Orecchiette in Creamed Corn with Wilted Tomatoes and Arugula

Orecchiette in Creamed Corn with Wilted Tomatoes and Arugula
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 4 ears fresh sweet corn

  • 8 ounce dried orecchiette pasta

  • ¼ cup pine nuts

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes

  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ cup half-and-half or light cream

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 cup torn arugula

  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

  • 2 ounce Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, shaved


  1. Remove husks from ears of corn. Scrub with a stiff brush to remove silks; rinse. Cut kernels from cobs; set kernels aside. Discard cobs. In a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven cook pasta in lightly salted boiling water for 12 to 15 minutes or until al dente. Remove 1/2 cup of the pasta water; set aside. Drain pasta; return pasta to the Dutch oven.

  2. Meanwhile, in a very large skillet cook pine nuts over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or just until toasted. Remove pine nuts from skillet; set aside.

  3. For sauce, heat the olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add corn kernels, tomatoes, and shallot. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until corn begins to brown and shallot is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in half-and-half and the reserved pasta water. Bring to boiling. Boil gently, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and the nutmeg. Pour sauce over pasta in pot. Add arugula and toss until well combined. Season with additional sea salt and cracked black pepper.

  4. To serve, divide pasta mixture among bowls. Top with cheese and toasted pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

564 Calories
26g Fat
68g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 564
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 669mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 14.8mg 74%
Calcium 292.8mg 23%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Potassium 717mg 15%
Folate, total 197.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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