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Creamy Corn and Bacon Pasta

Creamy Corn and Bacon Pasta

Sweet corn and salty bacon pair up with an easy, creamy Parmesan cheese sauce for this delicious, creamy Corn and Bacon Pasta.

Ingredients

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  • 16 oz pasta
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen sweet corn
  • 2 Tbsp of fresh herbs (Choose one: Sage, Basil, Tarragon, Thyme)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

Cook pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking… 

Chop bacon into small pieces. 

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until bacon is cooked through. Do not remove the bacon fat. Add corn and herbs and cook for 1-2 minutes. 

Add heavy cream, black pepper and lemon juice to the pan. Stir to combine with the bacon, corn, and herbs. Add the Parmesan cheese, stirring until the cheese is melted. Add cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes, if desired. 

Using a slotted spoon, remove cooked pasta from its pot and place directly into the pan full of sauce. It’s OK if a little pasta water gets into the sauce. 

Toss the pasta with the sauce and serve immediately. 

Notes

If the sauce is too thick for your taste, add in some pasta water - 1 tablespoon at a time - until desired consistency is reached. 

Keywords: bacon, corn, pasta, creamy pasta, Alfredo sauce, cream sauce, weeknight dinner, easy meals, noodles