Spinach Artichoke Dip Pasta

Did I ever tell you guys about that (one) time my kids ate spinach?

Like, they looked at the plate of food with the green stuff in it. They sniffed around the plate for an offensive smell. They tentatively raised a forkful of the green stuff to their whine-hole. They put the vegetable in their mouth and chewed. They swallowed.

Cheesy pasta that tastes like my favorite spinach artichoke dip!

You guys, will never even believe what happened next.

No, they didn’t puke. They DID IT ALL AGAIN. Repeatedly. They ate the spinach.

Cheesy pasta that tastes like my favorite spinach artichoke dip!

Of course, it didn’t hurt that the spinach was wrapped around pasta and coated with cheese.

Yeah. My kids ate spinach and that basically makes me a super mom. The icing on the proverbial cake was watching my children gobble it all up without a single complaint. And then get seconds.

Cheesy pasta that tastes like my favorite spinach artichoke dip!

Anyway, I turned my favorite dip into dinner which has always been a lifelong dream.

Spinach Artichoke Dip, meet pasta and chicken (or not, if you want a meatless meal). Hello, dinner.

Cheesy pasta that tastes like my favorite spinach artichoke dip!

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Spinach Artichoke Dip Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Servings: 6 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: comfort food, easy dinner recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 720 kcal
Pasta tossed in a creamy cheese sauce, spinach, artichokes, and chicken. Leave the chicken out if you're looking for a meatless meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 14 ounce can artichoke hearts diced
  • 10 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese not the powdery kind
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta for one minute less than the package states for al dente pasta. Drain and return to the pan.
  2. While the pasta is boiling, combine the artichoke hearts, ricotta, spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan, sour cream, mayonnaise egg, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Add the cheese mixture and chicken to the cooked pasta and toss to coat. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish and top with the grated mozzarella and cheddar.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Artichoke Dip Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 720 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 728mg 30%
Potassium 506mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 65g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 139.6%
Vitamin C 20.2%
Calcium 45.8%
Iron 16.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Cheesy pasta that tastes like my favorite spinach artichoke dip!