Corn and Tomato French Pasta

"When I lived in France, people were always bringing this dish to potluck meals. It's great for when you want noodles but are out of canned tomatoes. I suggest bowtie pasta, but spaghetti works equally well. Brie, also, since it is more costly and not always on hand, can be easily substituted with cubed mozzarella. This dish is traditionally served barely lukewarm, so that the cubed cheese doesn't melt, but I prefer it hot and don't mind the melting cheese. I also like to add a spoonful of sundried tomatoes to each serving and sprinkle parmesian over the top for a nice touch."
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  • Cook pasta, drain, and allow to cool.
  • Heat oil, lemon juice, and garlic in a pot.
  • Add the corn and spices.
  • Toss pasta with garlic and oil sauce.
  • Add tomatoes and cheese when the pasta is sufficiently cooled to avoid melting the cheese.
  • Serve topped with shredded parmesian and sundried tomatoes, if desired.

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  1. This dish was fantastic! I love the crunchiness of the corn mixed with the tomatoes! I made it with both brie for the grown-ups and mozzarella for the kids and everyone enjoyed it. Only thing- I will add more corn next time.
  2. This is outstanding! What great flavors - I loved the sweet corn. I used mozzarella cheese and loved the melty texture. The parsley was a good addin. Thanks for sharing!


I recently graduated from college and even more recently married my life's love. So "About Me" is "About We." We always try to eat healthy, though we allow ourselves some indulgences. We avoid corn syrup, alcohol (which we dislike the taste of), and pop. I am also a notorious substitions-maker: local honey for sugar, homemade applesauce for vegetable oil, and I often entirely omit salt, meat, or anything I don't happen to have on hand. Essentially, I meddle with recipes to a fault. We are dreadfully tight with our money, befitting newlyweds, so we only go to the store every other week and have to make things stretch until then. Other info: We like to take walks, read the Bible together, travel, play board games, visit parks, read books, and cook together. I also scrapbook, and we both love cats (hence the pic).
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