Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pasta with Bacon – a 15-minute dinner idea with summer’s favorite veggies! This will be your favorite summer pasta!
Get ready to be obsessed. This dinner idea is not only quick (hello 15-minute recipe!) but so good, you will be going for seconds!
The lazy days of summer are almost over and our schedules are filling up. Setting up a homeschool schedule for my girls and trying to cross of the last home improvements for the summer are currently filling up my days. I am also planning fall recipes for the blog, yet my fridge and counter tops are filled with summer produce. Corn and zucchini for example. They happen to be my favorite veggie combo of the season.
I already have bags of cubed zucchini and sweet corn frozen for fall and winter. Chowders will be happening and so will ratatouille bakes. And pastas. Lots and lots of pastas. The easiest dinners on earth.
Bow tie pasta happens to be my kids favorite and if you are a mom, you know that little things like that help you make the dinner a success. Even if the Hubs and I prefer fettuccine.
But my Hubby can forgive the bow tie if there is bacon. Always. Just the smell of sizzling bacon brings him to the kitchen to see what’s cooking. In this recipe the bacon is the base of flavors and an easy meat choice for this dish. The bacon cooks to almost crispy just before the veggies go in to sauté in the fat.
Don’t they all look happy together in the skillet? I just love the colors in this dish!
The final step to do before everything gets mixed with cooked pasta, is to add the heavy cream. It’s the easiest way to turn a dish into creamy heaven without using starches like flour or cornstarch. It thickens in minutes and then it’s just adding pasta and serving everything with a garnish of chopped fresh basil or green onions.
This pasta will save you on your busiest days and the leftovers are fantastic for lunch the next day. I encourage you to play with the recipe and use cubed chicken instead of bacon (or with!), add spinach and a handful of cheese on top. Heck! I might even make this version myself and share it here!
For condensed instructions and printable recipe, click HERE.
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