Thursday, December 3, 2009

Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes



I found this recipe at The Pioneer Woman Cooks and it is so delicious. This one is not in her new cookbook, only on her website. It is so simple to make but so tasty. I'm a huge fan of artichokes and this is a great way to use them. I will definitely be making this again and again. Of course, hubby is not a big pasta lover and this is not a Paula Deen recipe so he was not impressed. I could eat pasta at least several times a week. Could be all those Italian Sunday dinners at my grandmothers house growing up.....I cannot live without pasta (or chocolate or coffee or cake or cookies........etc......).

Hope you all have a great weekend. They are calling for a chance of snow flurries here in Virginia this Saturday and I'm hoping that doesn't happen. I am NOT a fan of snow....I'm a warm weather and sunshine person!

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 whole medium onion, finely diced
1 can artichoke hearts (14.5 oz quartered or whole), drained
1 can diced tomatoes with juice (14.5 oz can)
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chicked broth (more as needed)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound thin spaghetti
1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
2 tablespoons fresh chives, or other herbs, chopped

Cook spaghetti till al dente. Drain and set aside. Melt olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add artichokes hearts and tomatoes. Stir and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cream and chicken broth. Add salt and pepper to taste (do not undersalt). Cook over low heat until heated through, then turn off heat. Place drained pasta in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 cup Parmesan. Pour sauce over the top. Add chives (or other herbs). Toss lightly to combine and coat; add a tiny bit of reserved pasta water if sauce seems to thick.

23 comments:

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I call this "Maria pasta" because it's just like the one my SIL Maria makes. I love it!

Jenn said...

Yum! I need to get me some artichoke hearts ASAP!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I think its' funny your hubby doesn't like pasta. My dad is the same way. Growing up I rarely ate it because of that. When I moved to NY I changed that:)

Ingrid said...

That's so cute that your hubby is loyal to his other lady Paula.

I've yet to make anything with artichokes. Guess I need to change that! :)
~ingrid

Monica H said...

Your husband is so funny. He loves him some Paula doesn't he?

It's upposed to freeze here overnight with a small chance of flurries tomorrow. We don't see it often so I'm crossing my fingers!

Dhanggit said...

I think I'll be having some pasta and artichokes for lunch! thanks for this wonderful dish!

Katy ~ said...

Debbie, are you reading my mind? I've been thinking about artichokes lately as well, and here you have a superb way to prepare and present them (I think Ole Sweetie-Pi would balk at them, LOL). Works for me, as he'd pick them out of his sauce, I'd be adding them to mine. Saving this.

Emily said...

It's freezing here, Debbie. I HATE it! This pasta looks delicious. I've been craving artichoke hearts lately.

Joanne said...

How could a person not love pasta?!?!? It is an absolute staple in my life. I can't go more than a week without it.

What a great pasta dish! Love artichoke hearts and the cream sauce. PW is amazing.

George Gaston said...

Debbie, Wow, this sauce looks delicious! I recently did something like this for some chicken breast, but with mushrooms instead of diced tomatoes. Next time I will try yours. Many thanks & have a great weekend.

Monique said...

I'm going to try your recipe with Al Dente Egg Linguine or maybe our Roasted Garlic Linguine.It cooks in just 3 minutes and tastes exactly like fresh, homemade pasta.Let me know if you'd like a bag to experiment with.(info@aldentepasta.com)I love connecting with pasta people.

Cassie said...

I've been wanting to try this one. I'll probably have to add some chicken to it to make it more "meal-like" for my husband, since he doesn't consider anything without meat dinner. It looks so good just as it is, though!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I've seen Giada make something very similar to this and I've been wanting to try it. I'm an artichoke fan too. Save me a plate!

Mary said...

Debbie, this really sounds lovely. I can't wait to give it a try.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I cannot live without pasta either! This looks delicious! And so easy! It's very similar to my ratatouille pasta. Love it.

teresa said...

oh yum, this sounds really good (not a paula deen recipe, and wasn't impressed, lol! i could see my hubs being the same way!) i can't wait to make this!

Kerstin said...

I'm a big artichoke fan too, so this is right up my alley - yum!

burpandslurp said...

Wow this looks good. Artichoke hearts are so amazing, and I can just taste its unique flavor uplifting a simple pasta dish!

noble pig said...

It looks awesome, I love articoke hearts.

pierre said...

Hello Debbie this is Pierre in France
I love spaghettis with veggies so I adopt your recipe !!!
Cheers from Paris

Pam said...

This looks simple, hearty and delicious. I like that you added nutmeg.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love this and I've been wanting to make it for awhile. But Ben, like your hubby, turns his nose up at it...

Cheryl said...

That looks and sounds yummy, my husband hates Artichokes, how crazy is that!