Our Current Favorite Pasta Dishes for Spring and Summer


We are always looking for new pasta dishes to enjoy! If you are anything like us, you have an ongoing list of recipes you want to try! Well, look no further! Here is a list of our current favorite pasta dishes that are perfect to enjoy during the spring and summer months by some of our favorite food bloggers and a few of our own!

1. Spring Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino

This is a quick and tasty pasta dish that is ready in 15 minutes! What more can you ask for? It is quite simply spaghetti with garlic (aglio), olive oil (olio), and crushed red pepper flakes (peperoncino). We added blistered tomatoes and sunflower seeds and greens to give it a little something extra!

2. Stovetop White Cheddar and Lavender Mac and Cheese

Yes, this super interesting combo is as good as it looks in the photo! It’s amazing how good lavender is in this dish, and once you try it, this recipe by Leisure Fan Club will quickly become your new favorite mac and cheese for spring!

3. Light and Easy Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta

We all need a few light and easy dishes when all we crave is pasta around here! And this one by Kate the Baker is exactly what will satisfy our hunger without making us feel like beached whales by the pool!

4. Parmesan Orzo with Shrimp Asparagus and Tomatoes

This shrimp orzo pasta from Peaches to Peaches can be enjoyed throughout the year but we really love it when asparagus and tomatoes are in season during the spring and summer months!

5. Seared Scallop Pasta with Vanilla Grapefruit Cream Sauce

Honestly, I would drink this sauce, so adding fresh homemade pasta and perfectly seared scallops in the mix just takes this into a dream world! But you can also make it with store-bought pasta if you want this to come together a bit quicker!

6. Caramelized Leek and Mushroom Gruyere Pasta

This pasta dish by Cherry On My Sundae could not be more drool-worthy! There’s so much to love about this pasta, from the caramelized leeks to the gruyere cheese. You can’t go wrong!

7. Baked Rigatoni with Tomato Herb Meat Sauce

Although this is a baked pasta dish that is perfectly hearty for the winter months when it’s chilly outside, we also absolutely love it all year around and make it throughout spring and summer!


We hope you enjoyed this pasta recipe roundup of Our Current Favorite Pasta Dishes for Spring and Summer. Remember to check out our Homemade Pasta post for more delicious pasta recipes, instructions for making pasta at home, along with details on the equipment that we use.

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