Spinach Artichoke Pasta

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This Spinach Artichoke Pasta dish from A Life of Flavor is a twist on the typical pasta–and is said to taste just like spinach artichoke dip!

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 12-oz box pasta
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 8 oz package reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 14 oz can artichoke hearts (packed in water), drained and chopped
  • 10 oz chopped, frozen spinach, thawed, with as much excess water squeezed out as possible
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Additional Parmesan for serving

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Slowly stir in milk, then add sour cream, lemon juice, salt and red pepper flakes. Stir in artichoke hearts, spinach, and parmesan cheese.
  3. Drain pasta and add to artichoke mix. Toss and season to taste with salt and additional lemon juice as needed. Serve with additional shredded Parmesan.

This recipe generally received positive reviews, though as always, reviewers had suggestions. Some commented that there needed to be more sauce, and others suggested possible additions or substitutions for the recipe:

Untitled Untitled1 Untitled2 Untitled3This recipe provides a simple and easy alternative to the typical pasta dish that most college students would make. As a spinach-and-artichoke-dip-lover myself, I can’t wait to test this one out!

Enjoy!

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