Pasta Bake with Spinach, Artichokes and Tomatoes

  • 10 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 25 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 6


  • 398


  • 21g


  • 40g


  • 20g




  • 8 oz. Short Whole Grain Pasta (penne, rotini, farfalle, cavatappi)
  • 1 ¼ Cups Skim Milk
  • ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ½ Tsp Dried Basil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • ¼ Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flake
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ Cups Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 1 (14 oz.) Can Quartered Artichoke Hearts, drained
  • 1 (10 oz.) Package Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed and well drained
  • ⅓ Cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil, chopped
  • GGluten :

    Use a gluten-free pasta.

  • DDairy:

    Substitute milk for an unsweetened non-dairy milk alternative (coconut, almond, etc.). Use a dairy-free cheese alternative.

  • EEggs:

    Use a commercial egg replacement.


  • 1.

    Preheat Oven & Spray Pan Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  • 2.

    Cook Pasta In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

  • 3.

    Mix All Ingredients In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, garlic, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes. Stir in cheese, artichokes, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and cooked pasta. Season with salt and pepper.

  • 4.

    Bake Dish & Serve Add pasta mixture to the prepared baking dish. Place in oven and bake until cooked through and golden brown, 20-23 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy.

Recipe adapted from damndelicious.net

Nourishment Notes

Whole Grain Pasta

Whole grain pasta is an excellent source of fiber. Fiber is particularly beneficial for those with RA because it can help reduce the risk of heart disease.


Spinach is a nutrient powerhouse. It’s packed with antioxidants to help reduce inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis.


Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, particularly lycopene. Lycopene has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, a condition common in those with RA.

RA Cooking Tips

  • Mesh Strainer

    Use a small mesh strainer to lift pasta out of hot water into a bowl rather than trying to pour the whole pan into a colander.

  • Electric Can Opener

    Use an electric can opener to open cans.

  • Food Processor

    Use a mini-food processor to chop sun-dried tomatoes.

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