Vegetable Pasta Recipes

Vegetable pasta recipes remind me of summer in Italy. Bright greens and reds infusing the cool crisp taste of fresh garden vegetables, warmed and ripened to perfection by the summer sun. However, lets not forget that vegetable pasta's can warm your heart and your belly during the Winter months as well with deep rich flavors of mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and more.

The South of Italy is blessed with having the perfect conditions for fruits and vegetables which is why it's the cornerstone to fantastic tomatoes. In the days of the renaissance, meats were considered a food of luxury which is why so much of Italy's cuisine is dependent on delicious vegetables. Much to the peasants benefit. While they were living long and healthy lives their prestigious countrymen were dying at very young ages or suffering painful ailments from living the high life.

For every vegetable available to us I guarantee there is an Italian pasta recipe waiting to be created. Seasonal flavors and fresh local ingredients are what Italian food is all about and any time of the year is the season for pasta with vegetables.

Prima Vera means Spring in Italian and pasta prima vera recipes are the perfect example of spring time classic Italian pasta recipe. There is a creamy version that makes my mouth water.

Summer Fresh Vegetable Pasta Recipes:

Arugula Pasta
Creamy Avocados Pasta Salad
Red Bell Pepper Pesto
Crisp Cucumbers
Wonderful Squash
Bright Red Tomatoes
Arugula Pasta
Brilliantly Green Zucchini Pesto


Sometimes creating a medley of assorted summertime vegetables to create a colorful and flavorful cold pasta salad recipe on a hot summer day. Serve it with a crisp glass of Pinot Grigio and some crusty Italian bread and you've got the makings of a beautiful Sunday brunch.

Warm Winter's Bounty of Vegetable Pasta Recipes:

Amazing Artichokes Pasta
Asparagus Pasta

Lovely Broccoli
Crunchy Cauliflower
Colorful Carrots
Melanzane or Eggplant pasta sauce decorated with creamy diced buffalo mozzarella. Rich Mushrooms
Tasty Squash
Full Flavored Potatoes
Refreshing Watercress


Winter vegetables are bold, hearty and warm in texture. It's like Mother nature knows what's going to comfort us in the colder winter months.

Artichokes grow more in the South of Italy and they bring a natural unique flavor and design to any of your vegetable pasta recipes. An artichoke pesto with just the slightest taste of lemon is one of those dishes.

Purple cauliflower with golden raisins and served with Rigatoni. Toss in some toasted pinenuts and drizzle with rich olive oil.

Lets not forget a classic Porcini Mushroom cream sauce over Tagliatelli. These are just a few of the joys of eating Winter Vegetables.

But Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall it's always a great season for Pasta!

Vivere, Amare, Ridere e Mangiare Bene
Live, Love, Laugh and Eat Well!
Kira Volpi


Artichoke Pasta recipe ARTICHOKE PASTA RECIPE
Summer on a plate. Using artichokes to make something really special.



“Asparagus ASPARAGUS PASTA RECIPE
In a gorgonzola cream sauce create the perfect marriage of flavors. The perfect way to welcome the spring.



“Pasta PASTA WITH ARUGULA
A colorful, gourmet Italian pasta recipe with a bite!



“Pasta PURPLE CAULIFLOWER & PINE NUTS RIGATONI:
Bright, brilliant color matched with crunchy cauliflower and the nutty flavor of the pine nuts. Amazing!



“Eggplant EGGPLANT PASTA WITH MOZZARELLA AND ROTINI:
My eggplant pasta sauce recipe with chunks of fresh, soft, melt in your mouth buffalo mozzarella. Can't you just taste the rich flavor.



“Escarole ESCAROLE PASTA RECIPE WITH BRIE AND PASTA
A recipe for a reunion of friends and a marriage of richness and bitter. In this case the recipe was ver occasion appropriate.



“taleggio CREAMY PORCINI PASTA:
Creamy is Bruno’s favorite and Rome’s favorite as well.



“taleggio TALEGGIO CHEESE & SUNDRIED TOMATOES
Creamy taleggio coupled with homemade sun dried tomatoes. A pasta lovers dream.



“wild WILD MUSHROOM PASTA
A delicious blend of bold portabella's, sweet oyster mushrooms and rich porcini's. Amazing!



“zucchini ZUCCHINI PASTA
Simple and beautiful and ready in less then 20 minutes.



“Kamut KAMUT PASTA WITH ZUCCHINI PUREE
The buttery Kamut with lush Zucchini puree make this a vegetarian pasta recipe dream come true!



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