Pesto Pasta & Corn with Fresh Tomatoes & Parmesan Cheese

Pesto Pasta & Corn

with Fresh Tomatoes & Parmesan Cheese

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This bright summer pasta highlights two of our favorite seasonal ingredients: fresh, juicy tomatoes and sweet corn, which we’re folding into warm pasta along with our basil pesto for an herbaceous boost of flavor.
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Pesto Pasta & Corn with Fresh Tomatoes & Parmesan Cheese
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  • 6 oz Elicoidali Pasta
  • 2 ears Of Corn
  • 2 Scallions
  • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
  • ⅓ cup Basil Pesto
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tbsps Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1 oz Sliced Roasted Red Peppers
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Remove the husks and silks from the corn; cut the kernels off the cobs. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Halve the tomatoes; place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Stir to coat. Roughly chop the peppers

Cook the pasta
2 Cook the pasta

Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally, 11 to 13 minutes, or until al dente (still slightly firm to the bite). Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

Cook the corn
3 Cook the corn

Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the corn kernels in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned (be careful, as the corn may pop as it cooks). Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions and as much  of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened and combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

Finish the pasta & serve your dish
4 Finish the pasta & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked  pasta, add the seasoned tomatoes, cooked corn, chopped peppers, pesto, and mascarpone. Stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished pasta garnished with the parmesan and sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy! 

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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Remove the husks and silks from the corn; cut the kernels off the cobs. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Halve the tomatoes; place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Stir to coat. Roughly chop the peppers

2 Cook the pasta

Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally, 11 to 13 minutes, or until al dente (still slightly firm to the bite). Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

Cook the pasta
Cook the corn
3 Cook the corn

Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the corn kernels in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned (be careful, as the corn may pop as it cooks). Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions and as much  of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened and combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

4 Finish the pasta & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked  pasta, add the seasoned tomatoes, cooked corn, chopped peppers, pesto, and mascarpone. Stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished pasta garnished with the parmesan and sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy! 

Finish the pasta & serve your dish