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Farfalle with Zucchini, Corn and Mascarpone
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Here's a perfect creamy summer pasta that makes the most of seasonal zucchini and fresh corn. The mascarpone cheese gives it a creamy sauce, brightened with a burst of lemon zest.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Pasta, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 469 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion finely diced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large zucchini diced ½-inch (about 4 cups)
  • 1 ear corn kernels cut off the cob
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 8 ounces dried farfalle pasta
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese about ½ cup
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon zested
  1. Pre-heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the olive oil, onion and crushed red pepper flakes to the skillet and sauté for a minute or two. Add the zucchini, season with salt and pepper and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, until the zucchini is tender. Add the corn kernels and continue to sauté for a few minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  3. Bring the stock and garlic to a boil in a large sauté pan. Add the farfalle, cover the pan with a lid and let the pasta simmer, adding the water as needed (when the liquid disappears, add more water). Simmer until the pasta is al dente – timing according to the package instructions. There should still be a little liquid left in the pan and the pasta should be al dente. Remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Add the mascarpone cheese to the pasta and remaining liquid and stir to combine. Remove the pan from the heat and add the zucchini and corn to the pasta. Add the fresh herbs and lemon zest and toss everything together.
  5. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Farfalle with Zucchini, Corn and Mascarpone
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 212mg9%
Potassium 725mg21%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1129IU23%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.