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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New G.
W. C.5 months ago

Thank you.

William C.
William C.5 months ago


Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers6 months ago

TYFS. Sounds good!

Jacklyn Walker
Jacklyn Walker2 years ago

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

Cynthia B.
cynthia AWAY b.2 years ago

sounds fabulous will try this

Martyna Wrobel
Martyna Wr?bel3 years ago

I'm gonna try it :) thanks!

Nils Anders Lunde
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Natasha Salgado
natasha salgado3 years ago

Yummy! thanks 4 the recipe. Gonna try it!

Celine R.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks for the recipe! :)

Tim C.
Tim C.3 years ago