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Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Pasta

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Pasta

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We’re completely addicted to spinach artichoke dip, and have been known to finish a bowl solo in one sitting (with a bowl of tortilla chips, of course). After digging into one such bowl, it occurred to us: “why not transform this gooey cheesiness into a main course?”. Turns out we were definitely on the right track, as the addition of whole-grain pasta turned this much-loved appetizer into the perfect dinner, packed with Parmesan, mozzarella, marinated artichokes, and spinach. For a bit of added crunch, there’s toasted breadcrumbs on top!
  • Vegetarian
  • Stovetop Only
Serving size
2servings
Prep & cook time
minutes
Cooking Skill
easy
  • Calories 840
  • Protein 34g
  • Total Carb 106g
  • Total Fat 32g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • marinated artichoke hearts
    • 6 ounces
    • marinated artichoke hearts
  • parsley
    • 1/8 ounce
    • parsley
  • grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup
    • grated Parmesan cheese
  • garlic
    • 2 cloves
    • garlic
  • baby spinach
    • 3 ounces
    • baby spinach
  • panko breadcrumbs
    • 3 tablespoons
    • panko breadcrumbs
  • Sfoglini whole-grain radiator pasta
    • 8 ounces
    • Sfoglini whole-grain radiator pasta
  • crushed red pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon
    • crushed red pepper
  • milk
    • 8 ounces
    • milk
  • cream cheese
    • 1 ounce
    • cream cheese
  • shredded Gruyère cheese
    • 1 ounce
    • shredded Gruyère cheese
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1 ounce
    • shredded mozzarella cheese

What You’ll Need

  • 10" large pot with lid
  • 10" medium high-sided pan

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare Ingredients

    Prepare Ingredients

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and cover. Drain artichokes and roughly chop. Rinse parsley, pat dry, and finely chop leaves, discarding stems. Place in a medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon Parmesan to bowl with parsley and season with ⅛ teaspoon salt and black pepper as desired. Set aside for Step 2. Mince garlic. Rinse spinach.


  2. Toast Breadcrumbs

    Toast Breadcrumbs

    Heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in a medium high-sided pan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add breadcrumbs and cook, stirring continously to avoid burning, until toasted, about 3 minutes. Transfer toasted breadcrumbs to bowl with parsley and Parmesan and mix to combine to make topping. Wipe pan from breadcrumbs clean and set aside. 

  3. Cook Pasta

    Cook Pasta

    Season boiling water generously with salt. Stir in pasta and cook, uncovered, until al dente, 5-8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  4. Sauté Aromatics

    Sauté Aromatics

    While pasta cooks, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in pan from breadcrumbs over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add garlic and crushed red pepper (skip or use half for less heat) and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.

  5. Make Cheese Sauce

    Make Cheese Sauce

    Add milk to pan with aromatics and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Then, whisk in cream cheese, cheese blend, and remaining Parmesan to melt. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper as desired. Remove pan from heat and set aside until pasta has finished cooking. 

  6. Season and Plate Pasta

    Season and Plate Pasta

    Once pasta is cooked, return pan with cheese sauce to medium heat. When sauce is bubbling, add artichokes and spinach and cook until spinach wilts, 1-2 minutes. Add cooked pasta to sauce and toss to fully coat, 1-2 minutes more. Taste and season with salt and black pepper as desired. Divide spinach artichoke pasta between serving plates and top with seasoned breadcrumbs

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