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Lemon artichoke pesto pasta basil

Lemon Artichoke Pesto Pasta

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1/2 a box of thin spaghetti
  • 1 jar Bella Cucina Artichoke Lemon Pesto
  • 1 can artichoke hearts – drained and cut into quarters
  • 1 chicken breast, shredded. I used a rotisserie chicken from Kroger
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, divided
  • 45 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 lemon, zested and cut into slices


  1. In a large pot of heavily salted boiling water cook pasta al dente. Reserve one cup of pasta when draining water.
  2. After draining place pasta back in the pot. Add in the jar of artichoke pesto, plenty of pepper, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, some lemon zest, and half the pasta water. using two large forks toss pasta until everything is coated well. Then add in the chopped artichokes and shredded chicken, toss again. Taste and add any salt or pepper to your liking.
  3. To serve sprinkle on the torn basil and parmesan cheese. Plate with lemon zest on top and lemon slices on the side.

Keywords: pasta. artichokes, pesto, lemon, one pot meal, parmesan cheese, basil