04/05/2012 09:10 am ET | Updated May 25, 2016

Spring Pasta Recipes You Need To Try This Season

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We love pasta all year round. Nothing is more comforting on a cold winter night than a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. We'll eat butternut squash ravioli any fall evening and fresh pesto pasta every single day during the summer. But spring pasta dishes are some of the best thanks to the bounty of awesome vegetables the season brings.

Loaded with peas, asparagus, artichokes and arugula, these dishes are light and revitalizing -- while still comforting in the way only pasta can be. And each and every one of them will help you take advantage of the great foods spring has to offer.

Here are the 18 pasta recipes you need to try this spring, before summer's produce takes over.

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