Pasta with Artichokes

I love pasta and artichokes, and my husband actually made this recipe and I couldn’t believe how easy it is to make – and also how flavorful this is! This is such an easy recipe and a tasty pasta dish whether or not you are vegetarian. It is a perfect recipe for those times you aren’t sure what to make and don’t have a lot of ingredients on hand. We usually try to keep a can of artichokes stocked in the pantry.


~ pasta – I always cook a full box and only use part of it, saving the leftovers
~ 1 can artichokes, drained
~ garlic (1-2 cloves, pressed) – optional
~ olive oil, butter (use vegan butter if desired)
~ parmesan cheese (leave out parmesan for vegan version)
~ salt


Cook your pasta according to the directions. This recipe is versatile and pairs well with a variety of different pastas.

I usually like to add salt to the water when I cook pasta, especially since this is a simple recipe and the salt adds a little something extra.

While the pasta is cooking, prepare the artichokes.

Drain the artichokes thoroughly and cut them into smaller pieces (halves, quarters), removing any pieces that feel tough.

Saute in butter (how much butter you use is up to you, but I like to use a generous amount for flavor!).

As the artichokes start to brown, you can add in a little bit of garlic to saute for the last couple minutes.

This is optional, and the recipe is flavorful enough that the garlic is not a necessity.

Drain the pasta when it is done cooking.

Toss the pasta with the artichokes. I always start with a smaller quantity of pasta (not the whole box) so that I don’t add too much. I would say I used about 8-10 oz pasta to one can of artichokes, and it made about two servings. You could probably use two cans of artichokes for a full box of pasta.

Toss thoroughly, adding in shredded parmesan cheese. You can also add in some extra butter for flavor if you like. Or, you can add the artichokes to marinara pasta.

What do you think?

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  • Paula Richie
    February 21, 2023

    Finally. A vegetarian recipe here in the group. I will bookmark this and perhaps give it a try. I have a strange relationship with artichokes.

    • Rosey
      February 22, 2023

      This is a recipe that’s new for me. I’d like to try it. I don’t cook with artichokes enough.

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    February 21, 2023

    I have never been too sure what to do with artichokes. This looks simple and very tasty. I will certainly be giving this a try soon,

  • Luna S
    February 21, 2023

    I love both so I am not sure why I’ve never thought of adding the two together! This looks so good.

  • Melanie E
    February 21, 2023

    That is such an unusual combination. I think I need to try this mix of flavours with the garlic as well must make it really yummy. I love trying new pasta dishes.

    • Monidipa
      February 21, 2023

      I’ve never tried it with artichokes. And I guess I get to try it out now. I’m saving the post for later to try..

  • Tammy
    February 21, 2023

    I LOVE artichokes! This looks so delicious and so simple to make too. This is comfort food to me ^_^

  • beth
    February 21, 2023

    This is such an easy, elegant spring dinner. I love that its tossed in a rich, flavorful lemon butter sauce and garnished it with lots of fresh mints.

  • jupiter hadley
    February 22, 2023

    I just started eating artichoke hearts but had no idea what to do with them beyond a charcuterie! Thank you so much for this recipe.

  • Rob
    February 22, 2023

    I love artichokes, and this pasta sounds so wonderful. Will make it this weekend.

  • nancy
    February 22, 2023

    this artichokes pasta looks really tasty. i can’t wait to try it once i make my grocery run

  • Nora
    February 22, 2023

    What a great idea! Don’t know why I’ve never thought of combining artichokes with pasta! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Rachael
    February 22, 2023

    Love this simple but flavor packed pasta with artichoke recipe! Thank you!

  • Rachael
    February 22, 2023

    Love this simple but flavor packed pasta with artichoke! Thank you!

  • Jenifer Wetle
    April 18, 2023

    This looks really good. I love artichokes.

  • Kara Marks
    April 20, 2023

    So yummy!

  • Jeffrey
    April 20, 2023