15 Pastas We Love For Spring

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Pasta is a versatile and comforting food that is loved by people everywhere. Pasta dishes can be endlessly satisfying and delicious. And the best part? They’re usually quick and easy to prepare, making them a go-to meal for busy weeknights.

We’ve gathered some of our favorite pastas we love for spring to share with you. So get ready to twirl your fork and dig into some delicious pasta dishes that are sure to become new favorites in your kitchen.

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Pastas We Love For Spring

Pasta With Pistachio Pesto
This Pasta With Pistachio Pesto uses a deliciously unique pistachio basil pesto as a sauce for any pasta you love, like spaghetti or pappardelle.
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Pasta with pistachio pesto on a plate
Baked Feta Pasta
This baked feta pasta combines tomatoes, feta, olive oil, basil and garlic with pasta.
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Baked Feta Tomato Pasta
Pesto Tagliatelle Pasta
This Pesto Tagliatelle features thick strands of pasta coated in an aromatic and flavorful homemade basil pesto sauce.
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Pesto Tagliatelle Pasta
Cobb Salad with Pasta
This Cobb Salad pasta is piled high with chicken, tomato, avocado, blue cheese and bacon.
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cobb salad with penne pasta
Italian Tortellini Carbonara
This easy, creamy tortellini carbonara combines cheese-filled tortellini with a silky carbonara sauce, crispy bacon, peas and Pecorino Romano cheese.
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tortellini carbonara
Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e pepe is a pasta dish that hails from Rome. It means "cheese and pepper" and for such a simple dish, it is incredibly delicious.
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cacio e pepe
Spinach and Artichoke Dip Casserole
Turn the spinach and artichoke dip everyone loves into a creamy and delicious casserole. It'll quickly become your favorite pasta dish.
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spinach artichoke dip casserole
Linguine with White Clam Sauce
This linguine marries a garlicky white wine with clams to make an easy and elegant Italian pasta.
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Linguine with White Clam Sauce
Vegetable Orzo Soup
This Vegetable Orzo Soup has a delicious aroma of onions, celery, and carrots mixed with diced tomatoes, seasonings, and orzo pasta to make a hearty filling soup.
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A bowl of vegetable orzo soup
The Best Smoked Mac and Cheese
This Smoked Mac and Cheese is loaded with cheese and incredibly creamy, but with a signature smoked flavor that makes it absolutely irresistible.
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A scoop of smoked mac and cheese
Five Cheese Penne al Forno
Penne al Forno is baked pasta with a creamy five-cheese sauce, extra melted cheese, and crispy breadcrumbs on top.
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Cheese Penne al Forno
Crack Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
This crack chicken broccoli casserole is so good, you'll want to make it all the time.
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broccoli chicken casserole
Easy Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta
This Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta has a delicious sauce with butter, Parmesan, fresh garlic, cracked black pepper and parsley.
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Easy Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta
Instant Pot Buttered Noodles
This Instant Pot Buttered Noodles is a super fast way to make a fast and simple, hands-off meal. All you need is pasta, water, butter, and any seasonings you like and you have a satisfying plate of pasta.
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buttered noodles
Instant Pot Olive Garden Chicken Pasta
This Instant Pot Olive Garden Chicken Pasta copycat is so creamy and delicious, made with the original Olive Garden salad dressing, cream cheese and sun dried tomatoes.
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Instant Pot Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

Making Your Own Pasta

If you want to try your hand at making your own pasta, I can’t recommend it enough. It’s not difficult or scary to make your own pasta.

making pasta dough

Here is an incredibly easy homemade pasta recipe that only requires you to mix flour with eggs and knead the dough.

  • 2 large eggs
  • 200g of 00 flour, plus extra for dusting

Make a mound out of the flour (reserving about 20 grams to use only if necessary). Swirl a whole in the middle of the mound with your fingers. Crack the eggs into the center of the mound. 

Using a fork, beat the eggs gently, then start to incorporate the surrounding flour, slowly, until fully combined. Add the extra flour only if the dough is too sticky. Then knead the dough until it’s smooth and elastic.

Rolling the Pasta

Rolling a sheet of pasta through a pasta maker

There are two ways to roll your fresh pasta. You can knead it and roll it out with a rolling pin. This takes a bit of muscle and time, but it’s not difficult. Or you can use a pasta maker. There are three different types of pasta makers.

A manual pasta roller won’t make the pasta for you; it’ll just help with rolling out or cutting shapes. The second option is an attachment for the KitchenAid that rolls out the dough for you.

There is a third, even easier option. If you’ve ever wanted to make fresh pasta, but didn’t want to do the work, you need this.

How much homemade pasta per person?

I recommend a 2 ounce serving of fresh pasta per person. Once the pasta is cooked it equals around 1 cup of pasta, which is a decent serving. The recipe above makes 4 servings.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do you boil pasta for?

Its always good to follow the cooking directions on the specific pasta that you are using. These general cooking times will help you keep an eye on your pasta. Dried pasta such as linguine and spaghetti take about 10 minutes while thicker pasta can take between 12 and 15 minutes. Fresh pasta will take much less time to cook, around 5 minutes.

What does al dente mean?

Al dente means cooked so as to be still firm when bitten. The pasta should be cooked through with no crunch. Test your pasta while it is cooking to check for a slight firmness.

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