Creamy Corn & Bacon Pasta

This creamy corn and bacon pasta picks up salty notes from the bacon and has pops of sweet corn in a light, creamy sauce. This quick pasta recipe is perfect for a warm summer weeknight when corn is at its peak.

Creamy Corn & Bacon Pasta
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

  • 2 slices bacon

  • 1 ½ cups corn kernels (from 2 large ears)

  • 1 cup sliced scallions

  • 1 cup quartered cherry or grape tomatoes

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, plus more for garnish

  • cup heavy cream

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Chop when cool enough to handle. Add corn and scallions to the bacon fat in the pan; cook over medium heat, stirring, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, wine, salt and pepper and cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits, until the liquid has mostly evaporated and the tomatoes are softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cream and bring to a simmer. Return the bacon to the pan along with the spaghetti and basil. Cook, tossing to coat well, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Garnish with pepper and serve with Parmesan, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
11g Fat
56g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Vitamin A 1094IU 22%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Vitamin D 14IU 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 86mcg 22%
Vitamin K 68mcg 57%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 106mg 25%
Potassium 601mg 13%
Zinc 2mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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