I have been trying out some new side dish recipes that will go great with summer picnics and grilling!  I made this creamy sweet corn with pancetta that was inspired from a recipe in Giada De Laurentiis Giada’s Italy cookbook. (Here is a link for her cookbook, you will love it) This side dish was a huge hit in our house.  I changed a few ingredients.

Creamy Corn with Pancetta

Inspired by Giada De Laurentiis recipe from Giada’s Italy


2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1/4 pound Pancetta, diced

1 Onion, chopped

1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

1 Bag of Frozen Corn (I used golden and white corn mix)

1 Container of Mascarpone Cheese

1 Cup of Parmesan Cheese

Handful of Basil, Chopped

Salt and Pepper to taste


1.)  In a large skillet heat Olive Oil and then add Pancetta.  Stir and cook until crispy

2.)  Add in Onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes

3.)  Add in Corn, Red Pepper Flakes, Salt and Pepper, Mascarpone Cheese, and Parmesan Cheese.  Stir until creamy

4.)  Remove from heat and add in Basil