Quick Summer Pasta Recipes

In Season,Quick & Easy,Recipes,Summer
June 1, 2009

From market, farmer, farm stand or CSA, let the season's produce be a guide for your pasta topping.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Juicy tomatoes, homegrown herbs and fresh produce join hands with pasta for vibrant tosses ready in a flash.

Pasta Tip: Instead of serving the sauce over the pasta, dump your cooked pasta in the skillet with the sauce and cook it together. The pasta will soak up the sauce, making it a more flavorful dish.


What is "Al Dente" ?

Typically used to identify pasta, al dente (al-DEN-tay) is an Italian phrase that means "to the tooth" or cooked only until it offers a slight resistance when bitten into.

Tortellini Toss

Corn and Tortellini Toss

Purchased tortellini makes this pasta dish quick and easy.


Shrimp and Tomato Pasta Toss

Canned beans and pre-cooked shrimp get this meal to the table fast.


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