Bow Tie Pasta With Artichokes and Mushrooms

READY IN: 40mins




  • Prepare pasta according to the package directions; cook until al dente.
  • Spray a large skillet with cooking oil spray and heat skillet over high heat.
  • Add 1/4 cup water and mushrooms; "sweat" the mushrooms by covering skillet for 2-3 minutes, or until mushrooms are slightly wilted.
  • Add in the artichoke hearts; continue to cook, uncovered, for about 3 minutes or until most of the liquid is gone.
  • Cut the cream cheese into several pieces; add to the skillet with 1 cup water or the reserved liquid from the canned artichokes plus enough water to make 1 cup.
  • Using a wooden spoon, gently stir and smooth the sauce while if comes to a simmer.
  • Add in the lemon juice and pepper; add more water if needed to bring sauce to a medium consistency; also may add salt to taste.
  • Drain pasta when it is done.
  • Add pasta and sauce to a serving bowl; mix well.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, wheat germ, and parsley.
  • Serve right away.