Lemony Linguine with Spring Vegetables


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.



  • 8 ounces whole-wheat linguine or fettuccine

  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 ½ cups water

  • 1 9-ounce package frozen artichoke hearts

  • 6 cups chopped mature spinach

  • 2 cups peas, fresh or frozen

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • ¼ cup half-and-half

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

372 Calories
7g Fat
64g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 15g 53%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Vitamin A 5193IU 104%
Vitamin C 50mg 55%
Folate 273mcg 68%
Sodium 581mg 25%
Calcium 234mg 18%
Iron 5mg 25%
Magnesium 163mg 39%
Potassium 931mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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