Corn, Bacon, and Parmesan Pasta

Corn, Bacon, and Parmesan Pasta

How good does this pasta look? This corn, bacon, and Parmesan pasta is a perfect late summer meal! It is quick and easy to throw together last minute, but it tastes like you spent a lot longer working over the stove. Penne pasta is the base (or whatever kind of pasta you prefer), but there are plenty of delicious add-ins: bacon, fresh summer sweet corn, basil, and fresh Parmesan. You will love how fresh and light this pastaĀ tastes, but it’s also filling enough to be a meal on its own. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did – I’ve already made it multiple times in the last few weeks! I’m guessing it will be on regular rotation in our house. Enjoy! šŸ™‚

Corn, Bacon, and Parmesan Pasta

Corn, Bacon, and Parmesan Pasta

Yield: Serves 3-4


  • 8 ounces dried pasta
  • 1/4 pound thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 2 ears corn, shucked and kernels cut from cob
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper or red pepper flakes
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup freshlyĀ grated parmesan
  • HandfulĀ of fresh basil and chives, chopped


Cook theĀ pasta according to package directions.Ā Reserve a cup of pasta cooking water. Drain pasta and set aside.

PlaceĀ bacon in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until evenly browned and crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon bits to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat from pan and add the corn to the pan. Season corn with salt and pepper and cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes, until crisp-tender. Add pasta and a couple splashes of the cooking water and half the Parmesan and tossĀ until combined. Season with more salt and pepper asĀ needed. Add more cooking water if it doesnā€™t feel loose enough. Add scallions and bacon and stirĀ until combined. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and fresh herbs.

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  1. Oh does that ever look good! Will be trying it soon!

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