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Fettuccine w/ Bacon, Chicken and Fresh Corn Pesto

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stovetop


Have an abundance of fresh corn? All you need to do is add bacon, pasta & a few more ingredients to make this amazing Fettuccine with Fresh Corn Pesto!


  • 12 oz 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


  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. (Or cooked if using raw chicken.)
  3. Add 3 cups of corn, olive oil, and parmesan cheese to the blender.  Blend till smooth.
  4. Drain pasta, reserving about a cup of 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.