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Easy Skillet Artichoke Spaghetti

Easy Skillet Artichoke Spaghetti, a fast and easy Italian Pasta Recipe. Fresh Artichokes and spices tossed with Spaghetti (or any long noodle) makes this the perfect any day dinner idea.

artichoke pasta in a black pan

Of all the vegetables we grow Artichokes are the gold vegetable in this family. We wait in anticipation for the first arrivals, because these are the best, the tenderest and without a choke. Which are perfect for making Artichokes Alla Romana.  Of course the next best thing has to be this Easy Skillet Artichoke Pasta.

This is one veggie that I would slip out of bed in the middle of night, dress in black with a flashlight attached to my head and creep down the street to our communal family garden and fill a bag to overflowing with.

But unfortunately I cannot! We must share!

How to clean Artichokes for Artichoke Pasta Recipe

  • Remove the tough outer leaves (4 or 5 levels).
  • Slice them in half and remove the choke
  • Then slice them again.
A simple, fast and delicious Easy Skillet Artichoke and Spaghetti Pasta recipe. Italian never tasted so good, and healthy.


I had never eaten an artichoke before, not until I came to Italy. I just couldn’t get excited about dipping a leave and pulling out the insides.

So when my mother-in-law served up another fast and easy Pasta recipe with sautéed Artichokes and Spaghetti. I knew this Easy Skillet Artichoke and Spaghetti dish was destined to become another of my favourites.

artichoke pasta in a black pan

How to make Artichoke Spaghetti

  1. Add the sliced artichokes to a large pan with a little olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and don’t forget a sprinkle or two of hot pepper flakes.
  2. Toss with your cooked long pasta (we love this dish with a long pasta such as Spaghetti).
  3. Sprinkle with a little freshly grated Pecorino or Parmesan if you wish before serving. So good!
chopped artichokes for artichoke pasta

One thing I learned very quickly when I came to Italy was that there certainly is more to Pasta then just a tomato or meat sauce. Pasta with some amazing Olive Oil, spices and whatever veggie is in season, makes one of the best meals ever.

More delicious Spaghetti Recipes

artichoke pasta on a black plate

If you are saying to yourself “Never, I hate artichokes” trust me, try it and then let me know. This Easy Skillet Artichoke and Spaghetti is fast and easy.

If you are looking for a quick and easy pasta dish then I hope you give this a try. Buon Appetito!

up close artichoke pasta on a black plate
up close artichoke pasta on a black plate

Easy Skillet Artichoke Spaghetti

Rosemary Molloy
A simple, fast and delicious Easy Skillet Artichoke and Spaghetti Pasta recipe. Italian never tasted so good, and healthy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 362 kcal


  • 5-6 artichokes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • hot pepper flakes to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cups cooked spaghetti
  • Freshly grated Pecorino or Parmesan cheese to taste


  • In a large bowl squeeze the juice of a lemon. Remove the tough, outer leaves from the artichoke (should be about 4 layers of leaveor until you reach leaves that are pale yellow. Cut in half (when you cut it in half , cut out the choke using a knife it looks almost furry, actually if you get artichokes fresh enough there might not even be a choke), thinly slice the artichoke and place in the bowl of water, stem should be cut from the artichoke, leave about 2-3 inches and clean, then (trim with a knife peeling off the tough outer layer slice the stem and place in bowl, (this keeps them from turning brown). Repeat with remaining artichokes.**
  • In a large pan oil and garlic add drained sliced artichokes, sprinkle with  oregano, salt and hot pepper flakes add water and cook almost covered, until tender and water has evaporated (taste for salt).
  • While artichoke slices are cooking, cook spaghetti in salted boiling water.
  • Add cooked Spaghetti and 1/2 ladle of pasta water to the pan, cook on medium for approximately 1 minute. Serve immediately, top with freshly grated Pecorino or Parmesan Cheese. Enjoy!

**You can also use frozen artichoke hearts.


    Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 19.2mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3.5mg
    Did You Make This Recipe?Please leave a comment below or pin it to your Pinterest account!

    Republished from April 12, 2016.


      1. Hi Lori, I would say it depends if the artichokes are halved or quartered, I use a jar that is 330 grams / 11-12 ounces. Hope that helps. Let me know.

    1. Hi, I was wondering how it would work if I was to use the grilled and marinated artichokes they sell in the store? It has a lot of spice already added to it and I could just add my own twist. I think I’m going to try it! Wish me luck 😊.

    2. 4 stars
      This looks so amazing!! I can’t wait to try it. If I were to make it spicy, what would you recommend? Peppers? Spices?

      1. Hi Miranda, thanks I actually add 2 or 3 pinches of hot pepper flakes. So good. Hope you enjoy it. Let me know.

    3. 5 stars
      This was such a change from our usual pasta dishes, I was a bit nervous about using artichokes but it was much easier than I was expecting.

    4. 5 stars
      Hi Rosemary,
      I’m an artichoke lover too and frequently make veggies with pasta, but never with artichokes. So looking forward to trying this (spring around the corner.) Whenever I’m in Rome I head for a restaurant (Nonna Betta) that does great artichoke dishes – my current favorite is ala parmigiano. Would love to see your take on this. Thanks for your excellent blog.

      1. Hi Frank, pasta and artichokes is one of our favourite pasta dishes! 🙂 Thanks artichoke parmesan sounds amazing. Stay tuned. Have a great week.

    5. 5 stars
      Oooooh!!!! This looks delicious!
      I love the simplicity! Perfect for letting all the wonderful ingredients sing.

      Pinning this 😀

    6. 5 stars
      Rosemary: I LOVE artichokes, but have never had this dish. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. It is one that I will try this week (assuming I can get fresh artichokes here in the Midwest). Have never grown artichokes, either……..with gardening season right around the corner, I’m going to think about this!

      1. Hi Diane, thanks when you try it, let me know and good luck finding artichokes. They are everywhere here!

    7. 5 stars
      You are so right! Some of the best pasta recipes I’ve had was a simple mix of good extra virgin olive oil and great vegetables in season. I haven’t done a whole lot with artichokes. I know — that isn’t very Italian of me but I can’t seem to find good artichokes. I’ll have to keep trying. Great recipe, Rosemary! Have a great day.

      1. Hi Marisa, thanks Marisa, one of my favourite veggies ever if not the favourite! Have a great day you too. 🙂

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