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Creamy Corn Pasta with Bacon & Scallions

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This simple and delicious Creamy Corn Pasta with Bacon & Scallions makes a great side or light lunch. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 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

Details

Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins

Preparation

Step 1

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.

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