Less rich than the usual Alfredo sauce. Delicious!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Chop artichoke hearts and place in large skillet with juice. Thicken with flour and milk to desired consistency.

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  • Add onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, and basil. Cook for a short time, leaving vegetables firm and tasty and pretty.

  • Cook up a batch of your favorite spaghetti noodles (e.g., angel hair or spaghettini). Rinse. Toss artichoke sauce on top of cooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 16.4g; fat 1g; cholesterol 2.4mg; sodium 490mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2005
This was a great basic sauce but I did make a few changes that people might like: put a tbsp. of olive oil in a pan and saute 1-2 cloves of garlic until brown add onions and saute until translucent. Then add mushrooms ( I added 2 cups) a small can of olives chopped artichokes and basil. I then added the flour and milk until sauce thickened. Then I added 2 cups of tomatoes (b/c I love them) and 1 tbsp. of italian herbs and 1 tbsp. of parmasean cheese. I served with angel hair and foccacia bread. It was delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2010
This recipe was good. I cooked the onions with the artichokes in some butter and then made the cream sauce. I also added some fat-free cream cheese to make a richer sauce and a bit of garlic. I used a lot of pepper (personal taste) and served it over angel hair. This recipe scales down easily when cooking for one! Read More
(3)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2005
This was a great basic sauce but I did make a few changes that people might like: put a tbsp. of olive oil in a pan and saute 1-2 cloves of garlic until brown add onions and saute until translucent. Then add mushrooms ( I added 2 cups) a small can of olives chopped artichokes and basil. I then added the flour and milk until sauce thickened. Then I added 2 cups of tomatoes (b/c I love them) and 1 tbsp. of italian herbs and 1 tbsp. of parmasean cheese. I served with angel hair and foccacia bread. It was delicious. Read More
(119)
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2008
I like to add a little more sauciness than what this recipe calls for by using grated parmesan in conjunction with the flour and adding extra milk. This makes for a thicker richer sauce that coats all the noodles. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2006
I pureed all the vegetables in my processor because I like a smoother sauce. After pureeing I simmered the sauce on the stove and added a little fat free evaporated milk. I didn't need any flour at all. It turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2007
Have to give it 5 stars when it tastes this good and is this easy. I used marinated artichokes (which I think are packed in water with some oil and spices) and it tasted great. I went for the route of cooking up some garlic/onion in olive oil before making the sauce. Also added dried basil (no fresh) and a bit of oregano. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
I absolutely love this recipe! Instead of the 2 tomatoes which I don't always have on hand I use a can of diced tomatoes. Yummy! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
This is a great recipe. I have fixed it twice. My family loves it. The first time I fixed it according to recipe and the second time I included some cubed chicken breast. It is great both ways. Thanks Holly... Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2009
I thought this was quite tasty. I used different vegetables only because I used what I had on hand (onions roasted red peppers zucchini and tomatoes) but followed the recipe for the most part. I really liked it and thought it was a good change from standard pasta and not as fattening as some alfredo sauces are. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2007
As others have mentioned it's not really alfredo but it's still really good. I omitted the flour and used heavy cream instead of milk and added minced fresh garlic and some sweet red pepper. This is a nice quick way to serve pasta. I will make this again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2003
It is different from what I normally make but it is a nice variation. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2010
This recipe was good. I cooked the onions with the artichokes in some butter and then made the cream sauce. I also added some fat-free cream cheese to make a richer sauce and a bit of garlic. I used a lot of pepper (personal taste) and served it over angel hair. This recipe scales down easily when cooking for one! Read More
(3)
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