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  • Writer's pictureJessica Larit

Spaghetti with Lemon Artichoke Pesto!

This is the perfect easy and quick weeknight dinner! You can have it ready and on the table in 15 minutes! It is a fun and unique twist on a pesto sauce. I love artichokes and they make for a delicious and flavorful pesto sauce!! My whole family loves this meal!

Prep time: 8 minutes Cook time: 8 minutes


-1 lb spaghetti (you can substitute GF spaghetti)

-1 can organic artichoke hearts (in water)

-1/2 lemon (zest and juice)

-1/2 teaspoon pepper

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

-5 cloves of garlic

-1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons olive oil

-1 cup grated fresh parmesan (divided)

-3 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)

-1 cup cooked pasta water

Next Step:

-Boil a large pot of water.

-Drain the artichoke hearts.

-In a blender add the artichoke hearts, lemon zest and juice, pepper, salt, red pepper flakes, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of parmesan.

-Blend until you have a smooth consistency. Set aside.

-Salt the boiling water and cook your pasta to al dente.

-Set aside 1 cup of cooked pasta water before you drain the pasta.

-Drain the pasta and immediately pour the pasta back into the pot it cooked in.

-Pour the artichoke pesto over the pasta. Feel free to add as much pesto as you would like.

-Start with adding 1/2 cup of cooked pasta water and 1/2 cup of parmesan and mix.

-Add more pasta water if needed to get your desired consistency. (It will be the consistency of a pesto and won't be saucy.)

-Sprinkle the fresh parsley on top and mix.

-Serve immediately and add extra red pepper flakes and parmesan.


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Spaghetti w:Lemon Artichoke Pesto!
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