10 Best Spring Pasta Recipes

Pasta recipes are perfect for spring. Even with smaller appetites because of the warmer weather, you still need hearty and healthy meals. And spring vegetables and fruits are perfect for pairing with pasta. For some reason, I really crave chicken in the spring. Chicken and pasta are natural partners. Enjoy these easy recipes. They're fast to make so you can get outside and revel in the beautiful weather!

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    Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara
    Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara. Linda Larsen
    Spaghetti Carbonara is one of my favorite recipes. I remember reading about it in Dinah Shore's cookbook as a teenager. I thought it sounded so exotic and delicious. And it is! Adding salmon and peas turns it into a springtime dish.
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    Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad. Linda Larsen
    This is the first main dish salad I make on the first warm day of spring. I always have the ingredients on hand, and it tastes so fresh and clean after winter's heavier dishes.
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    Creamy Tomato Pasta. Linda Larsen
    I like to add cream cheese to just about anything. But something extraordinary happens when you add it to pasta sauce. The flavor mellow, the sauce clings to the pasta perfectly, and every bite is a delight. This one is a regular on my meal rotation.
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    This light and lovely salad is perfect for lunch on the porch, or entertaining after work. I love it when I have this pasta salad in the fridge. It's the perfect combination of flavors and colors.

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  • 05 of 10
    Italian Wedding Pasta
    Italian Wedding Pasta. Linda Larsen

    This fresh and beautiful recipe is perfect for entertaining, or just when you want to treat yourself. If you an find chicken meatballs, the dish is really delicate and fresh for spring. Or make them yourself!

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    Pesto Pasta with Peas
    Pesto Pasta with Peas. Linda Larsen
    You really can't eat any faster than with this recipe! Two minutes of prep and eight minutes of cooking time means that once the water starts boiling, dinner will be ready in ten minutes. And it's so good!
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    Chicken with Lemon Pesto
    Chicken with Lemon Pesto. Linda Larsen
    This gorgeous dish is perfect for entertaining. Just adding lemon juice and zest to prepared basil pesto perks up the flavor no end. The chicken is tender, the peas sweet, and the pasta al dente. What more could you want?
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    Bacon Chicken Paparadelle
    Bacon Chicken Paparadelle. Linda Larsen
    This easy recipe tastes fresh and delicious. You can use chicken from a rotisserie chicken, use leftover cooked chicken, or cook it just for this recipe.
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  • 09 of 10
    This easy recipe combines blue cheese with shell shaped pasta. The pasta holds chunks of tomato, onion, and cheese in its cupped side, so each bite is a burst of flavor. Yum.
  • 10 of 10
    Andouille sausage, shrimp, jalapenos, and cream cheese are a smashing combination in this easy pasta recipe (can you tell I've been reading British novels recently?). You could also make this with any type of pork sausage and chicken, or meatballs, for that matter.