Sundried Tomato, Corn and Bacon Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I have not yet tried this recipe but it looks absolutely delicious. Anything with bacon makes me drool, even just reading the recipe! haha


  1. Place bacon strips on a large skillet, place the skillet on the stovetop, and then turn the heat on medium-high. Cook the bacon until it starts to crisp up and then flip to cook the other side. Remove the bacon and place it on a paper towel-lined plate. Break the bacon into bite-sized pieces once it cools slightly.
  2. When the bacon is about half-cooked, start boiling water in a medium-large pot. Once the water comes to a boil, add your pasta and cook until it is just al dente (8-10 minutes for dry pasta).
  3. While the bacon cooks and the water boils, cut the corn off the cob and prepare the sun-dried tomato sauce. Roughly chop the sun-dried tomatoes, then add the tomatoes and the oil from the jar to the bowl of a food processor. Add the garlic and parmesan cheese and then process the ingredients until the tomatoes are finely chopped.
  4. After the bacon has cooked, add the corn to the bacon grease (you can drain some of the oil) and cook for about 3-4 minutes, just enough to lightly cook the corn.
  5. When the pasta has finished cooking, drain it, then add it to the skillet with the corn. Add the bacon and the sun-dried tomato sauce and stir well to coat the pasta with sauce. Finally, add some diced fresh mozzerella and fresh basil.
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This was an absolute BBQ winner - great cold, and as an experiment we reheated some leftovers and it was a delicious light dinner too. Can't go wrong!

JennyMidget January 03, 2012

For starters, I used a whole package of bacon, and one package of frozen corn (thawed). The sundried tomatos became more like a pesto once they were ground up in the blender. However, this was a really good, fairly light dinner. My husband's only comment was that he would've preferred more bacon or even some chicken bits in it (he's a meatatarian, so notices when something is lacking in meat).

tracytrebilcox June 30, 2011