Creamy Spinach-Artichoke Pasta

Creamy Spinach-Artichoke Pasta

Recipe Info

  • Recipe Cuisine: Vegan
  • Recipe Category: Mains
  • Tagged: Dairy Free, Gluten Free Option, Kid Friendly, Vegan
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Recipe Yield: 4 Servings


  • One 12 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 lb (16oz) penne or rigatoni pasta (gluten-free if necessary)
  • One 12oz vacuum-packed block extra firm silken tofu
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (nut-free if necessary)
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup vegan white wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. arrowroot powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. vegan butter
  • One 14- to 15 oz. can artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained, and quartered if whole
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Pepita Parmesan, optional


  1. In a clean kitchen towel, wrap the spinach. Wrap the spinach in a kitchen towel and twist to squeeze out any excess liquid. Set aside the spinach.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add the pasta and season with salt. Cook the pasta according to package directions until it is al dente. Drain and set aside the pasta.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, in a blender, combine the tofu, milk, nutritional yeast, wine, lemon juice, arrowroot, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Place aside.
  4. In a large shallow saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the artichokes begin to brown. Cook until the spinach and minced garlic are heated through. Cook, stirring constantly, until the pasta and tofu mixture is heated through. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper. Serve with Pepita Parmesan (if using). Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

If you can’t find a 12-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach, 10 ounces will suffice, or you can thaw 1 pound and leave some out.

Recipe Nutrition Info

  • Calories: 410
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbs: 73.8g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Sugar: 1.4g