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

SpringPastaHere 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!

1. Cheesy Peasy Pasta

Image Source: Angie McGowan
Image Source: Angie McGowan

This clever spin on mac and cheese is a perfect spring dish with deliciously tender peas and plenty of creamy cheese. (via Babble)

2. Bucatini with Vegetarian Ragu

Image Source: Angie McGowan
Image Source: Angie McGowan

This simple and hearty bucatini with a vegetarian mushroom ragu is sure to please even the meat lovers in your house! (via Babble)

3. Lasagna Verde

Image Source: Kathy Patalsky
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

This delicious lasagna verde is tomato-free and vegan. (via Babble)

4. Baked Eggs in Pasta Nest

Image Source: Brooke McLay
Image Source: Brooke McLay

This pasta recipe with baked eggs works wonderfully on days when you need an easy and filling lunch. (via Babble)

5. Spaghetti and Kale Carbonara

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Image Source: Julievr

Looking for an easy way to eat your greens? This carbonara with kale makes vegetables a pleasure. (via Babble)

6. Lemony Chickpea Pasta Bowl

Image Source: Kathy Patalsky
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

This pasta bowl is a bright and satisfying dish featuring chickpeas, hummus, and lots of veggies. (via Babble)

7. Easy Kale and Walnut Pesto

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Image Source: Stacie Billis

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. (via Babble)

8. Creamy Corn and Fettucini Pasta Salad

Image Source: Brooke McLay
Image Source: Brooke McLay

Next time you need a quick, crowd-pleasing dish for a potluck, grab this simple pasta dish! (via Babble)

9. Silly Green Alphabet Pasta

Image Source: Kathy Patalsky
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

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. (via Babble)

10. Walnut Rapini Pasta

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Image Source: Julievr

This nutty rapini pasta makes for a wonderfully satisfying spring dinner. (via Babble)

11. Artichoke Chicken Pasta

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Image Source: Macki West

This artichoke chicken pasta makes for an excellent springtime family dinner. (via Babble)

12. Lucky Shamrock Pesto Pasta

Image Source: Kathy Patalsky
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

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. (via Babble)

13. Lemon Sunflower Pesto Pasta

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Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

This lemon sunflower pesto is a great example of the beautiful diversity of pesto. (via Babble)

14. Teresa’s Tagliatelle

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Image Source: Julievr

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. (via Babble)

15. Lemon Cajun Spiced Pasta

Image Source: Kathy Patalsky
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

This is a simple lemony pasta dish with a little kick of spice. (via Babble)

16. Spring Leek Pesto

Image Source: Kathy Patalsky
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

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. (via Babble)

17. French Carbonara for Two

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

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. (via Babble)

18. Pasta and Peas

Image Source: Kathy Patalsky
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

While it tastes like mac and cheese, there’s actually no dairy in this quick and easy pasta dish. (via Babble)

19. Green Pesto Pasta

Image Source: Kathy Patalsky
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

If you like your pasta spicy, try this recipe which calls for a jalapeño pepper in the pesto. (via Babble)

20. Potato Alfredo Pasta

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Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

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. (via Babble)

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