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 cup: 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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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"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"Very tasty"

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

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

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!"

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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