Corn and Bacon Pasta
Can’t get enough of sweet summer corn? This easy pasta will help you get your fill.
Why This Recipe Works
In search of a corn and bacon pasta that was actually full of corn and bacon flavor, we began by crisping bacon in a skillet and sautéing the corn in the bacon drippings. We added a bit of cream to the sautéed corn, which, after a minute or so of cooking, thickened into a luscious, corny sauce. For a pasta that could hold the sauce and carry the flavors of corn and bacon through to every bite, we chose bowl-shaped orecchiette. And for freshness, we finished the dish with a fistful of chopped fresh basil, the very essence of summer.