Spinach & Artichoke Dip Pasta


If you've ever wanted to make a meal out of warm spinach and artichoke dip, this creamy pasta is for you. And here's what's almost as good as the flavor of this comforting dish: the fact that this healthy dinner takes just 20 minutes to prepare.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat rotini

  • 1 (5 ounce) package baby spinach, roughly chopped

  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into chunks

  • ¾ cup reduced-fat milk

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish, if desired

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, rinsed, squeezed dry and chopped (see Tip)


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

  2. Combine spinach and 1 tablespoon water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.

  3. Add cream cheese and milk to the pan; whisk until the cream cheese is melted.

  4. Add Parmesan, garlic powder and pepper; cook, whisking until thickened and bubbling.

  5. Drain as much liquid as possible from the spinach. Stir the drained spinach into the sauce, along with artichokes and the pasta. Cook until warmed through.



Tip: If you can find frozen artichoke hearts, they also work well in this recipe. Thaw before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
9g Fat
56g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 17g 33%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Vitamin A 2827IU 57%
Vitamin C 17mg 19%
Folate 9mcg 2%
Sodium 550mg 24%
Calcium 240mg 18%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 37mg 9%
Potassium 397mg 8%

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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