- 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.
Reviews forJiffy Ground Pork Skillet
"This was very good. I used pork sausage, added fresh onions and the zucchini to the skillet to cook it a bit before adding it to the pasta. After the pasta was cooked and drained, I added the tomatoes (Italian), the tomato sauce, the onion soup and Italian seasoning. When the sausage mixture was done, I added it to the pasta and let it simmer a few minutes so the seasonings could combine. It does not need any additional salt. I think it will be even better the second day."
"I will make this again. I added some green pepper, garlic, and Parmesan cheese before serving."
"Loved this recipe!"
"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."