Quick Summer Pasta Recipes

In Season, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Summer
on June 1, 2009
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Juicy tomatoes, homegrown herbs and fresh produce join hands with pasta for vibrant tosses ready in a flash.

Pasta Tip: Instead of serving the sauce over the pasta, dump your cooked pasta in the skillet with the sauce and cook it together. The pasta will soak up the sauce, making it a more flavorful dish.


What is "Al Dente" ?

Typically used to identify pasta, al dente (al-DEN-tay) is an Italian phrase that means "to the tooth" or cooked only until it offers a slight resistance when bitten into.