Spinach & Artichoke  with whole wheat penned pasta

SPINACH & ARTICHOKE

w/Whole Wheat Penne Pasta

375o 45 minutes (or golden brown)

INGREDIENTS

1 lb whole wheat penne pasta

3 Tbsp olive oil

1 shallot, coarsely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 can or 10oz box artichoke hearts, quartered

2 10oz frozen spinach, drained

4 Tbsp butter

2 cups milk

4 Tbsp flour

1 cup parmesan cheese (keep ½ aside for topping)

1-1/2 cups Gruyere cheese
Optional:

Chicken, cooked and diced
DIRECTIONS

In large pot, cook penne with 1 tsp salt, drain

In a small pan, add olive oil, shallots, and garlic. Cook until soft.  Add artichokes cook until golden.  Add in drained spinach.

In a small sauce pan, combine butter, milk, flour, ½ or parmesan, and all Gruyere cheese.  Stir constantly until melted.

Place in baking dish

Top with remaining parmesan cheese

Bake

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