Summer Celebration Meal Ideas


Summer nights call for celebrations filled with friends, family, and food! Beef up your summertime menu with these simple and satisfying dishes guaranteed to put a smile on your guests’ faces!

Quick & Easy Pasta Pesto with Arugula & Tomatoes
Ready Pasta Rotini recipe with pesto arugula and tomatoes

Keep things light this summer with this refreshing basil pesto pasta bowl at your next summer get-together. Mix in basil pesto, lemon juice, arugula and tomatoes to complete this simple, yet flavorful meal.

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Three Cheese Tortellini Salad
three cheese tortellini salad with balsamic

What’s not to love when you combine tortellini, cheese, and roasted veggies! Perfect for a family meal or a party, this recipe is on point for any type of summertime celebration. Your guests won’t be able to put their forks down once they taste this flavorful dish finished with roasted zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers and onions.

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Pesto Penne Al Mediterraneo
Pasta bar ideas with Penne

All hands on deck for this fun family recipe! Just toss your Penne pasta with Barilla Rustic Basil Pesto and serve with a choice of Mediterranean sides such as roasted veggies, olives, and marinated chicken. It’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. For a unique twist on the recipe, use Barilla Sun-dried Tomato Pesto.

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Carnitas and Corn Rigatoni
Carnitas and Corn Rigatoni

Your friends and family will be asking for seconds of this recipe! This dish is served with baked pork, grilled corn, and green chili sauce, making it the perfect meal for your backyard BBQ.

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