Baked Pasta Recipe With Spinach And Artichoke

Baked Pasta With Spinach and Artichoke Recipe is a one pot meal recipe idea for the busy weekdays. Artichoke is a flower bud, widely used in American Cuisine. It has a meaty and nutty flavor like mushrooms. The combination of cheesy pasta with vegetables gives this dish a wonderful flavor packed combination, making it perfect for weeknight dinner or a lazy weekend meal.  Archana’s Kitchen Durum Wheat Penne Pasta, Butter (Salted), Black olives, Spinach, Artichokes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Onion, Garlic, All Purpose Flour (Maida), Milk, Feta Cheese, Dried oregano, Salt and Pepper   200 grams Archana’s Kitchen Durum Wheat Penne Pasta 1/8 cup Butter (Salted) 1/4 cup Black olives 2 Spinach , bunches, roughly chopped 5 – 6 Artichokes , roughly chopped 2 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Onion , finely chopped 2 cloves Garlic , grated 1/8 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida) 1 cup Milk 50 grams Feta Cheese , or any other soft cheese 1/2 teaspoon Dried oregano Salt and Pepper , to taste     15   60     To begin making Baked pasta with Spinach and Artichoke, grease a small-size square baking dish. Preheat oven to 200 degree Celsius.Set a large pot of water to boil with enough salt added. Cook pasta as per package instructions, cook the pasta till al-dente stage. Overcooked pasta might turn mushy while baking. Drain in a colander and set aside until required.Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic, cook till it turn soft but not brown. Next add the flour and cook stirring constantly for a minute.Slowly pour in milk whisking continuously over medium heat and bring the mixture to boil. Reduce the heat to low and stir consistently until the sauce thickens this might take approx 5 minutes. Turn off the heatWhisk in cheese to the mixture. Now layer the cooked pasta in the greased baking dish. Pour the sauce over the pasta. Add the chopped olives, spinach and artichoke. Season with salt, pepper and oregano. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the sauce bubbles and the light brown crust is formed on top. Let the pasta cool down for few seconds before serving. Serve Baked Pasta with Spinach and Artichoke warm along with toasted Rustic Rosemary Garlic Zucchini Bread for the dinner.