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Barilla® Rotini Baked with Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Sauce


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Barilla® Rotini Baked with Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Sauce
PREPARATION TIME
25 minutes

DIFFICULTY
Easy

TYPE
Main course


TYPE OF RECIPE
Vegetarian


Ingredients for 4 people


1 package Barilla® Rotini
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon chili flakes
1 garlic clove chopped
4 cups milk
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 package frozen spinach
1 package frozen artichokes chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup parmigiano cheese



Preparation 5 minutes preparation + 20 minutes cooking
1. BRING a large pot of water to a boil and preheat the oven to 375°F

2. COOK the pasta 3/4 the recommended time

3. DRAIN the pasta and toss with olive oil, place flat on a sheet tray to cool down

4. In a medium pot, melt butter

5. ADD garlic and chili flakes and sauté for 1 minute

6. ADD the flour and cook for an additional minute

7. SLOWLY pour in the milk and whisk until all the flour is incorporated

8. LET the sauce come up to a simmer, then season to taste and simmer for 5 minutes, but don’t let it burn

9. REMOVE the sauce from the heat and add in the thawed spinach and artichokes

10. FOLD in the pasta and parmigiano cheese and place in a 13x9 baking dish

11. BAKE for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbly on top