Corn & Crab Pasta

Corn & Crab Pasta

Three of our favorite things in one supper: corn, crab and pasta!

I pretty much want to put corn in every dish I make during the summer.  It’s sweet, it’s colorful and it pairs beautifully with everything from beef to fish.  This little pasta supper whips up in no time flat and is perfect for a Wednesday night supper.  Happy eating, friends! xo

This recipe serves 4 to 6.

Shopping List
1 pound of short cut pasta
6 pieces of bacon, chopped
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
about 8 green onions, plus more for garnish, chopped
1 (12 oz can) of lump crab meat
1½ cups of fresh corn kernels
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
about 1 cup of breadcrumbs

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Bring a large pot of water up to a rolling boil and then drop your pasta in and cook to al dente.  You will reserve about ½ cup of the cooking water when you drain the pasta, so don’t forget to reserve it!

Meanwhile, in a large oven-proof skillet or pan over medium-high heat, crisp up your bacon pieces in a drizzle of EVOO.  Once your bacon is nice and crispy, stir in your garlic and onions to saute a minute.  Next, stir in your lump crab meat, corn and Dijon along with a big pinch of both salt and pepper.  Stir everything together a few minutes while the crab is heating up.

Drain your pasta reserving ½ cup of the cooking water.  Slowly, stir the hot cooking water and cooked pasta into your crab mixture and continue to let everything simmer about five minutes.  Sprinkle on your breadcrumbs and pop the whole pan into the oven to toast up about 8 minutes.

Remove from oven, garnish with a few more chopped green onions and serve.

Corn, crab, pasta…the best combination!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog July 25, 2018 at 4:35 am

    I love how simple this recipe is! I always designate one day of the week for a pasta dinner because they’re so easy to throw together. Crab and corn sounds like a light, refreshing combo! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci Dreffs July 25, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Oh yum! This looks delicious!

  • Linda Grubbs July 25, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Love this! I’ll be trying it for sure!

  • Jennifer July 25, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Do you have a favorite brand of canned crab meat? This looks delicious and a fun, fresh meal for the guys in the harvest field.

    • Mix and Match Mama July 25, 2018 at 9:17 am

      I always just get what my fish monger recommends that day. For fish, I always ask the professionals for help because they know what is the best that specific day.

  • Southern & Style July 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    This sounds like the best combination ever-definitely bookmarking it for my next trip to the grocery store!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  • Jenn July 31, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    As a Marylander I never knew crab in Texas was a thing until I read your blog lol. Like lobster rolls in the Dakotas :-p

    • Mix and Match Mama August 1, 2018 at 5:50 am

      Ha! It is 🙂 .