Creamy Corn Kohlrabi Pasta

Creamy Corn Kohlrabi Pasta

Welp, cookbook week is over and the blog is back to business as usual. However,...

Creamy Corn Kohlrabi Pasta

Welp, cookbook week is over and the blog is back to business as usual.

However, if you haven’t picked up your copy of Inspiralize Everything, please do! And, if you do, make sure you enter your confirmation information here to receive the Bonus Packet, including new recipes, a Sauces & Dressings pairings guide, and my 7 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle.

Then, read up on all of the fun contests and challenges that are going on for the rest of August!

Thank you to all of you who have already shared your feedback (and food pics!) for the new cookbook – I’m so proud of this book and the resounding feedback has been, “It’s even better than the first book!”

We’ll be announcing our first winners of the contests tomorrow on the blog, so for those of you who have been participating, stay tuned!

Creamy Corn Kohlrabi Pasta

Now, today’s recipe uses kohlrabi (that alien looking turnip-like veggie in your CSA boxes and at the farmer’s market) and a simple, easy creamy corn sauce. And when I say creamy, that doesn’t mean dairy cream – it means pureed corn with a dash of vegetable broth.

Seriously, I want to use this corn sauce on everything – even sandwiches! The corn is cooked with shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes and then pureed to a perfect consistency and then tossed with the softened kohlrabi noodles and some reserved whole corn for a crunch!

If you’re looking to amp up the protein level here, toss in your favorite protein (chicken or shrimp would be great!) or enjoy this as a light dinner or lunch.

Creamy Corn Kohlrabi Pasta

And if you are doing the #CookTheCookbook challenge with me, here’s my schedule of meals this week:

Tonight: Poached Salmon over Jicama Noodle Salad with Cilantro-Lime Yogurt Dressing
Monday, Aug 22: Chicken Tagine with Apricot Golden Beet Rice
Tuesday, Aug 23: California Roll Sushi Bowl with Ginger-Carrot Dressing
Wednesday, Aug 24: Crabless Crab Cakes with Green Apple Guacamole
Thursday, Aug 25: Ginger-Crab Fried Daikon Rice

Inspiralizer Sale – 20% off (Last day!)

To celebrate the launch of Inspiralize Everything, the Inspiralizer was 20% off all week! Today is the last day to grab it at the $39.95 price (20% off, normally $49.95!)

Click here to purchase!


Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 8 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

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Creamy Corn Kohlrabi Pasta

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 2


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 cups corn kernels
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth + more as needed
  • 2 medium kohlrabis peeled, Blade C, noodles trimmed
  • chopped parsley to garnish


  • Heat half the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once oil is shimmering, add the garlic, red pepper flakes and shallots. Cook until shallots soften, about 2 minutes. Add in the corn, season with salt and pepper and let cook for 5 minutes or until corn softens.
  • Transfer all but 1/4 cup of the corn mixture and vegetable broth into a blender or food processor and process until smooth, adding more broth if needed – it should be a thick sauce consistency. Transfer the 1/4 cup of corn to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add the kohlrabi noodles to the skillet and place back over medium-high heat. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Let cook, tossing occasionally, until the kohlrabi wilts to your preference, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Once kohlrabi is cooked, add back in the pureed corn and reserved corn and toss well to combine.
  • Divide the mixture to two bowls and garnish with parsley.

Kohlrabi Pasta with Creamy Corn Sauce

with love, Ali

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  • I am trying to purchase the inspiralizer at amazon and it comes up at there a code to get the special price?
    • It's only discounted on our site, not through any other retailers!
  • Ali: This looks really good, and since I have just discovered how much I like daikon noodles, especially in soups, I can make it with daikon, (or chayote), instead of the invisible kohlrabi. Vegetable broth usually has quite a few veggies I can't have in it, so I will have to use either chicken or beef or clam broth. Clam broth and corn go together like PB&J, btw, so that might be an idea. Thanks!
  • I purchased the inspiralizer on your website for $49.95. I was told there will be a 20% off until today but I did not see anything about a discount when I was making my purchase.
    • That is because it's already discounted - no coupon code needed!
      • Okay. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
  • Making this tomorrow! A friend just gave me a couple kohlrabi and some fresh sweet corn. Perfect for dinner tomorrow night! Thank you for another great recipe! ☺
  • I so wanted to try this tonight, but kohlrabi was nowhere to be found in the whole North West San Antonio!! Even at our Super Huge HEB stores (3 of them) and my local Sprouts...nada. They can be special ordered when they appear in their system "as available", which is even the case with specialty farms. Drought, fires etc are making some things unavailable out here. So, for now, it's on the back burner! Instead I made your spicy shrimp with corn and avocado sauce over zucchini! Delicious!!
  • Where do you find the giant carrots you use?
  • Made this for dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious! Thank you for the wonderful recipes! They really help me to stay on track!
  • I've never tried kohlrabis by themselves. This a great recipe!
  • Love this recipe. I've made it a few times, and now that my kohlrabi is ready, I can make it again.