Thursday, November 29, 2007

Artichoke Alfredo Sauce

Tonight we revisited the Artichoke Alfredo Sauce recipe that I tried over the summer. For those who don't remember, it was a creamy sauce made to taste like hot artichoke dip, something I've been known to love more than life itself.

The dish is so simple to make but it tastes like a million bucks. It really does taste like the artichoke dip my mom makes at the holidays.

Artichoke Alfredo Sauce
Cook's Country

Olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, grated
2 cans artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed and chopped into large pieces
1 cup heavy cream plus 1/4 cup, divided
Juice and zest of one lemon
1/2 cup sour cream
Grated pecorino cheese
Salt and pepper
1 lb spaghetti
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Heat oil and saute onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until tender. Add garlic and cook until fragrant before adding artichoke hearts. Cook together for about 5 minutes then add 1 cup of heavy cream, the juice and zest of one lemon, 1/2 cup of sour cream, some grated Pecorino cheese, salt and pepper off the heat.

When the spaghetti is just about done put the pan back on the heat just to warm up the sauce (don't boil the mixture or it will separate) and then toss the pasta with the sauce and an additional 1/4 cup of heavy cream, chopped parsley and more cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. You know what would go good in this?

    Yup turkey skin...maybe even some pork cracklin's.

  2. oh shush you, lhm! turkey skin... hahaha.

    I remembered this because it was one of the first, if not the first, comment I left you after reading you for a while. :) hubby still says he doesn't like artichokes, but I have gotten him more in the spirit of at least trying. I want to make this for sure. ;)

  3. longhair - Ewww....gross! :P

    leosatter - Actually, I've never purchased anything food-related online before. I prefer not to do any kind of shopping online. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.

    Melissa - I remember you posting that Steve doesn't like artichokes. Honestly, I doubt he'd even know they were in here if he tried the recipe without knowing the ingredients. I hope you get a chance to make's SO good!

  4. Oh my goodness! Two fo my favorite things are artichokes and alfredo pasta. I think this is food porn at it's finest. lol.

  5. Oh man. Your photos of pasta just kill me!!!

  6. Katie - I had a feeling you'd like it. :)

    a witt - Thanks! :) I think they're some of the best photos I take.

  7. homecook, that pasta dish looks delicious and sounds like something I might be able to cook (although maybe after I've lost some of the holiday pudge)...

  8. I can't believe I missed your original posting of this! This looks awesome. We make the atichoke dip around the holidays too. Love it!

  9. foodhoe - Love the icon! :) It's really simple and has minimal ingredients. After the soup and other dishes you guys made recently I think you can handle this with no problem.

  10. dani - I'm sure you could find a way to lighten it up (I know you guys tend to err on the side of healthy eating), but it would certainly be a sinful indulgence. :) I love that dip so much it's not even funny.

  11. But what about the pork rinds??

    Don't tell me to hush :)

    Mmmmmm pork rinds....

  12. oh that sounds good. not the pork rinds, mind you, although I did once did blog in which I lumped them and tank tops into the same, unknowable, category. But the pasta...

    that sounds wonderful!

    and I agree that the photographs you take rock.

  13. longhair - You crack me up!

    Zootenany - Hey! Long time no see. :) The pasta IS good...very creamy. And thank you for the compliment on my photography.

  14. what is with Steves and artichoke hearts? Mine won't go near them either and I SO want to make that pasta!

  15. We love artichoke dip in our family. I am going to have to make this one soon!!

  16. C - I'm glad to see this dish is so popular. I hope you get a chance to try it...maybe when Steve isn't home??

    Eat! - Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if you try this. :)

  17. This looks sooooo good. How many servings does this recipe make? I'm making it tomorrow night!

  18. This looks so good- I just added it to our next menu! (And yes... this is how I'm braving the hurricane- digging through old blog archives on some blogs lol!)

  19. Stephanie - That's so funny! I was just going through old posts and adding the recipes to some where all I had was a link or photo. This is one I updated. It's SO good. I hope you enjoy it.


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