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Delizioso, this Italian Artichoke Medley with Pasta is a healthy flavor-forward meal made all in one skillet with spinach, tomatoes, and Italian seasoning. What’s more, the simple ingredients cook up so fast and easily but look like a gourmet meal!

A cast iron skillet with Italian artichoke medley.

Impress your family and friends with this Saporito Pasta with Artichokes and Spinach Recipe and your knowledge of Italian cooking words! (Saporito means flavorful)

Why not make it an entirely Italian night? Put on some Italian music, pop open a bottle of Italian white wine, and serve Zuppa Toscana Soup to start and a loaf of Italian Bread. Then end the Artichoke Pasta meal with some freshly baked  Italian Ricotta Cookies for dessert.

Key Ingredient Notes

  • Artichoke Hearts: A 12 oz bag of frozen artichoke hearts makes this recipe super easy! No need to locate fresh artichokes.
  • Olive Oil: Italian recipes are made rich with the full flavor of olive oil.
  • Italian Dressing: Choose your favorite brand.
  • Spinach: Fresh baby spinach is my favorite.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes are my choice, but you can use grape tomatoes as well.
  • Herbs & Spices: Italian herbs and red pepper flakes bring all the flavors together! Just add salt and pepper and you have a meal bursting with healthy flavor.
  • Garlic: Chopped garlic clove brings the rich Italian taste forward.
  • Pasta: Choose your favorite shape of pasta and cook until perfectly al dente.

Variations and Substitutions

  • No frozen artichokes at the grocery store? You can substitute with canned artichoke hearts, just be sure to drain them well.
  • For a gluten-free meal, substitute the pasta for your favorite gluten-free pasta or rice noodle.
  • Serving a large crowd? Double it up easily!
  • Squeeze on a bit of fresh lemon juice to brighten it up!

Optional Noodles or Pasta:

  • Zucchini Noodles
  • Bowtie Pasta
  • Penne Pasta
  • Gluten-Free Pasta

How To Make Pasta with Artichokes and Spinach

Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and full recipe instructions!

Step 1 | Prep Ingredients

This recipe cooks really fast! So, I suggest you cook your choice of pasta ahead of time using the package directions. Then, cut and measure out all the ingredients, so they are ready to toss into a large nonstick skillet! 

Step 2 | Sauté the Spices

Warm the skillet on medium-high heat, place in the olive oil, chopped garlic, dried Italian herbs, and red pepper flakes, and sauté for approximately 2 minutes.

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Step 3| Add in the Veggies

Now it is time to add in the frozen artichoke hearts and stir gently and cook them until they are thawed and warm. Then stir in the pre-cut cherry tomatoes and stir those gently to avoid squishing them.

Next, add the fresh spinach, stirring gently to cook until all the leaves are nicely wilted.

Step 4 | Pour the Dressing Over

Pour your brand choice of Italian dressing all over the ingredients in the skillet and stir to combine. Then cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat until warmed through.

Finally, remove the pan from the heat, scoop, and serve in a large bowl over your favorite pasta. Additionally, you can add in a protein at this point too! Chicken Pasta with Artichokes sounds yummy to me!

Below are some ideas for you to consider– Enjoy!

Optional Protein Add-ins:

Feel free to add any protein you love. This could also be served in a smaller portion alongside your favorite meat or protein like a perfectly seasoned chicken breast!

  • Shredded Rotisserie Chicken
  • Grilled Shrimp
  • Precooked Chicken Sausage
  • Precooked Meatballs
  • Fresh Mozzarella Balls or Slices
  • Shredded or Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Feta Cheese crumbles
A white serving plate filled with pasta topping with Italian artichoke medley.

Tips

  • If adding the pasta to this recipe, cook it first so it is ready to serve as soon as the rest is hot. And save some of the pasta water to add to the dish!
  • Prep and measure all the ingredients before you start since this recipe cooks very quickly.
  • Add in leftover meats like grilled chicken, leftover steak cubes, and more!

Recipe FAQ’s

What other vegetables would be good additions to this recipe?

There are so many fresh vegetables you can add to this veggie pasta dish! Try adding green bell peppers, red bell pepper, yellow peppers, green onions, kalamata olives, black olives, lemon zest, red onion, and more.

Can I make this dish spicy?

Absolutely, this artichoke pasta would be great with more red pepper flakes, some cayenne pepper, black pepper, and some sauteed sweet onions.

A bowl of spaghetti pasta topped with Italian artichokes, tomatoes, and spinach.

What to Serve with Pasta with Artichokes Recipe

The good news is this easy pasta recipe is a full meal in one! No need to add a veggie or starch side. It is all in there. So, have fun with your sides.

Storage

Storage: Cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Freeze: This recipe cooks up so quickly, there is no reason to risk your veggies getting soggy!

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A plate of pasta with Italian artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and spinach.
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Easy Skillet Italian Artichoke Medley with Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Nikki Lee
Delizioso, this Italian Artichoke Medley with Pasta is a flavor-forward meal made with spinach, tomatoes, and Italian seasoning.
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Ingredients 

  • 12 ounce Bag frozen artichoke hearts, (you can also use canned, drained)
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup Italian dressing
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 10 ounce cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • your favorite cooked pasta

Instructions

  • ChoosePasta  Cook using directions on package
  • Gather and measure all ingredients This recipe cooks quickly.
  • Heat skillet over medium High. In the heated skillet, place olive oil, chopped garlic, dried Italian herbs, and red pepper flakes and saute for approximately 2 minutes.
  • Add in frozen artichoke hearts stir gently and cook for approximately 5-6 minutes until thawed. Then stir in cherry tomatoes stirring gently to cook for approximately 2 minutes.
  • Next, add fresh spinach stirring gently to cook until wilted – approximately 2 minutes.
  • Pour Italian dressing over the ingredients and stir to combine. Then cook for 2-3 minutes until warmed through. Remove pan from heat and serve over your favorite pasta.

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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving Calories: 295kcal (15%) Carbohydrates: 24g (8%) Protein: 7g (14%) Fat: 21g (32%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0.02g Sodium: 427mg (19%) Potassium: 1012mg (29%) Fiber: 9g (38%) Sugar: 7g (8%) Vitamin A: 5259IU (105%) Vitamin C: 54mg (65%) Calcium: 97mg (10%) Iron: 3mg (17%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe was a welcome change after all the holiday foods my family consumed. Healthy, yet so much flavor! We loved it!

  2. 5 stars
    Amazing, I adore easy, but fancy looking recipes and this one was perfect. My husband and I licked our plates clean last night! Thank you for a great recipe, will be making again and again!

  3. 5 stars
    I loved all of the ingredients in this medley. It was a new recipe for us and we didn’t have a bit leftover. I’ll definitely be making this one again.

  4. 5 stars
    Such a great recipe & really colourful too. I struggle to know how best to cook artichokes so was really pleased to find this recipe.