Cookin’ Greens Greens & Artichoke Hearts Pasta



The humble artichoke offers a bounty of nutrition and flavour to your meals. Artichoke hearts have an earthy taste that is so wonderfully paired with a few glugs of good olive oil and some parmesan cheese… add some extra herbs and some pasta and now you got yourself a meal!

Cookin' Greens & Artichoke Heart Pasta
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 2 ½ cups (600 mL) Cookin’ Greens Chopped Spinach and/or Kale
  2. 1 ½ cups (360 mL) artichoke heart quarters (can or jar)
  3. 2 cups (480 ml) uncooked short pasta cuts such as penne or rotini
  4. 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  5. 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped garlic
  6. ¼ tsp (1 mL) red chili flakes
  7. ½ cup (120 ml) roasted red pepper strips
  8. Salt & pepper to taste
  9. Grated parmesan cheese for garnish
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain when ready. Reserve ½ cup pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet; add chopped garlic. Stir. Add the artichoke heart quarters. Sauté for 7 minutes.
  3. From frozen, add Cookin’ Greens Chopped Spinach and/or Kale. Continue cooking until both artichokes and greens are tender, approximately 7 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165° F (70° C). Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add red pepper strips and heat through. Add pasta to vegetable mixture along with 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water. Toss together; turn out onto a serving bowl or platter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Dietitian Notes :
  1. Low Calorie: **Add extra Cookin' Greens veggies to this dish
  2. Gluten Free: ** Use a gluten pasta
  3. Dairy Free: ** Use a dairy-free cheese or remove cheese and add more veggies, season with herbs if desired
  4. Vegetarian:
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