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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 four wonderful and active children. Simple, delicious and quick meals like this are perfect for us to enjoy together following our after-school activities, errands and sports. —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 (18 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 equals 428 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 903 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 20 g 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. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Barbecue Pork and Penne Skillet in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p33

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

Weird combo. Not too bad though.

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

I made this today and it was really good. I used roasted red bell peppers but that is the only thing I changed. We will be having this again for something different.

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

This was even better than expected. Depending on the BBQ pulled pork, consider adding a little more BBQ sauce to taste. The green onions really enhance this dish, so they are well worth including. Thanks for the great recipe.

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

It was not liked by anyone in my family. I used our favorite bbq pork leftovers too, but for some reason it just didn't work. For me it was the bbq with the pasta, but my husband didn't like the tomatoes mixed in.

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

I was a little disappointed in how this turned out, but that was due to the gluten free rice pasta I used. It's so easy to overcook that, and it broke up as the dish heated through. Other than that, though, we liked the idea of bbq pork with pasta. Like others, I used leftover bbq pork I had made. I had a honey bbq sauce and just didn't think the cumin and chilies would work that well with it, so I used plain diced tomatoes and substituted chili powder for cumin. We thought it had a great flavor and it did make a lot. We love leftovers, so that is great!

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