The Best Summer Vegetable Pasta Recipes

Late summer is peak garden vegetable season! These summer vegetable pasta recipes will give you some ideas on how to use up all those delicious juicy summer veggies like tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, and sweet corn.

Summer may be nearing an end (and I’m already drinking pumpkin spice lattes over here), but the end of summer is when the garden is bursting with delicious vegetables and fresh herbs. I gathered some of the best pasta recipes using summer vegetables in this post.

Summer Fresh Tomato Pasta Recipes

How good are ripe summer tomatoes?! Especially after a winter full of sad grocery store ones. If fresh tomatoes are in abundance right now, here are some delicious pasta recipes to use them up in. From cherry tomatoes to fat juicy beefsteak tomatoes, these tomato pasta recipes are a great way to use them.

Caprese Risotto
Creamy tomato risotto with mozzarella and fresh basil makes and impressive and delicious dish! Rich and creamy parmesan risotto with roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
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A bowl of risotto with roasted tomatoes, mozzarella balls, basil and balsamic glaze.
Homemade Marinara Sauce
Quick and simple homemade hearty marinara sauce recipe with chucks of San Marzano tomatoes, fresh basil, and lots of garlic. This sauce is also great as a pasta sauce, pizza sauce, dipping sauce for bread sticks or fried calamari, or for a topping for chicken parmesan. This recipe calls for canned tomatoes but you can easily use your garden fresh ones!
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spaghetti and marinara sauce with basil in a bowl
Caprese Gnocchi Sheet Pan Recipe
This easy caprese gnocchi sheet pan dinner recipe is the perfect meal for summer. It's a simple and delicious way to feed a big family and dress up your weeknight dinner with minimal effort. This recipes uses fresh tomatoes and fresh basil.
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Caprese Gnocchi in a Sheet Pan.
Shrimp, Arugula, and Burrata Pasta
Shrimp, Arugula, and Burrata Pasta made with fresh tomatoes and white wine is a simple, yet elegant pasta dinner that comes together in just 20 minutes. Your whole family will love this classic shrimp pasta!
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Shrimp, Arugula, and Burrata Pasta in a white bowl.
Blender Cherry Tomato Sauce
At the very end of summer, when the tomatoes are at their best and sweetest, they don't even need cooking to become a delicious tomato sauce! This no-cook, three ingredient tomato sauce takes just minutes to make and all you need to do is dump everything in a blender!
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Blender Cherry Tomato Sauce with pasta in a white bowl.
Spaghetti with Saffron Roasted Tomatoes and Shrimp
This Spaghetti with Saffron Roasted Tomatoes and Shrimp is a great way to use up those summer tomatoes! The addition of saffron to this otherwise simple dish makes it feel fancy and indulgent while only taking about 30 minutes to make. Win win!
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Spaghetti with Saffron Roasted Tomatoes and Shrimp on a white plate.
Creamy Tomato and Lobster Pasta
This Creamy Tomato and Lobster Pasta is summery, fresh, decadent and rich all at the same time! And the best part? It could not be easier to make. I think when people hear the word "lobster" they immediately think the recipe is going to be difficult, but that's not the case here! This recipe uses pre-cooked lobster that gets tossed with the pasta at the end, just to warm through and not overcook. It's easy, fast and SO tasty!
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Creamy Tomato and Lobster Pasta in a white bowl.
Italian Sausage Gnocchi with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes
Italian Sausage Gnocchi with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes is an easy 25 minute dinner, loaded with fresh garden veggies and amazing Italian flavor! It all comes together in a skillet with bell peppers, pine nuts and crumbled goat cheese for a delicious creamy coating!
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Italian Sausage Gnocchi with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes in a skillet.
Caprese Pasta
This Caprese pasta uses ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fresh basil to create a tasty pasta dish based on the delicious flavors of a Caprese salad. This 30-minute recipe is served warm for an easy, comforting meal.
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Caprese Pasta in a large serving bowl.
Easy Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, fusilli pasta and feta tossed in a creamy Greek dressing. A flavorful Greek Pasta Salad Recipe made with simple pantry staples. A great way to use up a ton of those summer veggies!
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Greek Pasta Salad in a white bowl.
One-Pot Sausage Pasta
This One-Pot Sausage Pasta is super flavourful and comes together quickly for an easy weeknight dinner. Made with linguine, Italian sausage, fresh tomatoes and spinach, this pasta is a crowdpleaser!
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Sausage Pasta in a pot with vegetables.
Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Spaghetti
Making this Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Spaghetti is incredibly simple! You will have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes! A fresh and light meal. Burst cherry tomatoes, soft mozzarella balls, and fresh basil over al dente spaghetti will for sure be a family favorite in no time!
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Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Spaghetti on a plate.
Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta with Whipped Ricotta
This burst cherry tomato pasta with whipped ricotta is super simple and a perfect way to use up all those summer cherry tomatoes! It's light, full of flavor, and can serve as an easy lunch or side dish.
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Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta with Whipped Ricotta on a white plate.
Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad
A bright, fresh, and delicious Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad that makes the perfect side dish or light meal. This dish is packed with fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cucumber, and topped off with a homemade lemon-herb dressing for the perfect Greek-inspired salad.
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Lemon orzo pasta salad in a white bowl.

