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Pasta With Artichokes And Peas

Fusilli pasta with artichokes and peas is a super simple, 10-minute meal packed with so much flavour. Made with an easy artichoke dip, garlic, lemon and peas. It’s light, zingy and perfect for Spring. This is another pasta recipe that’s great for a quick weeknight dinner and can be eaten cold for lunch the next day.

fusilli pasta with artichokes and peas on a pewter plate with lemon wedges

This is another recipe of mine that was well and truly in need of an update. I first posted this back in 2014 when I used this blog as a sort of food diary. The recipe only served two and the images were, well not great to say the least.

So, today I’m giving you a brand new updated version of this artichoke pasta with clear step by step instructions to make it even easier for you!

To make this artichoke pasta I use my well-loved artichoke dip recipe. My family have been making this dip for years, it’s usually spread thick on crostini and served with drinks for a quick and easy appetizer or aperitivo. It’s absolutely delicious so it was obvious that tossing it with pasta was going to be a great idea.

The artichokes are blitzed with garlic, lemon and parmesan, it’s a very zingy and delicious flavour so adding peas into the mix gives it a nice burst of freshness which I love.

Artichoke Pasta Variations

Here are some ideas to switch this recipe up a little;

  • Add torn basil or parsley
  • Add grated zucchini/courgette
  • Crush some fresh cherry tomatoes and heat in a pan with a little garlic until soft then add the pasta and artichokes.
  • Add some chopped mozzarella
  • Mix with ricotta for a creamier sauce

How To Make Artichoke Pasta With Peas – Step By Step

Make the artichoke dip by following this recipe. Keep 1 or 2 artichokes aside and chop into fine slices for the end.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. When the pasta is almost done (about 1 minute away from al dente) add the peas and boil for another 30 seconds to 1 minutes.

Step by step photos for making pasta with artichokes

Reserve one cup of pasta water then drain. Add the pasta and peas back to the pot and add the artichoke dip. Add a splash of pasta water and toss the pasta to coat it evenly in the sauce. Add just enough water to loosen the sauce (you won’t need it all).

Serve the pasta with pea shoot (optional) and a few slices of reserved artichokes. I  mean how easy was that? Don’t forget it’s a great pasta to eat cold for lunches the next day too!

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A close up of long fusilli pasta with artichokes, peas and pea shoots on a plate

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Pasta with Artichokes and Peas

Fusilli pasta with artichokes and peas is a super simple, 10-minute meal packed with so much flavour. Made with an easy artichoke dip, garlic, lemon and peas. It's light, zingy and perfect for Spring.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 615kcal
Author Emily Kemp

Ingredients

  • 12.3 oz (350g) long pasta
  • 1 quantity artichoke dip
  • 1 1/3 cups (140g) frozen peas
  • 1 small bunch pea shoots for garnish , (optional)

Instructions

  • Make the artichoke dip according to this recipe. Reserve 1 or 2 artichoke halves and cut into thin slices for topping.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. When the pasta is almost done (about 1 minute away from al dente) add the peas and boil for another 30 seconds to 1 minutes
  • Reserve one cup of pasta water then drain. Add the pasta and peas back to the pot and add the artichoke dip. Add a splash of reserved pasta water and toss the pasta to coat it evenly in the sauce. Add just enough water to loosen the sauce (you won't need it all).
  • Serve the pasta with pea shoots (optional) and a few slices of reserved artichokes.

Notes

Artichoke Pasta Variations
Here are some ideas to switch this recipe up a little;
  • Add torn basil or parsley
  • Add grated zucchini/courgette
  • Crush some fresh cherry tomatoes and heat in a pan with a little garlic until soft then add the pasta and artichokes.
  • Add some chopped mozzarella
  • Mix with ricotta for a creamier sauce
Nutrition Facts
Pasta with Artichokes and Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 615 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 313mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 23.4%
Calcium 3%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pasta with Artichokes and Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 615 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 313mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 23.4%
Calcium 3%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Helpful Info For All Recipes 
  • I always use extra virgin olive oil in all of my recipes unless stated otherwise
  • When I use canned or jarred tomatoes of any kind I always use this brand for the best results and flavour
  • All vegetables are medium sized unless stated otherwise
  • All recipes are tested and developed using a fan oven
  • Read more about how the nutritional information is calculated here
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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Joyce
    March 8, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Yay, now I can use up my artichokes! 😀 I love how I can double up a dip into a sauce – lets me snack while cooking haha! 😀

  • Reply
    Pam
    March 8, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    That looks just yummy, and so bright and colorful, too.

  • Reply
    Catherine
    March 8, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    What a beautiful dish and so hearty…I love artichokes with pasta. Simple and delicious!

  • Reply
    Lisa Bryan
    March 8, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Love all the greens you’ve added to the pasta!

  • Reply
    Sandi
    March 8, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Those curly noodles look so fun in this dish. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply
    insidetherustickitchen
    December 17, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you Lia, I love artichokes too mmmm

  • Reply
    LifestyleswithLia
    December 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Another winner of a recipe!! I adore artichokes, peas and fusilli so this is the perfect combination!!!???

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