Spring Pasta Dinners

These quick and easy spring pasta dinners are full of fresh flavors.

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Pasta, Pesto and Peas

Using frozen peas and chopped spinach will cut down on prep work so you can spend less time in the kitchen.

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Pasta Primavera

From the fresh carrots and cherry tomatoes to the red and yellow bell peppers, Giada's primavera is a vibrant spring meal.

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Chicken Piccata Pasta Toss

Top this simple yet elegant pasta dish with snipped chives for a fresh springtime presentation.

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Creamy Farfalle with Cremini, Asparagus and Walnuts

Walnuts, asparagus and cremini mushrooms lend this quick and hearty dinner its rustic appeal.

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Penne with Baby Artichokes, Black Olives and Peas

Tyler's penne recipe combines some of spring's freshest ingredients and still allows you to have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

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Spring Vegetable Fettuccine Alfredo

Spring vegetables brighten up classic pasta Alfredo, while lemon zest and chives cut the rich creaminess.

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Gnocchi Primavera

Store-bought potato gnocchi make this dish a quick weeknight meal. Some Parmesan cheese and lemon zest make the perfect sauce for spring produce.


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Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

Greek yogurt gives this classic pesto recipe a creamy, tangy finish. Top your dish with toasted breadcrumbs for an added crunch.


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"Greek Salad" Penne

Spinach-flavored penne and fresh vegetables turn a classic Greek salad recipe into a weeknight pasta dish in less than 30 minutes.

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Linguine with Asparagus

Don't have asparagus on hand? Nancy Fuller recommends adding fresh spinach or artichoke hearts instead.


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Orecchiette with Truffle-Asparagus Pesto

You'll find an unexpected umami flavor in this pesto thanks to truffle pecorino cheese, plus a bit of texture from toasted hazelnuts.


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Whole-Wheat Pasta with Sausage and Swiss Chard

Keep your chard stems for this one. They add texture to the pasta sauce and have extra antioxidants.

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