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The simplest weeknight-style Garlic Herb Corn Carbonara with Burrata. Classic creamy Italian carbonara sauce, updated with sweet garlic-herb roasted corn, and burrata cheese. This simple pasta carbonara is made in under 30 minutes. It’s a great way to use a mix of summer produce, plus pantry and fridge staples. The perfect any night of the week dinner that comes together in just minutes.

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Summer, summer!! It’s not even officially here yet, according to the calendar, but geez you guys, it’s so nice. I know I can’t stop gushing over the weather and how pretty things are, but wow what a difference it makes. And so much inspiration!

We’ve had things like fresh cherry tomatoes and corn in the store for a few weeks now, so I’ve really been embracing more and more recipes focusing on those ingredients. Up next are peaches…my ideas are already brewing!

Today though, we’ve got pasta with corn. When it comes to these long summer days I really want simple recipes. Recipes that won’t keep me in the kitchen too long. But recipes that are still fresh and full of summer produce and flavor.

With our herb garden finally flourishing with fresh summer herbs, I’m looking to use them up in all of my recipes. Enter this quick and simple carbonara. It only takes around thirty minutes and really is so simple, but packs the flavor.

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Let’s talk ingredients

First things first…pull out all of your ingredients. The key to a good carbonara is to serve it right after tossing. So having everything prepped and ready to go before cooking is key.

You need fresh corn, bacon, lots of herbs, garlic, eggs, parmesan cheese, your favorite cut of pasta, lemon, and burrata cheese.

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Now on to the process…it’s pretty quick

Start with the corn. I prefer to bake the corn and bacon together in the oven, as it’s hands-off and grease-free. It also ensures the bacon gets evenly cooked and is crispy all around.

While the corn and bacon are cooking, I mix together the garlic herb butter. Then about halfway through cooking, I flip the bacon and spread a little of the herb butter over the corn before throwing the pan back in the oven to finish cooking.

For the herbs, I love to use a different mix each time I make this. But my favorite is a mix of fresh thyme, basil, and chives.

While the corn continues to cook, boil the pasta. Then whisk the eggs with parmesan and lemon. If you’ve never made a carbonara pasta, it’s a classic Italian pasta dish. It’s unique in that it uses raw eggs. Tossing the raw eggs with hot pasta and plenty of parmesan cheese creates a delicious sauce. The heat from the pasta cooks the eggs and produces the silkiest, smoothest, and creamiest pasta sauce. It melts in your mouth.

If you’ve tried my Orzo Carbonara with Crispy Prosciutto from last year, then you know just what I’m talking about.

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Finish it up

As soon as the pasta has finished cooking, immediately toss it with the eggs. This step is really important, but don’t worry, it’s also really easy. Just be sure to toss, toss, toss for a good minute until the sauce thickens and becomes creamy.

At this point, I toss in the roasted corn and any buttery herbs left in the pan. Then serve topped with torn burrata cheese and that crispy bacon.

I already see this becoming a weeknight summer staple around here. I plan to swap the corn out with fresh tomatoes from time to time too. That will be so delicious!!

I hope you guys love this one! I know I asked you all this yesterday in the Favorites post, but let me know what summer recipes you’re looking for most this summer. With everyone traveling and entertaining again, I’m feeling like simple appetizers, quick dinners, and fun desserts are KEY. Let me know!

Garlic Herb Corn Carbonara with Burrata | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other summer pasta recipes? Here are some favorites:

Garlic and Herb Roasted Cherry Tomato Carbonara

Pesto Chicken, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

One Pot Lemon Basil, Corn, and Ricotta Pasta

Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Pasta Salad

Lastly, if you make this Garlic Herb Corn Carbonara with Burrata, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Garlic Herb Corn Carbonara with Burrata

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 436 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 4 ears fresh corn
  • 6-8 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs ( used thyme, basil, oregano, chives)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature, beaten
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 pound dry pasta, any cut
  • 8 ounces burrata cheese, at room temperature

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Arrange the corn to one side of a baking sheet and the bacon on the other. Roast for 10 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, combine the butter, olive oil, herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Remove the pan from the oven, flip the bacon, and spread half of the herb butter over the corn, tossing to coat. Roast another 5-8 minutes, until the bacon is crisp, watch closely. If the corn needs more time, return to the oven for another 5 minutes. Remove the corn from the cob and crumble the bacon.
    3. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, parmesan, lemon zest, and lemon juice, and remaining herb butter in bowl.
    4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta until al dente. Before draining, scoop out about 1 cup of the pasta water. Drain and add the pasta back to the hot pot. Immediately add the egg/cheese mixture to the hot pasta, tossing quickly (to ensure the eggs do not scramble) until the eggs thicken and create a sauce. Thin the sauce with a bit of the reserved pasta water until it reaches your desired consistency. Add the corn, toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. Divide the pasta among plates and top with freshly torn burrata cheese, bacon, and fresh herbs. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over top. Enjoy!

