7 Best Weeknight Spring Pastas

Squid Ink Pasta with Asparagus © Christina Holmes
By F&W Editors Posted April 13, 2015

Here are seven great ways to serve spring produce—from asparagus to dandelion stems—with pasta.

Here are seven great ways to serve spring produce—from asparagus to dandelion stems—with pasta.

1. Squid Ink Pasta with Asparagus
Crème fraîche becomes an almost-instant cream sauce on warm pasta tossed with asparagus and lots of herbs.

2. Spaghetti with Artichokes and Pancetta
Mario Batali sautés sliced artichokes with lardo or pancetta, then tosses them with spaghetti.

3. Pasta with Sautéed Spring Greens
This perfect, creamy spring pasta gets a pop of flavor thanks to the mustard seeds in the greens.

4. Fava Bean Pasta e Fagioli
Chef Mike Lata's spring version of the classic Italian soup uses fresh fava beans.

5. Fettuccine with Roasted Spring Vegetables and Ham
Asparagus and leeks star in this fast weeknight dish.

6. Pasta with Dandelion Stems
Dandelion stems add a pleasantly bitter flavor to this quick pasta.

7. Carrot-and-Ricotta Ravioli
This delicious vegetarian pasta can easily be made ahead of time.

Related: More Terrific Spring Pastas
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