Spring Garden Pasta

Press flower petals and snipped herbs between sheets of this easy and excellent homemade pasta dough. Then toss with butter, Parm, and more herbs for a gorgeous pappardelle. Garnish with additional whole flowers and herbs. This Allrecipes Magazine recipe is based on Easy Homemade Pasta Dough by pho1962.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons water, or as needed

  • 1 cup edible flower petals, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Beat flour, eggs, oil, and salt together in a bowl. Add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until a smooth and very thick dough forms.

  2. Turn dough out onto a work surface and knead until very smooth, about 10 minutes. Cover; let dough rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Divide dough into 8 balls. Roll each into a thin sheet about 18 inches long using a pasta roller or a rolling pin. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon flower petals, 1/4 tablespoon thyme, and 1/4 tablespoon dill on the lengthwise half of each sheet. Fold sheet in half over petals and herbs, then roll again into a thin sheet. Cut into long, 1-inch wide strips using a pizza cutter.

  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and boil until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.

  5. Toss with Parmesan cheese, butter, lemon zest, and juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

You can use any edible flower petals, such as violas, dianthus, pansies, or fennel flowers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

493 Calories
26g Fat
52g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 493
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 179mg 60%
Sodium 911mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 169mg 13%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 193mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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