Spinach Artichoke Pasta

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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

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Delicious and creamy spinach artichoke pasta that the family will love!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 8 Servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ½ cup depending on desired thickness.
  • Add artichokes and pasta to the sauce, tossing gently to coat. Fold in spinach, then pour the pasta into a serving bowl.
  • Sprinkle panko crumbs on top for added crunch and sprinkle crushed red pepper.


Serves: 8

Calories515kcal (26%)Carbohydrates47g (16%)Protein18g (36%)Fat28g (43%)Saturated Fat12g (60%)Cholesterol53mg (18%)Sodium757mg (32%)Potassium263mg (8%)Fiber4g (16%)Sugar7g (8%)Vitamin A1641IU (33%)Vitamin C21mg (25%)Calcium324mg (32%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta recipes, spinach artichoke pasta
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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. Thinking of adding shredded chicken breast. My husband is a meat eater and this is too good to be just a side dish.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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