Instead of cooking pasta in a huge pot of water, here we use just 3 1/2 cups for this one-pot pasta recipe. When the pasta is al dente, most of the water has evaporated and the bit that's left is thickened with the starch that cooks off the pasta. With just a few add-ins like lemon and Parmesan cheese you have a delicious silky sauce. Want to use up your veggie stash in the freezer? Swap in 8 ounces frozen spinach for fresh.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2018


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pasta, garlic, salt and pepper in a large pot. Add water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil, stirring frequently, for 8 minutes.

  • Stir in artichokes, spinach and peas and cook until the pasta is tender and the water has almost evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes more.

  • Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup cheese, half-and-half, lemon zest and lemon juice to taste. Let stand, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Serve sprinkled with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Nutrition Facts

371.6 calories; protein 18.2g 36% DV; carbohydrates 63.9g 21% DV; exchange other carbs 4.5; dietary fiber 14.9g 60% DV; sugars 7.4g; fat 7g 11% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 13.9mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 5193IU 104% DV; vitamin c 49.5mg 83% DV; folate 273.2mcg 68% DV; calcium 233.6mg 23% DV; iron 4.5mg 25% DV; magnesium 163mg 58% DV; potassium 930.5mg 26% DV; sodium 581.1mg 23% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Good dish! Artichokes provided nice flavor. I would reduce the amount of water next time. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
This was good not great. Some tweaks could make it how you want it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good on a cold and snowy spring night! I didn t have any artichokes and I think that would have given it a much different and delicious flavor! I used frozen peas frozen spinach and frozen broccoli. I ended up adding some olive oil for moisture and also used coconut milk as I didn t have half and half. I added more seasonings and used lots of lemon juice and Parmesan cheese! Definitely will make again with the artichokes! Read More