Add Springtime Twists to Your Pasta Dishes

Now is the perfect time to bring the vibrant flavors of spring to your pasta dishes. From the classic pasta primavera to inventive creations like macaroni coleslaw, these spring-inspired pasta recipes bring freshness to your table.

Springtime Pesto Pasta features asparagus and peas, two of spring’s favorite veggies. This recipe includes a delicious pesto and spinach dressing that infuses the dish with herbal goodness. The dressing is tossed with cooked pasta, pine nuts, asparagus, and peas, culminating in a dish celebrating the season’s bounty.

One anticipated and affordable spring pasta dish is pasta primavera. Did you know that “primavera” means “spring style,” which refers to using fresh vegetables? This light, refreshing, and colorful Pasta Primavera recipe from Cooking Classy is loaded with them, making it easy to help everyone at the table eat their veggies. If you don’t have all the vegetables in the ingredients list, you can use whatever fresh veggies you have. You can also use a variety of pantry pasta, from bow ties to penne to fusilli. This dish is a feast for both the eyes and palate.

Put a new chilled pasta salad on your menus this season with Taste of Home’s Macaroni Coleslaw: pasta, packaged coleslaw mix, fresh vegetables, and a delicious, creamy dressing. This recipe was a Taste of Home contest winner and has received rave reviews. Watch the how-to video, then make this tasty dish with a playful twist on a classic favorite.

If you want to serve a hot and hearty spring pasta dish, you’ll want to make this Lemon Asparagus Pasta with Grilled Chicken from Dinner at the Zoo. Spring favorite asparagus is paired with pasta and succulent chicken and dressed with a tasty lemon sauce. The citrusy zest of lemon adds a refreshing tang. Chopped parsley and lemon slices finish the dish.

Tablespoon’s Roasted Vegetable Fettuccine Alfredo features vibrant asparagus, bell pepper, and zucchini. The tender texture of the roasted vegetables perfectly complements the creamy richness of the Alfredo sauce, adding layers of flavor to every bite.

Pasta With 15-Minute Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce from Epicurious will become a favorite get-it-on-the-table-fast meal. This sauce, bursting with flavor and color, is made by cooking the cherry tomatoes in olive oil with garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper until the tomatoes break down into a luscious sauce. The sauce, pasta, and fresh basil are testaments to the beauty of simple cooking.

One of the best things about spring pasta dishes is that they’re perfect for mixing and matching fresh veggies. This spring, create signature spring pasta dishes to share with loved ones. Spring it on!