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Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet Recipe

Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet Recipe

Some people call it dinner hour, but many of us call it rush hour. Slow down the pace with this super-quick mouthwatering 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. YIELD:5 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1.330 cups: 317 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein

Reviews for Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"I thought it tasted bland also,so I ended up adding some minced garlic, basil and oregano. Then I added about a 1/4 cup monterey jack shredded cheese. Next time I make this, I think Im going to add in a chopped green pepper to see if that would add a better flavor."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"I found this to be rather bland and boring. It wasn't bad, but there are way tastier dishes I could make."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"Excellent weekday meal."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"Easy...I forgot to purchase tomato sauce and added another can of tomatoes instead."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"One of our favorite meals. Easy and delicious."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"Good and easy! The store didn't have zucchini so we had a side salad instead."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"This was very good and I will make it again. I did substitue the tomato sauce with one that had basil, garlic and oregano and used two 8 oz cans."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"I only changed one thing - added Cajun seasoning instead of the Italian seasoning. Delicious! :)"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"This recipe was fabulous! So quick & easy! Very inexpensive for a family with leftovers to boot! Will become a husband favorite!!"

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"Saved recipe, first thing! After reading through the recipe and reviews, sounds wonderful. My husband is a dairyman, so I consider it a must to provide very nutritious meals. This fits the bill, for sure."

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"I loved this along with my Mother and Stepfather. My Stepfather Is a diabetic and Both my parents hate zucchini And tomatos but they loved this. They keep insisting that I make it again. Even though I've made it 4 times since then. I sincerely Believe you the viewer to try this and Its Healthy and works with any diet. If you dont like pork it can work with different meats also tofu."

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"This was really good, quick and easy."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"A good way to get my girls to eat zucchini!"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"This need something to give it more flavor. I added some Garlic salt and onion powder and that helped a bit. You can easily cook the whole pound of pasta, there was plenty of sauce for all of it."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"This dish is packed with flavor from just a handful of ingredients! And so easy!

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"This is a great recipe. I took the advice and used the onion soup mix instead of onion. It really helped with the flavor. I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned stewed tomatoes and add a little more tomato sauce. Will make this again."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"Very good. Quick and easy. Family just loved it."

Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"This is a great recipe! I do a lot of canning so I add my canned stew tomatoes and homemade tomato sauce I also add squash and fresh mushrooms! OMG my family love it!! And of course, the pork was processed!"

Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"This is a great recipe! I do a lot of canning so I add my canned stew tomatoes and homemade tomato sauce I also add squash and fresh mushrooms! OMG my family love it!! And of course, the pork was processed!"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"Tasty and quick. I shredded the zucchini to make it less noticeable to my children. I didn't go with the onion soup as others suggested as it would make this less nutritious my driving the sodium content way up."

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"I took advantage of the suggestions and added half of a package of the onion soup mix. It was very good! Loaded with flavor. I didn't have zucchini on hand so I just left it out but didn't miss it. Will add it next time though. Thanks for the recipe!"

Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"This was quite tasty and very easy. My husband really liked it a lot. I like the idea of using onion soup mix in place of the onions."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"I make this recipe regularly, but add 1/2 package of onion soup mix in place of the onions. You won't believe the difference in taste. It takes it from a good recipe to a great one."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.