Thursday, February 26, 2009

{ ARTICHOKE PASTA }


Fat-free Recipe:


water to saute
2 c. chopped onions
2 T. minced garlic
1/2 t. dried oregano (or 1/2 T. fresh)
1/2 t. dried basil (or 1/2 T. fresh)
1/4 to 1/2 t. black pepper
1/2 t. salt

2 cans (14 oz) diced tomatoes (or tomato sauce)

1 can artichoke hearts (1 1/2 c.), drained and rinsed

1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
1/4 c. nutritional yeast


  • Saute onions through salt in water until onions are transparent.
  • Add tomatoes (or sauce) and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add artichokes, parsley, and nutritional yeast, and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Serve over whole wheat pasta.

Original Recipe:

2 jars (6 oz. each) Marinated Artichoke Hearts
2 c. chopped onions
2 T. minced garlic
1/2 t. dried oregano – or 1/2 T. fresh
1/2 t. dried basil – or 1/2 T. fresh
1/2 t. black pepper
1/2 t. salt
2 cans (14 oz) diced tomatoes
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
1/4 c. vegan parmesan cheese


• Drain artichoke marinade and save. Combine marinade with onions, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Sauté over med/low heat until the onions and garlic are soft and translucent (10 min). Add tomatoes and simmer 30 minutes. Add artichoke hearts, parmesan, and parsley. Stir and simmer 5 minutes.

• Six portions – enough for 1 pound of whole wheat pasta (fettuccine, angle hair, cheese tortellini).

5 comments:

Rebekah said...

to make this recipe lower fat, drain and rinse the artichokes. i have found they still have plenty of flavor. then do the sauteing in water instead of the marinade. this is what i do every time now, and we still love it! this is one of my non-vegan husband's favorites.

Rebekah said...

i use tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes in this recipe. some in my family are not fans of chunks of tomato.

Rebekah said...

we had this tonight. i replaced the vegan parmesan cheese (which i usually omit) with nutritional yeast. it was great!

Karen said...

This was sooo good! It tasted like something I would pay a lot of money for at a restaurant. My husband was excited for the leftovers the next day. We'll be making this a lot.

Lucy said...

We love this one! We had it 3 days in a row last week, per Brian's request. Yum!