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Easy Creamy Spinach Artichoke Penne Recipe

by Nellie

I’ve got a super easy recipe for you today! This awesome spinach artichoke penne pasta recipe is so good and flavorful!

I am a huge carnivore, I’m pretty sure I came out of my mother’s womb asking for a medium well prime rib! When I find alternate meatless meals, I get really excited!

I originally saw this recipe on the Tasty Facebook Page. That page is incredible and has a crazy following (62 MILLION Likes!) and for good reason–the recipes and the videos that accompany them makes it all seem so easy and so well…tasty!

I’ve tried a few of these recipes and they did not disappoint! This time I actually took step by step pics so that I could share it with you guys!

Grab a large skillet, cook the penne pasta in a large pot of water according to package directions till al dente over medium heat. This recipe reminds me of a spinach artichoke dip recipe I shared with you guys recently!

I bought the artichoke hearts from the freezer section and I used the best cream cheese in the world: Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

You can even add a little parmesan cheese or red pepper flakes as a fun topping to this pasta dish. This creamy spinach artichoke pasta is a great comfort food and the pasta cooks in just a couple of minutes.

It’s a great recipe for busy weeknights, the creamy sauce is such a treat for your taste buds. The chopped artichokes are so good in this recipe!

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 cup chopped artichoke hearts, drained
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 cups cooked penne

You won’t need any heavy cream, chicken stock, or provolone cheese for this perfect weeknight meal.

I honestly thought it tasted better the next day after after the pasta had some time to “love on itself”. This is a perfect meal for Meatless Monday, or just a simple pasta night!

It takes less than 30 minutes to make so it’s an easy after work meal to prepare! Check out the rest of the recipe in the recipe card below.

Easy Creamy Spinach Artichoke Penne Recipe
Yield: 4-6 servings

Easy Creamy Spinach Artichoke Penne Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This delicious creamy spinach artichoke penne recipe is so great! Great meatless pasta recipe that the family will love!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 oz spinach
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, drained
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 cups cooked penne

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add spinach, cooking until wilted, then add artichoke hearts, cooking for 1 minute.
  3. Next, add cream cheese until melted, stirring until there are no lumps.
  4. Sprinkle in garlic powder, salt, pepper, and milk, stirring until smooth.
  5. Add pasta and mix until pasta is evenly coated. Serve!

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 760Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 26gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 124mgSodium 1631mgCarbohydrates 60gFiber 6gSugar 12gProtein 21g

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7 comments

Janine Huldie July 7, 2016 - 6:49 am

You had me at artichokes here, as seriously one of my favorite veggies still of all times. So trying this and seriously thank you for sharing this recipe here!! 🙂

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Kita July 7, 2016 - 10:51 am

I need my meat! lol I have tried a pasta dish without meat and it made me not even want to eat the pasta which is a good thing.

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Tamara July 7, 2016 - 1:09 pm

Sometimes I think we’re food twins. Creamy pasta, yes! I’m a huge carnivore too, but artichoke hearts make me happy.

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Terri July 7, 2016 - 6:16 pm

I’m a fan of any recipe that calls for Philadelphia Cream Cheese! I must try this.

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DNN July 9, 2016 - 9:22 pm

Aww sookie sookie. Watch out now!

Homegirl about to be the next Rachael Ray and Martha Stewart. Looking forward to seeing you possibly on TV someday. And I want my shoutout too! lol 😛 🙂

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Leslie July 19, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Mmmm. This sounds delicious! I love artichokes and pasta. Why, oh why did I never think to put them together?

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Nicole July 21, 2016 - 12:24 am

I love adding spinach to pasta… such an easy way to give the meal a nutrition boost! I just made garbanzo bean pasta last night with marinara, and I added some sautéed spinach in for some greens. Also, love how you added in spices… They can make such a difference in the flavor of the dish!

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