Creamy Corn Pasta with Bacon & Scallions
By Side Passion
This simple and delicious Creamy Corn Pasta with Bacon & Scallions makes a great side or light lunch. Enjoy!
- 4 slices bacon
- 6 ears corn
- 12 ounces orecchiette
- 1 ounce pecorino cheese, finely grated
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup basil, torn
- Hot sauce, as desired
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cook 4 slices bacon in large skillet until crisp; transfer to paper towel lined plate. Break into pieces when cool.
Meanwhile, being large pot of salted water to boil. Add corn and cook 2 minutes. Transfer to cutting board. In same pot, cook orecchiette per package instructions. Reserve 1 cup coming water; drain pasta.
When corn is cool enough to handle but pasta is still cooking, cut off kernels (you should have about 3 cups). Transfer 2 cups to blender along with pecorino cheese, 3/4 cup pasta cooking water and 1/4 teaspoon salt; puree until very smooth.
Toss pasta with corn puree , adding some reserved pasta water if pasta seems dry. Fold in reserved corn, scallions, basil and bacon. Serve with additional cheese and basil, and hot sauce, if desired.