All along, I was planning on telling you about this linguine.

Spinach and Artichoke Linguine I

Well, that may be false. When do I ever talk about what the title is here? Exactly.

But for real this time, I was planning on discussing the pasta.


Spinach and Artichoke Linguine I

I went upstairs to wash my face and get comfortable so I could write this ridiculousness that I call a blog and as I’m washing my face, I realize that it feels like I’m standing in a puddle. Like my feet are wet. And I’m wearing socks. And it took a few seconds for it all to set in but yes, I was definitely standing in water and had, like, a teaspoon of soap in each eye. I didn’t know what to do so I turned off the water and then I almost went blind because I seriously burnt (burned?) the heck out of my eyeballs. And I was still standing in inches of water. INCHES, people.

Now now, I know I can be dramatic and maybe… exaggerate… at times, but really. There was a LOT of water. I actually just stood there and started laughing. I mean, I really didn’t know what to do. Clearly something happened to the pipes under the sink and while the water destroyed about 55 mini bottles of hotel-taken shampoo (uh… we travel a lot) but managed to spare my Clarisonic battery charger, it wasn’t that huge of a mess to clean up. And I think we all know how I feel about messes.

Spinach and Artichoke Linguine I

From his spot under four blankets and three pillows, I’m pretty sure my husband opened one eye and stared at me then went right back to sleep. I was really excited to see how he felt about this at 5am this morning. Right?

I solved the problem by covering the entire bathroom floor with about 14 towels and giggling hysterically. I have no clue why I found this so hilarious aside from the fact that it was so totally random and something I would have NO IDEA how to fix at midnight.

I think it was my only solution other than having a midnight meltdown. Which isn’t all that common over here sooo… you know.

Spinach and Artichoke Linguine I

How do I talked about spinach and artichoke stuff after that? I don’t even know. All YOU need to know (besides my entire life story) is that this is sort of like my favorite dip twirled in between noodles. It’s sort of healthy (I guess?) and sort of really, really fast (I mean, really fast) and just an all around fun twist on a few of my favorite dishes. Saying “sort of” one more time might send me over the edge. But! You could even throw something red in here like roasted peppers and make it all Christmasey and stuff.

Or you could just drink it with red wine… and, yeah. Let’s do that.

Spinach and Artichoke Linguine I


Spinach and Artichoke Linguine

Yield: serves about 4

Total Time: 30 minutes


1/2 pound whole wheat linguine
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 shallots, diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
8 ounces fresh spinach
1 (12-ounce) jar of marinated artichokes, drained and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese


Bring water to a boil and prepare pasta according to directions.

Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add olive oil and butter. Add in shallots, salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes, just until soft. Add in spinach and toss well to coat, stirring until completely wilted, then add in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add in artichokes and stir, cooking for another 5 minutes so everything is warm. Stir in ricotta, mascarpone and parmesan, mixing until combined.

Once pasta has been drained, add it to the skillet and toss thoroughly with the spinach and artichoke mixture. Serve immediately with extra cheese!

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And that’s that.

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73 Responses to “Spinach and Artichoke Linguine.”

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    Smitten Foodie — December 20, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    This sounds so yummy, sure needing something quick and easy for dinner this week. Thanks for sharing
    Take care


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    Bliss — December 21, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    I’m supposed to make a pasta dish for my in-laws on Sunday and I’ve resisted picking a recipe because I knew that you would probably post something that looked incredible and would change my decision anyway. And you did! My family will love this, thanks so much! Happy holidays!


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    Sandra Aragon — December 23, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    Looks delish and pretty simple! Will definitely have to make. Sorry about the pipes, but I love your attitude!


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    Emilly — December 23, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    Very tasty! Made a smaller portion and served it as a side to a beef fillet with cognac-onion sauce and your Red Velvet S’mores Bars… the boyfriend was quite impressed to say the least! Thanks for a very tasty recipe!


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    Shannon @ — December 23, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    That is one delicious looking plate of pasta! I am so glad you decided to tell us about it!


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    Ross @ TheFaceBaby — December 24, 2012 @ 12:33 am




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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 27, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    I love making everything taste more like spinach and artichoke dip. I once made SCRAMBLED EGGS with spinach and artichoke dip mixed in, instead of my usual shredded cheese.
    I have a problem. And this recipe is only feeding my addiction.
    In other words, thank you!!!


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    Ross @ TheFaceBaby — December 27, 2012 @ 11:16 pm

    Oh and does anyone else think linguine is a funny name for pasta? Like, ling-weenie?
    …nope? just me? okay.


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    JP — December 28, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    Was a great meal, and my husband (who is picky) actually liked it! I would say that for us poor saps who have electric ranges, you need medium-high heat to get the spinach to wilt. I added some dried tomatoes with the pasta and it was awesome. Dinner tomorrow night too!


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    Stefanie — January 2, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

    I found this recipe on Pinterest yesterday and had to make it for my family.
    I used Brown Rice pasta instead of the Whole Wheat.
    It was so easy to make and it was so delicious that the kids ate their spinach and the adults requested the recipe. We will definitely be making this dish again!


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    Mero — January 7, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    This recipe looks SO tasty, I cannot wait to try it out (and wow my husband with the “other-than-dip” use of spinach and artichoke!) I shared with my readers here: Thanks so much!!


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    Brian — January 23, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    Recipe looked easy and very tastey. Followed it to the T and unfortunately found it a bit bland. My girlfriend and I enjoy cooking together and we will continue coming back to your site for other recipes :-)


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    sara — February 3, 2013 @ 3:05 am

    Yum, this looks fantastic! I love spinach and artichokes together…lovely! :)


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    Gwen — January 23, 2014 @ 12:25 am

    Having acid reflux, always great to see a pasta recipe without tomatos. Your food photography is sublime.



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