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Peppery Cajun Pork Pasta

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 6

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

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

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

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