Spinach Artichoke Pasta (Pioneer Girl)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Pioneer Girl http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/10/spinach-artichoke-pasta/

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large pot or skillet. Add garlic and throw in the spinach. Stir it around until it’s wilted, about 1 minute. Remove spinach from heat and set aside.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons butter to the same pot and raise the heat to high. Throw in the halved artichokes and stir it around until they get a little color, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the artichokes from the pot and set them aside.Reduce the heat to low. Add 2 tablespoons butter to the pot. When melted, sprinkle in flour and whisk until it’s combined. Pour in milk and whisk to combine. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until starting to thicken. Add Parmesan, Mozzarella/Monterey Jack, salt and pepper, and cayenne pepper.(Optional : 12 oz cream cheese).
  3. Stir to melt, and if it’s overly thick, splash in chicken broth.
  4. Add artichokes and pasta, tossing gently to combine. Gently fold in spinach, then pour the pasta into a serving bowl. Sprinkle the top with crushed red pepper flakes and plenty of Panko breadcrumbs for crunch.Serve immediately!
Most Helpful

UM. YEah. I added zest of one lemon and half the juice. I was out of panko but the rest of it was AMAZING. The lemon adds a lovely touch. I also lowered the fat with 1% milk and less cheese because we didn't have as much as it called for. I served it with chicken. Nom nom nom nom nom Makin this again if i have all the ingredients.

College Girl January 08, 2014

I tried this one tonight after looking for a new recipe this morning. I halved the recipe and used far less fat. Small amount of oil for the spinach and artichokes. I was a tad heavy handed with the cayenne pepper but overall it turned out very nice. I also used wholemeal penne. My husband loved it but said he would prefer white penne. The kids sweated it out but enjoyed it! I will def make it again, I also took pics and will upload one later. Thanks for sharing!

Batlady October 16, 2012