THE BEST ITALIAN SPRING RECIPES
Springtime cooking and eating feels extra special with bright, clean flavors and plenty of in-season vegetables. There are so many delicious recipes you’ll want to try before summer rolls around. These recipes feature some of our favorite green veggies (hello, sweet peas!), crisp textures and bold toppings to help you celebrate the new season in the best way possible… with the best Italian sping recipes!
Springtime eating is all about the greens! This green pasta dish combines sweet peas, broccoli rabe, chopped green onions and our beloved basil pesto for a tasty sauté that’s perfect for springtime cooking.
This pizza by Broma Bakery has everything you want in a spring pie. Start with a base of our traditional basil pesto, add thinly sliced zucchini and mozzarella and bake it until it’s a crispy, cheesy masterpiece. Then, add sweet and clean spring flavors from fresh watercress and crunchy snap peas.
In our opinion, asparagus is one of the best parts about spring. This crisp, earthy veggie comes into season in late March, making this the ideal time for a greener take on Cacio E Pepe. Asparagus adds the perfect amount of crunch and flavor to this popular classic—not to mention an extra dose of nutrients.
We turn versatile asparagus into the base of this “pasta” dish for a lighter take on noodles. Top thin tendrils of asparagus with crumbled bacon and fresh ground pepper for a bold dinner or side dish.
Loaded with asparagus, dandelion greens and earthy-sweet mushrooms, this weeknight-ready ramen recipe is one to keep.
This simple side dish of grilled fresh asparagus topped with balsamic butter is a triple threat: It’s fresh, healthy and incredibly delicious. Asparagus is a great stalky green for this homemade balsamic butter, but try other veggies, too: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots… every vegetable will shine in this recipe!
Squash blossoms are only available for a short time in late spring, so don’t miss the chance to make this to-die-for pizza! Top your pie with these beauties along with a healthy dose of burrata for the most gorgeous slice you’ve ever made.
Keep it quick, easy and insanely delicious with this satisfying weeknight tuna pasta. Canned tuna, capers and crushed red pepper add loads of flavor without much effort. Dinner’s ready in less than 30 minutes!
This classic pasta dish comes together in a pinch for a delicious Italian meal on the fly. We combine tender broccoli with anchovy, garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes to create a hearty, flavorful sauce. The end result tastes so good you won’t believe it only takes a few minutes to prepare!
This fresh and healthy grain bowl is a protein powerhouse thanks to shredded chicken, roasted chickpeas and toasted pine nuts. Add in crunchy fresh cucumbers and chewy orzo pasta for a burst of textures and flavors.