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Creamy Corn Pasta with Basil

If you make this simple dish in the summer when corn is at its delicious best then your family is required to consider you a genius. Frozen corn works just as well with this luscious, buttery sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta, corn, dinner, easy recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 ears fresh corn on the cob, shucked or use 2 cups frozen
  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil

Instructions

  • Oil your grill or grill pan and add your corn. Cook, turning often, until charred all over, about 10 minutes. Cut kernals from the cob and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions in heavily salted water. Drain.
  • In a large skillet over low heat, add the butter and cream.
  • Simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes until it starts to thicken.
  • Whisk in the garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add the parmesan cheese and stir until melted.
  • Add pasta and toss until coated.
  • Stir in corn.
  • Serve immediately with extra parmesan and fresh basil on top.