Meatless Monday: Spinach + Artichoke Pasta {Gluten Free, Vegan}


 

Spinach + Artichoke Pasta {Gluten Free, Vegan}

Happy Meatless Monday, again! I don’t know about you but the weekend flew by pretty quickly for me! 

Friday I celebrated my sister’s birthday, Saturday consisted of representing the Ragnar Relay series at our local triathlon followed by a fundraiser for my Ragnar team then Sunday was made up of a 15 mile long run and Father’s Day festivities! 

Speaking of Ragnar- I have something awesome to share soon that you won’t want to miss! It has more to do with training and less to do with food but all this running I have going on does make me hungry….which has everything to do with food and today’s recipe post! :)

I know that was sort of a weak spin but stay with me here.  For whatever reason (okay, because of running), I have been CRAVING the combo of spinach and artichoke lately.  Instead of resorting to the traditional cheese laden, unhealthy dip, I decided to eliminate the dairy and make it into a yummy pasta dish instead. 

Spinach Artichoke Dip {Gluten Free, Vegan}

I replaced the dairy cheese with Daiya, loaded it with fresh spinach, whole artichokes and mixed it all in with gluten free fusilli pasta. 

Spinach Artichoke Pasta {Gluten Free, Vegan}

 

Spinach + Artichoke Pasta {Gluten Free, Vegan}


Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gluten free fusilli pasta
  • 2 tbps dry white wine
  • 9.9 oz jar whole artichokes, drained & halved
  • 2 tbsp Daiya plain cream cheese spread 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 
  • 5 oz fresh baby spinach 
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a boil in a small pot then add in pasta.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat large pan on stove top. Add wine and artichokes.
  3. Add Daiya cream cheese spread in one tablespoon at a time, allowing to melt and stirring to combine with artichokes. 
  4. Season with sea salt and garlic powder. 
  5. Add in fresh spinach slowly by the handful.  As it is wilting, stir to combine with cream mixture and artichokes. 
  6. Remove pasta from stovetop, drain and mix in with spinach and artichokes mixture.
  7. Serve in small bowl & enjoy! :) 

Serves 1-2 people.  Double ingredients for larger batch. 


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42 Comments

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply June 22, 2015

This totally sounds like my kind of pasta dish. I love artichokes, but I never cook with them myself, as I can never get them right.
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 23, 2015

    I don't ever make them from scratch either...jarred is the way to go! ;)

CARLA
Reply June 22, 2015

you so so so had my family at PASTA.
Ill see about the spinach as thats MY FAVE PART :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 23, 2015

    It's a great combo! :)

Tina muir
Reply June 22, 2015

Hehe I made something like this before, it was deeeelliiccious! Although i added a few too many artichokes for some of my guests haha, they were picking them out, but I LOVE them!!! Thanks for linking up with us today, sounds fantastic!
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    Too many artichokes?! What is that? :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply June 22, 2015

I adore artichokes. Spinach and artichoke dip was one of my very favorite things growing up, and this is like the healthy version of it!
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    Me too...such a great combo! :)

Meghan
Reply June 22, 2015

Spinach and artichokes are a match made in heaven! I love the idea of adding them with pasta here. Thanks for linking up with us today and sharing this recipe!
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    Thanks so much for hosting!

Michelle
Reply June 22, 2015

Oooh, sounds delish! I don't know if the rest of my family would feel the same though! I might just try it 0ut anyway, lol.
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    Just give it a try, you never know! ;)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply June 22, 2015

This looks like an amazing twist on such classic flavors! Yum!
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    Thanks! It was really yummy! :)

Carrie A Groff
Reply June 22, 2015

This looks so yummy! I love spinach and artichoke dip but don't like the ingredients or calories lol I'm going to save this recipe for when I'm craving a comfort pasta dish :-) This would be so yummy with a glass of Pinot Noir!
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    Oh yes....pinor noir would taste delish with it!

jill conyers
Reply June 22, 2015

This looks delicious! And score, my family would like it too. I won't mention that it's gf until after they eat it ;)
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    You can't even tell that it's GF, it's that delish! :)

Sarah
Reply June 22, 2015

Oh this looks so good!! I'm not sure the girls would like this but it's worth a try I think because I want it!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 23, 2015

    Definitely give it a try, you never know!

Rachel @ athletic avocado
Reply June 22, 2015

this looks so tasty! I have never tried artichokes but this makes me want to!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 23, 2015

    WHAAAT?! You totally have to!!! :)

Lauren
Reply June 22, 2015

Yum, this sounds so good. My bf isn't a huge artichoke fan but this dish might be a great way to sneak them in!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 23, 2015

    Yes, definitely a good way to sneak them in...they're so tasty!

Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs
Reply June 22, 2015

This looks so delicious and creamy. I love artichokes in pasta dishes. I have some Daiya cream cheese, but it's the chive and onion flavor. I wonder if that would work?
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    Hmmm that might work but would probably change the flavor a bit :)

Ree
Reply June 22, 2015

What a great spin on the traditional spinach & artichoke dip. This looks delicious!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 23, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply June 22, 2015

I need this in my life! How can I convince Will to eat pasta with green stuff in it?
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    Blind fold him and tell him it's cake! :)

Ivanna
Reply June 22, 2015

Yummy that looks good girl. Thanks for sharing.
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply June 22, 2015

I'll admit my eyes and ears perked up (can eyes "perk" up?) when I saw white wine as an ingredient, haha. Looks yummy!
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    Hahaha sure, eyes can most certainly perk in my opinion! :)

Farrah
Reply June 22, 2015

I love this combination! :D I thought I was all pasta-'ed out, but I think I'd take that statement back if I could try this recipe. :P
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    Reply June 23, 2015

    Haha YES you should try it!

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply June 23, 2015

LOVE artichokes.

    aelicatese
    Reply June 23, 2015

    Me too! :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply June 23, 2015

What a great combo of flavors! Love my pasta! Please pass the bowl, you are making me hungry!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 23, 2015

    Sure thing!

Earl-Leigh
Reply June 25, 2015

Oh Lorttt! I've been cutting back on my pasta intake because I just love carbs too much. The next time I do make a pasta dish...mama mia!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Haha you kill me! Let me know what you think when you make it, it is pretty delish! :)

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