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Penne with Artichoke Hearts

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Penne with Artichoke Hearts

Canned artichoke hearts. Yes, it’s a canned vegetable. Yes, it’s still good. … Drain two cans of artichokes (just the plain guys, nothing marinated), and chop them into small pieces.

Ingredients

9 ounces artichoke hearts, cooked
8 ounces fresh spinach, washed
1 pound penne, cooked al dente
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper, to taste
3/8 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup lowfat ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon lemon zest, grated

Instructions

Procedures: Slice about 2/3 of artichokes into small wedges; chop remainder into paste. Set aside. While pasta is cooking, saute onion and garlic in water until soft. Add oregano, salt and fresh-ground pepper. Reduce heat to low and stir in wine, lemon juice, spinach leaves (if desired) and reserved artichokes. Simmer, stirring, until spinach is wilted and all is heated through (1-3 minutes). Stir in ricotta. Drain pasta and add to sauce; remove from heat and add lemon zest just before serving.

Keywords: Penne with Artichoke Hearts

Written by Melissa Owens

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