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Put a Spring in Your Step! 20 Easy Spring Pasta Recipes

20 Easy Spring Pasta Recipes
Here in New York City, winter gloom is going to be around for at least another few weeks. Nonetheless I’m gearing up for all the fresh foods that springtime brings think leeks, chives, fresh leafy greens, green garlic, and artichokes. What do you do with all this green? Cook it up with pasta, naturally. Spring ingredients lend themselves beautifully to fast, easy, kid-friendly pasta dinners. So stock up, kick back, and enjoy some of spring’s easiest eats!

For even more late winter and spring recipe ideas, check out this handy guide to leafy greens!

  • Cheesy Peasy Pasta 1 of 20
    Cheesy Peasy Pasta
    This clever spin on mac and cheese is a perfect spring dish with deliciously tender peas and plenty of creamy cheese.
    Make cheesy peasy pasta

    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Bucatini with Vegetarian Ragu 2 of 20
    Bucatini with Vegetarian Ragu
    This simple and hearty bucatini with a vegetarian mushroom ragu is sure to please even the meat lovers in your house!
    Make bucatini with vegetarian ragu
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Lasagna Verde 3 of 20
    Lasagna Verde
    This delicious lasagna verde is a tomato-free and vegan.
    Make lasagna verde
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Baked Eggs in Pasta Nests 4 of 20
    Baked Eggs in Pasta Nests
    This pasta recipe with baked eggs works wonderfully on days when you need an easy and filling lunch.
    Make baked eggs in pasta nests
    Image: Brooke McLay
  • Spaghetti and Kale Carbonara 5 of 20
    Spaghetti and Kale Carbonara
    Looking for an easy way to eat your greens? This carbonara with kale makes vegetables a pleasure.
    Make French carbonara for two
    
Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Lemony Chickpea Pasta Bowl 6 of 20
    Lemony Chickpea Pasta Bowl
    This pasta bowl is a bright and satisfying dish, featuring chickpeas, hummus, and lots of veggies.
    Make lemony chickpea pasta bowls
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Easy Kale and Walnut Pesto 7 of 20
    Easy Kale and Walnut Pesto
    The kale and walnut pesto for this recipe freezes easily, so you can make a huge batch and have several (delicious) dinners ready to go.
    Make kale and walnut pesto pasta
    Image: Stacie Billis
  • Creamy Corn and Fettucini Pasta Salad 8 of 20
    Creamy Corn and Fettucini Pasta Salad
    Next time you need a quick, crowd-pleasing dish for a potluck, grab this simple pasta dish!
    Make corn and fettucini pasta
    Image: Brooke McLay
  • Silly Green Alphabet Pasta 9 of 20
    Silly Green  Alphabet Pasta
    If you want to experiment with pasta sauces or toppings your kids might be leery of, alphabet pasta is a fantastic way to focus their attention on something besides the unfamiliar ingredients, leaving you free to enjoy a little variety.
    Make green alphabet pasta
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Walnut Rapini Pasta 10 of 20
    Walnut Rapini Pasta
    This nutty rapini pasta makes for a wonderfully satisfying spring dinner.
    Make walnut rapini pasta
    Image: walnutinfo.com
  • Artichoke Chicken Pasta 11 of 20
    Artichoke Chicken Pasta
    This artichoke chicken pasta makes for an excellent springtime family dinner.

    Make artichoke chicken pasta
    Image: Macki West
  • Lucky Shamrock Pesto Pasta 12 of 20
    Lucky Shamrock Pesto Pasta
    St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and just because pasta isn't Irish, doesn't mean that it's not a great dinner for the holiday.
    Make lucky shamrock pesto pasta
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Lemon Sunflower Pesto Pasta 13 of 20
    Lemon Sunflower Pesto Pasta
    The beauty of pesto is that there are so many different and delicious ways to make it. This lemon sunflower pesto is a great example of the beautiful diversity of pesto.
    Make lemon sunflower pasta
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Teresa’s Tagliatelle 14 of 20
    Teresa's Tagliatelle
    This tasty tagliatelle from the Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice, is just the thing for a spring evening when you're short on time to cook.

    Make Teresa's tagliatelle

    Image: From
    Skinny Italian by Teresa Giudice. Photographs by Ben Fink. Copyright © 2010. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.
  • Lemon Cajun Spiced Pasta 15 of 20
    Lemon Cajun Spiced Pasta
    This is a simple lemony pasta dish with a little kick of spice.
    Make lemon Cajun spiced pasta
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Spring Leek Pesto 16 of 20
    Spring Leek Pesto
    Not only is this leek pesto delicious, it's also vegan, making it a good recipe to have handy when you're having vegan company over.
    Make spring leek pesto pasta
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • French Carbonara for Two 17 of 20
    French Carbonara for Two
    Eric Ripert is one of New York City's best chefs, so you know his carbonara is going to be something special. Perfect for a romantic dinner with your sweetheart.
    Make French carbonara for two
    Image: Kelsey Banfield
  • 18 of 20
    While it tastes like mac and cheese, there's actually no dairy in this quick and easy pasta dish.
    Make vegan "cheesy" pasta with peas
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Green Pesto Pasta 19 of 20
    Green Pesto Pasta
    If you like your pasta spicy, try this recipe which calls for a jalapeno pepper in the pesto.
    Make green pesto pasta
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Potato Alfredo Pasta 20 of 20
    Potato Alfredo Pasta
    If you don't do well with cream, you can still have a fantastic alfredo sauce. This recipe uses potato to surprising effect to make an alfredo sauce everyone will love.
    Make potato alfredo pasta
    Image: Kathy Patalsky

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