Artichokes in a Garlic and Olive Oil Sauce Recipe -
Artichokes in a Garlic and Olive Oil Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Artichokes in a Garlic and Olive Oil Sauce

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"I used to work in a fabulous Italian restaurant, and the cooks taught me how to make this dish. I have modified it a bit, but it's very similar, and incredibly delicious."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add seashell pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. Heat the olive oil and melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Mix in the garlic, basil, and artichoke hearts, and cook 5 minutes, until heated through. Toss with the cooked pasta to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 13, 2004

My husband and I have been making variations on this recipe whenever we need something quick and easy. We use more olive oil, less butter, more artichokes and cook it longer until the artichokes brown lightly - more flavor. Also we add what's on hand which could be mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes or left-over cooked chicken. We like pine nuts sprinkled on top at the end. Surprisingly we've never added basil, but now I will try that.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 28, 2005

No flavor even after making additions.

Mar 27, 2008

It seems a little silly to review this recipe, since I changed so many things. Still, the result was very good, so I'll just detail the changes. I used 8 ounces of pasta, 2 T. of olive oil, and left the butter out entirely. 3 cloves of garlic, dried basil instead of fresh, and a 12 ounce package of frozen artichoke hearts instead of the canned ones. I added salt and pepper to taste, and at the last minute when I mixed everything together with the pasta, I added 4 ounces of cream cheese. I served it with parmesan cheese, and it was REALLY good. Do be sure to cook the artichokes until they're just starting to brown - the flavor is more intense that way.

May 08, 2006

This is a really good dish. We used a whole box of pasta, 6 garlic cloves, a 14 oz. jar of artichokes, calamata olives and then topped it with parmesan cheese. Great recipe!

Jan 28, 2007

Perfect in a pinch - this recipe was fast, delicious and the only ingredient you might not already have in the pantry is the artichoke hearts. A light but rich flavor. Like other reviews, I too added more garlic than recommended and topped with parmesean, but I probably bleed garlic and olive oil so play with it to taste.

Oct 16, 2007

i used this recipe for the first time almost a year ago. it has become a regular dish for me since, but when making it last week i realized i never paid attention to the butter and oil amounts in the recipe. i've been using easily half that much of both, sometimes even less. this time, i decided to try it with the prescribed amounts. i couldn't believe how oily it turned out! terrible. this is a wonderful recipe, please try it with less oil and butter. when i make it, i add chopped onion, some sliced baby bella mushrooms and fresh baby spinach. you really only need half to one tablespoon to sautee these. especially if you use the veggies, they have moisture in them so the mixture won't be dry. another note: when i make this i add a good amount of parmesan to the pasta at the end, and i mix crushed red pepper flakes into the artichoke mixture. it's wonderful. except for the oil/butter recommendations, this is a five star recipe!

Dec 23, 2004

Very good! I added some mushrooms, shrimp and about 1/2 cup of white white. I'll be making this again!

Jul 06, 2006

Absolutely the best! Of course, I did add extra garlic, chopped sundried tomatoes, and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. We didn't find it oily, it's a typical, tomato sauce-free pasta dish!


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  • Calories
  • 591 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.3 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 35.5 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 6.6 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 805 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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