Summer Pasta with Burrata and Corn

summer pasta with burrata

Summer pasta loaded with fresh tomatoes, corn and basil should not be ignored. Topped with a luscious ball of burrata, this pasta becomes sublime!

summer pasta

This summer pasta dish is a great one, standard as it is. Loaded with fresh corn, tomatoes and basil, you might think that’s good enough.

But it’s the special ball of burrata that one places on top of this summer pasta recipe that makes it so delectable.

Yes, this recipe for summer pasta is simple and good, but one does need the burrata to make this pasta with burrata so special.

 I just discovered this glorious gob of goodness about a month ago in the cheese section in Phoenix. The person that alerted me to this was my blogger friend John at from the Bartolini Kitchens. He has several great posts about burrata on his blog.

He even has a video of how it is made. (Unfortunately though John is no longer posting, but he still keeps his recipes available for everyone!)

summer pasta recipe

What is burrata?

A burrata  is basically a sheet of mozzarella stuffed with curds and cream and formed into a pouch. Tell me that doesn’t sound luscious.  Upon examination  I can also tell you that they aren’t overloaded with calories.

Back in 2013 when I originally wrote this post, It took me a bit of searching to find a burrata in Denver.  Now they are everywhere!

Burrata makes any dish special. Like little magical blobs when cut open they release their cream and richness.

Trust me on this. If you can’t find one, fresh mozzarella balls placed on top of the pasta will suffice; it just won’t be the same.

One does not need the bacon if one so chooses. But bacon is so wonderfully salty that it contrasts well with the tomatoes, corn and cheese.  

Last week on a chillier day it was pasta that was calling out to me. When I’m stumped on what to make I can always rely on my good friend, pasta.

summer pasta with burrata

Summer is one of my favorite seasons to make this simple pasta dish. With so many fresh veggies available, this summer pasta is a family pleaser.

This is one of my favorite summer pasta recipes. All of the fresh ingredients can easily be substitutes for another. 

Think spinach instead of arugula. White beans instead of corn. Asparagus instead of tomatoes. Zucchini and mint would work great. Honestly, the possibilities are endless.

Pasta is always a stand by in my kitchen and even though Manservant thinks it’s not any good for him, I heartily disagree. 

Truth is when I place this plate in front of him, it somehow magically disappears! Without any complaints!

If you haven’t tried burrata, now is the time. After all, it is summer and a quick and heart recipe for summer pasta should not be ignored!

Summer Pasta

Need Some More?

Other burrata faves:
Caprese Grilled Chicken with Burrata

Caprese Grilled Chicken with Burrata on Quinoa Cakes

Tomato Bruschetta Toast

Tomato burrata toast
Spaghetti Bolognese
Ziti Al Fresco
Porcini Mushroom Lasagne

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This is an updated post from June, 2013.

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summer pasta with burrata

Summer Pasta with Burrata and Corn

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 -3 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Nothing like a summer pasta with fresh corn, tomatoes, and basil topped with burrata. So good!



1/2 pound of spaghetti cooked in salted water according to package directions
2 ears of corn
6 thick slices of bacon cooked crisp (optional)
3 chopped garlic cloves, sauteed until limp in 1 T butter
1 chopped tomato
1/3 c fresh shredded basil
1 c arugula
1/2 c freshly shredded parmesan
Freshly ground pepper
Olive Oil for drizzling
2 burrata balls


Start water boiling for your pasta. Cook corn in boiling water until it just turns bright yellow. Cool under running water and slice off of cob. (This would also be great grilled and then sliced.)

Now cook your pasta in the same pot and save a big ladle of water for your sauce.

Cook bacon until crisp and then break into large pieces. (I usually cook my bacon in the microwave so I don’t make a mess.)

Cook your garlic in butter. I usually do this in the microwave too, in a glass measuring cup. I cook it in intervals for 2 minutes, power level 6, until it has reached the desired degree of doneness. (I don’t like to wash to many dishes…)

Drain your cooked pasta but save a a good ladle of pasta water if you want a more liquid type sauce. To the drained pasta add most of the parmesan cheese. Now add tomato, corn, arugula, garlic and basil. If you want to add the pasta water, now is the time.

Stir in or top with crisp bacon. Spoon onto plates. Drizzle olive oil on top and grind some fresh pepper over the pasta. Top each plate with a ball of burrata. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Let diner cut into burrata and mix into pasta. The magic will happen as the cream and curds ooze out. It is just sooo cool!


