Peppery Cajun Pork Pasta

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

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6

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
can (15 to 16 ounces) 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

  • 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. Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork in oil 4 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until pork is slightly pink in center. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  • 3 Spray same skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook onion in skillet about 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion begins to brown. Stir in zucchini and salt. Cook about 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook about 1 minute, stirring frequently, until heated through.
  • 4 Toss vegetable mixture and fettuccine. Serve pork over fettuccine mixture, or toss pork with fettuccine mixture.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
26%;
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.