Pasta Recipes Using Fresh Peppers

Sweet peppers are some of my favorite summer vegetables! I especially love juicy red peppers. These pasta recipes all use fresh bell peppers.

Creamy Cajun Andouille Sausage Pasta
Rich and creamy sauce with red and yellow peppers, onions, and spicy andouille sausage with the perfect amount of Cajun spices make for a decadent spicy pasta dinner.
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bowl of cajun sausage pasta
Vegetable Pasta Salad
Prepare this simple stir-fry vegetarian pasta salad using all fresh veggies and whole-grain pasta. A healthy, wholesome lunch or dinner is ready in under 30 min.
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Simple Vegetable Pasta Salad in a white bowl.
One Pot Loaded Veggie Pasta
This one pot veggie pasta recipe is healthy, vegetarian, & full of vegetables like peppers, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and summer squash. It’s the perfect way to clear out the produce in your fridge!
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Loaded Veggie Pasta in a pot
Garden Veggie Pasta
An easy marinara sauce loaded up with chunky summer veggies like zucchini and peppers and served over pasta. This Garden Veggie Pasta is a delicious, healthy meal the whole family will love.
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Garden Veggie Pasta in a white bowl.

Pasta Recipes with Summer Squash

If you’ve ever grown squash you know it can be seriously abundant. So what do you do with all those fresh zucchini and yellow squash? Add them to pasta! Here are some great ideas to use up all that fresh summer squash.

Creamy Vegetable Pasta
Want an easy pasta dish to sneak more veggies into your diet? Then this Creamy Vegetable Pasta is for you! A creamy sauce made with Fontina cheese, then loaded with red peppers, yellow squash, and zucchini! Just roast the veggies and add it into the cheesy cream sauce, super easy and kids and adults will love this!
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Creamy Vegetable Pasta on a white plate.
Italian Baked Chicken Pasta Freezer Meal
This healthy Italian baked chicken pasta freezes great! With sun dried tomatoes, basil and zucchini packed in for flavor, this creamy Tuscan pasta bake is a no brainer! I love that this pasta can be frozen for later to prolong that summer harvest.
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Italian Baked Chicken Pasta Freezer Meal.
Homemade Tagliatelle Pasta with Zucchini Blossoms
Homemade Tagliatelle Pasta with Zucchini Blossoms is one delicious bite of freshly made pasta tossed with caramelized onions, garlic, saffron, heirloom tomatoes, zucchini and zucchini blossoms. Don't miss the time saving tips for freshly made pasta!
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Homemade Tagliatelle Pasta with Zucchini Blossoms on a plate.
Pasta with Zucchini and Garden Veggies
Pasta with Zucchini and garden veggies is a delicious vegetable pasta recipe loaded with flavor! This simple veggie pasta is smothered in a light tomato sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese!
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Pasta with Zucchini and Garden Veggies on a white plate.
Garden Veggie Pasta with Rosemary
Garden Veggie Pasta with Rosemary is a great vegetable rich meal. It's quick and easy but oh so healthy. This pasta not only looks amazing, but it is a perfect way to use those garden veggies. Pair this with with garlic bread for a nice meal.
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Garden Veggie Pasta with Rosemary in a white bowl.
Summer Squash Casserole
Cheesy, summer squash casserole! Loads of zucchini and summer squash in the best lighter fare comfort food dish.
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Summer Squash Casserole in a baking dish.
Pasta with Zucchini Sauce
Summer's bounty yields lots of fresh zucchini! Get creative with the surplus and make this delicious pasta with pureed zucchini sauce. This simple but flavorful sauce features sweet onions, fresh basil, and cheese, and comes together in 30 minutes or less.
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Pasta with Zucchini Sauce in a bowl.
Casarecce Pasta with Ricotta and Basil
Casarecce Pasta perfectly cooked al dente is tossed with fresh vegetables, a light, yet creamy ricotta sauce then topped with fresh basil pesto and Parmesan cheese. This Casarecce Pasta recipe has so much flavor, is easy to make and makes for a great vegetarian dinner option.
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Creamy Pasta with Ricotta and Basil in a white bowl.

