Artichoke Pasta

27 Sep

Today’s recipe comes from healthy-quick-meals

As a general rule, I like to try new things. Whether it’s entertainment, experiences, or ideas, I enjoy the novel and tire of the old. This inclination is probably why I decided to try this Artichoke Pasta when I came upon the recipe. I was skeptical from the start, when I read the ingredient list, and my skepticism only grew as I continued the recipe. Unfortunately, this one did not turn out for the better.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound pasta
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts
  • ½ cup marinated artichoke heart juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated parmesan cheese for final dish

Artichoka Pasta 1

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, pour the artichoke heart juice into a skillet, then cut the artichoke hearts into bite-sized pieces; put aside.
    Artichoka Pasta 2
  3. In the skillet with the juice, add the olive oil and butter. Heat over medium heat.
    Artichoka Pasta 3
  4. Add the onions to the skillet. Saute until soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.
    Artichoka Pasta 4
  5. Add the artichoke heart pieces and basil to the skillet. Saute for another 5 minutes.
    Artichoka Pasta 5
  6. Remove from heat. Add the sour cream, cottage cheese, salt, and pepper.
    Artichoka Pasta 6
  7. Drain the cooked pasta. Toss with the sauce.
Top each serving with grated parmesan cheese. Makes 4 servings.

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I realize that I was probably asking to dislike a dish when its ingredients included cottage cheese and sour cream, but I tried to keep an open mind. Crucially, I realized that I had never had artichokes before. I actually think that they were the key ingredient that left me donating the entirety of my meal to my roommates. I thought I’d enjoy their texture amidst the creamy, curdly sauce, but I didn’t. I reckon that if you’re an artichoke fan and you enjoy cottage cheese and sour cream, you might get a kick out of this, but honestly, I’m not quite sure I’d recommend this meal for anyone.

Artichoka Pasta 7

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