Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Favorite Artichoke Pasta

We have a really good Student Food Courts at NYU, & this recipe was conceived from a lunch I had at the Kimmel Center Market Place Pasta station... You pick your pasta, your sauce & items to put in the sauce, just like a salad bar. And these are mouth-watering sauces & additions. I wanted to replicate the lunch at home for my family & lo & behold, it has become a staple in our house!!! I've dubbed it "our favorite artichoke pasta". But you can call it what you like! :) <3 Lishie

Favorite Artichoke Pasta
  • 1 lb. medium pasta shells
  • 1 TBSp olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 3 oz. chopped pancetta (or bacon, can be turkey)
  • 1 can of artichokes in water, drained
  • 1 can petite, diced tomatoes in sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 c shredded mozzarella
  • fresh parsley
  • grated parmesan, optional
Cook the pasta to box instructions.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil on medium, add the shallot for a minute. Add the pancetta, stir for a minute. Add the artichokes & allow to cook for a couple of minutes, "dry out". Pour in the tomato sauce & the full clove of crushed garlic. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 10-15 minutes. Pull out the garlic clove with tongs; discard. Add in the mozzarella, stir. Top with fresh parsley; Serve w/grated parmesan, optional.


  1. Mmmm I'm gonna try this. I sautee shrimp, scallops and artichoke with a little bit of the juice from the artichoke...pretty good :)

  2. Yum Keisha! I love artichokes, wish I wasn't allergic to shellfish though!