Easter Pasta with Olive Oil and Edamame

While out shopping some weeks back, I came across this Easter pasta and could not resist bringing it home. It came in a 12 ounce package of pasta shaped into bunnies, carrots, and Easter eggs. Some were colored with spinach and beetroot. It is a fun pasta to prepare for the Easter weekend.

I think the kids will love this pasta in a mac and cheese. It would also make a lovely salad with your choice of sauce, vegetables, and fruits. I made it simple by using egg-shaped edamame to give it a pop of color with a garlic and olive oil dressing. I added some red pepper flakes for a little heat.

This pasta can be purchased on-line at Plentiful Pantry.

Look at those cute shapes!


Easter Pasta with Olive Oil and Edamame
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 oz Easter pasta or any small pasta of choice
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • ½ cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add a little salt. Boil edamame for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and place in a large bowl. Boil pasta in the same pot for 5 to 7 minutes or according to packaging instructions. Drain and place pasta in bowl with edamame.
  2. In a small fry pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Fry until garlic is translucent, about 2 minutes. Remove and pour onto pasta. Add basil, lemon pepper, and salt. Toss until well combined. Serve immediately.


HAVE A GOOD FRIDAY AND A HAPPY EASTER! 8)

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Comments

    • Biren says

      I only got a taste as the hungry boys made short work of it. I should have purchased two bags. Happy Easter!

  1. says

    So cute! I love the easter shaped pastas.
    I made a pasta tonight too, with beans. I added black beans… don’t eat much meat so I need to get my protein!

  2. says

    This is a really great idea for the holiday. My younder grandsons would really have fun with this. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  3. says

    Biren what a cute pasta! Perfect for Easter and it looks so yummy. I’m sure the kids will eat it right up!

    I tagged you for the 5 Recipes to Celebrate Easter…this is perfect bring it along it should be fun!

  4. says

    Biren, Lovely Pasta , thanks for sharing this recipe and I’ve tag u in an Easter Game @ 5 Recipes To Celebrate Easter!! Pls come & join in the party :)
    Happy Easter!

  5. says

    When I saw this pasta on your post, my immediate reaction was that it would be perfect for mac and cheese. We obviously both considered the same thing, though I love your presentation! The edemame do kind of look like easter eggs :) What a fun Easter dish.

  6. says

    What beautiful pasta this is, Biren! Thank you so much for your sweet comment — I really missed you and your lovely blog while I was on vacation! I hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter!

  7. says

    I’ve never seen such adorable pasta shapes before!! I like the simple ‘sauce’ you paired them with. Anything heavier would have blanketed the pasta and prevented them from being enjoyed for their adorable novelty!

    I know it’s late but I do hope you and your family had a wonderful and blessed Easter Biren!

  8. says

    Omg! My kiddies would’ve totally loved this pasta for Easter! Those are such adorable shapes. I love that you used edamame; almost like little green Easter eggs. Also helps to bring colour and texture to the dish. Another healthy and wonderful dish, Biren.

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