Take-out Tuesday, Summer Angel Hair Alfredo with Corn & Zucchini

Happy “Sneak Some Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day!”

Yep, there really is such a day!

And it’s today, August 8

Read all about it here

There are a gazillion things you can do with zucchini, like Zucchini Hassleback Heros

This is another great one~ and a perfect summer dish,

thin pasta married with garden fresh vegetables and just enough creamy sauce to make it irresistible but not decadent

And you can serve it straight from the skillet or make it ahead of time and reheat later

This summer pasta is a version of the Creamy Corn Carbonara I fell in love with last summer

Today’s recipe has zucchini instead of Brussels Sprouts and no bacon…but of course you can always add bacon!

Or mix in rostisserie chicken, ham, sausage, whatever floats your boat  🛶

Use fresh sweet corn if you can, but frozen will work too

You can scrape milk from the cobs into the pan with the back of a spoon for part of the liquid

I took a few liberties with the photos, borrowing from the Carbonara post, because I didn’t take any during this prep  😳

So if you see a Brussels Sprout, just pretend it’s a zucchini piece  😅

This dish is so good, my mouth is watering as I write this…

Fresh veggies with pasta and a cheesy creamy sauce…sigh…

Summer Angel Hair Alfredo

Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 3


  • 2-3 ears fresh corn cut from cobs
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 large sweet onion diced
  • 1/4-1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 oz fresh Parmesan shavings plus more for garnish if desired
  • salt and pepper
  • 4-6 oz Angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T butter
  • fresh basil or parsley for garnish optional


  • Bring water to a boil in a large sauce pan. Add a generous amount of salt to water. Add pasta, stir down into water and cover. Turn burner off and let pan sit on burner. Pasta will cook while you prepare the sauce.
  • Sauté onion in olive oil and butter until softened and add zucchini. Cook over medium high heat until zucchini softens and begins to brown. Add corn and cook a few more minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium low. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1/4 cup cream and Parmesan. Stir and simmer until cheese melts and sauce forms, adding more cream if needed to reach desired consistency.
  • Drain pasta, reserving a little of the pasta water*, and add to skillet with vegetables and sauce. Add more cream and cheese if desired. Serve immediately or transfer to a greased casserole dish, cover and refrigerate. Bake refrigerated dish covered at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot. Serves 3-4


*use pasta water instead of cream or with cream to thin out the sauce
Keyword Angel Hair Pasta, Squash Alfredo with noodles, Summer pasta, yellow squash, zucchini

It’s great leftover too!

You might also like this Salami Carbonara which has a sauce based on eggs rather than cream

Creamy Corn Carbonara

These quick pastas make a wonderful supper any time of year!

Don’t forget to put zucchini on someone’s porch today with a copy of this recipe!

News:  My friend Ricki Jill, formerly Art@Home,  had some technical glitches when she revamped her blog into it’s new look and title The Sketchy Reader

She is a fantastic artist and does wonderful, honest book reviews that you don’t want to miss~

Please pop over and give her some love, she lost her blog followers when she made the changes, so be sure to sign up again to follow her here

Here are some other favorite zucchini recipes you must try before the season ends

Zucchini Corn & Asiago Tart

Zucchini & Garlic Gruyère Galette

Happy Sneak some Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch, Gardens Galore  Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Celebrate and Decorate,  Lori’s Culinary Creations,   Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else    Thursday Favorite Things

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party

20 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Summer Angel Hair Alfredo with Corn & Zucchini”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, I laughed out loud when I read it’s ‘Sneak Some Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day’…it does tend to be prolific! This is the first summer in ages when we haven’t had a neighbor or one of my hubby’s coworkers share some zuke or cukes 🙂 Love the idea of the summer angel alfredo!

  2. Jodi says:

    so many awesome zucchini recipes! YAY! Mine are coming in fast and furious. And can you believe I did know it was Sneak a zucchini on your neighbor’s porch day!? LOL!

  3. Aw, thanks for the “shout out,” Jenna. I truly appreciate it! I finally figured out how to reconnect my blog to my purchased URL from GoDaddy, but my numbers are still way down. 🙁

    By the way….I still make the Hassleback Heroes and we love them! I’ll try the Summer Angel Hair Alfredo over the weekend. It looks divine!


  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    So many yummy recipes for summer veggies, I love them all! I see some angel hair and veggies coming up soon 🙂 Thanks for all these wonderful recipes Jenna, you have no idea how many times you answer my “what’s for dinner” question………

  5. CoziNest says:

    Yummmmm! This all looks fab! Reminds me of a dish I had in New Orleans recently. Atchafalaya (restaurant in garden district), is a must next time you are over that way.

  6. Zucchini is always a favorite summer vegetable and you mention pasta and I am in heaven! My local farm had lots of zucchini on Saturday. I am going back because now I need to make some of these recipes. I also love zucchini bread! Thanks for the zucchini inspiration, Jenna!

  7. Wow, I wish you were my live-in cook! I don’t think you’ve made anything I wouldn’t eat!

  8. Stacey says:

    Mmm, I want to try all of this!

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    When I grew zuccs one summer, many years ago, they grew rather large practically overnight! So we would leave them on other people’s porches! Lol! 🤣 I even remember using one as a door stop! haha! 😂 Your recipes are making me HUNGRY!! Can you hear my stomach growling? 😯

  10. I had no idea today was sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch day! I have 2 more zucchini recipes I just made. All of these look so good Jenna. Zucchini is so versatile so I don’t mind if one more appears on my porch!

    Johanne Lamarche


  11. The Tart really catches my eye! They all look and sound wonderful. Thanks, Jenna!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    This is a great summer recipe, we will just love it! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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