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Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Penne Pasta

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



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 …

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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

Katerina | Diethood
This veggie-filled Creamy Penne Pasta recipe is not to be missed! Sautéed spinach and artichoke hearts are tossed with penne pasta and smothered in a cheesy, garlicky cream sauce - yum!
Servings : 4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 pound penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 9 ounces fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons butter , divided
  • 14 ounces artichoke hearts rinsed, drained, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk (I use 2%)
  • salt and fresh pepper , to taste
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • grated parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to directions on the box.
  • In a large frying pan, heat olive oil.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Stir in spinach and continue to cook until wilted; about 2 minutes.
  • Place cooked spinach in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In the same pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Add artichokes and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Place artichokes in the bowl with spinach and set aside.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter over low heat.
  • Whisk in flour.
  • Whisk in milk, salt and pepper; cook 5 minutes.
  • Add cheese and whisk until completely melted.
  • Slowly add cooked pasta, spinach and artichokes; mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with grated parmesan and red pepper flakes.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD
 

Nutrition

Calories: 501 kcal | Carbohydrates: 48 g | Protein: 16 g | Fat: 26 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Cholesterol: 47 mg | Sodium: 326 mg | Potassium: 200 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 490 IU | Vitamin C: 0.9 mg | Calcium: 297 mg | Iron: 1.2 mg | Net Carbs: 47 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: artichoke pasta, spinach artichoke pasta, vegetable penne pasta, vegetarian pasta recipes
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