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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

Ingredients

  • 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 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.

Directions

  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.

Reviews for Barbecue Pork and Penne Skillet

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"It feels unhealthy, but tastes oh so good. Also, super easy to make. The delicious smell was making me impatient. I left out the green onion and added a little bit of dried chives instead I also added french fried onions on top."

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"I made this recipe recently, substituting shredded BBQ chicken for the pork. I thought it was rather bland and nothing special but two of my family members loved it. Since my family liked it, I guess I'll make it again but maybe try adding something to make it a little more spicy."

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"delicious a little kicky for me so next time I cut both cumin and pepper in half still had a kick but not as spicy."

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"Weird combo. Not too bad though."

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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."

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