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Whole Grain Angel Hair Pasta with Artichokes, Lemon and Parmesan

Serves 4 in 20 minutes or less

  • 1/2 box of whole grain angel hair pasta
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 15oz can of quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and juice
  • 10-15 basil leaves, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh Parmesan Reggiano, for topping

1. Cook spaghetti according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Stir in the artichokes and cook 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another 3 minutes. Add the cream cheese, lemon juice and zest and basil and combine well. Once pasta is semi-tender, add to pan mixture with tongs to continue cooking, adding about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of cooking water to pan.

2. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes until heated through. Top with one tablespoon of Parmesan per serving.


Recipe by Megan Ware, RDN, LD. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in The Woodlands, TX.

One response to “Whole Grain Angel Hair Pasta with Artichokes, Lemon and Parmesan”

  1. foodesigns from the land of milk and honey says:

    Looks delicious !

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