The Spring Pasta Recipes You Need Now

Let’s celebrate with pasta, shall we? March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate all of the strong, intelligent and powerful women around the world. I’ve been lucky enough to have many inspiring women in my life that have shaped me into the Pasta Queen I am today. To honor these leading ladies, I pulled together three of my most favorite pasta dishes inspired by strong women!

Classic Pesto Genovese

Make your neighbors green with envy by enjoying a bowl of this Pesto Genovese al fresco. Then invite them over for a bowl, the more the merrier! Many of you might be surprised to find out that the true Pesto Genovese contains both potatoes and sweet green beans!

 

The Sicilian Affair

This dish is both spicy and unforgettable, just like you are. Garlic, chili, and tender broccoli come together to create a spring awakening of flavors. Al dente pasta then enters the party along with a splash of the tears of the gods and a fresh spring shower of pecorino romano to tie everything together.

 

The Lazy Princess

Don’t be fooled by the name, this Princess was actually a genius. By cooking the pasta directly in sweet pureed peas, you’ll wind up with a silky smooth pasta dish, unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. A blend of rich egg yolk and both pecorino romano and Parmigiano-Reggiano finishes this verdant dish most elegantly.

 

Alfabeto

These adorable little letters are perfect for picky eaters. They’ll love to hunt for the letters in their name and will clear their plates in the process. These are perfect in my classic minestrone.

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Lumachine

Also known as ‘little snails,’ these adorable shells pair beautifully with a creamy and cheesy sauce. Try my recipe, which features an amazing creamy cauliflower cheese sauce and crispy pancetta.

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Orzo

This shape is very similar to rice, so I love cooking it risotto-style in my recipe for The Italian Rose.

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Tubettini

These are amazing in soups and stews, but I love using them to make my protein-packed Power Greens Pasta.

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Stelline

Last but certainly not least, this is the shape that has the internet abuzz. I can promise you that the version from Pasta Di Martino is far superior to anything you’ve tried before. It’s made from a bronze die with 100% Italian wheat and contains a minimum of 14% protein. This is the shape I make when a loved one is not feeling well, preferably with some nutrient-rich homemade broth like this.

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