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Fresh Corn & Tomato Fettuccine Recipe

Fresh Corn & Tomato Fettuccine Recipe

This recipe combines delicious whole wheat pasta with the best of fresh garden produce. It's tossed with heart-healthy olive oil, and a little feta cheese gives it bite. —Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat fettuccine
  • 2 medium ears sweet corn, husks removed
  • 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook fettuccine according to package directions, adding corn during the last 8 minutes of cooking.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add red pepper and green onions; cook and stir until tender.
  • 3. Drain pasta and corn; transfer pasta to a large bowl. Cool corn slightly; cut corn from cob and add to pasta. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, remaining oil and the pepper mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 cups: 422 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 580mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 10g fiber), 17g protein.

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 270022
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2017

"I'm rating this a 4 star but with some tweaks it could easily become a 5 star. Because I only had about 3 oz linguine, I supplemented with some spaghetti. I also subbed out regular yellow onion for the green onion. I think it needed less salt and pepper. The pepper was overwhelming and the salt wasn't needed much with all the salty feta. I didn't even wind up using all of the feta either. I found I only needed an additional 1 tbsp of oil, not 2. This very well could have been my fault with changing out to using the spaghetti, so next time I make it I'll use the linguine and update my review. And I'll definitely be making this again. The flavors were fresh and light, despite some of the overpowering ingredients. 4 star for now, possibly 5 star in the future."

Ellie31773 User ID: 5796034 271588
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2017

"This is a fabulous base recipe (good on its own--don't get me wrong!) for any summer produce you might have lying around. Angela's idea to cook the corn in the pasta water is just genius! I added bacon and basil, and because I'm sensitive to cow's milk, goat cheese. I was so excited to eat the leftovers for lunch today. It kept beautifully."

TJ41 User ID: 925497 253108
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

"Made this for supper, absolutely loved it! I had fresh parsley, basil and oregano in the herb planter and added all three to the dish. I will be making this again! I would say that it serves 4, rather than 2."

cmonster7 User ID: 8552977 252893
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

"IT was just okay bland"

ChrisD1717 User ID: 8325994 252804
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2016

"I made this tonight and it was delicious. I used Mozzarella cheese instead of Feta cause that is what I had on hand. It's a nice change from regular pasta recipes, nice and light. I also like the fact that it tastes great hot or cold. Will make again."

kparmar24 User ID: 8411271 250372
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016

"Very nice recipe !."

schamberlain User ID: 8299832 246216
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"Really good fresh, light tasting dish. I made no changes and an hour after dinner my husband is still saying how good it was. All the flavors go so well together. Hubby says he wants it at least once a week."

GB Miller User ID: 5831692 231416
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"Really tasty! I used penne pasta, since I didn't have fettuccine, and added some fresh basil because I have so much. Quite sure it would be great just as written! Will definitely make again!"

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 229610
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"Wonderful! Beautiful colors and fantastic flavors."

Grace1018 User ID: 7559734 229451
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2015


spronovo User ID: 3118526 229448
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2015

"Used bow tie pasta and had bbq chicken on the side, delicious and easy summer side or meal!"

KatyH3 User ID: 7354323 229146
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"This is a fantastic recipe. I will definitely be making it again. It's the perfect combination of light, but flavorful."

Orbs User ID: 7287623 131896
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Delicious. I used goat cheese instead of the feta cheese. Very flavorful.

Thank you Angela for this tasty recipe."

cindiherres User ID: 6796848 131888
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Love it! So good. Added chicken to make it a one dish meal. Second time, Shrimp. This is a phenomenal dish! Even took the recipe to my farmer's market corn provider so she and he could enjoy it!"

Timbergurl1 User ID: 4047214 191964
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"I LOVE this. I love it even more as a cold summer salad. It's so delicious both hot and cold though. When I do a cold pasta salad, I use either multi colored or whole wheat shells instead of the fettucine. Another suggestion I'd make is to grill the corn or roast it in the oven. It gives it another flavor that's just awesome, especially in the summer months. LOVE it!"

Cathythetester User ID: 7403622 191962
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"This was great!"

blue_eyes998 User ID: 5762850 178176
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"This was very simple and good, but I think it would be even better with garlic. Without meat, as written, would make a good lunch. For dinner in our family, it may be a better side or a main dish with chicken added to it. I would probably toss in more bell pepper (different color) and some zucchini, too."

irisdupree User ID: 1887246 177426
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"I made this twice in two weeks, and my husband and I both loved it. I went to our farmers market and found a vendor selling his corn $1 per dozen. I bought two dozen, and had another dozen in the fridge from a neighbor. I cut all of it off, made the sauce as directed and froze it in quart size bags. Now I have about 5 quarts of sauce ready to go for an easy weeknight meal."

rustedgold1 User ID: 3141438 131887
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"My husband and I really loved this dish-One problem for us is that he doesn't like fish etc. I think this is a great recipe!"

janeenj User ID: 7132464 194491
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"Tastes like summer! I used cherry tomatoes, hatch chiles instead of red peppers and added fresh oregano & basil from my yard. Next time I will reserve a little pasta water to stir in to make it a little 'saucier' but a great compilation of tastes!"

djnuch User ID: 7228016 125870
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"This recipe is wonderful as is. I have also added grilled chicken or spicy grilled shrimp to it. It is so light and has such a fresh flavorful taste. I will make it over and over again."

Allie1996 User ID: 4259918 193387
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"I loved this recipe! It was so easy and light. I actually have made it twice already. The second time I added garlic, green pepper and it was just as good as the first time."

govert User ID: 6882407 131885
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"Wonderful, light summer dinner! The red pepper and onion cooked in olive oil dresses the dish nicely. When adding the "remaining oil" I used 1 Tbsp and was very happy with the result."

mikgver User ID: 6809237 177425
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"I made this for two friends, and we loved it. They want this recipe. Now my corn and tomatoes are getting ripe, this will be on the table at least once a week."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 125762
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"I wasn't sure how this would taste without any type of sauce, but it was really pretty good and healthy, of course, which was an added bonus. I might use frozen corn next time just to speed things up a bit and/or make it feasible in the winter."

traycyn User ID: 5490479 115233
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"OMG. This is so delicious. It will become a 'regular' on my menu plans. It is especially pleasing right now w/all the fresh garden veggies; makes you proud and happy!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 183063
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"This was tasty"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 178173
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"Tasty and really easy to prepare."

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