This one pot pasta Spinach and Artichoke Bucatini recipe is one of the easiest pasta dishes you will ever make. It's delicious, filling and clean up is so simple!
Easy Pasta Dishes for Dinner
I am in love with pasta. What else is new?
In my house, pasta gets put in our dinner rotation once a week.
I love making easy pasta dishes and one pot pasta is something even your teenage kids can make. This recipe is for the person that barely cooks because there is very little work involved. One pot pasta is a dish where you put everything in the pot at once. Pasta, water, tomatoes, herbs, and olive oil all go in at once. The heat gets turned on and you stir until the pasta is cooked into a delicious sauce.
I was a little hesitant about trying it because I was worried about the texture of the pasta. Would it be undercooked or mushy? Would the dish be watery?
No, no no! This pasta is cooked PERFECTLY. It made a light creamy sauce and my house smelled like a restaurant when I was cooking it.
Ingredients in Spinach and Artichoke Bucatini
I decided to be a rebel and use totally different ingredients than I have seen in other one pot pasta recipes. While I have seen many recipes that include linguine with tomatoes and basil, I had a different idea. Why not try some spinach and artichokes with bucatini pasta? The veggies provide great flavor and Delverde bucatini is just plain fun. It is much more interesting for my kids to eat too. I shredded some Fontina cheese and put that in the pan. I didn't forget the wine either. It just kicked the pasta up a notch.
- Bucatini - a long, hollow pasta
- Tomato - Chop a fresh, ripe tomato.
- Garlic - Fresh garlic is more flavorful than garlic in the jar.
- Red Pepper - For a little heat. Leave it out if you prefer.
- Artichoke Hearts - Look for the kind in water rather than the marinated artichokes.
- Frozen Spinach
- Seasonings - I used Italian seasoning, parsley, salt and pepper.
- White wine - Adds a lovely depth of flavor to the dish.
- Olive oil - If you don't have olive oil use any neutral vegetable oil.
- Fontina cheese - This semi-soft cheese has a buttery, nutty flavor.
What is Bucatini Pasta?
Bucatini is an Italian pasta that looks like spaghetti but it is a bit thicker and has a hollow center. What this means is that instead of getting just covered with sauce, the sauce also gets in the middle of the pasta. If you are like me and love saucy pasta, bucatini is for you.
Most grocery stores sell Bucatini and you don't have to buy the Delverde Brand. There are plenty of other good brands out there. If you can't find bucatini, feel free to use spaghetti or linguine instead!
The Ease of One Pot Pasta
Now let's talk about the ease of making this dish. I cooked it while helping my son with his homework. I also emptied the dishwasher and folded some laundry all within the 30 minutes it took to cook dinner. And the best part is not having more than one pot to clean up. No colander to clean with bucatini stuck in the holes either.
More Easy Pasta Dishes
I will be making this bucatini recipe again and again. Next time I might throw some mushrooms, peas or sun dried tomatoes in the pan.
And the leftovers? Yum, yum!
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One Pot Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Bucatini
- 16 ounces Bucatini broken in half
- 1 large tomato chopped
- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- ½ teaspoon red pepper
- 1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
- 1 10 ounce package frozen spinach, defrosted
- 1 TBS Italian seasoning
- 3 TBS chopped parsley plus extra for garnish
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup white wine
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 6 ounces Fontina cheese shredded
- salt and pepper to taste
- grated cheese for serving
- In a large pan or chicken fryer, add bucatini, tomato, garlic, red pepper, artichokes, spinach, Italian seasoning and parsley.
- Pour water, wine and olive oil into the pan.
- Put heat on high and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and cook for about 15 minutes or until pasta is al dente and water has evaporated but a creamy sauce is left. Make sure to stir well with tongs every few minutes.
- Mix Fontina cheese into the pan and stir until it is melted.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve garnished with parsley and grated cheese.
First Published October 2013 ; Last Updated April 2021
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