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21 Summer Pasta Recipes You Need In Your Life

Move over, marinara.

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1. Pesto Squash Noodles and Spaghetti with Burst Cherry Tomatoes

Mixing in summer squash and zucchini "zoodles" is a nice way to lighten up this pasta. Recipe here.
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Mixing in summer squash and zucchini "zoodles" is a nice way to lighten up this pasta. Recipe here.

2. Shrimp and Avocado Pasta

Shrimp is the star in this recipe, but there's also crab in there! Not to mention a super-green pesto made with parsley, cilantro and chervil. Recipe here.
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Shrimp is the star in this recipe, but there's also crab in there! Not to mention a super-green pesto made with parsley, cilantro and chervil. Recipe here.

3. Chicken Mozzarella Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

The sun-dried tomatoes get charred on the skillet to give extra flavor. Recipe here.
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The sun-dried tomatoes get charred on the skillet to give extra flavor. Recipe here.

4. Sake + Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry

With edamame, broccoli, and more good things. Recipe here.
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With edamame, broccoli, and more good things. Recipe here.

5. Fresh Tomato and Ricotta Whole Wheat Pasta

This pasta gets boiled and then stir-fried to let it get cozy with the garlic, olive oil, and tomato. Recipe here.
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This pasta gets boiled and then stir-fried to let it get cozy with the garlic, olive oil, and tomato. Recipe here.

6. Chopped Chicken Sesame Noodle Bowls

The homemade sesame peanut sauce is the star of these noodles. Recipe here.
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The homemade sesame peanut sauce is the star of these noodles. Recipe here.

7. Pasta Pesto with Garlic and Rosemary Chicken

Slicing up lasagna noodles into random "handkerchief" shapes adds a fun DIY element. Recipe here.
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Slicing up lasagna noodles into random "handkerchief" shapes adds a fun DIY element. Recipe here.

8. 20-Minute Sticky Basil Thai Noodles

You'll want to put this super-simple sauce (sesame oil, honey, soy sauce) on everything. Recipe here.
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You'll want to put this super-simple sauce (sesame oil, honey, soy sauce) on everything. Recipe here.

9. Zucchini Carbonara

Because a little bacon never hurt anybody. Recipe here.
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Because a little bacon never hurt anybody. Recipe here.

10. Caprese Pasta Salad

Using white balsamic vinegar keeps the color of the salad nice and bright. Recipe here.
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Using white balsamic vinegar keeps the color of the salad nice and bright. Recipe here.

11. Lobster Spaghetti

Almost as good as a trip to Santorini. Recipe here.
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Almost as good as a trip to Santorini. Recipe here.

12. Fried Zucchini + Mint and Pistachio Pesto Pappardelle Pasta

A great way to use the mint and zucchini taking over your garden. Recipe here.
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A great way to use the mint and zucchini taking over your garden. Recipe here.

13. Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta

Just giving the people what they want. Recipe here.
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Just giving the people what they want. Recipe here.

14. Easy Peanut Noodles

You can make your own noodle bowl with any combination of your favorite veggies. Recipe here.
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You can make your own noodle bowl with any combination of your favorite veggies. Recipe here.

15. Creamy Basil Avocado Pasta

Pasta for a green goddess. Recipe here.
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Pasta for a green goddess. Recipe here.

16. Garlic Butter White Wine Shrimp Linguine

Perfect for a lazy dinner outside on a summer night. Recipe here.
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Perfect for a lazy dinner outside on a summer night. Recipe here.

17. Simple Grilled Kale + Red Pepper Tuscan Pasta Salad

Big pasta is the best pasta. Recipe here.
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Big pasta is the best pasta. Recipe here.

18. BLT Tortellini

Who needs a sandwich? Recipe here.
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Who needs a sandwich? Recipe here.

19. Spicy Sausage & Pepper Pasta

This pretty dinner comes together in 30 minutes. Recipe here.
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This pretty dinner comes together in 30 minutes. Recipe here.

20. Creamy Lemon One Pot Pasta

A little cream cheese goes a long way. Recipe here.
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A little cream cheese goes a long way. Recipe here.

21. Mediterranean Hummus Noodles with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes.

Hummus in pasta will be your new favorite party trick. Recipe here.
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Hummus in pasta will be your new favorite party trick. Recipe here.

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