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.