Spinach Artichoke Pasta

My favorite thing to order at a restaurant is spinach artichoke dip. The combination of spinach and artichokes in a creamy sauce is amazing. This recipe for spinach artichoke pasta is just like the delicious creamy dip with pasta, and it will become an instant favorite!
Spinach artichoke pasta in a white bowl.Sometimes it is hard to get a pasta sauce nice and thick and creamy. But this sauce was perfect. It was delicious and cheesy and thick and creamy over the noodles. I loved the spinach and artichoke inside the pasta! This was fantastic!

Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8 Servings

Delicious and creamy spinach artichoke pasta that the family will love!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta recipes, spinach artichoke pasta


  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 bags Baby Spinach
  • 2 cans Artichoke Hearts Drained And Halved
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt And Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella Or Monterey Jack Cheese Grated
  • 1/2 cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth less Or More
  • 12 ounces Penne Cooked Until Al Dente
  • 1/2 cup Italian Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Crushed Red Pepper To Taste


  1. In a large pot, melt 2 Tablespoons butter. Add the garlic and spinach. Stir in the butter and garlic until wilted. About 1-2 minutes. Remove spinach from heat and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, melt another 2 Tablespoons butter on high heat and add the halved artichokes until they slightly change in color about 2 minutes. Remove artichokes from the pot and set aside.
  3. Turn heat to low and add 2 Tablespoons of butter. Once it is melted, whisk the flour into the butter. Pour in milk and whisk to combine. Let it cool for about 4 minutes until it starts to thicken. Add parmesan, mozzarella/monterey jack, salt and pepper, and cayenne pepper. Depending on how thick it is, slowly add the chicken broth, up to 1/2 cup depending on desired thickness.
  4. Add artichokes and pasta to the sauce, tossing gently to coat. Fold in spinach, then pour the pasta into a serving bowl.
  5. Sprinkle panko crumbs on top for added crunch and sprinkle crushed red pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Artichoke Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 515 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 757mg32%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1641IU33%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 324mg32%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Changes I made: swapped half and half for the milk. Also, it says to let it cool, but I actually heated up the milk and whisked the cheeses in a bit at a time. After it as fully melted, THEN I turned down the stove to low and let it cool.
    It was overall a tasty recipe. It serves 4-6, so I would have halved the recipe next time.

  2. This looks really yummy! Does anyone know the fat grams / calories on this? I’m not expecting this to be a diet food or anything, but knowing that info. would help determine how MUCH of this to eat!!! 🙂
    The picture makes me DROOL!!!!

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