Beverly Astin’s creamy corn pasta recipe

GTU Recipes

We love when Beverly Astin joins us in the kitchen! Not only is she a ton of fun, but her positivity is contagious. She always shares a recipe that is not only tastes incredible, but is accessible to everyone! She whipped up creamy corn pasta with bacon and scallions, and we loved every bite!

Ingredients 4 slices bacon

Kosher salt 6 

ears corn, shucked 12 oz. 

orecchiette pasta 1 oz. 

pecorino cheese, finely grated, plus more for serving 2 

scallions, thinly sliced 1/2 c. 

basil, torn, plus more for serving

Hot sauce, for serving


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet on medium until crisp, about 7 minutes; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Break into pieces when cool.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add corn and cook 2 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. Cook pasta per package directions in the same pot. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain pasta.
  3. When corn is cool enough to handle but while pasta is still cooking, cut off kernels (you should have about 3 cups). Transfer 2 cups to a blender along with cheese, ¾ cup pasta cooking water, and ¼ teaspoon salt; puree until very smooth.
  4. Toss pasta with corn puree, adding some reserved pasta water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if pasta seems dry. Fold in reserved corn, scallions, basil, and bacon. Serve sprinkled with additional cheese and basil and with hot sauce if desired.
Surae Chinn
Surae Chinn joined ABC4 as the 4pm anchor in 2016. She transitioned to the station’s lifestyle show ‘Good Things Utah’ in 2019 as as full time host. She is also ABC4’s chief medical correspondent.
Deena Manzanares
Deena Marie Manzanares is a Utah native, but lived in NYC for a few years while attending the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Locally, she has worked as a professional actor for years in both stage and film.

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