Penne with Artichoke Hearts

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 artichoke hearts, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1⁄4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over low heat. Add the artichokes and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 15 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pot, bring at least 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Add the pasta, stir to separate, and cook until not quite al dente. Drain.
  • Toss the pasta with the artichoke sauce and basil. Season with pepper and remaining salt. Pour into a warm serving bowl and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.