Blame it on my Italian descent, but I’ve loved pasta for as long as I can remember. Though there are countless ways to make a delicious pasta dish, I often reach for whichever seasonal vegetables I have in stock, toss them with any pasta I have on hand, and top it all off with lemon, herbs, and butter. The combination is completely foolproof, and nothing beats a simple, fresh pasta when you’re short on time.
Whether spring or summer, angel-hair or bow-tie, a tasty pasta dish never fails to deliver (especially when shaved parmesan is involved). Click through to see our 20 favorite easy pasta recipes, and since these are just as are easy to make as they are mouth-watering, don’t be surprised if you struggle to pick just one to inspire your next meal!
Roasted Cherry Tomato Cappellini from Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Campanella with Burrata Cheese, Lemon, and Garlic from A Thousand Threads
Penne Bake with Spinach and Tomatoes by Bev Cooks
Baby Pea, Asparagus, Prosciutto & Kale Spaghetti with Lemon & Macadamia Pangrattato by What Katie Ate
Roasted Cauliflower Pasta by Love and Lemons
Vermicelli Tofu Noodle Bowl from Flourishing Foodie
Grilled Kale and Red Pepper Tuscan Pasta Salad from Half Baked Harvest
Fresh Pasta with Lemon, Rosemary, and Pine Nuts from Camille Styles
20-Minute Lemon Pesto Penne from Pinch of Yum
Herby Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Garlic, Kale, Fennel + Shallots by A Happy Hearted Kitchen
No-Carb Pasta by The Londoner
Brown Butter Pumpkin Pasta by Camille Styles
Pasta with Black Beans, Kale and Spicy Chicken Sausage from Eat, Live, Run
Mediterranean Pasta by a House in the Hills
Spring Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes and Eggs by How Sweet It Is
Amended Pasta Frutti di Mare by Annette Joseph for Camille Styles
Chicken Pad Thai from Creme de la Crumb
White Wine & Manchego Asparagus Carbonara from Ciao Veggie
Deconstructed Zucchini Manicotti from A Cozy Kitchen
Summer Greek Style Pasta with Tomatoes, Feta, and Dill from The Tart Tart
This post was originally published on March 6, 2015, and has since been updated.