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Summer Vegetable Cavatelli with Fresh Corn "Cream"

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"There's a restaurant near us that features a burrata-filled tortellini, served in a cream sauce fortified with fresh sweet corn. It's a wonderful dish, and was the inspiration for this simple summer vegetable pasta."
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Ingredients

servings 461 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Remove corn kernels from cob and scrape cob with dull edge of knife to remove as much of the corn as possible. Place corn in blender with chicken broth. Blend on high until completely smooth, about 2 minutes. For a smoother mixture, strain through a fine strainer (straining is optional). Watch Now
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta; cook until pancetta is cooked but not crisp, about 3 minutes. Remove some of the grease from the pan. Add zucchini and red pepper to pan. Saute just until zucchini begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Watch Now
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add cavatelli and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes or 1 minute less than recommended on the package. Drain well. Watch Now
  4. Transfer the drained pasta to the skillet with the vegetables. Pour in corn cream. Cook and stir on medium-high heat until sauce begins to thicken, about 3 minutes. Stir in cherry tomatoes, basil, parsley, and grated cheese. Watch Now

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Two ears of corn may yield more corn "cream" than you need in this recipe.
  • This recipe will work with whatever fresh seasonal vegetables you happen to find at the market, as long as its something that tastes good with sweet corn.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 461 calories; 18.7 g fat; 60.9 g carbohydrates; 15.4 g protein; 23 mg cholesterol; 798 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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yummy!

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It called for too much chicken sti

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Absolutely delicious. Good and creamy. The cream corn made all the difference! I followed the directions except I used frozen pasta instead. Also be careful not to over cook the vegetables becau...

Chef John never fails me. This was fantastic - especially for someone lactose intolerant. Perfect with bacon. Thank you Chef John!

Delicious! I made it exactly as the recipe stated with bacon. Surprisingly it was not that difficult - I am not a big time cook at all and was a bit intimidated with the corn thickening....it ...

I used bacon instead of pancetta And left out the parsley. It was a wonderful way to use all of the veggies from my summer garden. Don't use all the corn cream or undertook everything and extend...

I was really impressed with how decadent this tasted! The "corn cream" didn't thicken for me, so I just added a corn starch slurry at the end and it worked great. Fantastic flavor and mouth fe...

Wow, this was good. My whole family, including children, liked it. Great way to use up uneaten ears of corn. I followed the directions exactly, and my only change for next time will be to ad...

Yes to the bacon.