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30 Spring Pasta Recipes

Here's the ultimate list of easy spring pasta recipes for any occasion.

Whether you need a tasty pasta dish for a quick family dinner, a spring BBQ, potluck, or Easter side dish, I've got you covered with vibrant and fresh ideas  featuring seasonal produce like peas, asparagus, and more.

Oh, and if you're looking to venture beyond pasta, check out these lists of Spring Soups50 Spring RecipesSpring Appetizers, and 50 Spring Desserts!

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The Best Spring Pasta Recipes

Here are some of our favorite quintessential spring pasta dishes featuring ingredients like lemon, fresh herbs, and punchy cheeses.

Spring Pasta Recipes

Pasta Recipes with Peas

You can't go wrong with peas and pasta! Even though peas are in every recipe on the list below, each dish has its own distinct flavors and other added ingredients. Spring means fresh, crisp sweet peas are available at farmer's markets, but you can use frozen or even canned peas for many of these pasta dishes.

Spring Pasta Recipes with Peas

Pasta Recipes with Asparagus

Another popular spring vegetable, asparagus, adds the perfect tender crunch to any pasta dish along with a vibrant green hue.

Here are some of our favorite spring pasta recipes with asparagus.

Spring Pasta Recipes with Asparagus

 

What makes a good springtime pasta dish?

A good spring-time pasta dish is one that is fairly quick and easy to make (no one wants to cook for hours when the weather is getting nicer outside!), and one that features fresh, seasonal produce.

After you check out the delicious recipes on the list below, don't be afraid to get in the kitchen and make your own spring pasta creations.

If you're not sure where to start, we've detailed the elements that make a great pasta dish for the spring season to help you on your way:

Choose your favorite pasta shape, a grilled, sauteed, steamed or fresh seasonal vegetable or two, and a sauce fitting the flavor profiles detailed below, and you're all set!

Light and Bright Flavors

Spring pasta dishes feature zesty and vibrant flavors from citrus, herbs, tangy cheeses, and aromatics like lemon, basil, feta cheese, and garlic.

You'll find this represented in zippy vinaigrette dressings, creamy cheese sauces, butters, oils, and pesto sauces like these:

These flavor profiles reflect the vitality and energy of the spring season.

Fresh Seasonal Produce

Spring-inspired pasta dishes also highlight seasonal produce, especially ingredients like spinach, peas, and asparagus. These healthy and earthy veggies provide the perfect foil for the bright flavors of the sauces and dressings.

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Protein options that go well with pasta

Consider adding grilled chicken, shrimp, or salmon to your spring pasta for a protein boost. Or, you can keep it vegetarian with flavorful options like feta cheese or toasted pine nuts.

Gluten-free spring pasta

Simply choose gluten-free pasta varieties or use alternatives like zucchini noodles or gluten-free grains to make your spring pasta dishes suitable for gluten-free diets.

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