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Sweet Pea and Pork Pasta

Sweet Pea and Pork Pasta
Total Time:
25 minutes


1 (12-oz) bag frozen sweet peas
1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb)
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
2 tablespoons part-skim ricotta cheese
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning, divided
3 tablespoons diced pimientos
8 oz presliced white mushrooms
8 oz corkscrew pasta
2 tablespoons fresh basil, coarsely chopped


  • Bring water to boil for pasta.
  • Microwave peas following package instructions.
  • Cut pork into 1-inch pieces (wash hands).


  1. Cook pasta following package instructions. Combine 1 cup peas, 1/2 cup broth, cheese, and garlic in food processor (or blender); process until smooth, then set aside.
  2. Preheat large nonstick sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Coat pork with oil and 2 teaspoons seasoning. Place pork and mushrooms in pan; cook and stir 3–4 minutes or until pork is browned on all sides.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in pasta, remaining 1 1/2 cups peas, 1/2 cup broth, pimientos, pureed pea mixture, and remaining 1 teaspoon seasoning. Cook and stir 2–3 minutes or until pork is 145°F and sauce is hot. Chop basil; stir into pasta mixture. Serve.

Aprons Advice

To make this recipe vegetarian, you can make the following substitutions:

  • Substitute vegetable or mushroom broth for chicken broth.
  • Substitute 1 cup each sliced zucchini and yellow squash for pork.

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Nutritional Information

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 470kcal; FAT 9g; SAT FAT 2g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 60mg; SODIUM 290mg; CARB 60g; FIBER 7g; SUGARS 7g; PROTEIN 37g; VIT A 50%; VIT C 15%; CALC 6%; IRON 20%

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