Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
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.
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.
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.
We loved this. Next time I would double the artichokes.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I added 1/2 stick of low fat cream cheese. I also felt there wasn't much flavor.