Skip to Content

28 Easy Peasy Summer Pasta Recipes

When it starts to get warm, I always crave light and tasty dishes that really capture the flavors of the season. And what better way to do that than with some fantastic summer pasta recipes, right?

On sunny, long days, we want delicious meals with seasonal ingredients like juicy tomatoes, vibrant zucchini, and succulent eggplants.

As someone who loves spending time outdoors and enjoying the summer vibes, I always look for recipes that are simple.

I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen when I could be soaking up the sunshine or enjoying a dip in the sea.

These summer pasta recipes are a dream come true because they are quick, easy, and won’t have you slaving away for hours.

In fact, most of them can be prepared in under 30 minutes, giving you more time to do the things you love.

Whether planning a casual dinner with friends or simply needing a quick meal after a day at the beach, these summer pasta recipes are the answer.

They are designed to be fuss-free and require minimal ingredients, making them perfect for those unplanned meet-ups with friends or when you’re simply looking to whip up a delicious pasta dish without breaking a sweat.

30-Minute Summer Pasta Dinners: Quick, Easy, Delicious

#1 15-Minute Tortellini With Tomato Sauce

15-Minute Tortellini With Tomato Sauce

This incredibly simple recipe is ideal for busy, hot days when you crave a comforting meal without the fuss.

In just 15 minutes, you can make a fantastic meal.

#2 Pasta With Broccoli

Pasta With Broccoli

Get your greens in with this nutritious pasta dish.

Tender pasta is tossed with broccoli florets, olive oil, and garlic and sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese for a simple meal.

#3 Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Oil and Garlic Spaghetti

This recipe proves that sometimes, the most extraordinary flavors can be found in the simplest ingredients.

#4 Ricotta Pasta

Creamy Ricotta Pasta

Creamy, dreamy, and perfect for summer, this no-cook sauce is ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

#5 Pasta With Fresh Tomatoes

Pasta With Fresh Tomatoes

It’s like taking a bite out of summer!

Juicy tomatoes are sautéed with garlic and then tossed with your favorite pasta.

#6 Spaghetti Alla Nerano Recipe

Spaghetti Alla Nerano Recipe

It’s a dish that showcases the simple flavors of Italian cuisine.

#7 One-Pot Pasta with Peas and Bacon

Pastam with peas

This one-pot wonder combines pasta, sweet peas, and crispy bacon in a creamy sauce.

It’s a comforting and hassle-free meal.

#8 Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla puttanesca

It’s one of my favorite pastas.

It’s super easy to make and has a unique taste, thanks to the black olives and capers.

#9 Pasta Portofino

Pasta Portofino

Pasta pesto with tomatoes, or Pasta Portofino, is a vibrant dish made with fresh summer ingredients.

Aromatic basil pesto and juicy tomato sauce create a flavorful pasta dish that will transport you straight to the coastline of the Liguria region in Italy. 

#10 Zucchini Pasta With Garlic Chili Breadcrumbs

This Lemon Zucchini Pasta is simple, seasonal and incredibly flavorful!

The pasta is tossed in a garlicky lemon zucchini sauce, then topped with a quick and easy chili-breadcrumb topping.

#11 Caprese Pasta Bake

Caprese Pasta Bake is the ultimate summer dish that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family!

This easy dump-and-bake recipe comes together in under 20 minutes, making it perfect for a quick dinner, picnic, or packed lunch.

With minimal prep and maximum flavor, you’ll be serving up smiles in no time!

#12 Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

This easy pasta recipe features savory sausage and sun-dried tomatoes.

We love making it on the stovetop on these hot summer nights.


Super creamy and delicious, this garlic scape pasta is full of flavor and one of the best summer veggies.

This easy recipe comes together in just 15 minutes!

#14 Saucy Eggplant Tomato Pasta

Weeknight meals for two or more are best when a huge pot of tomato-eggplant pasta is ready in under 30 minutes.

Enjoy a Mediterranean meal.

#15 Scallop Shrimp Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomatoes

Scallop Shrimp Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomatoes

It’s a dish that will make any meal feel like a special occasion.


A comforting and refreshing dish that evokes lazy afternoons in the Italian countryside.

#17 Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

#18 Creamy Mushroom Pappardelle

It’s like dining in a cozy trattoria in Italy.

#19 One Pot Lemon Pasta

Bright, tangy, and refreshing! It doesn’t take much to describe it.



This pasta alla pizzaiola is a delightful summer dish that brings the flavors of a classic pizza to the pasta world.


Tangy and briny, this lemon caper pasta bursts with flavor in every bite.

A light dish perfect for hot summer days.

#22 Roasted Tomato Pasta with Burrata

Roasted Tomato Pasta with Burrata

Imagine juicy, roasted tomatoes bursting with flavor, tossed with al dente pasta, and topped with luscious burrata.

Every bite is like a flavor and texture party in your mouth.

#23 Pasta with Seafood Sauce

Pasta with Seafood Sauce

Dive into a sea of flavors with this seafood pasta. 

#24 Sausage and Peppers Pasta

Combining spicy Italian sausage, sweet bell peppers, and tender pasta creates a flavor-packed meal. 

#25 Linguine in Citrus Cream Sauce

Linguine in Citrus Cream Sauce

This linguine in a citrus cream sauce is a summer pasta dream.

It’s a pasta that’ll have you dreaming of lazy afternoons spent on a sun-drenched terrace, sipping a glass of crisp white wine.

#26 Linguine With Clams Recipe (Pasta Alle Vongole)

Linguine With Clams Recipe (Pasta Alle Vongole)

A very simple recipe with a beautiful taste of the sea.



Pasta with parsley pesto is a lively summer dish featuring zucchini and yellow summer squash.

It’s a naturally plant-based main dish that’s good served warm or at room temperature.

#28 Courgette, Pea & Pesto Tagliatelle 

Courgette, Pea & Pesto Tagliatelle

This fresh and light pasta dish is perfect for summer. Just add sunshine and a glass of something delicious!

the bella vita logo blog

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.