Creamy One Pot Pork Pasta - one of the easiest and tastiest pasta dishes all cooked in one pot with just a few simple ingredients.
I had some pork loins in the fridge that needed to be used up. I was originally planning on a tray bake of some sort, but it was one of those weeks where nothing really went to plan.
and so with the pork loins needing to be cooked and the family really craving a comforting bowl of pasta. So I settled for a quick throw it all in one pan pasta dish that truly turned out amazing.
One pot pasta dishes are my favourite kinda meal. When it's late and we need a quick dinner, the last thing I want is lots of pots and pans and mess to clean up afterwards. With these kinds of dishes, it really is just one pan, even the pasta cooks in the same pot. The starch from the pasta really helps the sauce too.
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When I shared the picture of this Creamy One Pot Pork Pasta on Instagram to all my followers before getting a chance to post the recipe on here and was inundated with requests for how to make it, because well just look, you have to admit it looks pretty darn delicious, right?
The kids loved the sauce of this Creamy One Pot Pork Pasta, all homemade and ready in minutes. I can’t remember the last time I used a ready-made jar of pasta sauce, because really why would you? It’s so easy and quick to make a homemade one with a few ingredients that the majority of us have on hand and much healthier because you can control what you add to the sauce.
I used Strozzapreti pasta, but you can use any shape pasta of your choice. This Creamy One Pork Pasta is a great way to use up the veg before doing your grocery shop. Spinach, peppers, tomatoes etc would all be great it this dish. I added mushrooms and canned tomatoes as well as the usual onion and garlic because it was what I had.
Most of my dishes combine ingredients that need to be used up because I hate wasting food. At the end of the week, I always do an inventory of the fridge and veg drawer to see what I need to use and then plan my meals around that.
For the creaminess, to this Creamy One Pot Pork Pasta I low-fat fat cream cheese, when I say cream cheese, I mean Philadelphia or another brand of similar cream cheese. I don't use Quark, as it's sour taste won't give the same creaminess to this dish.
HOW CAN I ADD A vegetables TO THIS CREAMY ONE POT PORK PASTA?
There is already onions, garlic, tomatoes and mushrooms in this pasta dish, but an additional side salad of baby greens with a dressing is perfect for adding to the vegetables.
To make this delicious Creamy One Pot Pork Pasta, you will need the following kitchen items:
- Non Stick Frying Pan
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Julienne peeler
- Wooden Spoon
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Chopping Board
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Creamy One Pot Pork Pasta
This recipe is Weight Watchers friendly
*suitable for freezing
- 400g (14oz) of lean pork loins, sliced into strips
- 1 onion, halved and sliced thinly
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 8 mushrooms, sliced
- 400g of chopped tomatoes, canned
- 2 tbs of tomato paste (puree)
- handful of fresh parsley, chopped
- 5 cups (1.2 litres) of chicken stock
- 300g (10.5oz) of uncooked pasta
- 4 tbs of low fat cream cheese
- salt and black pepper
- cooking oil spray
- Spray a deep frying pan with cooking oil spray, over a medium high heat
- Add the pork and fry until lightly browned, remove and set aside.
- Spray with a little more cooking oil spray.
- Add the onion and fry until softened.
- Add the garlic and fry for a further minute.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato pasta and stir to combine.
- Pour in the stock, add the pasta, parsley and mushrooms.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce heat slightly just so it gently bubbles and allow the stock to reduce down and cook the pasta (approx 15 minutes).
- When the pasta is cooked and the stock has reduce down, add back in the pork and add the cream cheese and stir until the cream cheese melts and the sauce is creamy.
- Season as needed with salt and black pepper.
- Serve and enjoy!!
If freezing any leftovers, you may need to add a little stock when heating up.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 459Total Fat 6.5gSaturated Fat 2.1gCholesterol 45.2mgSodium 302mgCarbohydrates 67.9gFiber 2gSugar 6.6gProtein 30g
Do you have to use creme cheese? Could you do without or use something else?
Shevy (Slimming Eats) says
yes for the creamy feel, the cream cheese is needed, it will work without but won't be creamy.
So so tasty. I loved this recipe. Definitely going to be a new go to when I want some speed but without noticing
Shevy (Slimming Eats) says
glad you enjoyed it 🙂
I made this and it tastes amazing only thing I found was there was far too much liquid and it wouldn’t boil off (like 600ml I had to drain off). Not sure whether it’s because the tomatoes were watery or I put in more mushrooms than the 8 (maybe 12 med to large) but next time il add stock gradually.
Shevy (Slimming Eats) says
did you add the pasta raw? This is a one pot dish so it needs all that liquid otherwise the pasta will not cook, make sure the heat is not too low, it needs to bubble.
Made this tonight. This is one of my new favourites. SO TASTY. Plenty left over which i will be taking on shift over the next couple of days!
Siobhan (Slimming Eats) says
So glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Elaine Hess says
This is delicious! After work favourite. I added abit of smoked paprika, was amazing.
How many stock cubes would be needed to make the chicken stock please?
Siobhan (Slimming Eats) says
It varies by brands, if you look on the packaging to the stock cubes you have, it will tell you how many mls a stock cube makes.
Imogen Taylor says
This is hands down one of the best recipes ever!
I swapped out the pork for chicken...amazing.
Cant wait to try it with pork too
Thank you for sharing xx
Lisa Whittle says
Can you use passata instead of tinned tomatoes and how much would i need the same?
Jess Ponsford says
Absolutely beautiful! I would definitely make it again but would try with pepper next time.
Oh wow, this was absolutely delicious and filling. So easy to make to. This will definitely become a regular meal. Thank you
Linda Reilly says
Lovely recipe, quantities were perfect for 4 portions. Will add more veg next time. Great meal even if you didnt use meat just a nice sauce and hubby says you can make that any time always good to hear.