Monday, April 28, 2014

tomato artichoke penne


I'm officially in the last month of school for this year (what?!), which means I am running around like a crazy person pretty much at all times. It's just what we do at the end of school -- final projects, field trips, programs... it's all happening. It's fun but exhausting!

During this super busy time of year, dinners like this are total lifesavers. I saw this recipe a while ago on Shutterbean and knew just from reading the ingredient list that I would LOVE it. And it turned out even better than I was expecting! It has awesome textures and flavors and - best of all for this time of year - the leftovers are maybe even better, which means I can pack it for my lunches all week long! Like I said... life. saver.

Tomato Artichoke Penne (slightly adapted from Shutterbean)
serves 4-6

you'll need:
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 (12 oz.) jar marinated artichokes, drained and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon dried basil
10 oz. brown rice penne pasta
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

In a medium saucepan, toast pine nuts over medium heat for about 3 minutes, until fragrant and lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.

Wipe saucepan clean, then add olive oil to the pan. Saute onion over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic and saute for 1 more minute. Add the tomatoes, artichokes, and basil and stir. Continue to cook over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes, until sauce is reduced and thick.

While sauce is cooking, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt well, then add pasta and cook according to the package directions.

When pasta is done cooking and sauce is ready, add the pasta and pine nuts to the sauce and stir. Stir in 1/2 cup parmesan. Taste and add seasoning as desired.

Serve in bowls with more parmesan on top. YUM!

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26 comments:

  1. Dinner AND a grab-and-go lunch. It's a winner alright, and looks delish.

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  2. That is simple deliciousness in a bowl. I love leftovers - such a left-saver - so I'm behind anything that actually tastes better the next day! This year, despite the winter we had, was the fastest one in history. School will be out so soon...here's to the finish line. : )

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  3. This looks and sounds so simple and delicious, Marie! I love it!

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  4. i have so much pasta i need to use, this sounds perfect. hopefully i will get to hang out with you soon then?

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    1. You should definitely try this one then! And YES please on the hang out...it's been far too long, friend!

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  5. The flavors in this sound amazing! I love a good pasta - pasta leftovers make the BEST leftovers, too! Happy Monday, friend! xoxo

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    1. You would love this!!! Hope you're having a great week, love!

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  6. I think that dishes like this even taste better the next day, love the flavor combination here! Like you said lunch all week....perfect!

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  7. This sounds fantastic! I am LOVING all things involving artichokes right now!

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  8. Such a great recipe! Love all those ingredients! Good luck with everything! I have big time respect for teachers!

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    1. You're so sweet, Maria - thank you!!!

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  9. I love it when the leftovers are even better!! So good! :)

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    1. That's always such a win! Thanks, love!

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  10. I am alllll in for an easy dish like this!

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  11. Love that fresh parmesan on top - nothing quite like it! I love these easy, quick meals also. Good luck with your last month of school!!

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    1. Thanks, Ashley!! And yes, the parm on top is a MUST!

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  12. I love dinners like this - quick, easy, and delicious!! Looks perfect for a busy weeknight :)

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  13. Mmmm this is definitely my kind of meal also! I am artichoke obsessed! Good luck with your last month of school...HOME STRETCH!

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