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Mexican Street Corn Pasta

Mexican Street Corn Pasta

with Bell Pepper, Jalapeño & Pepper Jack

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In Mexico, you can stroll down a sunny street and spot colorful elote, or corn on the cob, charring on a grill cart, the smell of fragrant spices, cheeses, and herbs wafting through the breeze. Now, thanks to a few hearty additions, you can turn this street snack into a filling dinner! Bell pepper, jalapeño, and paprika infuse this pasta with not-too-spicy chili flavor, while sweet corn and penne balance the heat. Then pasta is swirled with cream sauce, cream cheese, and pepper jack for a dreamy take on a traditional fave—right from the comfort of your own casa!

Tags:VeggieSpicyClimate Superstar

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time25 minutes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cooking difficultyMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

2 unit


1 unit

Bell Pepper

1 unit


13.4 ounce

Corn Kernels

6 ounce

Penne Pasta


1 teaspoon

Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon

Dried Oregano

1 teaspoon

Hot Smoked Paprika

4 ounce

Cream Sauce Base


2 tablespoon

Cream Cheese


½ cup

Pepper Jack Cheese


Not included in your delivery

2 teaspoon

Cooking Oil

1 tablespoon



Kosher Salt


Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Calories820 kcal
Fat38 g
Saturated Fat20 g
Carbohydrate98 g
Sugar16 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein22 g
Cholesterol95 mg
Sodium560 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Medium Pot
Paper Towel
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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• Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry produce. • Core, deseed, and finely dice bell pepper. Drain corn and pat dry with paper towels. Mince half the jalapeño (whole jalapeño for 4 servings), removing ribs and seeds for less heat. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens.


• Once water is boiling, add penne to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Reserve 1⁄2 cup pasta cooking water (1 cup for 4 servings), then drain.


• While pasta cooks, heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add bell pepper and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5-7 minutes. TIP: If bell pepper starts to char, add a few splashes of water.


• Add a drizzle of oil, corn, jalapeño, scallion whites, garlic powder, and half the oregano (all for 4 servings) to pan with bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. • Remove from heat. Stir in half the paprika (all for 4). • Transfer 1⁄4 of the veggie mixture to a plate; reserve for serving.


• Return pan with remaining veggies to stovetop over low heat. Stir in drained penne, cream sauce base, cream cheese, half the pepper jack, half the scallion greens, and 1⁄4 cup reserved pasta cooking water. Cook, stirring, until cream cheese is just melted and pasta is coated in a creamy sauce. (For 4 servings, if pan is too small, carefully transfer everything to empty pot used for pasta.) • Remove from heat; stir in 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4) until melted. Taste and season generously with salt and pepper. TIP: If needed, stir in more reserved cooking water a splash at a time.


• Divide pasta between bowls. Top with reserved veggies and remaining pepper jack. Garnish with scallion greens and serve.