Penne with Mushrooms, Corn, and Thyme Recipe
Cream cheese and half-and-half meld together to make this wonderfully luscious sauce. A hot, creamy pasta dish does not always have to be loaded down with heavy sausage and cheese. This quick and easy dish is on the table in less than 40 minutes and perfect for a weeknight meal. This pasta dish gets its fresh flavor with the help of fresh corn kernels, thyme, and chives. When making any type of pasta dish, however, one simple trick will take the dish from good to great. The key to making great tasting pasta is in the cooking water. The salty, starchy liquid seasons your homemade sauce, gives it a silky texture and helps it cling to the noodles. Add about 2 tablespoons of kosher salt to a large stockpot of water before boiling. When the pasta is cooked, reserve a couple of cups of cooking water before draining the pasta, and proceed with the recipe. Bring a bit of summer to your dinner table with fresh ingredients and enjoy the family time.