3 So-Easy Pasta Recipes Perfect for Spring

Photo by: Ingalls Photo, R29; Styled by Rhoda Boone
Cappellini with Fried Egg, Peas and Pinoli
We like to think of this as a dummy-proof spin on classic carbonara. Though it's filled with flavor and ... more 
Photo by: Ingalls Photo, R29; Styled by Rhoda Boone
Cappellini with Fried Egg, Peas and Pinoli
We like to think of this as a dummy-proof spin on classic carbonara. Though it's filled with flavor and is utterly satisfying, this pasta recipe is also significantly lighter than the original. The whole process takes 10 minutes, and odds are you have most of the ingredients in your house already.

Ingredients:
1 16 oz box capellini
5 large cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups peas
2/3 cup pinoli (pine nuts)
1-2 eggs per serving
Olive oil, as needed

1. Set a large pot of lightly salted water over a high heat to boil. You can start the additional steps, but once you're ready, throw in the pasta and swir, so the strands don't stick together. It should be done in 2-3 minutes, then remove, drain, and place in serving bowl, with a small amount of oil mixed in, to keep it from clumping together.
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Thu, Mar 14, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
By Kelsey Miller, Photographed by Ingalls Photo, Refinery29



It's no secret we are big fans of innovative cuisine - sous vide cooking, craft cocktails, molecular gastronomy? Sign us up for all of it. Still, there's something about the classics that nouveau fare just can't touch. One thing everyone should master? A signature bowl of pasta.



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Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or a straight-up omnivore, there are a million ways you can enjoy this flexible food. We challenged ourselves to create three easy pasta dishes, each with five ingredients or less. You don't need hundreds of high-end components to create an outstanding, inventive, healthy meal. Classic? Yes. Boring? Never.



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