9 Best Summer Brunch Pastas

Pappardelle with Summer Squash

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By F&W Editors Posted August 20, 2016

Get your pasta fix.

Pasta is great any time of day. Show off fresh summer produce with these seven amazing brunch pasta recipes.

1. Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Basil, Olives and Fresh Mozzarella

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Since the tomatoes here are not cooked, make sure to use the freshest ones possible.

2. Pappardelle with Summer Squash

Food & Wine: Pappardelle with Squash and Arugula-Walnut Pesto

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Show off zucchini and yellow squash in this summery pasta tossed with arugula-walnut pesto.

3. Fried-Zucchini Spaghetti

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow adds crispy zucchini slices to spaghetti that’s tossed with shredded Parmesan cheese and plenty of olive oil and basil.

4. Gemelli with Sweet Sausage and Spinach

Food & Wine: Gemelli with Sweet Sausage and Spinach


This hearty pasta is great with juicy summer tomatoes.

5. Fusilli with Summer Tomato Sauce

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Experiment with different types of tomatoes (red, yellow, orange, heirloom) for this fantastic summer recipe.

6. Penne with Salsa Verde, Mozzarella, and Cherry Tomatoes

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Piquant parsley-based salsa verde stars in this fast vegetarian pasta.

7. Pasta with Tomato and Black Olive Sauce

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Star chef Barbara Lynch’s rustic vegetarian pasta boasts a great mix of vegetables including zucchini, summer squash and eggplant.

8. Farfalle with Yogurt and Zucchini

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25 minutes is all you need for this tangy summer pasta.

9. Pasta with Fresh Puttanesca Sauce

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This no-cook spicy tomato sauce is flavor-packed with anchovies, capers, green olives and crushed red pepper.

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