinach Artichoke Creamy Penne Pasta | www.diethood.com | Sauteed spinach and artichoke hearts are tossed with penne pasta and smothered in a cheesy and garlicky cream sauce. | #recipe #pasta #spinach #spinachartichokedip



Happy Sunday!

Today calls for PASTA!

Let’s entertain my old/new obsession; everything-spinach-artichoke. 

On a scale from WHOA! and WHOOOOOOA!, this pasta dish was WHOOOOOOOOOOOA! 11-O’s to be exact.

Creamy, garlicky, cheesy…goodness. I can still taste it.  Spinach and Artichokes were meant to be. They are like Mike and Boner. Brenda and Dylan. Wayne and Garth!

… I desperately need to leave the ’90s …

Spinach Artichoke Creamy Penne Pasta | www.diethood.com | Sauteed spinach and artichoke hearts are tossed with penne pasta and smothered in a cheesy and garlicky cream sauce. | #recipe #pasta #spinach #spinachartichokedip

I am in a major spinach/artichoke infatuation. Knee deep. It just tastes so good because, no matter how I incorporate the two, it always tastes like I’m eating a big fat bowl of Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

By the wayz, have you tried my Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza??? You must! It’s SO GOOD!

However, this recipe is a result of me standing in the kitchen, with the fridge door(s) wide open, trying to figure out what to do with spinach, lotta cheese, and a can of artichokes…

The end product? This dish! It left us speechless. Not because we didn’t have anything to say – oh no, we ALWAYS talk – but because we didn’t want to come up for air. It was stuff-your-face fest. Quite entertaining, to be honest.

Spinach Artichoke Creamy Penne Pasta | www.diethood.com | Sauteed spinach and artichoke hearts are tossed with penne pasta and smothered in a cheesy and garlicky cream sauce. | #recipe #pasta #spinach #spinachartichokedip

It would probably be a great idea for you to go and make this today. It comes together rather quickly. Cook the pasta, cook the spinach, sautee the artichokes, make the sauce – done! 30 minutes, give or take. Best Sunday dinner.

ENJOY!

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Spinach and Artichoke Creamy Penne Pasta
 
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Sauteed spinach and artichoke hearts are tossed with penne pasta and smothered in a cheesy and garlicky cream sauce.
Serves: Serves 4
Ingredients
  • ½-pound penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bag (9-ounces) fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 can (14-ounces) artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups milk (I use 2%)
  • salt and fresh pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • grated parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to directions on the box.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil.
  3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Stir in spinach and continue to cook until wilted; about 2 minutes.
  5. Place cooked spinach in a large bowl and set aside.
  6. In the same pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter.
  7. Add artichokes and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Place artichokes in the bowl with spinach and set aside.
  9. Melt 1 tablespoon butter over low heat.
  10. Whisk in flour.
  11. Whisk in milk, salt and pepper; cook 5 minutes.
  12. Add cheese and whisk until completely melted.
  13. Slowly add cooked pasta, spinach and artichokes; mix until thoroughly combined.
  14. Remove from heat.
  15. Garnish with grated parmesan and red pepper flakes.
  16. Serve warm.
Notes
RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD

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Comments

  1. says

    Bookmarked!! I too am obsessed with the spinach-artichoke combo. Joy the Baker’s blog has a sandwich with a filling of that good stuff I bet you’d dig…

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