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Spinach-Artichoke Rigatoni

I love pasta and so does my family, but they are not so keen on their veggies. This a one-pot meal that gets us all eating our spinach. —Yvonne Starlin, Hermitage, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked rigatoni or large tube pasta
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen creamed spinach
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and quartered
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Preheat broiler. Prepare rigatoni and spinach according to package directions.
  • Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water; return to pan. Add artichoke hearts, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and creamed spinach; toss to combine, adding some of the reserved pasta water to thin, if desired.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. broiler-safe baking dish; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from heat 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 448 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 1224mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • Linda4325
    Aug 29, 2017

    Edible but won't make again. I thought it was far too dry and bland. I enjoyed picking out of the dish the yummy Trader Joe's frozen Artichoke hearts and the frozen creamed spinach from Wegman's which was yummy too. I love pasta but in this dish it doesn't belong. I used pasta water, as instructed, to add moisture but really an Alfredo sauce is needed to give this dish a good consistency.

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Sep 11, 2016

    This is great idea and an easy recipe. We thought it could use more flavor when made as-is. I recommend using marinated artichoke hearts. Also, I wanted to make this when my store was out of frozen creamed spinach, and I made and used TOH Classic Creamed Spinach. Wow! Takes a little longer, but well worth it for the flavor.

  • Chynna86
    Jun 17, 2015

    I made this exactly as written (with the one exception of not using the 2 full cups of the mozzarella cheese, I only did a sprinkling of cheese on the top). I used 'Bird's Eye' creamed spinach since it was the only brand I could find. This pasta dish was delicious!! My husband also loved it and mentioned that it tastes just like his favorite Spinach & Artichoke dip. Someone I know mentioned adding pre-cooked chicken strips to it, which I'll try next time! Super fast to make too! Took 20 minutes prep. to table.

  • arisacupp
    Apr 25, 2014

    We loved this. Next time I would double the artichokes.

  • tideandthyme
    Apr 14, 2014

    A very good, easy recipe . Delicious and filling, and a nice change of pace from the traditional red sauce pasta bake. I ended up adding homemade alfredo sauce as well as some leftover roasted chicken. Everyone in my family really enjoyed it!

  • toolbarsco
    Mar 19, 2014

    This was okay but seemed to lack flavor. I think next time I will make it with marinated artichoke hearts--maybe that will spice things up? Was definitely easy to prepare.

  • ReneeMurby
    Feb 24, 2014

    It was certainly quick and easy to prepare and tasted good. I would prefer it to have a little more body, something that brings it all together. Kind of simple for my taste.

  • krazykrisy
    Feb 7, 2014

    I am only giving this 4 stars because I did make some changes to this recipe but will try as written next time. But here were my changes to the recipe which we were found to be quite a good dish as a main or a side: omit one cup of mozzarella and replaced with an italian cheese blend; added 1 tsp garlic powder; and added 2 tbsp of cream cheese. I used green giants creamed spinach. Hope this is helpful. It really was quite good. Didn't need to add salt or pepper to this dish.

  • peanut806
    Feb 5, 2014

    My daughter is a vegetarian and loves this! We are going to be adding it to our regular list of quick dinners. I'll add some minced, browned garlic next time for some extra flavoring.

  • usmelins
    Jan 26, 2014

    I added 1/2 stick of low fat cream cheese. I also felt there wasn't much flavor.