Summer Squash Pasta 
Summer Squash Pasta 

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Serving size: 4

Difficulty: Easy

This Summer Squash Pasta Recipe is perfect when you have a bounty of summer squash from your garden harvest. It features fresh, bright and satisfying flavors paired with pine nuts to give it a little crunch in every bite. It's super easy to make and is perfect for any weeknight meal or dinner party.


8oz rigatoni (or preferred pasta shape)

2 tbsp olive oil

2 medium zucchinis, sliced in ¼” rounds

Salt and pepper to taste

Zest of 1 lemon

Juice of 1 lemon

⅓ cup goat cheese, crumbled

½ cup fresh basil, lightly packed

¼ cup pine nuts, toasted


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Just before boil, salt your pasta water.Add your pasta to the water and boil according to package instructions.
  2. While your pasta is boiling, set a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and zucchini to the pan and leave the zucchini, undisturbed for 4-6 minutes until they begin to brown. Flip, add salt and pepper and continue sauteeing until golden. Set aside.
  3. Once pasta is done cooking, reserve a cup of the pasta water.
  4. To a large bowl add the pasta, zucchini, lemon juice and zest, goat cheese, fresh basil and pine nuts. Mix together well.
  5. Add pasta water as needed along with a drizzle of olive oil. Top with extra basil, pine nuts and salt and pepper.
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