Artichoke and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta ~ Creamy, Delicious Pasta Loaded with Artichokes and Sun Dried Tomatoes! Quick, Easy Dinner Recipe That’s Ready in 20 Minutes!
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Pasta is the way to my heart. I mean seriously. Gimme some pasta and I’m singing you praises. A few of my favorite pasta dishes are One Pot Pizza Pasta, White Chicken Enchilada Pasta, and Crock Pot Pizza Pasta.
O.K. guys. There are two ways to make this pasta–the easy way, and the hard way. The easy way involves the use of multiple bottles of ready-made goods. The hard way involves–well, let’s not talk about the hard way. We’re all about doing things as quickly and easily as possible, right?
This is a lovely dish using farfalle pasta (otherwise known as “bow tie” pasta). I love bow tie pasta. It’s so fun and festive. It also uses sun-dried tomatoes. If you’ve never used these before, you can find them in jars, often by the by the pasta sauce. I don’t usually use all of them in this dish. That way, I can use some for my Artichoke and Sun-dried Tomato Pita Pizza. (Say THAT five times fast! It’s actually kind of fun.)
You’ll also use some artichoke hearts. It’s up to you whether or not you want to use marinated hearts, or just get ones that have been packed in water.
Now you can keep this dish vegetarian if you like, but I also like to add some cooked chicken. I just bake a chicken breast in the oven and then cut it into cubes. But if you want things to be SUPER easy, you can also use canned chicken. Never tried canned chicken? It’s actually pretty good. I get mine from Costco. It’s near the canned tuna.
The last part of this dish is the Alfredo sauce. Bottled sauce would work just fine. But I much prefer to make my own. There are actually quite a few different ways to make Alfredo sauce. If you want to make your own, you can just use one of these recipes. Smarter Chicken Alfredo and Peas. Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Alfredo Bake.
Artichoke and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Ingredients
- Farfalle pasta
- Chicken breast
- Artichoke hearts
- Sun-Dried tomatoes
- Alfredo sauce
To make this dish, all you’ll do is sauté some shallots in olive oil while your pasta is boiling in another pan. You’ll also chop up your sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts.
Once your pasta is done, just drain it and return it to the pan. Then add the shallots, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, chicken, and your Alfredo sauce, and you are done! If you want to make this casserole-style, pour it into a 9×13 pan, cover with shredded mozzarella cheese, and then bake for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
I love this dish because of the sweet tang of the sun-dried tomatoes and the mellow flavor of the artichokes. It’s got all four food groups, too! (If you remember that tomatoes are actually a fruit). So it’s a win-win all over the place.
Try this warm, creamy Sun-dried Tomato and Artichoke Pasta for dinner tonight, and add in some Easy Home Made Breadsticks for a wonderful meal!
Artichoke and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
- 8 oz. farfalle (bow tie) pasta
- 2 shallots, chopped
- 1 1/2 cup cooked, cubed chicken (about one chicken breast)
- 4 artichoke hearts, chopped
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cups Alfredo sauce (or less, to taste)
Boil pasta for about 10 minutes, or until desired doneness is reached.
Meanwhile, saute your shallots in a very small amount of olive oil. Set aside when done.
Drain pasta and return to the pan. Add the shallots, chicken, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and Alfredo sauce. Stir and serve immediately.
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