Artichokes, ricotta cheese and lemon juice and zest form the sauce for this quick pasta dish.

G. Franco Romagnoli
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1994


Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Blanch artichokes in lightly salted water for 1 minute; drain well. When cool enough to handle, slice about two-thirds of the artichokes into small wedges and set aside; finely chop the remaining artichokes into a paste and set aside.

  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions.

  • While the pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add oregano, salt and a generous grinding of pepper. Stir in water and cook until the water has evaporated and the onions are limp, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low, stir in wine, lemon juice and the reserved artichoke wedges and chopped artichokes. Simmer, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. (If the mixture becomes dry, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water.) Add ricotta and stir until creamy.

  • When the pasta is ready, drain and add to the pan with the simmering sauce; toss well. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest. Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 15.8g 32% DV; carbohydrates 64g 21% DV; dietary fiber 13.3g 53% DV; sugars 4.4g; fat 6.3g 10% DV; saturated fat 2.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 9.6mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 397.4IU 8% DV; vitamin c 7.2mg 12% DV; folate 145.6mcg 36% DV; calcium 163.3mg 16% DV; iron 2.8mg 16% DV; magnesium 132.9mg 48% DV; potassium 433.3mg 12% DV; sodium 235.3mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 40% DV.