Tomato Artichoke Pasta

A couple of weeks ago, we were offered some Buitoni pasta products and, being the carb goddesses that we are, of course we took them up on it! They sent along some delicious recipes (one of which Sara will share on Wednesday), but I have a sauce recipe that I love on filled pasta–it’s not quite enough with spaghetti or linguine, but the cheese or meat in tortellini or ravioli make it a light, filling, balanced meal, tangy and garlicky, which, as you all know, are qualities that I love!

Now…if you’ve never tried fresh pasta, you really need to. It can be a little spendy, so save it for something special, but it’s so good. The fresh linguine doesn’t even compare to dried pasta! Oh, and I tried making fresh pasta once. Yeah, it was good. But remember that formula Sara talked about–the whole work-to-tastiness ratio? Yeah, the finished product, at least for me, SO totally didn’t justify the incredible amount of elbow grease it took to make homemade pasta. Seriously, fresh pasta from the grocery store is WELL worth anything you’d save by making your own. Unless you have a fancy schmancy pasta maker that does EVERYTHING for you.

Tomato Artichoke Pasta
Recipe by Our Best Bites

Extra virgin olive oil
5-6 cloves garlic, pressed
1 can diced tomatoes
3 oz. tomato paste
3 oz. white cooking wine or chicken broth
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 C chopped green onions
6-7 oz. marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
1 package fresh pasta (or 1 lb. dried)

In a large saucepan, heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to boiling. When oil is hot, add garlic, green onions, and artichoke hearts. Saute until garlic is fragrant. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, wine or chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Heat through and toss with cooked pasta. Your husband may whine at the “girliness” of this dinner. Tell him there’s cereal in the cupboard.


29 comments

    1. Diana- you marinate them in your pantry in the jar they come in 🙂 I’m just being silly- but really, you just buy a jar of “Marinated Artichoke Hearts.” There’s usually just two options, artichoke hearts packed in water, and artichoke hearts packed in a marinade of spices, olive oil, etc. So just be sure to grab the marinated jar and you’re set! Let us know if you have any other questions.

  1. This was awesome! Side note: I put a can of diced tomatoes in BEFORE realizing that they were Chili Style…not a good combo. I fished out all the green chilies and cumin spiced tomatoes and started with another can. It worked great. Tragedy averted once I quit freaking out. Ha!
    Thanks for another keeper!

  2. I just made this for dinner for the second time. It is so delicious, and I really think it’s even better the next day as leftovers. Thanks!

    1. Hi, me again. I just wanted to make a couple comments/suggestions on this recipe. I’ve made it a few times now and have figured out a couple things along the way. If you use “fire roasted” diced tomatoes, you will up the flavor of this meal sooo much. I think it’s worth the added sodium that I usually try to avoid when buying canned vegetables. I also use the whole 6 oz can of tomato paste because I’ve found it thickens up the sauce better. When I make this, I divide the leftovers into single serving storage containers and put a couple of them in the freezer. (It makes about five servings total.) This seems to work just fine and makes for a nice and easy work lunch… I throw it in my lunchbag in the morning and it’s thawed by the time lunch comes around. Hurrah!

  3. We made this for dinner tonight. My husband was making a salad while I put this together and I asked him if he thought it was a girly meal. "No," he said, "but bacon would be good in it." Sure enough, it was a yummy, manly addition to a great quick/easy/tasty recipe. Thanks!

  4. This recipe was so easy- and turns out so great! I made dinner to thank my parents for helping my husband and I get into our house, and with all of the remodeling… I searched for months to find a meal that would look impressive, taste amazing, and not cost us too much! I finally found it with this pasta! It is now a staple recipe and my mom just HAD to have it! I can't wait for your cookbook! 🙂
    p.s. thank you for sharing your amazing recipes, I LOVE your website! 🙂

  5. My three kids AND my husband LOVED this meal. It was perfect for Sunday dinner…you know, the meal where much is expected, but the cook wants to do as little as possible after a day full of meetings?!

    Thanks for sharing!

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