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10+ Easy Summer Pasta Recipes to Make Today

Pasta isn't just a cold weather comfort food. These summer pasta recipes embrace all the season has to offer.

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Lemony Shrimp & Snow Pea Pasta

“This pretty pasta is a family favourite —the kids love the light lemony flavour and I love that they devour the fresh veggies. You can use other types of pasta for variety, like bow ties or corkscrews.” —Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas

Get the recipe for Lemony Shrimp & Snow Pea Pasta.

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Citrus Scallops

“My husband and I like to eat seafood at least once a week. Oranges and lemon juice give scallops a refreshing burst of flavour.” —Cheri Hawthorne, North Canton, Ohio

Get the recipe for Citrus Scallops.

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Bucatini with Sausage & Kale

“I was short on time but wanted to make an elegant dinner for my husband and me. That night, we ate this simple pasta starring spicy sausage and our homegrown kale.” —Angela Lemoine, Howell, New Jersey

Get the recipe for Bucatini with Sausage & Kale.

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Bow Tie & Spinach Salad

“With pasta salad, it’s easy to change up ingredients. We like to add grilled chicken and pine nuts, and sometimes we substitute black beans for the garbanzo beans.” —Julie Kirkpatrick, Billings, Montana

Get the recipe for Bow Tie & Spinach Salad.

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Farmers’ Market Orzo Salad

Showcase seasonal ingredients in your summer pasta recipes, like this one for a farmers’ market-inspired orzo salad. “Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses such as mozzarella, feta or smoked Gouda.” —Heather Dezzutto, Raleigh, North Carolina

Get the recipe for Farmers’ Market Orzo Salad.

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Linguine with Broccoli Rabe & Peppers

“Broccoli rabe is one of my favourite veggies. Since it cooks right with the pasta, you can multitask. Before you know it, dinner is served.” —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

Get the recipe for Linguine with Broccoli Rabe & Peppers.

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Artichoke & Lemon Pasta

“While sailing in the Mediterranean, we tasted a lemony artichoke pasta. I developed my own version of it that our guests love. Try it with shrimp and kalamata olives.” —Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

Get the recipe for Artichoke & Lemon Pasta.

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