From My Kitchen: Brown Butter Pasta with Corn

Oprah made meatless Monday a thing, and that’s definitely a good thing. Many people like me, who were raised with meat for breakfast, find it hard to opt out of carnivorism, so meatless Mondays doesn’t seem so hard, and it’s at the very least a start. But what to cook? You can only make so many vegetable lasagnas! Therefore I’m forever on the lookout for vegetarian recipes, and I found this one! Obviously it’s not loaded with tons of different veggies, but it is loaded with one of my favorites: corn. It’s delicious, quick and inexpensive, a perfect family meal for a Monday (or any day)!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound of Campanelle pasta
  • 10 oz fresh or frozen corn
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package.

In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Cook for 3 minutes or until browned. Add garlic and cook for another minute.

Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking liquid, then drain the pasta. Return to the pot. Add corn, basil and parmesan. Add butter and garlic, then add the pasta cooking liquid. Stir well, and serve hot!

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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