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Artichoke Spinach Dip Pasta

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4

Easy, creamy artichoke spinach dip in pasta form! What's there not to like? This dish is a guaranteed hit wherever it's served. Best of all, it's ready in under 20 minutes! MORE + LESS -

Daring Gourmet
May 29, 2017

Ingredients

12
oz dried bowtie (farfalle) pasta, cooked al dente according to package directions
1
tablespoon butter
2
cloves garlic, minced
2
cups whole milk
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, cut into cubes
2
cans (14 oz each) artichoke hearts, quartered
1/3
cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
bags (4-6 oz each) baby spinach leaves or two bunches spinach, stalks removed

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook the pasta while preparing the sauce. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the garlic for 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Add milk to pan and heat through. Add cubed cream cheese and whisk to combine until sauce is smooth and no lumps remain. Add salt and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • 3
    Add the artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes and simmer for another 3 minutes.
  • 4
    Add the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and stir until melted. Add the spinach, stir to incorporate, and simmer for 3 minutes or until the spinach is wilted.
  • 5
    Add the pasta, stir to thoroughly coat and pour it into a serving dish. Sprinkle with panko breadcrumbs and some shavings of Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve warm.
 

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More About This Recipe
  • Get your veggies in one easy, delicious meal. Artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach dress up this delish cheesy pasta dish. This is one of those dishes where you simply can't go wrong. It's guaranteed to be a hit wherever it's served! Pretty bowtie pasta tossed with spinach, artichokes and zesty sun-dried tomatoes in an irresistibly creamy, cheesy sauce and topped with crunchy panko bread crumbs ... what’s there not to like? And the best part: It's ready in less than 20 minutes! Deliciousness and quickness factors aside, this dish comes with an added bonus – it's packed full of healthy goodness. Did you know that artichokes have the highest level of antioxidants of any vegetable? That's good news for preventing a lot of health conditions. There are 1 1/2 pounds of artichokes in this! And then of course there's spinach. Yep, those mega-healthy dark leafy greens full of iron, vitamins and other minerals. And there are two whole bags of it in this dish. You'll be Popeye before you know it! Pour into a serving dish, sprinkle with some panko breadcrumbs and some Parmesan cheese shavings (if desired). Serve warm and enjoy!

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