Pasta with Spinach, Artichokes and Ricotta Recipe

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Norma
Norma February 22, 2021
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How To Make Pasta with Spinach, Artichokes and Ricotta

A quick and healthy dinner dish, this pasta with spinach and ricotta comes together so easily. It’s topped with almonds and breadcrumbs for some crunch.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3tbspolive oil,divided
  • ¾cuppanko breadcrumbs
  • ¼cuptoasted almonds,coarsely chopped
  • ½tspsalt,divided
  • ¾lbpasta,(medium-shaped, such as penne, medium shells, lumache, or fusilli)
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • 1pkgfrozen artichoke hearts,(12 oz), partially thawed if time allows
  • 3ozbaby spinach,(packed cups)
  • 2tsplemon zest,finely grated
  • cupparmesan,grated
  • 2tbsplemon juice
  • ¾cupricotta cheese
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped , to garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the breadcrumbs and chopped almonds, and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until brown and crisp. Add salt to taste. Set aside.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Scoop out and set aside 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta in a colander.

  3. While the pasta cooks, cook the artichokes. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.

  4. Add the artichokes and stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Stir in the spinach and cook for another 30 seconds, or until it has wilted very slightly. Stir in the lemon zest and salt. Taste and add additional salt if needed.

  5. Add the drained pasta to the skillet with the artichokes. Add the Parmesan and lemon juice, and toss to combine.

  6. Dollop the ricotta over the pasta by the spoonful. Toss together. If the pasta seems dry, add a little of the pasta cooking water. Taste and add salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  7. Divide the pasta among 4 bowls and top with the toasted breadcrumbs and almonds. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 662.51kcal
  • Fat: 25.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.92g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 83.14g
  • Fiber: 7.94g
  • Sugar: 4.22g
  • Protein: 26.35g
  • Cholesterol: 32.14mg
  • Sodium: 619.69mg
  • Calcium: 358.95mg
  • Potassium: 675.17mg
  • Iron: 3.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 189.80µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.00mg
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