Pasta Recipes Using Fresh Summer Corn

I forget about how delicious sweet summer corn is until the summer rolls around. Upgrade the usual corn on the cob side and use your fresh corn in one of these pasta recipes instead!

Southern Corn and Tomato Couscous Salad
The easiest, summer weeknight Southern Corn and Tomato Couscous Salad. Buttery, garlicky goodness mixed in with lightly sautéed corn, green onions, fresh tomatoes, and the very best couscous! You can also make this salad with whatever produce you have on hand! All you need for this recipe are simple pantry ingredients, a few fresh veggies, and about 30 minutes of time.
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Southern Corn and Tomato Couscous Salad in a white bowl.
Mushroom Sweet Corn Pasta
This delicious mushroom sweet corn pasta features earthy mushrooms, charred corn, and a light cream sauce. It is a quick, easy and satisfying meatless pasta dish you can throw together in half an hour.
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Mushroom Sweet Corn Pasta in a skillet.
Lemon Orzo Salad with Feta
Meet the pasta salad of the summer! This lemon orzo salad with feta is so light and fresh and full of summer-y ingredients like herbs, sweet corn, and a light lemony dressing. This is a zesty pasta salad recipe that is sure to be on repeat.
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Lemon Orzo Salad with Feta in a serving bowl.

Pasta with Fresh Herbs

Using fresh herbs is a great way to liven up any pasta dish. These pasta recipes highlight fresh herbs from your summer garden.

Broccoli Pesto Pasta Salad
If you’re looking for the world’s brightest and most flavorful pasta salad – you’ve found it! This is broccoli pesto pasta. We combined tender broccoli pesto (yes, you can make pesto with broccoli!) with fresh Parmesan and parsley for a mixture that elevates the pasta to out-of-this-world deliciousness.
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Broccoli Pesto Pasta Salad in a white bowl.
Asparagus Pesto Pasta
If you are a pesto lover looking for a spring twist on the classic recipe, this creamy and lemony asparagus pesto pasta is for you. Made with fresh asparagus, pistachio nuts, parsley, and a hint of lemon, this quick and easy mouthwatering spring pasta is going to become your new favorite.
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Asparagus Pesto Pasta on white plates.

Pasta Recipes Using Fresh Peas

Don’t sleep on peas! I think peas sometimes get a bad rep, but fresh peas are soo much better than the canned ones. Try out these recipes using fresh summer peas.

Smoked Trout and Snap Pea Pasta Salad
If you want a fun new take on a pasta salad—this is your dish! Crisp sugar snap peas, smoked trout and farfalle pasta all tossed with a creamy and light dressing. This pasta salad is a great side dish for barbecues and picnics, or an easy lunch!
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Smoked Trout and Snap Pea Pasta Salad in a white bowl.
Green Pasta
This easy Green Pasta is a tasty way to eat your greens! The sauce has avocados, peas and fresh green herbs. Ready in just 10 minutes with 8 ingredients. Vegan, vegetarian, dairy free.
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Green Pasta on a white plate.
Rigatoni Primavera
Pasta Primavera is a classic dish with so many Springtime vibes, and all the veggies you could ask for. This version uses rigatoni with vibrant fresh herbs and a hint of brightness from lemon zest. The best part……it’s on the table in 30 minutes!
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Rigatoni Primavera pasta in two bowls.
Roasted Shrimp & Asparagus Linguine with a Dill Cream Sauce
Roasted shrimp and asparagus linguine with fresh green peas and asparagus. Ready in less than 30 minutes, for a delicious weeknight dinner.
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Roasted Shrimp & Asparagus Linguine with a Dill Cream Sauce on a blue plate.

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