Roasted corn and asparagus pesto

Roasted corn and asparagus pesto

Have you tried this super yummy Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Penne Pasta? It’s one of my favorite (pasta) dishes this summer! Deliciously roasted, garlicky asparagus and corn, mixed with pasta, herby pesto and fresh lemon flavor

Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Penne Pasta

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  • 16 oz (~450g) green asparagus
  • 2 corn on the cobb, husk and silk removed
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Salt
  • 16 oz. penne or pasta of choice
  • 3/4 cup pesto
  • (homemade or store-bought)
  • A few tbsp of pasta water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Lemon zest (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Rinse asparagus, cut off the woody ends (you can also just snap them off with your fingers!), and prepare corn.
  3. Mince garlic very finely (or press it), and mix it with olive oil.
  4. Rub garlic oil all over the asparagus and corn, season with salt, and place asparagus on a lined baking sheet. Wrap corn in tin foil, and roast it for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes add asparagus to the oven, and roast everything for another 15 minutes.
  6. Note: Reduce asparagus roasting time to 10 min if the stalks are fairly thin.
  7. In the meantime prepare pasta according to package directions, and reserve some pasta water before draining.
  8. When asparagus and corn are done, slice asparagus into bite-sized pieces, and slice off the corn kernels with a sharp knife.
  9. Mix hot pasta with pesto, asparagus and corn, lemon juice and some of the zest.
  10. If needed, add pasta water, and season to taste with salt and black pepper.


Bonus: You can serve it warm or cold as a pasta salad!

All credit to the right owner Alex

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