Barbecue Pork and Penne Skillet Recipe
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Barbecue Pork and Penne Skillet Recipe

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I'm the proud mother of wonderful and active children. Simple, delicious and quick meals like this are perfect for us to enjoy together after errands, school activities and soccer practice are over. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) refrigerated fully cooked barbecued shredded pork
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 428 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 903mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute red pepper and onion in butter and oil until tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Stir in the pork, tomatoes, broth, cumin, pepper and salt; heat through.
  2. Drain pasta. Add pasta and cheese to pork mixture; stir until blended. Sprinkle with green onions.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pasta mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Place in a shallow microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high until heated through.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Barbecue Pork and Penne Skillet in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p33

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katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 259985
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2017

"I had some leftover smoked pork that we cooked over the weekend and used it in this.

The whole family loved it! The best part was it was quick and easy! Thank you for sharing!"

Mpiii User ID: 8980563 257738
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2016

"Simple and after reading reviews, did full can of broth, whole onion and pepper, 2 cups of cheese, wife doesn't like cooked peppers and whole family liked it, definitely will add to week night dinners. So quick and easy. Complex flavors Can't beat it."

Susie913 User ID: 2695120 254871
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

"Great quick meal. Was looking for something different to make and this was excellent choice. Thought it could use more pulled pork then the one container suggested and I will use my own pulled pork next time. Wanted to taste more of it.

Found it impossible to add all ingredients and mix up in the frying pan so mixed all in large casserole and it still was overflowing."

ChrisD1717 User ID: 8325994 252380
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2016

"This recipe was AWESOME! Great flavor with a nice kick to it. I though it was a little too dry, next time I make it and there will definitely be a next time I will probably put in the whole can of broth. The green onions on top were the perfect accent to the dish. Thanks for the recipe!"

LindsayMann User ID: 8076150 250587
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2016

"This recipe is over the top delicious! It was a hit with the whole family and will definitely go in my regular rotation. It was super quick to whip up, and the flavor was incredible."

[email protected] User ID: 2199623 248055
Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"I have been making this recipe for a couple of years now. It is wonderful. Everyone likes it. I make it just as it is and use Lloyd's pulled pork BBQ"

[email protected] User ID: 5651791 238581
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"Very tasty"

jfostini User ID: 8197160 236333
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"I made this last night with leftover bbq pork and my family loved it."

JessicaM09 User ID: 8587051 235617
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"I used my own shredded bbq chicken recipe and subbed in chicken broth instead of beef and I am IN LOVE with this dish! It's so simple and delicious, definitely will be making again!"

Rivkel User ID: 7467768 234378
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2015

"It sounds so good. But my husband and teens did not like it real well. It is very flavorful and unique. So have to scratch it off my lst."

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