Have you seen The Pioneer Woman's gorgeous Spinach Artichoke Pasta floating around on Pinterest lately? The second I saw it I pinned it to my "To Eat" board. It didn't last long there before I jumped onboard and made it myself.
It was easy to follow her recipe and still alter seasonings and such, mainly to meet my tastes (and the fact that I can't tolerate spice worth beans on a good day, let alone when I'm hugely pregnant). And because I didn't really do much different besides change up some amounts and use cavatappi instead of penne, I'm not providing a recipe card. She's got it all tied up with a pretty bow over on her site, so follow the link.
All I can really say here is eat this. Eat it now.
The one and only thing I'll do differently next time is add a smidge more cheese. Because we ARE in the dairy state after all, and doggone it, I like cheese. And spice up the panko a bit - maybe mix it with some melted butter.
You know the deliciousness of spinach artichoke dip? You know how you kind of just want to scoop it up with a spoon? Now you can. Although, a fork would likely be easier.
If you've seen it but weren't sure about it, consider us your guinea pigs, because the entire family loved it. Even bug. mini had a hard time eating the artichokes, but maybe that's an acquired taste?