Creamy Corn Carbonara

October 15, 2021

by Sammi Lowe
Creamy Corn Carbonara
This delicious creamy corn pasta is made in just under 30 minutes.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Author: Erika Duboff

Skill Level: Easy/Medium

Keyword: Carbonara, Corn

Cuisine: European


  • 1/2 lb spaghetti or other pasta
  • 2 cups of canned corn (divided)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into half
  • Optional: pinch of chili flakes

Creamy Corn Carbonara is a pasta dish you can make in under 30 minutes. It’s a great way to use a mix of fresh produce and pantry staples. Perfect for any night of week dinner. Top with parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

How to Make Creamy Corn Carbonara

  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil.
  2. Cook pasta for 8-10 minutes or per package directions. Save 1-2 cups of pasta water for later.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook onions for 2-5 minutes, or until soft. Add garlic, chili flakes, salt and 1 1/2 cups of corn and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer corn mixture into blender and add 1 cup of pasta water and blend. Add more pasta water if too thick.
  5. In a large pan, add the remaining 1/2 cup of corn and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until warm. Add cooked pasta, and blended corn sauce and mix.
  6. Top with tomatoes. Add garnishes like black pepper, basil and parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve warm and enjoy!