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Peppery Cajun Pork Pasta

Peppery Cajun Pork Pasta

Enjoy this pork made using fettuccine and veggies and sprinkled with Cajun seasoning - hearty dinner ready in just 35 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 large zucchini, chopped (2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium Roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 (15 to 16 ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Red pepper sauce, if desired

Instructions

  1. Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.
  2. While fettuccine is cooking, cut pork into 1/4-inch slices; sprinkle with Cajun seasoning.
  3. Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook pork in oil 4 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until pork is slightly pink in center.
  5. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  6. Spray same skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.
  7. Cook onion in skillet about 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion begins to brown.
  8. Stir in zucchini and salt. Cook about 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender.
  9. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook about 1 minute, stirring frequently, until heated through.
  10. Toss vegetable mixture and fettuccine.
  11. Serve pork over fettuccine mixture, or toss pork with fettuccine mixture.

Prep Time 20 min | Total Time 35 min | Yield: 6 servings

The robust, zesty flavors in this pasta would enjoy the company of corn breadsticks or corn bread muffins with a dab of homemade maple or honey butter. To make, beat 1/2 cup softened butter and 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey until well blended. Cover and refrigerate leftover butter.

Black-eyed peas, a common staple in the South, are actually a legume. You can purchase black-eyed peas dried, canned or frozen. For this dish, you can substitute a 10-ounce package of frozen black-eyed peas for the canned; thaw before cooking.

Nutrition Information Serving Size: 1 Serving: Calories 290 (Calories from Fat 65), Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2g), Cholesterol 80mg Sodium 300mg Total Carbohydrate 46g (Dietary Fiber 8g), Protein 29g

% Daily Value*: Iron26%

Exchanges:2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker



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