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Easy Summer Pasta

June 26, 2013

One of the things we cook most in the summer is pasta.  It sounds counter-intuitive, I know—a big, steaming bowl of hot pasta on a summer night? 

But topping the pasta with barely-sautéed, still-crisp summer produce is so easy and so delicious—plus, it’s a great way to use up WHATEVER you have in your refrigerator.

Last night, we made this pasta:

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…with chicken sausage, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, celery, red pepper, and garlic.  After sautéing the veggies in olive oil, we added them to the cooked pasta, along with a shake of panko breadcrumbs and some grated parmesan cheese.

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Super easy, super delicious!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. itzyskitchen permalink
    June 26, 2013 1:39 pm

    Yes! And cold pasta salads rock in the summer too!!

  2. June 26, 2013 3:43 pm

    I haven’t made a pasta salad in a while. This definitely looks perfect for summer.

  3. June 26, 2013 8:13 pm

    Looks delicious!

  4. aneastcoastlife permalink
    June 27, 2013 1:03 am

    Yum! I love how creative you can get with these types of meals!

  5. June 27, 2013 3:26 am

    Love it. This looks super summery! Fresh veggies, color, done. I know this is odd but I NEVER make pasta. Like maybe once every 3 years. So easy though! I should reconsider and look to you for inspiration.

  6. June 27, 2013 10:56 am

    Gorgeous!! And of course I love the fresh parmesan. I add parmesan to everything….did you know?! It’s my latest obsession.

  7. June 28, 2013 2:09 am

    Pasta and fresh vegetables are perfect summer foods! This looks perfect! We don’t do pasta as much as we used to since gluten free is a bit different, but we have found some we like, so I need to get to making more!

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