Position the oven rack in center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Defrost the spinach
in the microwave. Drain
, then dry the spinach out as much as possible by wringing it out in a clean kitchen towel.
Bring a saucepot of water to a boil. Add salt. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions for al dente
Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
in a small skillet over medium to medium-high heat and add the shallots
and garlic and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add the artichokes
and cook until they are lightly brown. Add the wine
While the artichokes and pasta cook, in a saucepot over medium to medium-high heat, add the butter
. When melted, whisk in the flour for 1 minute or so, then whisk
in the milk and season with salt, pepper and a little nutmeg
. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, adjust the seasonings and stir in the Gruyere cheese
. Combine the sauce
with the spinach, pasta, and artichoke and stir until just combined. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish
and cover with the remaining cheese. Cool and store for a make-ahead meal.
Bake on a baking sheet 45 minutes or until brown and bubbly on top.