If you follow along here on ful-filled, then you already know that artichoke lemon pesto is our new favorite condiment! So it is only fitting that the next recipe I would share with all of you is one of our favorite ways to enjoy this most delicious pesto: artichoke lemon pesto pasta!



This artichoke lemon pesto pasta recipe could not be easier to pull together and it is SO delicious! You will need just a handful of ingredients to make this beautiful pasta dish happen:

  • ARTICHOKE LEMON PESTO: seriously the best condiment to have on hand at all times. It is filled with so much flavor and is the perfect sauce for pasta.
  • PASTA: We like spaghetti for this recipe, but feel free to use whatever pasta you have on hand.
  • PASTA WATER: We reserve a bit of starchy pasta water to turn our pesto in a creamy sauce for our pasta
  • FRESH GREENS: We love the flavor compliment of baby arugula, but spinach, kale or even swiss chard would all work well in this recipe.
  • MARINATED ARTICHOKE HEARTS: tossing in a handful of artichoke hearts with the pasta adds a nice punch of flavor and texture.
  • LEMON ZEST: the brightness & zing that fresh lemon zest adds really accentuates the flavors in this dish.

As you can see, the ingredients list for this artichoke lemon pesto pasta is very basic. The most time-consuming part of this recipe is actually waiting for the pasta water to come to a boil, lol! But once your water is boiling and your pasta is cooked, this dish comes together in just a few minutes. And you would never think that such a simple process could produce such a delicious meal, but that is the beauty of having artichoke lemon pesto & a jar of marinated artichokes on hand!


Since making artichoke lemon pesto for the first time, this pasta has been on rotation in our kitchen on a weekly basis! It is perfectly satisfying and hits all of the flavor and texture notes that we love! And with all of the cooking that we have been doing lately, it is really nice to have quick & easy meals like this artichoke lemon pesto pasta on hand.


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  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup artichoke lemon pesto
  • 1/2 lb pasta (we like spaghetti)
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, sliced into smaller pieces if necessary
  • 2 cups baby arugula (or substitute with other greens like: baby spinach or swiss chard)
  • zest of 1 lemon & more baby arugula for garnish


  1. Bring a pot of well salted water to a boil & cook your pasta according to the package instructions
  2. While the pasta cooks, prepare your other ingredients. When the pasta has just a couple of minutes left to cook, heat a large saucepan over medium high heat, add in the artichoke lemon pesto and heat through. Add 1 cup of the pasta water to the pesto and stir to combine.
  3. Add in your cooked pasta and toss to coat the pasta in the sauce. Once pasta is nicely incorporated into the sauce, toss in the baby arugula and then your marinated artichoke hearts.
  4. Plate the pasta & garnish with lemon zest and a bit of fresh baby arugula.


This recipe makes four small servings or 2 large servings. Double the recipe if you want to serve this recipe as a main dish for 4-5 adults.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Pasta



{ 20 comments… add one }
  • niko April 16, 2020, 10:31 am


  • niko April 16, 2020, 10:32 am

    DROOLING for this Artichoke Lemon Pesto Pasta Bella!!!!!!!!!

  • niko April 16, 2020, 10:33 am

    We’ve been making and DEVOURING your Artichoke Lemon Pesto recipe non-stop for weeks now since you posted!!!

  • niko April 16, 2020, 10:34 am

    Looks like now we’ll have to be eating this new pasta recipe non-stop as well, you got us HOOKED on that Savant Genius Pesto recipe girl!!!

  • niko April 16, 2020, 10:36 am

    As per usual your photos reeled us in at first scroll, stopped us dead in our tracks, they are Simply STUNNING as ALWAYS Bella!!!!

  • Ashley Cuoco April 17, 2020, 1:42 pm

    omgosh!!!! Seriously, you nailed this pasta :) those lemon curls too. Yum. I love artichoke but rarely know how to use it other than roasting. I am sooooo hungry just looking at this. Can’t wait to try! And your process shot– gorgeous as usual!!!

    • bella | ful-filled April 17, 2020, 4:20 pm

      Awwww! Thank you Ash! I think artichokes are underused and underappreciated…we genuinely love them in both the pesto and this pasta. I can’t wait for you to try it too! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it means so much!

  • Tina Paymaster April 17, 2020, 2:14 pm

    Artichokes are one of my favorite vegetables in the world! I never thought to make pesto from them and now I’m definitely going to. These images are just stunning as always too!

    • bella | ful-filled April 17, 2020, 4:25 pm

      RIGHT?! Us too, we just adore artichokes! You are going to love this Tina! And thank you so much!

  • Carolyn Jensen April 18, 2020, 12:12 pm

    Bella, you KNOW how much I love this right;) And as always, your photographs just make me wish I could reach in and grab a bowl of that pesto right now!

    • bella | ful-filled April 18, 2020, 1:30 pm

      YES! I am SO happy that this pesto has been a hit in your household! It is in constant supply in our kitchen! And thank you so much!

  • Pia April 19, 2020, 7:33 am

    BELLA! I know I say this practice all the time, but you are a goddess and your photography is just out of this world. Wow, wow, wow 🤩 you never fail to impress me and I love you so much ❤️❤️❤️

    • bella | ful-filled April 19, 2020, 7:40 am

      Awwww! You are seriously the sweetest…thank you SO much <3

  • Helen April 25, 2020, 11:00 am

    I love artichokes and didn’t think twice about trying this recipe. It didn’t fail! Delicious and full of flavors! And super easy, if I must add.

    • bella | ful-filled April 25, 2020, 11:20 am

      YAY! So happy you enjoyed my recipe! It is SO nice to have easy meals like this in your arsenal ;)

  • Josie April 25, 2020, 12:18 pm

    I have made this recipe and absolutely recommend it! It’s easy and amazingly delicious! Go for it!

    • bella | ful-filled April 26, 2020, 7:59 am

      So so happy you liked this recipe Josie!

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