This recipe comes from BudgetSavvyDiva.com, it was so good I had to share it! I made a few minor changes to make it higher in protein and lower in fat.
|orecchiette means "ears"|
Orecchiette- 16 oz. (or other short pasta)
Fresh Spinach- 15 oz.
Artichokes- 13.5 can, rinsed & chopped
Fat Free Cream Cheese- 8 oz.
Cottage Cheese- 2 cups (16 oz.)
Parmesan Cheese- 1 cup
Garlic- 3 cloves, minced
Lemon Juice- 1 tsp.
Preheat Oven To 425.
Cook pasta according to the box. Save 1/4 cup of the pasta water before you drain.
Heat oil in pan or pot and cook onions for 4 minutes on medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook for one minute. Add spinach until wilted.
In a large bowl – mix cream cheese, cottage cheese, Parmesan, lemon juice.
Add pasta and mix.
Stir in artichokes, spinach, garlic and onions and 1/4 cup of cooking liquid from the pasta. Season with salt & pepper.
Place mixture into greased 2.5 – 3 qt. casserole dish and sprinkle with more cheese on top if desired.
Bake till golden brown on top – about 10 – 15 minutes.