This is a great fast and simple pasta dish, with a sauce that is lower in fat, yet creamy! If you like artichokes, you'll like this! You can adjust all the seasonings to suit your tastes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente. Drain and keep warm.

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  • While pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place olive oil, butter, and liquid from artichoke hearts in skillet. Cut artichoke hearts into bite-size pieces. When olive oil mixture is hot, add onion and garlic. Saute until soft and lightly browned. Stir in artichoke hearts and saute until heated through. Season with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and oregano. Remove from heat and stir in cottage cheese and sour cream. Toss mixture with cooked pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

536 calories; protein 22.5g 45% DV; carbohydrates 72.7g 23% DV; fat 17.6g 27% DV; cholesterol 32.7mg 11% DV; sodium 793mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2006
WOW!! I couldn't believe how good this recipe is! I was wary with the low-fat stuff in it but it was great. My husband accidentally got me marinated artichokes when I just wanted ones in water and now I am glad he did! I used bowtie pasta and didn't use the full 12 ounces. It was so good I immediately ran a taste to my neighbor who also loves artichokes. She also gave it five stars. I can't wait to taste the leftovers tomorrow. Think I'll add some fresh tomatoes... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2011
I used fat free cottage cheese and fat free sour cream when making this recipe. I also added some extra artichokes. Read More
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120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2006
WOW!! I couldn't believe how good this recipe is! I was wary with the low-fat stuff in it but it was great. My husband accidentally got me marinated artichokes when I just wanted ones in water and now I am glad he did! I used bowtie pasta and didn't use the full 12 ounces. It was so good I immediately ran a taste to my neighbor who also loves artichokes. She also gave it five stars. I can't wait to taste the leftovers tomorrow. Think I'll add some fresh tomatoes... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2003
I made this recipe one step healthier by using whole wheat pasta for more protein and fiber. I used fat-free cottage cheese and fat-free sour cream. Very yummy. I definitely agree that 12 oz of pasta requires more than just 6 oz of artichoke hearts so I beefed-up the recipe by adding about 15 sea scallops. Just throw them in as you are cooking the onion and garlic. It turned out GREAT! I'm sure that shrimp would work just as well!!! 25 g protein 14 g fat 9 g dietary fiber 31 mg cholesterol Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2003
Great pasta dish! I sauteed chicken cubed chicken breast in olive oil until cooked through and tossed them in the pasta-- tasted even better! My family all loved it including my kids as did my in-laws who were dining with us! I will definitely make it again. Also we LOVE arthichoke hearts my whole family so I had a can of non-marnited hearts I tossed in also it was very good and we all enjoyed more artichoke hearts. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2006
I made this recipe one night when I was absolutely famished but didn't want to give in to fast food. By chopping the artichokes as they warmed completely forgetting about the onion and just generally hauling butt I got this on the table in under 20 minutes. Slightly more than getting fast food but a heck of a lot better tasting and better for you. I used hearts in hot marinade and I will probably do it again. I highly recommend this recipe for everyone vegetarians and meat eaters (like me) alike for its delightful mix of flavours ease of preperation and the many possible variations. Stop reading reviews and make it already! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2006
Made this as written except after reading the reviews I added another 6 oz jar of drained artichokes. Also I didn't have cayenne so used a bit of crushed red pepper. Very easy to prepare we liked it. I do think the sauce would be better suited to a short pasta so will try that next time. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
I loved this meal! I used feta instead of cottage cheese for taste preferences and I added some fresh spinach and extra artichokes for more vegetables. I added fresh basil and extra garlic. I used egg noodles instead of spaghetti for more protien. If you make it with regular pasta I recommend a short noodle instead of spaghetti. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2008
I made a few revisions after reading other reviews and this pasta dish came out great! I cut back on the sour cream increased the parmesan added some fresh roma tomatoes to the onion and artichoke mixture and used penne pasta instead of spaghetti. It was delicious and also made for great leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2011
This was very tasty. I listened to some of the other reviews and used a larger can of artichokes. I also added a can of chicken and some sun dried tomatoes. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2006
This was tasty but I found it a bit dry. Part of the fault was mine as I have a huge jar of marinated artichokes from Costco and didn't know exactly how much of the liquid from the jar to add. I ended up adding the whole container of cottage cheese in order to moisten it up and that seemed to help. I definitely enjoyed this dish and will experiment with adding more liquid from the jar of artichokes next time to see if that combats the dryness. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2011
I used fat free cottage cheese and fat free sour cream when making this recipe. I also added some extra artichokes. Read More
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