Super Summer Pasta Recipes

Try 12 of our favorite Summer Pasta Recipes! Fragrant herbs, bring colorful vegetables, and lean seafood, all recipes in this pasta recipe collection are perfect to make a crowd-pleaser, light, summer-inspired pasta!
Super Summer Pasta Recipes

This season, make most of the summer vegetables with these 12 Summer Pasta Recipes. Whether it's fragrant herbs, vibrant summer produce, or lean seafood, summer has so many colors and healthy flavors to offer. These pasta recipes will help you showcase and enjoy all these in flavors. 

Every pasta in this collection is packed with flavors. Also, these quick, easy and versatile pasta recipes are the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Simply grab your favorite pasta, and pair it with light, bright summer flavors from any of recipes listed below.

Tip: I love to make a batch of fresh Basil Pesto over weekend to make a Pesto Pasta side dish at moment's notice!

Note: You can replace chicken in any recipe with shrimp or salmon.

A summer meal in not complete without a refreshing drink. I enjoy lots of Strawberry Lemonade, and Watermelon Agua Fresca.

Happy summers!

Chicken Fajita Pasta

Chicken Fajita Pasta, a delicious marriage of spicy Mexican Chicken Fajitas and creamy Italian Pasta Sauce. With only 10 minutes of prep, this Chicken and Pasta recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner. I specially love how bow-tie pasta and creamy sauce burst with flavor of fajita spices and chicken turns out...

Pasta with Roasted Garlic and Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce

Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce is one amazingly simple pasta sauce that best utilize the flavors of fresh sweet summer cherry tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes are so naturally sweet and rich that just 10 minutes in pan create a flavorful tomato sauce that will go great with any kind of pasta - spaghetti, bucatini, or...

Cherry Tomato Basil Tortellini Pasta

Tortellini Pasta with fresh cherry tomato and basil pan pasta sauce. Cherry tomatoes create a flavorful sweet and tangy pan sauce in minutes. Touch of garlic, lemon and parmesan with lots of basil and cheese filled tortellini pasta equals an easy weeknight dinner, bursting with flavors.This recipe has many...

Chicken Florentine Pasta

Chicken Florentine Pasta, an easy creamy chicken and pasta dinner recipe with bowtie pasta coated in lightened-up fresh spinach Florentine Sauce and black pepper chicken. Needs only 15 minutes of prep. Perfect for weeknights. My version of Florentine Sauce is special. It creamy yet lite with delicious flav...

Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Asparagus Penne Pasta with creamy lemon-garlic parmesan cheese sauce. This pasta recipe is easy and versatile to pair with any dinner you planned for weeknight. Whether you like chicken, salmon or vegetarian, this delicious asparagus pasta you can serve with any of your favorite protein. Pasta dishes such...

Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad with Olives and Tomatoes

Summers scream for lite and healthy flavors and this orzo salad marks the start of eating lite at my home. This rice-shaped pasta is common in soups, but is also great for a variety of main courses or side dishes. My family loves orzo either ways. Perhaps, its our love for rice which makes this rice-shaped...

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad with Grilled Shrimp

This Greek Orzo Pasta Salad with grilled Za'atar Shrimp is bursting with Mediterranean flavors of Greek feta, olives, cucumber, dill and a zesty fragrant Greek Salad dressing. Every ingredient in this salad brings something delicious to fork. Serving of protein makes it perfect for salad-for-dinner weeknig...

Carrot Pesto Sauce Pasta

Imagine, eating creamy pasta for dinner.. even when no marinara, alfredo, or basil pesto sauce in hand but just a handful of fresh carrots!! Yes, you read it right. Carrots, no carrot greens! Sharing today, a 6 ingredient Carrot Sauce Pasta made with fresh carrot's pesto. Nutty parmesan, pine nuts, sweet...

Roasted Tomatoes Orzo Pasta

You are going to love this Roasted Tomatoes Orzo Pasta. It is officially my favorite fresh tomatoes pasta dinner this summer. It is loaded with garlic and parmesan flavor, makes creamy orzo pasta without creams, and needs only pantry staples you already have. It is vegetarian, perfect for meatless days or...

Replace chicken with shrimp or use grilled chicken instead of cooking fresh chicken

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta, a creamy chicken and pasta recipe with bow-tie pasta and succulent chicken cooked in lightened-up yet creamy Basil Pesto Sauce. Only 15 minutes of prep makes this recipe perfect for quick dinner. Plus pasta is tasty, lite, and flavorful. I bet more flavorful than Pesto Pasta from your...

Pasta with Basil and Pistachio Pesto

Who does not love nutty, rich, and aromatic taste of basil pesto? If you are new to pesto, Basil Pesto is a flavorful basil sauce (or paste), made with olive oil, basil, garlic, grated hard cheese, and pine nuts. A few simple ingredients to make a delicious basil pesto at home, in less than 5 minutes.Store...

Lemon-Herb Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera translates to "Spring Pasta" in English and that's what this pasta is all about - an easy pasta recipe, packed with veggies, for a filling vegetarian dinner. Lots and lots of colorful vegetables, fresh herbs, lemon, cream, and your favorite pasta in ONE bowl! A part of me call it "Pasta" an...

Mango Avocado Pasta Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Healthy fresh take on pasta salad with creamy avocado, sweet mangoes and zesty flavorful cilantro-lime dressing. Every fork-full of this pasta salad has something delicious to enjoy - lime-soaking creamy avocados, juicy mangoes, farfalle pasta, and crunchy pine nuts. This is one avocado salad which you can...

Mexican Macaroni Salad

Every fork full of this Mexican Macaroni Salad has something delicious to offer - creamy macaroni pasta, sweet grilled corn, crunchy celery, sweet red bell peppers, and to top it all the creamy smokey chipotle and mayo dressing. If you are fan of Mexican flavors and Mac Pasta Salads, this salad will quickl...

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7 Responses

  1. Can you go wrong with pasta sides in the summer? I think not! So many delicious options here that its going to take me all summer to try them!
    I certainly agree! Happy cooking!
  2. So many yummy choices here! Pasta sides in the summer are my favorite. Especially cold.
  3. So much incredible choice. These will see me through the summer.
  4. These are great to have on hand. Bookmarking this! Im always looking for new ways to bring pasta salad to the table.
  5. I love your pasta recipes. That is my favorite idea for lunch always. Thank you for sharing that.
    Ditto! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.