8 Spring Pasta Recipes to Celebrate the Season's Bright New Harvest
Three Farm Daughters
Spring has officially arrived, and with it, a bounty of bright new produce to shake up our cooking adventures.
As fellow foodies, it’s our time to shine as a bundle of vibrant veggies and fruits are suddenly brightening up produce stands across the country - And you'll be delighted to know there’s no need to take our favorite dish off the menu now the weather’s warming up: Especially with this abundance of Springtime produce picks just begging to be turned into delicious pasta dishes!
Think crisp and tender asparagus spears, sweet and succulent peas, artichokes that are a true culinary adventure, and radishes, carrots, and leeks - bringing an array of inspiring flavors and colors to the table.
And let's not forget about how easy it is to nourish ourselves this time of year, with amazing veggies being a powerhouse of nutrition and flavor that can transform any pasta dish from ho-hum to oh-wow.
Of course, if you're a pasta lover like us, you might be worried about ditching your favorite dish as the mercury rises. Fear not! We've gathered 8 of our favorite Spring pasta recipes that showcase the best the season has to offer:
Each of these recipes highlights the fresh and vibrant ingredients of Spring, and we guarantee they'll put a serious spring in your step. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a show-stopping dish for your next dinner party, we've got you covered.
So, what are you waiting for? Head to your local market, stock up on your favorite Spring produce, and let's get cooking!
With all this fresh and fabulous produce at your fingertips, there's no limit to the delicious and creative dishes you can whip up...
Celebrating Spring's Best Flavors
With a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients, these dishes are perfect for celebrating the bright new harvest that will make you feel fresh as a daisy.
Spring Pea, Mint & Pistachio Pesto Pasta
When your cravings turn to light and bright flavors, meet your match with this delightful pasta that perfectly captures the essence of the season. Sweet, tender peas lend a delicate flavor and vibrant pop of color to this unexpected pesto sauce, highlighted by a tingly dash of fresh mint - fresh, cool, and aromatic for a lovely herbal note that brightens the palate. It's all grounded with a handful of rich, nutty pistachios, adding a sophisticated and complex flavor profile that elevates this sauce to truly special.
Alone, it's a delightful dollop - but when this creamy, velvety pesto is poured over a plate of al dente Penne, the result is pure magic. Get ready to experience the best of Spring in every delicious bite!
Get ready for the epitome of indulgence with this decadent pasta you'll be dreaming about long after dinner's done. It all starts with a bold and complex flavor base - Homemade caramelized onion and bacon jam, cooked down to a sticky, jammy delight that's salty, sweet, and umami all at once.
Honestly, this jam is so good you'll be tempted to slather it on everything from toast to burgers to ice cream - but when folded through Cavatappi and offset by a burst of balsamic and tomatoes, you'll be in pasta heaven. The final touch? A generous shower of freshly grated Parmesan and toasted pine nuts, adding a nutty crunch to every bite. Meet the ultimate dish to impress your guests and leave everyone swooning at supper this spring.
Holding its ground with the heaviest of sauces and toppings, our Cavatappiquickly rises to the top of your must-have list!
Green Goddess Pasta Salad
Prepare to bow down to the queen of pasta salads, because this dish will reign over your Springtime cravings! Packed with fresh, zesty flavors and colorful veggies, it's a showstopper that'll make your tastebuds do a happy dance. With a creamy, dreamy avocado-based dressing and a bounty of bright, crunchy veggies, you'll be strolling down a garden path with every bite. And with a smattering of toasted almonds on top, it packs the perfect crunch to keep your fork coming back for more.
So go ahead, dig in with gusto, and enjoy the feeling of being both satisfied and virtuous at the same time. Who said healthy eating had to be a drag? With this Green Goddess Pasta Salad, it's a delicious walk in the park!
