Penne with Artichoke Hearts
- Slice about 2/3 of artichokes into small wedges; chop remainder into paste. Set aside. While pasta is cooking, saute onion and garlic in water until soft. Add oregano, salt and fresh-ground pepper.
- Reduce heat to low and stir in wine, lemon juice, spinach leaves (if desired) and reserved artichokes.
- Simmer, stirring, until spinach is wilted and all is heated through (1-3 minutes). Stir in ricotta.
- Drain pasta and add to sauce; remove from heat and add lemon zest just before serving.