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Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet

Some people call it dinner hour, but many of us call it rush hour. Slow down the pace with this so-simple mouthwatering ground pork meal. The only thing you'll have left over is time to share with your family at the table. —Brigitte Schaller, Flemington, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook pork and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Drain pasta; add to skillet. Stir in zucchini. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender.
    Freeze option: Transfer individual portions of cooled pasta mixture to freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little tomato sauce if necessary.

Ground Pork Recipe Tips

What else is ground pork good for?

There are many ground pork recipes to try! We especially love these Beef 'n' Pork Burgers and Ginger Pork Lettuce Wraps.

Is ground pork healthier than ground beef?

Ground pork and ground beef are both pretty high in fat. (Let's be real, that's part of why they taste so good!) Ground pork can have a little less saturated fat and cholesterol than ground beef. But if you're truly looking for a healthier alternative, try ground turkey.

How long does ground pork last in the fridge?

Ground pork doesn't last long! Use it within 1 or 2 days before it goes bad.

What variations can I try for this ground pork recipe?

Try swapping ground Italian sausage or ground turkey for the pork. You can also add seasonal vegetables (such as spinach, broccoli or eggplant) and experiment with different pasta shapes.

Research contributed by Elizabeth Harris
Nutrition Facts
1.330 cups: 317 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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