Summer Pasta Dinners

Take your pick of the summer's easiest, most satisfying weeknight pasta dishes from Food Network. 
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Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Pulsing jarred sun-dried tomatoes and their oil in a food processor is all it takes for a tangy, flavorful pesto. 

Get the Recipe: Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Gina's Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

Shrimp blush pink in the skillet before being tossed with garlic, lemon and angel-hair pasta.

Get the Recipe: Gina's Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

Orecchiette with Mixed Greens and Goat Cheese

Cooking for one? Flavorful ingredients like goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes make for an exciting, perfectly portioned single serving.

Get the Recipe: Orecchiette with Mixed Greens and Goat Cheese

Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

Shrimp and tomatoes tint this creamy sauce pink, and fresh basil and flat-leaf parsley make it extra aromatic. 

Get the Recipe: Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

Capellini with Tomatoes and Basil

It takes more time to boil the water than to cook this dish. Skinny capellini reaches al dente perfection in a flash. 

Get the Recipe: Capellini with Tomatoes and Basil

Bow-Tie Pasta with Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Jarred sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil, plus a shot of balsamic vinegar, bring big flavor to farfalle pasta. 

Get the Recipe: Bowtie Pasta with Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Tagliatelle with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

Bring an unconventional pop to pasta by adding corn off the cob to the sauce at the last moment. 

Get the Recipe: Tagliatelle with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

Turkey Sausage and Broccoli Pasta

Sausage and peppers always make for a good combo, especially when tender broccoli florets are added to the mix. 

Get the Recipe: Turkey Sausage and Broccoli Pasta

Pasta Puttanesca

With ingredients like tomatoes, olives and capers, this Southern Italian dish likely doesn't require a trip to the store.

Get the Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca

Spaghetti with Spicy Scallop Marinara Sauce

Poach fresh bay scallops in a homemade tomato sauce spiked with crushed red pepper. 

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti With Spicy Scallop Marinara Sauce

Bow-Tie Pasta with Broccoli and Potatoes

Farfalle pasta, potatoes and broccoli work together for a filling midweek meal. 

Get the Recipe: Bow-Tie Pasta With Broccoli and Potatoes

Bucatini with Olive-Caper Sauce

Briny Kalamata olives and capers give hollow bucatini pasta loads of flavor. 

Get the Recipe: Bucatini With Olive-Caper Sauce