Monday, February 28, 2011

Delicious Artichoke Rigatoni

Pasta is a staple in our house so we're always looking for ways to spice it up. I loved this recipe I found and wanted to share my version of it with you.

Ingredients:
• 1 T salt
• 12 oz box of rigatoni
• 5 T olive oil
• 3 T lemon juice
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 t dried oregano
• Salt & pepper
• 1 jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
• 1 Roma tomato, diced (we used cherry tomatoes)
• 4 T fresh chopped parsley
• 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Optional: For a more filling meal, add some grilled chicken or pepperoni slices

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add salt and cook rigatoni according to box directions.

Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Toss pasta in cold water for a few minutes until it cools.

In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt & pepper.

Add the artichoke hearts, tomato, rigatoni, and parsley. If you added the optional meat, mix that in now.

Top with grated parmesan cheese and lemon juice.


Eating this as I type! Fabulous!

25 comments :

  1. This looks so easy and so good! I'm sure the kids wouldn't eat it but I know I would!! Thanks!

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  2. This looks delicious! I will have to try this week. Thank you for posting.

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  3. Yum this looks good! Going on the list!

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  4. This looks so good and light & healthy too. This will be on my plate this week!

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  5. That looks amazing! We love pasta too! Soooo goooood! YUM! My Hubby really likes artichoke hearts too. Does it matter if you get the marinated kind or not since you drain them anyway?

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  6. Yum!!! All the things you post sound so delicious. I'm wondering if we'll be able to watch your portions get bigger and bigger over your pregnancy!!!

    Sarahx

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  7. Looks good and we love artichokes (& pasta)!

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  8. Fabulous. We [heart] artichokes!

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  9. This looks so good and I'm a fan of artichokes!

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  10. This sounds perfect for dinner here! Easy and light! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This sounds soooo good! I'm going to try it with whole wheat pasta and add some chicken, like you suggested. :)
    I found you on Making the World Cuter and am now following.
    Jan at Jewelry4Change
    http://www.jewelry4change.blogspot.com

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  12. This looks absolutely delicious...I'm saving it to try out this weekend!

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  13. YUMMY!!! I so want to make this but sadly I would be the only one who would eat Artichokes. See that isn't a bad thing until the next day my pants won't zip ... lol

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  14. As if it wasn't bad enough that you tempted me with this, you then had to mention that you were eating it as you typed! Jealous!!! ;-)

    Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays

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  15. Yum. Lisa, you're making me hungry and I just now finished dinner :)

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  16. mmm...this looks like it would be good hot or cold. healthy and delicious...a winning combination! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

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  17. Now this looks good! Sometimes I get a hankerin' for pasta without red sauce and this will fit the bill! I'll be back.

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  18. Looks delish. Hope you come by and share with the Momtrends community at our recipe swap:

    http://www.momtrends.com/2011/03/recipe-swap-st-patricks-theme/

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  19. Looks yummy, thanks for sharing it with me!

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  20. Artichokes and pasta are such a wonderful combination. As always, Lisa, a great recipe!

    Always a pleasure to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!!

    Jenn

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  21. oooh yumm! what a great artichoke and pasta recipe....i've save it! foudn you on one of the tuesday blog hops and now following. hope you have the time to stop by my blog, follow and join in my weekend blog hop a well.....blessings, roz at la bella vita

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  22. Love your blog; love your rigatoni! I hope you will plan on joining me this week for What's On the Menu Wednesday.

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  23. I just wanted to let you know I'm featuring your recipe today on my weekly features. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  24. This recipe looks so great! I wanted to let you know your recipe was featured on this week's What's Cooking Wednesday. I hope you'll stop by and link up some more amazing recipes :)

    3/16 What's Cooking Wednesday

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  25. ahhh mouth watering

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