Trofie Pasta with Artichoke Parmesan Pesto

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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This fresh and vibrant pasta with artichoke parmesan pesto takes minutes to make and is a great back up plan for those nights you don't want to cook.

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recipe updated May 14, 2020


  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    100g (about ¾ cup)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (58g)
  • Feta cheese icon
    Feta cheese
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Artichoke hearts icon
    Artichoke hearts
    285g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    55ml (3¾ tbsp)
  • Single cream icon
    Single cream
    150ml (½ cup)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • Dijon mustard icon
    Dijon mustard
    1 tsp (5g)
  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach
    200g (about 6½ cups)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Water icon
    1.2 liters (1200ml)
  • Salt icon
    as needed
  • Pasta icon
    350g (about 4 cups)
  • Roma tomato icon
    Roma tomato
    250g (about 4⅛)


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  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl

Step preview

  1. Add parmesan cheese and lemon to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 10
  4. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to small bowl
  5. Add garlic clove to the TM5 bowl
  6. Chop - approx 3 sec, speed 6
  7. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  8. Add extra virgin olive oil to the TM5 bowl
  9. Sauté - approx 5 min, varoma, speed 1
  10. Then add single cream, egg, dijon mustard, feta cheese, artichoke hearts and baby spinach to the TM5 bowl
  11. Blend - approx 5 sec, speed 7
  12. Cook - approx 5 min, 100°C, speed 1
  13. Then season with salt & pepper to taste
  14. Transfer one third of cheese mixture to TM5 bowl
  15. Mix - approx 5 sec, speed 5
  16. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to medium bowl
  17. Add water, salt and pasta to the TM5 bowl
  18. Cook - approx 12 min, 100°C, reverse gentle stir
  19. Drain
  20. Transfer sauce to TM5 bowl
  21. Add roma tomato to the TM5 bowl
  22. Toss until well combined
  23. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to large serving bowl
  24. Arrange cheese mixture in pasta
  25. Serve
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