Embrace the flavors of summer with these 25 easy and weeknight-friendly pasta recipes that capture the essence of the season. From refreshing salads and light sauces to vibrant veggie-packed creations, these dishes offer a variety of options to enjoy the bounty of summer produce. Whether you’re looking for a quick and satisfying meal after a busy day or simply want to savor the tastes of the season, these recipes provide delicious solutions that make weeknight cooking a breeze. Embrace the joy of summer cooking and indulge in these delightful pasta dishes that celebrate the vibrant flavors of the warm months!
Creamy Spinach Pasta Sauce
This quick and easy spinach pasta sauce recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves creamy garlic flavors. With only five ingredients and ready in 15 minutes, it’s a perfect weeknight dinner option.
Recipe: spinach pasta sauce
Creamy Harissa Tahini Pasta
Get ready for a flavor-packed meal with this harissa tahini pasta sauce recipe that is quick and easy to make in just 20 minutes. The creamy and spicy sauce is a perfect combination with your favorite pasta and vegetables, making it an ideal dish for busy weeknights or any time you need a delicious and satisfying meal.
Recipe: harissa tahini pasta sauce
Hidden Veggies Pasta Sauce
This healthy vegetable sauce is a delicious and nutritious option for pasta lovers. Packed with seven different veggies and blended into a smooth and creamy sauce, even picky eaters will love this flavorful and satisfying meal.
Recipe: vegetable sauce pasta
Alfredo Sauce in 15 minutes
Enjoy a healthy and quick meal with our 5-ingredient alfredo sauce recipe. Creamy, delicious, and ready in just 15 minutes, it’s the perfect solution for a fast and easy dinner.
Recipe: alfredo sauce
Green Pesto Pasta
Indulge in the deliciousness of this green pesto pasta that’s bursting with flavors of freshly made basil pesto, juicy cherry tomatoes, and a sprinkle of parmesan. It’s a quick and easy meal that’s perfect for any time of the day.
Recipe: pesto pasta
Bechamel aka White Sauce
Bechamel sauce may sound complicated, but it’s actually a simple white sauce made with just three main ingredients: flour, butter, and milk. It’s easy to make and adds a creamy and delicious touch to any dish.
Recipe: bechamel sauce
Thai Glass Noodle Salad – Yum Woon Sen
Indulge in the flavors of Thailand with this refreshing and easy-to-make Yum Woon Sen salad recipe. Loaded with tangy tomatoes, crunchy celery, and roasted peanuts, and tossed with a zesty salad dressing, this dish is perfect for a light summer meal or as a side dish for your next barbecue.
Recipe: Yum Woon Sen
Hummus pasta salad from our cookbook is a quick and flavorful vegan pasta dish that can be prepared in just 15 minutes. The combination of creamy hummus with tangy sun-dried tomatoes and olives creates a unique taste. Different flavored hummus, such as roasted red pepper or spinach, allow for endless variations.
Recipe: hummus pasta
Cajun Pasta Sauce
Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this oyster mushroom pasta dish. With its perfect blend of Cajun seasonings, creamy coconut sauce, and hearty vegetables, this recipe is a delicious and quick dinner option that you’ll want to make again and again.
Recipe: cajun pasta sauce
Coconut Milk Pasta Sauce
This easy and flavorful coconut milk pasta sauce is the perfect dairy-free alternative to a classic tomato-based sauce. Made with simple ingredients like canned tomatoes, garlic, and coconut milk, it comes together in just 30 minutes and will satisfy all your pasta cravings.
Recipe: coconut milk pasta sauce
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
This sun-dried tomato pesto with rosemary is a flavor-packed condiment that can add a tasty twist to your meals. Use it as a spread on sandwiches, a dip for veggies, or a sauce for pasta to enjoy the delicious taste of sun-dried tomatoes and aromatic rosemary.
Recipe: sun-dried tomato pesto
Caramelized Carrot Pasta Sauce
This unique carrot pasta sauce is made by caramelizing root vegetables and combining them with tangy mustard, lemon juice, and creamy sour cream, resulting in a sweet and savory dish that is both filling and flavorful, and is sure to be a standout addition to any dinner table.
Recipe: carrot pasta sauce
Lasagna with Lentil Bolognese
This lentil lasagna is a delicious and satisfying dish that features a rich and flavorful lentil bolognese sauce layered with creamy white bechamel and lasagna noodles. It is a perfect comfort food that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Recipe: lentil lasagna
Spinach Pesto (Nut-free)
This quick and easy spinach pesto recipe is the perfect way to add some flavor and nutrition to your pasta, pizza, or sandwiches. With just a handful of ingredients, you can whip up a delicious nut-free pesto in no time!
Recipe: spinach pesto
This vegetarian lasagna recipe is a wholesome and delicious take on the classic comfort food, with layers of hearty marinara sauce and a flavorful spinach tofu ricotta filling. It’s a satisfying dish that’s perfect for a cozy night in.
Recipe: spinach lasagna
Light Mac and Cheese
Looking for a healthy and delicious mac and cheese recipe? Look no further than this creamy and veggie-packed sauce that’s ready in just 20 minutes!
Recipe: mac and cheese
Enjoy a healthier twist on the classic bolognese for a quick and easy dinner. Packed with nutrients and flavor, this vegan version is a delicious and guilt-free option for any pasta lover.
Recipe: spaghetti bolognese
Red Pesto Tofu Pasta
This tofu pesto pasta dish is a flavor-packed and healthy alternative to traditional pasta dishes. The savory red pesto, made with sun-dried tomatoes, complements the crispy fried tofu and pasta perfectly, making it a must-try for anyone looking to add some variety to their dinner rotation.
Recipe: red pesto tofu pasta
10-min Marinara Sauce
This chunky marinara sauce is a delicious and easy way to add fresh and nutritious ingredients to your favorite pasta dishes. With simple ingredients like chopped tomatoes, fragrant basil, and savory onion and garlic, this sauce is full of flavor and perfect for a quick and satisfying meal.
Recipe: marinara sauce
Lemon Pepper Pasta with Asparagus
This lemon pepper pasta is a simple yet delicious dish that can be made in just 15 minutes with only 5 ingredients. The addition of asparagus makes it a refreshing and satisfying meal.
Recipe: lemon pepper pasta
Instant Pot Tortellini
It takes just 20 minutes to cook perfect Tortellini in the Instant Pot. This Creamy Tortellini is a perfect one-pot weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!
Recipe: instant pot cheese tortellini
Mediterranean Pasta with Artichokes
Mediterranean Pasta with Artichokes, Capers and Sun-Dried Tomatoes! Ready in less than 30 minutes, this vegan pasta recipe is a must-save for busy weeknights.
Pasta With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
This hearty dish with roasted red pepper pasta sauce is the perfect vegan comfort food! Not only do you get to enjoy a big bowl of pasta, but it is covered in an amazing, flavorful sauce.
Recipe: roasted red pepper pasta sauce
Creamy Mushroom Pasta
Indulge in the rich and creamy flavors of this creamy mushroom pasta, made with sautéed mushrooms and a savory herb-infused milk sauce. Topped with Parmesan and a touch of red chili pepper, this dish is a comforting and delicious meal that’s perfect for any day of the week.
Recipe: mushroom pasta
Black Truffle Pasta
This amazing vegetarian Black Truffle Pasta is healthy, flavorful and very easy to make. It’s great for a date night with your significant other or when you want to make your dinner extra special.
Recipe: Black Truffle Pasta