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Creamed Corn Pasta with Fried Herbs | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

You know those recipes that are just so simple, but yet you love them so much?

Yeah, well this creamed corn pasta with fried herbs is one of those recipes. All summer long I’ve been trying to follow the motto, simple is best, and this pasta is just that. It focuses on two main summer garden staples, corn and fresh herbs.

I used a little butter, and a lot of cheese, and I finished off with some pan-fried herbs. I’m telling you, it’s kind of perfect.

Plus, I knew it would be a meal my mom would love and that’s something I’ve been trying to achieve lately. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that my grandma is pretty sick and fighting cancer the best she can. Thank you guys so much for your prayers and encouraging words, if you can keep them coming, both my family and I are so appreciative.

My mom was back in Cleveland for a week with her in early July and is headed back on Friday. Sadly Nonnie is not doing well and it’s been hard for everyone, but especially for my mom. It’s truly one of the worst things to see someone you love so much going through so much pain. And for me that not only means my grandma, but also my mom.

We are praying like crazy over here and just trying to stay positive. I think that people deal with sadness in so many different ways, but for me, I love to try to help people through and show them I care with food. It’s actually one of the reasons I started cooking in the first place, to give people one of life’s simple enjoyments, delicious food.

Creamed Corn Pasta with Fried Herbs | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Creamed Corn Pasta with Fried Herbs | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Creamed Corn Pasta with Fried Herbs | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Today that simple life enjoyment is this pasta. It’s buttery, basily, carby, and filled with corn, and these are some of my sweet mom’s favorite foods.

If there’s one thing about my mom that I know for sure, it’s that buttery pasta is one of her ultimate comfort foods…okay and maybe some homemade chocolate chips cookies too (I have her recipe in the cookbook).

So, what makes this pasta so perfect? Three things…

butter…of course.

sweet corn…summer staple.

herbs…lots of them, and fried too, yummm.

oh, and the parmesan cheese helps a ton too, but if you asked my mom she’d probably say to leave the cheese out because it distracts too much from the butter and pasta…she really loves her butter.

And now you see where I get this love of butter from…

Creamed Corn Pasta with Fried Herbs | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Here’s how this quick recipe works. You ready, because it goes fast.

Boil up some pasta, really any cut works, but I love a longer cute. Cook up a few ears of corn with some butter, garlic, and thyme. Add a little milk (I used goat milk, which is extra delicious), some parmesan, basil and your pasta. Toss it all up and then top with some herbs fried in a little olive oil and sprinkled with flaky sea salt.

Done and DONE.

Dinner in under thirty minutes, made in one pan…a meal that just about everyone will love.

Creamed Corn Pasta with Fried Herbs | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Creamed Corn Pasta with Fried Herbs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 511 kcal

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Instructions

  • 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Just before draining, remove 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta.
    2. Add the butter to a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the corn and season with salt and pepper. Cook 5-8 minutes or until the corn has browned lightly and caramelized. Stir in the chopped thyme, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes, and cook 1 minute more. Add the milk and simmer until warmed. 
    3. Add the pasta, parmesan, and splash of the pasta cooking water and toss to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the pasta is warmed throughout. If needed, thin the sauce with more cream or water. Remove from the heat and stir in a handful of basil. Season with salt and pepper. 
    4. Add a drizzle of olive oil to a small skillet set over medium high heat. When the oil sizzles, add the basil leaves and thyme sprigs and fry 30 seconds or until crisp. Remove the skillet from the heat.
    5. Divide the pasta among plates and top with fried herbs. Eat!
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Summer comfort food here we come.

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  1. I wish you would limit saying things like “yes, please” or “cool cool” or “okok”. Those things are very cute and fun if you say it once in a while, but if you say it too much it sort of becomes repetitive and monotonous, especially “yes, please”. I know some people will disagree, but please consider it for the other people who agree.

    1. Thanks so much for the feedback, Kayla. It’s really just a fun way for me to express how much I enjoy the recipe or how excited I am about the recipe. Thanks again for the feedback!

    2. Lol! Shutup, who cares what she says! It’s a delicious recipe and you’re nitpicking the dumbest thing ever. Rate the recipe, and leave everything else out. She’s clearly a very kind and caring person who is lovely enough to share all her recipes FOR FREE with all of us, so keep you idiotic and petty comments to yourself.

  2. An incredible salute to honor your mother and grandmother! It was over the top happiness for our entire family. My 14 yr old daughter made most of it too. Hubby had a few zucchinis from his garden, so added one. Huge success with only one problem……nothing left for lunch tomorrow 😉
    Sending our love and hugs to your family.

    1. Awh wow thank you so much, I couldn’t be happier to hear you guys liked it!! Appreciate all the love (:

  3. Blessings to you and your family. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful recipes you truly have a cooking talent. Stay strong and positive your grandma will be better.
    Check out http://www.sanoviv.com for help with your grandma.

  4. So sorry to hear your grandmother isn’t doing well. Lots of warm thoughts for you and your family. I remember watching my mom go through that with my own grandma and know how painful it is to witness. Take care of yourself too!!

  5. YUM! Never would have thought of putting corn in with the pasta.

    So sorry for your grandma’s health issues. It is very hard to watch your loved ones suffer. GOD BLESS all of you.

  6. Tieghan, I am very sorry to hear about your grandma. We are kind of going through the same thing with ours. It’s tough, but I am sending all the love and prayers to you and your family <3.
    And simple summer comfort food like this pasta makes the day a little better!

    1. Awh i’m so sorry to hear that Amanda sending love and prayers to your family as well (:
      Pasta always helps!!

  7. Ah this looks perfect! Corn is the star of August right? And with all the rain we’re getting in England, this is exactly how I need to eat aaaallll the corn! B-e-a-u-tiful!

  8. Oh my gosh. This dish sounds soo amazing. I love the taste of fresh corn. And in pasta, I can just imagine how mouthwatering it would be.
    I’m so sorry that you’re going through this difficult time with your grandma fighting cancer. I lost my grandma suddenly this past February and it has been a struggle to continue life without her especially since we were so close to her.
    I wish you lots of love and comfort and good wishes and prayers during this time.

    1. So happy you like it Andrea!
      Thanks so much its so hard! You obviously understand unfortunately. It means a lot (:

  9. Continuing to send prayers to you and your family – stay strong. And thank you for sharing this pasta recipe.

  10. Creamed Corn sauce for pasta is my new addition. I need to try this version because look so yummy!

  11. This is the kind of dish I HAVE to stay away from. Because I would not stop eating while there was leftovers in the pan.