- 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
- 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.
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.
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.
Reviews for Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet
"For me, this turned out great, although I made a few adjustments (a lot of people said this turned out bland). Instead of using ground pork, I used country sausage, which brought in a lot of flavor. Also, after sauteing the pork and (red) onions, I deglazed the pan with about a half cup of red wine, and let that simmer for about 5 minutes. Instead of using tomato sauce, I used a generous squirt or two of tomato paste (more concentrated flavor). I added a couple cloves of garlic and chili flakes. Also, I used some left over rigatoni I had on hand instead of penne (which I'm sure didn't make much of a difference). Honestly, it tasted amazing. My mom loved it."
"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."
"I found this to be rather bland and boring. It wasn't bad, but there are way tastier dishes I could make."
"Excellent weekday meal."
"Easy...I forgot to purchase tomato sauce and added another can of tomatoes instead."
"One of our favorite meals. Easy and delicious."
"Good and easy! The store didn't have zucchini so we had a side salad instead."
"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."
"I only changed one thing - added Cajun seasoning instead of the Italian seasoning. Delicious! :)"
"This recipe was fabulous! So quick & easy! Very inexpensive for a family with leftovers to boot! Will become a husband favorite!!"