There’s nothing I love more than a sweet and salty flavour combo. This pasta with corn and bacon is a comforting and flavourful dish that brings together the best of both worlds: the sweetness of corn and the savoury, salty goodness of bacon!

Here’s why you should make this pasta TODAY:

#1) It’s flavourful and savoury 

The bacon in this dish adds a rich, smoky, and savoury flavour that pairs wonderfully with the sweetness of the corn. The combination of these contrasting flavours creates a harmonious and well-balanced taste profile.

#2) It’s versatile

Pasta with corn and bacon is a versatile dish that can be customized to suit your preferences. You can use various pasta shapes, different types of bacon (such as regular, turkey, or vegetarian bacon), and even add other ingredients like garlic, onions, herbs, or cheese to enhance the flavour profile.

#3) It’s quick and easy: 

This dish is relatively quick and easy to prepare, making it a convenient option for busy weeknight dinners or when you want a satisfying meal without spending too much time in the kitchen.


Simple Pasta with Bacon & Corn

Pasta with sweet corn and smoky bacon!
Course Main Course, pasta, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian, Italian
Keyword bacon, corn, pasta, spaghetti
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2


  • 250 grams spaghetti uncooked
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 4 strips bacon cooked & chopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels cooked
  • Fresh parsley for garnish optional


  • Cook spaghetti according to the directions on the package. Drain, reserving a ½ cup of the starchy cooking water.
  • In a large skillet or pot, heat butter and olive oil on medium.
  • Add the shallot and cook for 3 minutes or until softened.
  • Add cooked spaghetti and toss to coat it in the sauce.
  • Pour in the ½ cup of starchy pasta water and add the bacon and corn. Stir to combine and heat until the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve immediately with parsley (if using).

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