Pork and Penne Pasta Toss

Penne is a good choice to serve with a chunky meat sauce such as this one.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 2

Ingredients

4
oz. uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta) or ziti (long tubular pasta)
6
oz. pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
2
large garlic cloves, minced
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4
cup chicken broth
1
medium zucchini or yellow summer squash (or half of each), cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1
small red or yellow bell pepper, cut into thin short strips
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Cook penne to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork and garlic; sprinkle with salt, rosemary and pepper. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until pork is lightly browned.
  • 3 Reduce heat to medium. Add broth, zucchini and bell pepper; simmer about 5 minutes or until pork is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove skillet from heat; stir in vinegar.
  • 4 Add cooked penne to pork mixture; toss gently to mix well. If desired, serve with additional freshly ground black pepper.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    340
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    670mg
    670%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    48g
    48%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    35%;
    Vitamin C
    60%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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