It's spring so enjoy tasty seasonal ingredients from asparagus and aubergine to fresh seafood. We've chosen 15 spring pasta recipes, including a spring lasagne and Levi Roots' prawn and salmon linguine.
Spring pasta recipes to enjoy in the first sunshine, when so many new seasonal ingredients are at their best. Our pick of spring pasta recipes includes some of our favourites, with seasonal ingredients such as asparagus to crowdpleasers including a fruity pasta salad and open lasagne.
Pasta is one of the most popular storecupboard ingredients and is top of the list when it comes to making something quick and easy for dinner. If you’re bored of the same old pasta dish and are in need of inspiration, this collection of light pasta recipes are sure to please.
You’re bound to find something to suit your taste buds with this collection, from zesty lemon pasta or rich and creamy pasta sauce to homemade pesto. There are plenty of inventive ways to give your pasta dish a new lease of life.
Click through to see all of our delicious spring pasta recipes…
The spicy tomato sauce in this recipe works wonders with fresh pasta and tender chunks of chicken, not forgetting the asaragus, which gives this dish it's spring-inspired flavour.
Get the recipe: Fiery asparagus and chicken pasta
Give your pasta dish a new lease of life by adding fruit to the mix. This recipe brings apple, oranges and grapes together with pasta and a drizzle of homemade salad dressing. Eating this will make you feel as though summer is just around the corner!
Get the recipe: Slimming World's fruity pasta salad
This creamy, cheese-based pasta bake is really simple to make and combines soft iron-rich spinach and a handful of walnuts for a filling meal for the whole family.
Get the recipe: Cheese, spinach and walnut pasta bake
Impress friends with this restaurant-style lasagne with aubergine and red onion. Flavoured with fresh basil leaves, red
pesto and mozzarella, it's a really delicious lasagne dish.
Get the recipe: Open Mediterranean lasagne
This refreshing crab and lemon pasta dish is the perfect meal for enjoying in the spring sunshine. A few pinches of chilli gives this dish a little kick of spice.
Get the recipe: Crab, lemon and chilli linguine
This delicious and simple tuna pasta recipe is the perfect light lunch to enjoy in the spring months. At only
349 calories per serving, this healthy dish is ready in under 25 mins.
Get the recipe: Tuna pasta
Slimming World have done it again with this delicious mac 'n' cheese with a difference. This creamy pasta bake is made with fresh leeks giving it plenty of flavour.
Get the recipe: Slimming World's leek macaroni cheese
Cherry tomatoes and fresh salad leaves tossed throughout your pasta dish will really make a difference. This fancy bowl of pasta is flavoured with a garlic, white wine and cream sauce.
Get the recipe: Pasta ribbons with prawns and cherry tomatoes
You can't go wrong with this light and creamy salmon and pea tagliatelle. It's really simple to make and perfect for enjoying in the spring sunshine with a glass of wine, if you fancy a treat. This recipe takes 20 mins to make.
500 calories per portion
This recipe uses readymade gnocchi. Coated in a full-fat soft cheese and pesto mix, this gnocchi is very moreish. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, nutmeg and rocket.
Get the recipe: Cheesy pesto gnocchi
Ready in just half an hour, this is perfect for midweek meals. It's easy
to hide the sweetcorn too so even the kids will love tucking in.
Get the recipe: Tuna, sweetcorn and pasta bake
Brighten up your mid-week with this colourful leek and pepper tagliatelle. Perfect for sharing with friends, this recipe works out at only 300 calories per portion and has handfuls of veggies which add towards your 5-a-day count.
Get the recipe: Leek and pepper tagliatelle
Ready in just 15 mins, this speedy pasta recipe shows you how to make your own earthy walnut pesto. Toss through tagliatelle and garnish with capers.
Get the recipe: Watercress and walnut pesto with pasta
If you love aubergines, good news - they're in season. Tana Ramsay's bake is packed with flavour from the red chill, basil and garlic to basil plus lots of cheese - cottage, mozzarella and Parmesan!
Get the recipe: Beef and aubergine rigatoni bake
If you're trying to be good in the spring months, we'd recommend carrot ribbon spaghetti. This recipe uses handfuls of al dente cooked spaghetti with ribbons of carrot and sprinkled with crumbled goats' cheese. Sprializers at the ready!
Get the recipe: Carrot ribbon spaghetti