I came up with this pasta dish by necessity when a few weeks back I fell behind on a writing deadline and needed something really fast and easy for dinner so that I could get back to my desk as soon as possible. The meal I had originally planned wouldn't quite cut it.
So I made a quick inventory of my refrigerator and saw that I had leftover cheese from a previous lasagna recipe.
That put me in mind of a delicious cheese, spinach, and artichoke dip served with bread that I had enjoyed at a party the previous week.
The thought occurred to me that it would be a simple matter to try to re-create the recipe and adapt it for use with pasta.