9 Best Pasta Recipes that Are a Must-Try During Summers!

Hello friends! I’m Austin Carter, the author of Beyond the Bayou Blog, and I’m thrilled to bring you nine special pasta recipes perfect for the summer season. As the days get warmer, it’s the perfect time to enjoy light and refreshing dishes that still satisfy your cravings. These pasta recipes are designed to do just that, combining fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors to create meals that are both delicious and easy to prepare.

From Pici Pasta to Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese, these recipes showcase the best of summer produce and are sure to brighten up your dinner table. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or a dish to impress at your next barbecue, something is here for everyone.

I care about making your cooking experience enjoyable and stress-free, which is why each recipe comes with simple instructions and tips to help you along the way. These pasta dishes are not only tasty but also easy to make, so you can spend more time enjoying the summer with your loved ones.

So, let’s dive into these delightful pasta recipes and make this summer season a memorable one filled with good food and great company. Happy cooking!

Boursin Pasta Recipe

Boursin Pasta

With just three ingredients and twenty minutes to prepare, this meatless supper of delightfully creamy Boursin cheese pasta is ready! You’ll prepare this wonderful weeknight dinner time and time again.

Crawfish Monica Recipe

Crawfish Monica 

Indulge in a flavorful Creole-inspired Crawfish Pasta, featuring tender crawfish tails in a creamy sauce with hints of Creole seasoning and cayenne pepper, served with rotini pasta and crusty French bread.

Pici Pasta recipe

Pici Pasta 

Pici pasta with flavorful roasted tomato sauce, savory andouille sausage, and creamy ricotta cheese, a comforting Italian dish perfect for a hearty meal.

Taco Pasta Recipe

Taco Pasta

Cheesy Tex-Mex Taco Pasta: A quick and flavorful one-pot meal with ground chicken, veggies, pasta, and beans, topped with melted cheese and served with your favorite taco fixings

Tortellini with Collard Green Brodo recipe

Tortellini with Collard Green Brodo

A comforting Italian dish, Tortellini with Collard Green Brodo features tender tortellini in a flavorful broth of sauteed collard greens, onions, garlic, and Parmesan cheese, perfect for a cozy meal.

Gigi Hadid Pasta Recipe

Gigi Hadid Pasta

Tender pasta with a rich, creamy tomato sauce flavored with garlic, diced shallot, tomato paste, and red pepper flakes is served with Gigi Hadid’s Spicy Vodka Pasta. 

pastalaya recipe


Pastalaya is a classic one-pot meal that’s simple, delicious, and affordable. Celebrate like you’re in Louisiana. It’s the pasta equivalent of jambalaya made quickly!


Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese

Spice Up Your Mac: Pepper Jack Explosion with a Crunchy Twist!

pumpkin tortellini-recipe

Pumpkin Tortellini

Savor the flavors of fall with these homemade Pumpkin tortillas. Filled with a rich pumpkin and Parmesan mixture, wrapped in tender pasta, and served with buttery walnuts and fragrant sage.

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