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Easy Artichoke Pasta with Peas and Lemon

This artichoke pasta is so easy and quick. Use chargrilled marinated artichokes and dried penne to get this lemon-y artichoke pasta on the table in minutes. It's the perfect pantry pasta dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Artichoke pasta, easy dinner, Pantry pasta, Quick pasta recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 590kcal
Author Debs Thompson

Ingredients

  • 1 pound penne pasta gluten free if required
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 6 ounce jar of grilled marinated artichokes
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan and add the garlic, pine nuts artichokes and juice and zest of 1 lemon. Cook all the ingredients until the pine nuts are starting to brown and the artichokes are heated through and starting to turn golden on the edges.
  • Meanwhile boil a large pan of salted water. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. Once cooked drain the pasta and add it to the pan with the artichokes and garlic.
  • Stir in the cheese and let melt. Add the spinach and toss the pasta until the spinach is wilted.
  • Drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Notes

Note 1. Ensure that your pasta water is well salted and is at a rolling boil before adding the pasta.
Note 2. Use a few tablespoons of the pasta water to add to the finished dish to create a silky sauce.
Note 3. This can be served hot for dinner, or makes the perfect pasta salad.
Note 4. Add extra protein with a chicken breast or some tofu.