Summer Pasta Recipes

By Winter LeBlanc
Updated June 7, 2022

Summer Pasta Recipes

Here are our favorite summer pasta recipes from the Mediterranean. From pasta salads to fresh and delicious pesto recipes we have many pasta dishes and sauces that are made for summer! Fresh ingredients like tomatoes, basil and zucchini are key players in these light and traditional recipes from some of the healthiest places in the world. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

1. Pasta with Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Ricotta and Pine Nuts

The heart of Italy is the culinary destination for this scrumptious pasta dish topped with zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, ricotta and pine nuts.  Best part: Traditional Italian dinner in only 20 minutes!  I have included the weight loss version as well.

Recipe Here!

2. Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce – Spaghetti alla Portofino (Italy)

Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce - Spaghetti alla Portofino (Italy)

This tomato basil pasta sauce calls for only 5 ingredients, and takes just a few minutes to make. It is a traditional, delicious recipe from Liguria, Italy.

Recipe Here!


3. Baked Zucchini Noodles (Low Carb Pasta)

Zucchini Noodles Baked in Olive Oil (Low Carb Pasta)

Ready for some super delicious zucchini noodles? Try out this low carb pasta! Great with sauce, pesto or salads.

Recipe Here!


4. Cherry Tomato Sauce and Bella Mushrooms on Pasta

This cherry tomato sauce with mushrooms makes for the perfect pasta sauce. Easy to make – just grab a sheet pan.

Recipe Here!


5. Mediterranean Chicken Pesto Pasta

Mediterranean Chicken Pesto Pasta

Try this Mediterranean Chicken Pesto Pasta. This is a 30 minute meal that tastes like you spent hours. Mediterranean Diet at its best!

Recipe Here!


6. Authentic Italian Kale Pesto

Try this wonderful and easy kale pesto from Italy. Use it on pasta, a piece of crusty bread, the possibilities are endless.

Recipe Here!


7. Pasta with Clams (Spaghetti alle Vongole)

Pasta with Clams (Spaghetti Alle Vongole)

This recipe shows the simplicity of Italian cooking. This spaghetti alle vongole uses minimal ingredients, but stresses the freshness of them.

Recipe Here!


8. Vegetarian Pasta Carbonara

Vegetarian Pasta Carbonara

Try this traditional Italian carbonara pasta that uses zucchini and tomatoes instead of meat. Grated cheese and eggs makes for an out of this world sauce.

Recipe Here!


9. Pesto Genovese (Traditional Italian Pesto)

Pesto Genovese

Try the creamiest, cheesiest, and most traditional Italian Pesto you have ever tasted. You haven’t tasted real pesto until you try pesto Genovese.

Recipe Here!


Looking for more summer pasta recipes? Check out this great article by Bon Appétit.


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