Garlic Herb Corn Carbonara with Burrata | halfbakedharvest.com

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  1. 5 stars
    So dang easy and fast to make and it is DELICIOUS!!! Will definitely be adding to our meal rotations. My kids couldn’t eat it fast enough.

    1. Hey Maddy,
      Wonderful! Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Scrumptious! We had all the ingredients for this meal so switched what we were making for dinner and whipped this up. Delicious! Not too heavy and lots of flavor.

    Thank you!

    1. Hey Serena,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Another recipe win! This had the perfect amount of flavor without it being “heavy”. Nothing better than making a meal that your family loves! Thank you 😊

    1. Hey Jill,
      Happy Friday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  4. Please stop ruining wonderful Italian recipes from my Italian heritage.
    Just because you put bacon on pasta does not make this Carbonara. This is not Carbonara – this is what destroys true heritage. Call it something but not Carbonara. Carbonara does not use green peas, roasted corn, bacon, garlic, herbs, cream, burrata, goats cheese or mozzarella. Mama Mia!

    Spaghetti Carbonara uses spaghetti, I prefer Angel Hair or Capellini (thin spaghetti), pancetta, eggs, finely-grated Parmigiano, olive oil to saute minced yellow onion, bit of cracked black pepper and chopped Italian Flat Leaf Parsley to garnish. Very simple. A midnight breakfast Spaghetti for lovers.

  5. I can’t wait to try this and several of your other recipes but I can not find burrata in my grocery store. Could you suggest a good substitute please?

  6. 5 stars
    Another keeper! Made this the other night and whole family loved it. I substituted goat cheese for the burrata and it was delicious.

    1. Hey Megan,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  7. Man o man. Winner!!! Made tonight for me and my kids (5 and 2yrs), both inhaled adult sized portions = win!

    Interested to know how it warms tomorrow for leftovers.

    1. Hey Steph,
      Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a go! Have a great day! xxTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Another winner!!!! So so delicious!!!! I was going to use boconccini but completely forgot and it was still delicious nonetheless! I’m already looking forward to my lunch tomorrow! Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Hi Tamara,
      Awesome! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Tracy,
      Happy Friday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed:) xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    I made this last night for 8 people and it was fantastic! I’ll make it again, for sure. My only problem is I can’t get it to be a 30 minute meal. More like a 65 minute meal— but I won’t let that stop me!

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Friday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed:) Sorry this took you longer than expected. xTieghan

  10. 5 stars
    This was amazing!! We made it last night for our anniversary dinner and it was a huge hit! Even the doggies enjoyed their sampling!

    Thank you for what you do!

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Awesome! I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    This pasta dish is delicious! I couldn’t find burrata, so I used fresh mozzarella instead. Kind of labor intensive, but it was worth it. I think it tastes even better the second day! Thanks.

    1. Hey John,
      Awesome! I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

      1. I’m so excited to make this. Kind of a silly question haha but do you melt the butter before mixing with the herbs? Thanks!

        1. Hey Laura,
          Yes, that will work best for you. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    Made with rigatoni tonight. Not a tube remains. Absolutely delicious. I was worried about the zest quantity…but the lemon, corn, garlic, basil and burrata blended perfectly!

    1. Hey Steve,
      Awesome! I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    This was a delicious summery pasta. Our store didn’t have burrata so I just used torn fresh mozzarella. It worked well. We’ll make this again for sure.

    1. Hey Mikaela,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for trying it out! Have a great Tuesday! xxTieghan

  14. Hello, I plan on making this dish tomorrow, is 1 Tablespoon of butter and half a cup of chopped herbs correct? Also, I see comments about lemon but I don’t see that in the recipe?

