Giada's spring-time pasta recipes for the family

Not sure what to make for dinner? Giada De Laurentiis is here to help. She dished out two great pasta recipes, both packed with the fresh flavors of the season, that the entire family will enjoy.

Penne with sausage, artichokes and asparagus
Servings:

6 servings

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 pound Italian hot sausages, casings removed
    • 2 (8-ounce) packages frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
    • 1 cup asparagus, trimmed and cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
    • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
    • 1/2 cup dry white wine
    • 12 ounces penne pasta
    • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
    • 1 cup cherry heirloom tomatoes, halved
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
    • Salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 8 ounces water-packed fresh mozzarella, drained and cubed (optional)
    • Additional shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Lemon spaghetti with shrimp
Servings:

13 servings

Ingredients

  • For the shrimp:

    • 2/3 cup olive oil plus 1 tablespoon
    • 3/4 pound frozen 31/35 shrimp, thawed, peeled, cleaned and patted dry
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • For the pasta:

    • 1 pound spaghetti
    • 2/3 cup olive oil
    • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan
    • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 2 tablespoons fried capers

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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