Feel free to substitute buffalo mozzarella or other fresh cheeses. Even a dollop of ricotta will work!

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  • Karen (Back Road Journal)
    June 24, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Now that is a decadent summer pasta dish with the topping of burrata. It sounds wonderful.

  • Chef Mimi
    June 23, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Such fabulous ingredients! And of course… burrata… no words……

  • Cathy Trochelman
    March 22, 2014 at 1:31 am

    This looks so delicious….can't wait to give it a try!

  • Abbe Odenwalder
    September 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Karen, burrata is so good. In Denver, though it is expensive and hard to find. But when you do, it is soo good!

  • Karen - Cinnamon Freud
    September 19, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I have never heard burrata but everyone raves about it. Your pasta looks great- might be a good "excuse" to have to try this new cheese.

  • Amy
    June 28, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    hehe…that's the same reason why I love pasta dishes so much. They are perfect for busy day! Plus, so filling and comforting. A perfect meal after a long day!

  • Jed Gray (sportsglutton)
    June 23, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    My wife and I love burrata! It's just so so good. Placed on pasta, corn, bacon, tomatoes, and basil. Yes, I'd be in a happy place. 😉

    …thanks for the visit to my site and I'll be sure to place you in my reader. Cheers!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Jed, thanks for stopping by. I'll be sure to do the same. And yes, this had a lot of my favorite ingredients of summer!

  • shannon @ a periodic table
    June 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    what a lovely summer pasta! and with burrata, no less…delicious.

  • ChgoJohn
    June 18, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Another convert!! Burrata is the best and you really did create a delicious pasta with it. Love how you used both basil and arugula here, Abbe, and though I've never used fresh corn in a pasta, I'm certainly going to give it a try. Thanks for the tip and for the most kindly shout-out. 🙂

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 18, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      John, you definitely showed me the way! And corn in pasta is one of my favorite things. Try it and let me know what you think!

  • Laura Dembowski
    June 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    This pasta looks and sounds great! So fresh for summer! I always feel like I'm busy and sometimes get nothing done. It's a frustrating thing. I am trying to be better, but it's hard and an ever evolving thing.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Ah Laura, you haven't had kids! Just wait.

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons
    June 18, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I have been on a mission to find burrata for the last few weeks! I look everywhere I go, but no luck yet. Looking at your photos has made me want it even MORE 🙂

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      DO NOT GIVE UP!!! It is a quest worth doing!

  • Angie Schneider
    June 18, 2013 at 3:35 am

    This would be perfect with a few slices of garlic bread :-)) The pasta looks perfect, Abbe.

  • Abbe Odenwalder
    June 18, 2013 at 3:28 am

    I wish you were in front of me and I'd give you a plate!

  • Cindy
    June 18, 2013 at 3:03 am

    I wish I had a plate of this in front of me right now! Yumm!!!

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    June 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Oh, you had me at burrata, I LOVE it! It´s such a great invention. And with corn, pasta and bacon… well, dinner couldn´t be better Abbe! And after all that cleaning you deserve it more.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 17, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      So true that they are so good. I'd have another serving but my son devoured the leftovers at 2 AM the other night!

  • Abbe Odenwalder
    June 17, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Jeez, Mr. KR I just fell in love with the stuff! It is so nice to be impressive! And as for a decade-maybe now that the kids are gone I won't have so much to clean up!

  • Kitchen Riffs
    June 17, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Burrata is such good stuff! This looks totally delish. And heck yes I'm impressed that you did your garage (and for the record, I suppose I am easily impressed!). I only do that once a decade or so. 😉

  • Anonymous
    June 17, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Can you tell me where you found the burrata, as I live in Louisville (CO, that is…).

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 17, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Hi MK! I found it at a King Soopers with Murray's cheese shop inside.The one I went to was at University and Hampden in Denver. But I've been to others and not found it. Maybe in Louisville some of the Italian grocers might carry it. Good luck!

  • Biz
    June 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Abbe, I had to laugh because a few weeks ago I bought a mozzarella ball, took it out to cut it and it oozed out everywhere – I thought it went bad!

    I threw it out and a few hours later I pulled the container out of the trash and saw it said burrata mozzarella – I'd never heard of it but quickly kicked myself for throwing it out!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 17, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Biz, that is very funny and very sad! If I hadn't read about it, I wouldn't have known. But go buy some more-it is really good stuff. I must say I will be looking for more ways to use it, because it was that good!