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Penne with Artichoke Hearts

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Category: Low Fat, Salads

 Ingredients List

  • 9 oz Artichoke hearts; frozen
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  • 10 oz Penne or rigatoni pasta
  • 1 sm Onion; thinly sliced
  • 1 Clove garlic; finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 ts Fresh oregano; chopped
  • Salt and pepper; to taste
  • 1/4 c Dry white wine
  • 2 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 c Skim milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 tb Lemon zest; grated


Blanch artichokes in lightly salted water for 1 minute; (or let them
defrost in the fridge overnight) drain well. When cool enough to handle,
slice about 2/3 of them into small wedges and set aside; finely chop the
remaining artichokes into a paste and set aside. In a large pot of boiling
water, cook penne or rigatoni until al dente. While pasta is cooking, saute
onion and garlic in 1.4 cup water until water evaporates and onions are
limp. Add Oregano, salt and a generous grinding of pepper. Reduce heat to
low, stir in wine, lemon juice and the reserved artichokes (wedges and
paste). Simmer, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. Add ricotta
and stir until creamy. When pasta is ready, drain and add to skillet with
sauce; toss well. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest. Taste and adjust
seasonings. Serve immediately.

NOTES : The leftovers make a good cold pasta salad as well.

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