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Pasta With Fresh Artichokes and Lemon

Pasta With Fresh Artichokes and Lemon


We’re celebrating fresh artichoke season here at Care2 Healthy Living. Check out this fantastic recipe for an artichoke-heavy pasta.

Pasta with Fresh Artichokes and Lemon


  • Coarse salt
  • 3+ Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 Cups chopped onion
  • 3 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8-10 Fresh artichokes, trimmed to hearts, chokes removed, and sliced thinly
  • 1 Pound penne or rigatoni pasta
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice (plus more to taste)
  • 1/3 Cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Freshly grated parmesan or Romano cheese

1. Boil a large pot of salted water. In a large skillet, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Stir in onions, artichokes, and a pinch or two of salt. Sauté over medium-low heat, stirring often, for about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add in a little more oil if the mixture gets too dry.
2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package’s direction. When the pasta is just al dente, reserve and set aside about 1 cup of the cooking water before straining.
3. Melt butter in pot. Add lemon juice to butter and stir for a few seconds before adding penne and vegetables. Stir well to combine, adding a tablespoon or two of reserved pasta water at a time to thicken the sauce. Immediately transfer to serving bowls, sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Recipe Adapted From: Johanne Killeen via

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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3:07AM PDT on Jun 21, 2014

Love the flower too - now i can hardly wait til spring has sprung and the artichokes are ready for harvest - smile

10:11PM PDT on May 6, 2014

sounds fabulous will try this

11:44AM PDT on May 11, 2013

I'm gonna try it :) thanks!

2:50AM PDT on May 8, 2013


8:34AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Yummy! thanks 4 the recipe. Gonna try it!

4:18PM PDT on May 2, 2013

Thanks for the recipe! :)

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4:59PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Thank you :)

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