spinach artichoke pasta…

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This recipe began as most of my recipes do, me leaning on the panty door thinking about what in the world could I eat. Fresh spinach, pasta, and feta were the ingredients I decided upon. Spinach has been growing in the garden, but due to the lack of “gardening” it looks like it’s seen better days, but regardless I picked a large basket and thought about how I could put it to use. I just adore spinach artichoke dip, partly because I feel a bit less guilty eating 2 tons of cheese since there is spinach involved, but I went light on the cheese since I knew my Momma would be eating with me (she lactose intolerante) so feel free to add in some parm or mozzarella for a bit more cheesy goodness. This recipe was delicious and uncomplicated, I served it family style right out of the skillet with a simple side salad and some crusty bread. So if you’re in need of a meat free supper this week, I hope you give this recipe a try…

…Sarah

spinach artichoke pasta

1 lb penne pasta – cooked and drained

3 C. spinach leaves – rinsed well

1 can artichoke hearts – drained and quartered

5 large button mushrooms – sliced

1/2 of an onion – chopped

2 T. butter

pinch red pepper flakes

1 C. chicken stock

1 T. cornstarch + 2 T. water

1/4 C. feta cheese – crumbled

– begin by heating a large cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. add 2 T. of butter to the pan and begin to melt.

– add mushrooms, onions, and red pepper flakes to the butter and cook until mushrooms are tender.

– add artichoke hearts and spinach to pan. cook until spinach is wilted.

– using a small bowl combine cornstarch and water and mix with a fork until all lumps have disappeared. set bowl aside.

– add chicken stock to cooked vegetables. add salt and pepper to taste. the mixture should be at a low boil. add in cornstarch mixture and stir well.

– stir in 1 lb of cooked penne pasta and 1/4 C. feta cheese. toss lightly to combine, but be careful to not break the pasta.

– serve immediately and enjoy.

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7 thoughts on “spinach artichoke pasta…

  1. So yummy! I love artichoke dip…always have to try it when I am out even though I know it rarely will live up to my mom’s 🙂 She makes the perfect cheesy artichoke dip! This pasta looks fabulous!

  2. I’ve only recently started to appreciate artichokes. They’re so delicious, I don’t know why I never ate them before! Love the look of this deliciously cheesy, vegie-filled pasta. A perfect forum for artichokes and vibrant spinach. I’ll be trying this soon… it’s so cold over here at the moment, so it’s a perfect time for warming, filling pasta dishes. Yum! xx

    • oh it is so good, great way to use fresh spinach that is on it’s last leg, best of luck if you give it a go… thanks for taking the time to stop by..sarah

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