This creamy corn pasta is the ultimate one-pot pasta. It's full of simple pantry ingredients you probably already have meaning it's an easy pasta recipe that feels perfect for summer. It's got a touch of cream for indulgence and only takes 30 minutes from beginning to end. Weeknight dinner jackpot!
What's better than a one-pot pasta? Oh, I know! An easy pasta recipe that involves bacon and sweet juicy corn. Aw, yeah!
Let me just say that this summery pasta recipe is giving me all the lazy girl cooking feels.
Easy One Pot Bacon Corn Pasta
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One pot pasta is definitely a lifesaver on a busy weeknight or a lazy weekend. They fit the bill for any occasion, especially when you need to feed a crowd. But you may have a few questions about how these creamy dreamy kinds of pasta actually turn out so perfect every time?
Tips for One Pot Corn Pasta Success
- Gently simmer your noodles. We're not looking for boiling here. The liquid would evaporate too quickly and you'd end up with no sauce and uncooked noodles.
- Use frozen corn. Yes, you could also use fresh, but we're talking easy pantry/frozen pasta dinners here, girl!
- Don't be shy with the black pepper and the fresh herbs! These flavor boosters bring this simple pasta to a whole new level of easy dinner greatness.
One Pot Pasta FAQ's
How much water do you use in a one-pot pasta? The perfect ratio of liquid to pasta for making a one-pot pasta is 8 ounces or ½ pound of noodles (any type) to 2 ½ -3 cups liquid.
The perfect ratio of liquid to pasta for making a one-pot pasta is 8 ounces or ½ pound of noodles (any type) to 2 ½ -3 cups liquid.
What kind of liquid can you use?
Some of my favorites are
- chicken broth
- milk mixed with water
- chicken broth mixed with cream
- water that's been very well salted (but bear in mind as the pasta cooks, the saltiness will intensify as the liquid gets absorbed and evaporates.)
One Pot Pasta Troubleshooting
Too much liquid in the pot but the pasta is cooked?
- You can add a mix of cornflour (cornstarch) and water. Bring it to a boil for about 1 minute and let it thicken up. Start small using only 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and ½ teaspoon of water.
- Add some extra cheese to melt in and thicken the sauce.
- Remove the lid part way through cooking to help the liquid evaporate.
Too little liquid in the pot but the pasta isn't cooked yet?
Add more liquid. This is where you can add some chicken broth for extra flavor or some cream to add some extra indulgence. Start with 1 cup of liquid and add as you need to. *Just be sure to add hot water or broth so that your pasta continues to simmer.
Thank you one pot corn pasta for showing us that weeknight dinner can be healthy, saucy and so delicious!
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Easy One Pot Bacon Corn Pasta (Creamy)
- ½ pound (0.5 pound) spaghetti
- 5 ounces (5 ounces) bacon or pancetta
- 2 cups (308 g) sweet corn, can be frozen
- 1 (1) white onion, diced
- 3 cloves (3 cloves) garlic, minced
- 1 cup (238 g) cream
- 2 cups (470 g) chicken or vegetable broth
- ½ cup (12 g) basil chopped
- 3 tablespoons (3 tablespoons) thyme, picked
- Heat a high sided frying pan over a medium heat and cook the bacon until golden and crispy. Remove the bacon to a plate and pour off half the bacon fat.
- Add the onion and garlic and sweet corn to the pan and gentle sauté until soft and translucent. Pour the chicken broth and spaghetti into the pan and bring to a boil. Turn the pan down to a simmer and let the pasta cook for about 6 minutes. Pour the cream into the pan and continue cooking until the pasta is al dente.
- Once the pasta is cooked add the bacon back to the pan and stir the chopped herbs through and divide the pasta between 2 plates.
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