Creamy Artichoke Linguine with Spinach

Keep it classic with this rich, family-approved dinner option. Spinach and artichokes over linguine is something everyone in your house will enjoy. 

Prep Time: 
5 minutes
Cook Time: 
30 minutes
Servings: 
4
Ingredients: 
1 box whole wheat linguine
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. DaVinci Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 shallots, diced
8 oz. fresh (or frozen) spinach
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 - 12 oz. jar of Reese Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
1 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice
½ cup ricotta cheese
3 tbsp. mascarpone cheese
⅓ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated, plus more for topping
Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions: 
1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 - 6 cups of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package.
2. In a large skillet, melt butter and olive oil over medium-low heat.
3. Toss in shallots, season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 5 minutes or until tender.
4. Mix in spinach and stir until evenly coated and wilted. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
5. Throw in artichokes and cook for 5 minutes until warm, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice and stir.
6. Add ricotta, mascarpone and Parmesan cheese to skillet. Stir thoroughly.
7. Drain pasta.
8. Pour pasta into the skillet and toss until evenly coated in sauce.
9. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Nutrition Tip: To make this a protein-packed meal, add 2 cups cooked, diced chicken or mildly seasoned turkey sausage.

 

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