    1. Hey Danielle,
      Yes, all of the measurements are correct and the lemon is used in step 3. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  15. 4 stars
    Tieghan, I’m making this now from a print out of the recipe and noticed the lemon & zest. Came back to your blog and noticed when it says to add the lemon & zest, however, when I went to re-print the recipe it doesn’t show when to add the lemon in the recipe on the printed copy. Just an FYI…

    1. Hey Ann,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try, it should show to add the lemon/zest in step 3 as well as when you print it. xTieghan

  16. So delicious! But definitely not an easy week night meal for me. I made it for a special occasion Sunday dinner. The fresh corn and bacon were super yummy, the eggs and cheese made a great creamy sauce, and the fresh herbs gave it great flavor as well. I wasn’t sure when to add the lemon and zest. The whole family loved it!

    1. Hey there,
      Wonderful! I am so glad this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for making it! Have a lovely week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Alexandria,
      Wonderful! I am so glad this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for making it! Have a lovely week:) xTieghan

  17. 5 stars
    WOW! I made this recipe for Father’s Day dinner and it was my first time making a carbonara. It turned out so delicious- the sauce was smooth and creamy, and the combo of bacon corn and burrata was perfect! A thick cut pasta was a great choice to carry the sauce. Thank you for another wonderful recipe, i will definitely be making this again. 🙂

    1. Hey Sylvia,
      Wonderful! I am so glad this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for making it! Have a lovely week:) xTieghan

    1. Easy weeknight meal – yes. Tasty, of course, eggs, parmesan and bacon will make anything good. Carbonara? Don’t think so.

    2. Hey Katherine,
      Wonderful! I am so glad this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for making it! Have a lovely week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Robyn,
      So sorry to hear this. Was there anything you adjusted in the recipe? Let me know if I can help in anyway! xTieghan

    1. Hey Kathryn,
      So sorry for any confusion, you will add this in step 3. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you. Please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  18. 5 stars
    This was really nice! A really nice summer pasta dish that I’ll add to the rotation. Lovely fresh, summery flavours. Thank you!

    1. Hey Lowenna,
      Happy Sunday! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xTieghan

  19. I’m sure this is very tasty, but it’s not Carbonara. If the intent was to trigger Italians, congratulations.

  20. 5 stars
    This was such a great combination of pasta, herb butter, corn, bacon, and burrata! Did my best to not scramble the sauce, but it came out a bit grainy, still very tasty! Thank you, Tieghan!

    1. Hey Anastasia,
      I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

  21. Absolutely delicious. My husband kept hanging out near the kitchen when he smelled the bacon cooking lol. I had to guard it so he wouldn’t take any haha. I didn’t realize the lemon wasn’t supposed to be added until after I added the zest and juice to the egg/cheese sauce and but think it was a delicious addition! Such a great way to use some of my gardens basil. Thank you so much, Tieghan 🙂

    1. Hey Deb,
      I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Erin,
      I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

  22. Hello! In the comments you mention that adding lemon was a typo, but in your blog post description you mention to add the lemon with the parmesan and eggs. Now I’m confused, do I add the lemon😊

    1. hey Michelle,
      Sorry for the confusion, I originally had a typo, you will add the lemon with the parmesan and eggs. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  23. I went to print this and discovered the changes with measurement units and ability to change number of servings. Very cool feature!

  24. What happens with the 1/2 lemon on the ingredients list. I can’t seem to see the reference to it in the directions.

  25. Hi! Just wondered what you may use instead of burrata (it’s hard to find out in grocery stores near me) 🙂

    1. Hey Gracie,
      Fresh mozzarella or buffalo mozzarella would also be fantastic here. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you. Let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  26. This sounds amazing! Do you think you could roast frozen corn as a time/mess saver? (I realize fresh is best, but in a pinch?)

    1. Hey Meredith,
      Sure, I don’t see why that wouldn’t work! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  27. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I love the way carbonara can be made in so many different ways. You wouldn’t think that roasting the corn in the oven would make such a difference but it does, believe me! Thanks for a dinner guest worthy carbonara! Your recipes are all amazing!!

    1. Hey Judi,
      Fantastic! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I am so glad that it was enjoyed!! Have a great Tuesday. xxTieghan

  28. 3 stars
    Lastly, if you make this Gooey S’mores Skillet Brownie. You are working too hard girl. Haha!!!

    1. Hey Jaimie,
      Thanks so much! Sorry, that was a typo, there is no lemon in this recipe. I hope you love the recipe! Let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  29. This looks great. I’m looking for recipes for appetizers to feed a crowd at a open house easy and inexpensive if possible, not too much to ask,right?