Warmer weather means it’s time for lighter sauces, seasonal vegetables and fresh seafood. Here are 20 bright and fresh pastas that are totally worth turning your stove on this summer.
Round and Round Pasta
This fun pasta dish is sure to be a hit with the kids, and it’s great for a portable lunch or dinner.
Creamy Farfalle with Cremini, Asparagus and Walnuts
Spring doesn’t mean forgoing comfort food. This creamy pasta dish celebrates in-season asparagus, and is coated in a rich mascarpone cheese sauce. The cremini mushrooms and toasted walnuts add texture.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil, and Salmon
A beautiful main ready in only 20 minutes? Something smells fishy…but that’s just the salmon! Try this dish at your next family dinner and prepare to amaze.
Fusilli, salami, turkey, cheese, olives, veggies and tons of fresh herbs make up this dish that can be served as a tasty side or main course.
Sicilian Penne with Swordfish and Eggplant
This pasta dish is chock full of fresh flavours and morsels of tender fish.
Farfalle with Broccoli
A quick and easy pasta dish with broccoli florets, anchovy fillets and garlic.
Campanelle Pasta Salad
This pasta salad is packed with lots of protein and bold flavours, and would make a great addition to a picnic, backyard BBQ or weeknight meal.
Fusilli with Sausage, Artichokes, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
This quick and easy pasta dish features spicy Italian sausage, juicy chicken, flavourful artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes, stirred with mozzarella and then topped with Parmesan.
Get this flavour-packed Giada De Laurentiis’ Fusilli with Sausage, Artichokes, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce
An easy meal you can throw together in a snap but most importantly, won’t compromise on taste or presentation.
Giada's Pasta Primavera
This herb-infused pasta dish is bright, fresh, and delicious — perfect summer meal.
Trenette with Eggplant and Basil Pesto
This cheesy pasta is easy and delicious. A perfect lunch or dinner for the whole family.
Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil
A bright dish with shrimp, arugula, garlic and shallots over linguine and drizzled with an easy lemon oil sauce.
Creamy Lobster Linguine
You’ve probably eaten hundreds, if not thousands, of pasta dinners in your life, but lobster, bacon and Parmesan cheese ensure that you’ll remember this one.
Orecchiette with Mini Chicken Meatballs
Orecchiette, or “little ears” pasta, presents perfect little cups for trapping delicious combinations of sweet tomato sauce, soft bocconcini and tender, herb-infused turkey meatballs.
Get the recipe for Giada De Laurentiis’ Orecchiette with Mini Chicken Meatballs
Tomatoes: Fusilli with Fresh Pomodoro
Creamy ricotta is the perfect partner for imperfect tomatoes, combining to make a creamy yet light sauce for fusilli pasta.
Fusilli with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
Mixed with arugula, kalamata olives, fresh basil and mozzarella, this easy gluten-free pasta with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette is ideal for weeknight meals when you’re short on time.
Linguine with Anchovy and Walnuts
Linguine is tossed in a anchovy cream sauce then topped with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and mixed with arugula, mint and walnuts.
Whole-Wheat Linguine with Green Beans, Ricotta, and Lemon
This creamy, dreamy pasta only takes 20 minutes to make, and packs well for leftovers the following day.