Easy Artichoke Pasta Recipe

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This easy artichoke pasta recipe is so full of flavor! It’s a quick weeknight meal made with pantry staples.

This easy artichoke pasta recipe is so full of flavor! Using cans from your pantry speeds up dinner prep in this quick weeknight meal.

Sometimes you just need to get a quick meal on the table. The easy artichoke pasta recipe comes together in 30 minutes, which is just about as much time as I have on a busy weeknight. If you leave out the sausage for a vegetarian version, it will cut down the prep time to just 20 minutes.

Artichokes add a nice texture and saltiness to pasta sauce without being overpowering. I pair artichoke hearts with San Marzano tomatoes to make this sauce special.

This recipe yields 8 hearty servings. If you’re planning to eat it over two nights, I recommend cooking half the pasta each night so it’s at its freshest.

Try my artichoke garlic scape pesto for an easy appetizer. And this lemon broccoli pasta is another quick dinner recipe that everyone loves.

Easy Artichoke Pasta Recipe

This easy artichoke pasta recipe is a delicious light meal.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped
  • 14 oz can artichoke hearts drained and quartered
  • 28 oz can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 15 oz can plain tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs whole grain pasta
  • Fresh basil for garnish
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese for garnish


  • Fill a large pot of water and set it on the stove to boil.
  • While the water comes to a boil, heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Cook the sausage over medium heat, turning the pieces a few times for even cooking. Remove the cooked sausage and set aside. Leave the juices in the pan.
  • Place the garlic, yellow pepper, and artichoke hearts in the pan. Saute over medium low heat until the pepper begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the cooked sausage back to the skillet, along with the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and maple syrup. Season with salt and pepper, and chop up the whole tomatoes with a spatula. Simmer over medium heat, uncovered, for 10 minutes, or until thickened to your liking.
  • While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Grate some fresh Parmesan cheese for serving.
  • When the sauce is done simmering, taste it and add more salt, pepper, and/or maple syrup as needed. (Remember that the parm will give it a little extra saltiness.)
  • Drain the pasta and divide it into pasta bowls. Top with sauce, Parmesan, and basil. Serve warm.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1022mg | Potassium: 885mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 969IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 7mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 712kcal
Cost: $2.38 per serving

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Artichoke Pasta Recipe Price Breakdown

This hearty recipe yields 8 servings and it costs a total of $19.01 to make, or $2.38 per serving. The cost per serving comes down to $1.88 if you leave out the sausage. Either way, this delicious artichoke pasta recipe is a great way to use cans from the pantry to build an easy, delicious dinner.