Pepper, lemon and courgette spaghetti on a pink plate

Summer pasta recipes

41 Recipes

We love pasta all year round, and it pairs perfectly with seasonal summer ingredients.

23 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Try this zesty pasta dish for a quick and healthy veggie lunch option. Low in calories, it provides fibre, vitamin C and iron and counts as two of your 5-a-day

32 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Kids will love this healthier take on pesto and pasta, with broccoli upping their veg intake. It takes just 20 minutes to make and is low in calories

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Tuck into a healthy seafood pasta dish in under half an hour. We've combined spaghetti with low-fat, high-protein white fish and an easy puttanesca sauce

27 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Knock up a no-hassle family supper in under 30 minutes. This spaghetti dish with fennel, anchovies, currants, pine nuts and capers is salty, sweet and simple

25 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Make this king prawn and courgette tagliatelle in just 20 minutes. It's full of garlic, lemon and chilli, and it's healthy too, so it's great for busy weeknights

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The perfect choice for a small, informal gathering, take this dig-in dish of mussels, clams, prawns and orzo pasta to the table and serve with crusty bread

40 mins
More effort
30 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Pickled chilli peppers, spicy chorizo and sweet cherry tomatoes make up this simple and quick pasta dish. Ideal for an easy midweek meal for two

15 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Try this paella with a difference, using fideo or vermicelli pasta instead of rice, with prawns, mussels, squid, monkfish and a sprinkling of saffron 

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Juicy, salty samphire works really nicely along with the tender fish in this lemony pasta dish

25 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Get four of your 5-a-day with this healthy vegan puttanesca. With spaghetti, kidney beans, tomatoes, olives and spinach, it's quick, easy and full of nutrients

27 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
25 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Store cupboard ingredients, spices and seasonal veg make this recipe the tastiest way to get 3 of your 5 a day

45 mins
Easy
7 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

This simple sausage and kale pasta dish is perfect for feeding the family. Give it a modern twist by using orecchiette, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser

35 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Two classics combined, meatloaf flavoured with sage and feta plus pasta and tomato sauce - guaranteed to please

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

A brilliantly healthy pasta dish that's low calorie and rich in iron too, using budget-friendly cockles instead of clams

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
33 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Switch up your classic family lasagne with pesto, broccoli, mascarpone and chunks of sausage in a dish that's rich in calcium, folate, fibre and vitamin C

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Spelt pasta lends this dish a lovely nutty flavour and is higher in fibre than regular pasta. Complete with smoked salmon and avocado tossed with lemon and parsley

15 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A quick and easy fish supper with plump potato dumplings and a creamy herb sauce - a 10-minute meal that's rich in omega-3 oils and vitamin C

10 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Bashing tomatoes, chilli, sugar and shallots together in a pestle and mortar helps to bring out the flavours for a delicious no-cook pasta sauce. Make it more indulgent with creamy burrata cheese

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Fresh crab is one of summer’s real treats and its delicate flavour means it needs only minimal cooking

15 mins
Easy
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This quick and easy pasta and tuna dish brings summer flavours to your tastebuds all year round

30 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use up this plentiful legume in a robust pasta dish with anchovy and olive tapenade sauce, tomatoes, basil and chilli

30 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Roast up courgettes and aubergines with plenty of garlic then serve with penne, crispy bacon, sweet basil and lots of cheese

45 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

No time to cook? This light, fresh pasta dish is ready to eat in 15 minutes

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
73 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

The perfect summer comfort food - classic macaroni cheese with extra veggies and herbs

30 mins
Easy
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