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Spinach-Artichoke Rigatoni Recipe

Spinach-Artichoke Rigatoni Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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 (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Preheat broiler. Prepare rigatoni and spinach according to package directions.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 253961
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8357153 228098
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3444949 192029
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

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

tideandthyme User ID: 6496861 195219
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6725667 133133
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7119369 192027
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4475315 123825
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7297736 193474
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7636291 193473
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

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

VStevens23707 User ID: 7316702 193472
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"It was certainly easy to assemble, but I didn't find it had much flavor. I might try using more creamed spinach or try creating a little more creamy sauce."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 192020
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"I leave out artichokes, adding diced green pepper and celery."

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