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Fettuccine w/ Bacon, Chicken and Fresh Corn Pesto

Do you love fresh sweet corn, pasta and how about bacon?  If you said yes to those questions, then I’ve got great recipe For Fettuccine with  Fresh Corn Pesto to share with you today!

Fettuccine w/ Bacon, Chicken ad Fresh Corn Pesto


The kiddos have been at their cousins all week, so I’ve had fun experimenting with a few new recipes for the hubby and me.  
Fettuccine w/ Bacon, Chicken and Fresh Corn Pesto
I still had quite a bit of fresh corn left over from when our local grocery store had corn on sale at 8 for a $1.  (Can’t beat those prices, I definitely stocked up.)  I knew this recipe I’d saved from a Taste of Home magazine last year would be perfect to use up the last of the corn.   I changed the recipe up a bit to better suit our tastes and it was so yummy!

Fettuccine w/ Bacon, Chicken ad Fresh Corn Pesto  Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

Ingredients:

  • 12 dry fettuccine
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked, torn into small pieces
  • 4 cups cooked fresh corn
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked chicken, diced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt, pepper
  • Optional halved cherry tomatoes

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Saute garlic over medium heat, with a bit of olive oil for 1 minute.  Add diced chicken, salt and pepper and saute for another minute or two or until chicken is heated through.
  3. Add 3 cups of corn, olive oil and parmesan cheese to blender.  Blend til smooth.
  4. Drain pasta, reserving about a cup of the cooking water.
  5. Add pasta, corn mixture, reserved corn (hold back about 1/4 cup for garnish,) 3/4 of the bacon and chicken to skillet.  Toss to combine.  
  6. Add 1/2 cup of pasta water, continuing to toss.  If more creaminess is needed, add a bit more of the cooking water.  
  7. Top with reserved bacon, corn and sliced tomatoes if desired.
Enjoy!

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8 Comments

  1. This looks like a GREAT dinner! Adding it to my menu for next week! thanks for linking up to DIY Inspired!

  2. I love fresh corn, cut off the cob, in things. It's so much better than frozen or canned. Thanks for the new idea, since I had always just added it to soup before.
    I assume you meant 12 ounces dry fettuccine?

  3. This looks so yummy, Jamie! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us again this week! I'm pinning this one so I can be sure to try it!

  4. Hi! I just found your blog and I'm so glad. I love crafts and I'm also into cooking, gardening and cooking. I'm a new follower here and I look forward to reading your posts. Have a great weekend! 🙂

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