92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

I used to work in a fabulous Italian restaurant, and the cooks taught me how to make this dish. I have modified it a bit, but it's very similar, and incredibly delicious.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add seashell pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

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  • Heat the olive oil and melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Mix in the garlic, basil, and artichoke hearts, and cook 5 minutes, until heated through. Toss with the cooked pasta to serve.

Nutrition Facts

591 calories; 35.5 g total fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 805 mg sodium. 56.3 g carbohydrates; 12.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (73)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
This is a really good dish. We used a whole box of pasta 6 garlic cloves a 14 oz. jar of artichokes calamata olives and then topped it with parmesan cheese. Great recipe!
(43)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2005
No flavor even after making additions.
(2)
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2004
My husband and I have been making variations on this recipe whenever we need something quick and easy. We use more olive oil less butter more artichokes and cook it longer until the artichokes brown lightly - more flavor. Also we add what's on hand which could be mushrooms sun-dried tomatoes or left-over cooked chicken. We like pine nuts sprinkled on top at the end. Surprisingly we've never added basil but now I will try that.
(78)
Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2008
It seems a little silly to review this recipe since I changed so many things. Still the result was very good so I'll just detail the changes. I used 8 ounces of pasta 2 T. of olive oil and left the butter out entirely. 3 cloves of garlic dried basil instead of fresh and a 12 ounce package of frozen artichoke hearts instead of the canned ones. I added salt and pepper to taste and at the last minute when I mixed everything together with the pasta I added 4 ounces of cream cheese. I served it with parmesan cheese and it was REALLY good. Do be sure to cook the artichokes until they're just starting to brown - the flavor is more intense that way.
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
This is a really good dish. We used a whole box of pasta 6 garlic cloves a 14 oz. jar of artichokes calamata olives and then topped it with parmesan cheese. Great recipe!
(43)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2007
Perfect in a pinch - this recipe was fast delicious and the only ingredient you might not already have in the pantry is the artichoke hearts. A light but rich flavor. Like other reviews I too added more garlic than recommended and topped with parmesean but I probably bleed garlic and olive oil so play with it to taste.
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2007
i used this recipe for the first time almost a year ago. it has become a regular dish for me since but when making it last week i realized i never paid attention to the butter and oil amounts in the recipe. i've been using easily half that much of both sometimes even less. this time i decided to try it with the prescribed amounts. i couldn't believe how oily it turned out! terrible. this is a wonderful recipe please try it with less oil and butter. when i make it i add chopped onion some sliced baby bella mushrooms and fresh baby spinach. you really only need half to one tablespoon to sautee these. especially if you use the veggies they have moisture in them so the mixture won't be dry. another note: when i make this i add a good amount of parmesan to the pasta at the end and i mix crushed red pepper flakes into the artichoke mixture. it's wonderful. except for the oil/butter recommendations this is a five star recipe!
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2004
Very good! I added some mushrooms shrimp and about 1/2 cup of white white. I'll be making this again!
(20)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2006
Absolutely the best! Of course I did add extra garlic chopped sundried tomatoes and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. We didn't find it oily it's a typical tomato sauce-free pasta dish!
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2009
i make a version of this by using a whole box of farfalle two small jars of marinated artichoke hearts black olives white wine fresh basil 2 or 3 garlic cloves half a sweet onion lemon pepper juice from 2 lemons and parmigano regiano cheese. saute the onion and garlic in olive oil then stir in the rest. add the fresh basil and cheese after you have mixed the sauce with the pasta. yum.
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2007
I added green onions a little fresh lemon juice red pepper flakes and sundried tomatoes and this recipe was awesome -- so light and at the very end I added just a tablespoon or two of the pasta water to it to give it a little more of a saucy feel. It was GREAT!
(12)