You know dinner's going to be special when even the prep is a feast for the senses: That mouthwatering aroma of garlic butter, the satisfying crackle of golden panko crumbs and shrimp sizzling in the skillet. With a timeless taste that's nothing short of divine, you'll be fawning over this indulgent pasta all season long.
Juicy shrimp and toothsome Rotini get a spring in their step with a subtle hit of chili, balanced out by a bright and citrusy butter sauce that ups the ante on easy weeknight dinners. Next, a scattering of crispy, golden panko breadcrumbs to bring a satisfying crunch and texture contrast to each bite. Did we mention it's on the table in 15 minutes flat? Better make enough for seconds - you're gonna need 'em.
We created our Rotini with a tall, robust twirl that holds whatever topping you put on it, making it the ultimate all-round versatile pasta shape for any recipe your heart desires!
One-Pot Pasta Primavera
Ditch the dishes with this easy one-pot pasta recipe bursting with springtime freshness! Tender-crisp asparagus, zucchini and peas share the pot as your pasta cooks, taking the madness out of the method for a stress-free dinner prep.
Next, it’s as simple as draining the lot before draping it in a delicate sauce of lemon, fresh herbs and creamy ricotta. With the help of a little Three Farm Daughters Cavatappi, get ready for everyone eating their veggies and asking for seconds.
Championing protein-packed ingredients like no other, this zippy spring pasta salad delivers a one-two punch of nutrition and taste that won’t weigh you down. Juicy, flaky morsels of grilled salmon pair up with Three Farm Daughters Penne, leafy greens and crisp cucumbers before a tumble in a tangy yogurt dressing flecked with feta, dill, and toasted almonds.
Filling, flavorful and light all at once, it keeps beautifully in the fridge - making it perfect for meal prepping, packed workday lunches, or al fresco dinners on balmy spring evenings. Meet your new favorite standby snack that's big on flavor and ready anytime you need a quick boost!
You just can't pasta up our Penne for an unparalleled eating experience. This robust shape makes easy work of pasta salads, saucy dishes and everything in-between!
Lemony Chicken Piccata Pasta
Unexpected guests you need to impress stopping by for an impromptu Spring dinner? Don’t panic - this glorious dish takes the pantry staples you have on hand and elevates them into a chic restaurant-quality dish.
Tender medallions of juicy, golden chicken draped in lemon-caper sauce makes for a quick and deceptively easy pasta dish in a pinch. All it takes is some Three Farm Daughters Penne to elevate things to a dinner dreams are made of. Promise we won’t tell anyone how easy it was to make if you don’t!
Roasted Pepper Romesco Pasta with Almonds & Asparagus
If you’ve never tasted the sunny, sweet and complex delight that is Romesco sauce, this Spanish-inspired pasta will transport you straight to Barcelona! Roasted red peppers and almonds give this nubbly, indulgent sauce its signature richness, then it’s all lifted with piquant garlic, smoked paprika and a burst of sherry vinegar that sends your palate on a tapas-fueled adventure!
But this hearty yet light Romesco is only half of the story - once tossed with crisp-tender asparagus, al dente Cavatappi and a generous handful of toasted almonds, you’ll almost feel the warmth of the Mediterranean sunshine on your back!
Here at Three Farm Daughters, we believe that healthy cooking should be fast, easy, and delicious. That's why we craft our pasta to be a superior canvas for creating the most nutrient-dense dinners possible.
As you can see, it's never been easier to up your veggie intake this Spring with a little help from pasta.
We’re here to give you the 'go-ahead' to create deliciously nutritious meals with our nutrient-dense noodles and easy-to-follow recipes. Here's to putting pasta back on your weekly healthy meal rotation!
Why not give these healthy pasta recipes a try and enjoy the delicious, wholesome meals that Three Farm Daughters pasta has to offer?
We'd love to see your Springtime pasta creations! Share your photos, stories and recipes with us by tagging us on Instagram. Let's get cooking and enjoy the taste of wholesome, homemade meals!