Tomatoes are the star crop of the season. If you’ve found yourself with an abundance of cherry tomatoes lately, try whipping up this roasted tomato pasta. While the pasta boils, you’ll quickly roast the tomatoes in the oven with some olive oil and garlic to bring out the flavor. Best of all, this flavorful dish comes together in just 20 minutes. Recipe here!
2. Lemon Pasta
You can never go wrong by adding in the bright, zesty flavor of lemon to a meal, including a silky pasta. Lemon is the main ingredient in this dish, which also combines garlic, white wine, oil, butter and parsley for a luscious texture and vibrant flavors. This is another great summer pasta option that is ready to eat in only 20 minutes, so you can spend less time cooking and more time soaking up the sun.
3. Creamy Zucchini Pasta
Is your garden overflowing with zucchini? Take some of that surplus and use it in this creamy pasta. You’ll cook the zucchini with onion and garlic until it caramelizes, giving it a rich, sweet flavor. The caramelized zucchini combines with basil and lemon for what tastes like summer in a bowl.
4. Veggie and Herb Lasagna
Just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice lasagna. The trick is to fill your lasagna with plenty of seasonal veggies for a lighter take on this classic dish. Of course, you’ll need your oven on for a while to bake this up, so you might consider picking a milder summer day to make it — or prep it early in the morning when temps are cooler to enjoy later. This version is filled with eggplant, zucchini and radicchio plus plenty of fresh herbs. Recipe here!
5. Corn Pasta
It’s corn! No summer recipe roundup is complete without a corn-based dish, like this lemon-corn pasta with pesto. Red pepper flakes help balance out the richness of the cream and corn in this pasta and fresh basil adds a bright, earthy flavor for further contrast. Ready in about 20 minutes, this pasta recipe will be on repeat until fall. Recipe here!
6. Spinach Avocado Pasta
Looking for something simple? Try this spinach avocado pasta, which is vegan-friendly and made with only a few simple ingredients. The sauce is made by blending avocado, spinach, water, oil, a bit of lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast and onion powder, meaning the only cooking you’ll need to do is with the pasta. This meal would also be great with added tofu or beans or any veggies you like.
7. Seafood Pasta
For seafood lovers, this seafood pasta will take your tastebuds on a vacation. Shrimp and scallops combine with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and a creamy sauce plus noodles like spaghetti, angel hair or linguine for a 30-minute meal you’ll want to make again and again. Recipe here!