Pork Fajita Pasta Recipe

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Pork Fajita Pasta Recipe

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One night, Janice Thompson and her husband started making fajitas before they realized they didn't have any tortillas. "We improvised and served the pork mixture over noodles instead," she relates from Lansing, Michigan. "It's become a family favorite."
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) angel hair pasta
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each), cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 envelope (1.4 ounces) fajita seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook pork over medium heat until juices run clear. Add green pepper and onion; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender.
Stir in fajita seasoning and water; cook 1 minute longer. Drain pasta. In a large bowl, layer the pasta, pork mixture, cheese and tomato. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pork Fajita Pasta in Country Woman September/October 2002, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 381 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 1094mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.

  • 1 package (7 ounces) angel hair pasta
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each), cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 envelope (1.4 ounces) fajita seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook pork over medium heat until juices run clear. Add green pepper and onion; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender.
  2. Stir in fajita seasoning and water; cook 1 minute longer. Drain pasta. In a large bowl, layer the pasta, pork mixture, cheese and tomato. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pork Fajita Pasta in Country Woman September/October 2002, p41

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speise User ID: 4271839 35931
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"I love this recipe - it's easy, cheap, and my family loves it. They request it often."

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speise User ID: 4271839 43675
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"pork is cheap in our town so I'm always looking for recipes to eat pork in lots of new ways. This is a favorite of my family. I make it often! Thanks for making such a great recipe and sharing it!"

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