The Best 30-Minute Summer Pasta Recipes


Even though pasta is typically thought of as fatty, I still eat it all the time! Something about noodles and sauce drives me wild! My issue is that I don’t have a lot of time to cook up a gourmet pasta meal. I need quick hitters that don’t take me longer than 30 minutes to cook. Heavy pastas are out too. It’s summer, and I don’t want to be weighed down by food. I want the pastas to be light and full of vegetables. Check out Recipe4Living’s Best 30-Minute Summer Pastas after the jump.

These fresh pasta recipes will fill you up, without leaving you feeling stuffed and groggy. You can even make a double-batch for leftovers!

1. Easy Mozzarella Pasta - This 15-minute dinner is great for busy cooks!

2. Pasta Puttanesca with Arugula - This is a refreshing summer meal!

3. Speedy Spaghetti with Chicken and Fresh Tomato – Instead of a long-simmering tomato sauce, this quick spaghetti dish is tossed with a savory mixture of chopped chicken and fresh tomato and topped with crumbled goat cheese and fresh basil.

4. Mediterranean Penne Pasta – This 15 minute meal has all the flavors of the Mediterranean!

5. Pasta with Ricotta - This is a comfort food from when we were kids. My mom would make this as a quick snack after school or for dinner.

6. Bow Ties with Tomatoes, Herbs and Lemon – This is a wonderfully refreshing summer pasta!

7. Penne with Shrimp and Asparagus - This 10 minute dinner is super simple and healthy, too!
Click here for the full list of delicious summer pastas!

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