Spinach and artichokes are meant for each other (bring me a bowl of Spinach Artichoke Dip anytime!) and this Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pasta is a fun twist on a classic!
I love good food, but there are days when I just do not have the time or energy to do much. And this Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pasta is a perfect example of the food I eat on those days. It is so incredibly simple to make, fresh, healthy, and most importantly FAST! Use any pasta you like and you will have dinner in less than 15 minutes.
My food processor has this ready in seconds. Just throw all the ingredients in a food processor, blend, and you are good to go! If you do not have a food processor, you need one! I have two (yes, two) and I use them alllllll the time. They can do so many things: shredding, slicing, blending, etc. We buy brick cheese and it is shredded in seconds. This affiliate link is for a food processor very similar to the one that I have. I could not live without mine!
Honestly, I don’t know how I did not think about making this earlier. And surprisingly, the Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pasta does not scream “ARTICHOKES ARE IN HERE!” or “THIS IS SPINACH!” It simply tastes like pesto, thanks to the lemons and Parmesan etc, with a hint of spinach and artichoke. Odds are, you could sneak this past some picky eaters for a pasta that is packed full of nutrition.
There are so many mix ins that you can use. I love artichokes, asparagus, corn, red onion, and cherry tomatoes. This has become a popular spin on a traditional pesto, and I get creative with how I use the pesto and what I put in it to change things up. Meat lovers in the family? Add some Italian sausage coins or chicken strips.