Spinach Artichoke Dip Pasta

September  1, 2016
1 Ratings
Photo by Leigh Suznovich
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

This spinach artichoke dip pasta is creamy and flavorful pasta perfection! It is also so easy to make and can be on the table in 20 minutes. —Leigh Suznovich

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 1 pound cream cheese
  • 4 ounces herbed goat cheese
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/3 cup beer
  • 12 ounces drained marinated artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups baby spinach, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil, roughly chopped as needed for garnish
  1. Get a large pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Salt it generously. Cook the rotini in it for about 8 minutes, just until tender. While the pasta cooks combine the cream cheese, goat cheese, garlic powder, dried onion, salt and pepper in another large skillet with deep sides. Heat it up over medium high heat and stir it all together until it melts into a creamy sauce. Add in the beer, artichokes and spinach and let it all gently simmer together for another couple of minutes.
  2. The pasta should be done by this point. Drain it and add it to the sauce, along with the parmesan cheese. Stir it all together thoroughly, then take the skillet off of the heat. Scoop the pasta into pretty bowls and top it with a little chopped basil for garnish. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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3 Reviews

S October 26, 2018
Hello, I am pretty newly minted in the kitchen. Is is necessary to use beer for this recipe? If so, what brand or type?

Also, 11/3.. what measurement is that?
Leigh S. October 27, 2018
Hello!! So if you want you can omit the beer, but any lighter ale will work here. It's very forgiving. The measurement is 1 and 1/3 cups, it just looks like 11/3. So 1 cup plus a 1/3 cup. Hope that all helps!!
S October 27, 2018
Yes, very helpful. Thank you very much Leigh!