Corn and Bacon Summer Pasta

Sara's Tiny Kitchen
by Sara's Tiny Kitchen
20 min

Make use of all that sweet summer corn by adding it to this corn and bacon pasta dish and topping it with bacon for an extra delicious and crazy simple weeknight dinner.

Now full disclosure, I’m a pretty big fan of almost any pasta dish. There aren’t many I don’t like. But this dish – this corn and bacon pasta is maybe one of the top three things I’ve eaten so far this summer. I had it last night for dinner, then ate the leftovers for lunch and AGAIN for dinner tonight. It’s just that good.

Take the pasta of your choice and slather it in a garlicky creamy sauce, then add crisp sweet corn kernels and top it all with bacon. I mean, really.

This is an ultimate weeknight dinner. It’s ready in about 20 minutes but packs a punch of flavor and is impressive enough to serve to company.

Again, the meal comes together really quickly, so its important to have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go before starting cooking.


Corn and Bacon Summer Pasta
Recipe details
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Corn and Bacon Summer Pasta
  • 6 ounces of pasta (short shape)
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (or milk)
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan to taste
To Make Corn and Bacon Summer Pasta
Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.
Cut the the corn kernels from the cobs, and set aside.
Cook the chopped bacon in a large skillet until browned and crispy. Remove to a paper towel lined plate, and drain off all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat.
Add the shallots and corn to the bacon drippings and cook for 6 minutes or so, until browned and tender.
Add the garlic, and cook 1 more minute.
Stir in the cream and broth, and let thicken for 2-3 minutes.
Add the cooked pasta and the tomatoes, and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until pasta is fully cooked.
Add the bacon and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve with parmesan cheese.
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