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All Recipes, Main Dishes / April 26, 2024

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta | HEALTHY One-Pan 30 Minute Recipe

This Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta is packed with flavors, made with heart-healthy ingredients and all done in just 30 minutes. But the best part? It’s a true one-pan pasta dish. Meaning the pasta gets cooked in the same pan as the rest of the ingredients for a very easy clean-up.

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta
What gives this pasta dish that beautiful creamy goodness is the Greek yogurt. I used low-fat plain yogurt. But you can also use full-fat or non-fat. You can even use a plant-based yogurt to make this dish vegan. Either way, make sure to add it at room temperature, otherwise it will easily curdle.

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta
For the artichokes, I used canned artichoke hearts in brine. You can also use artichokes in water. For the spinach, I used fresh bagged spinach. You can also use frozen spinach if you like. Just make sure to fully thaw out beforehand and pat completely dry.

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I cooked the pasta on an open flame for about 8 to 9 minutes. Then I covered it and simmered for 3 to 4 minutes to get the pasta perfectly al dente. Different cooking times will vary with different types of pasta. So keep an eye out to not overcook or undercook the pasta.

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta
5 from 1 vote

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 383 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 shallot
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 can artichoke hearts 14 oz / 400 grams
  • 2 tsp dried oregano 2 grams
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .50 grams
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth 840 ml
  • 8 oz penne pasta 225 grams
  • 5 oz fresh spinach 150 grams
  • 1 container low fat plain greek yogurt 5.3 oz / 150 grams
  • 1 lemon
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • grated cheese


  1. Drain the can of artichokes into a colander and rinse under water, transfer the artichokes over some paper towels and pat dry, then cut each one into 4 evenly sized pieces, roughly chop the spinach, thinly slice the shallot and roughly chop the garlic

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  3. After a couple of minutes add in the shallot and garlic, mix continuously, after 2 to 3 minutes and the shallot is translucent, add in the pieces of artichoke, along with the oregano, thyme and season with sea salt & black pepper, continue to gently mix together

  4. Once the artichokes are lightly sauteed, about 3 minutes, add in the broth and raise to a high heat, when it comes to a boil add in the pasta, mix every 2 to 3 minutes

  5. After 8 to 9 minutes and most of the broth has been absorbed by the pasta but there is still plenty of liquid left, add in the spinach, no need to mix it in, just place it on a flat layer over the pasta, then place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat, simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until the pasta is cooked al dente, then remove the lid and the pan from the heat

  6. Once the ingredients have slightly cooled, about 3 to 4 minutes, add in the greek yogurt at room temperature, season it generously with black pepper, finely grate in the zest of half a lemon and gently mix together until well mixed

  7. Serve directly out of the pan or transfer into serving dishes, topped off with a kiss of grated cheese, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 340mg15%
Potassium 414mg12%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 3523IU70%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Patti

    5 stars
    Glad I found “Spain on a Fork”, I love watching your videos and can’t wait to try some of your recipes and ideas. Yesterday I tried the Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pasta and it’s a winner! Today I will try your Vegetarian Meatball Sub. I will let you know how that goes.

    27 . Apr . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      29 . Apr . 2024

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