Cajun Pork Pasta

 

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Cajun Pork Pasta

Cajun Pork Pasta

Cajun Pork Pasta – A quick and easy 25-minute meal! Pork tenderloin and penne pasta with a creamy cajun sauce and roasted bell pepper.

Easy dinner recipes are the best.  With life being so hectic, it can be a struggle to get a home-cooked meal on the table so I always am on the lookout for different 30-minute meals made with a few simple ingredients to try out that take the stress off of dinner. 

I had recently been to a restaurant and had a fantastic cajun dish that really inspired me to try making those same flavors right at home in a simple dish.  It seemed natural to combine those cajun flavors with pasta and of course, I thought it needed meat and pork tenderloin is always a go-to for me! I decided on Smithfield Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper pork tenderloin because I thought the flavor would really complement the flavors of the pasta and it was a great choice.

Cajun Pasta

One of my go-to options for taking my meal to the next level is Smithfield® pork tenderloins.  I love how versatile they are so that I can use them in a wide range of different dishes.  I can saute, roast, slow cook, or pop the pork in my instant pot to cook it, the options are really endless for how the pork can be incorporated into a meal.  It’s “Real Fresh, Real Flavor, Real Fast” with 100% fresh pork cuts, made with real flavorful ingredients, and can be made into a hassle-free meal in no time!

To get everything I needed, I popped over to my local Walmart and headed over to the meat department.  The Smithfield Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper was right in the pork section with the other varieties of Smithfield®  fresh pork products.

Cajun Recipe

Tips and tricks for this cajun pork pasta recipe

  • Any type of pasta can work in this recipe such as tortellini, ziti, elbow macaroni, etc.  Just go with what you have on hand/what you like.
  • Don’t have any cajun seasoning on hand? Here is the recipe I used:
    • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
    • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Easy Cajun Pasta Recipe

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Cajun Pasta Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Cajun Pork Pasta

Cajun Pork Pasta

Cajun Pork Pasta - A quick and easy 25-minute meal! Pork tenderloin and penne pasta with a creamy cajun sauce and roasted bell pepper.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box of penne pasta
  • 1 Smithfield Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup roasted bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan (shredded)

Instructions

  1. Cook penne pasta according to the instructions on the packaging. Once cooked, drain the pasta and set aside.
  2. Thinly slice the Smithfield Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper pork tenderloin and place in a large, oiled pan over medium-high heat. Cook until one side has browned and then flip to finish cooking. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Pour the heavy whipping cream, butter, cajun seasoning, and chicken broth into the pan and bring to a soft boil. Reduce the heat to low and add in the roasted bell peppers and parmesan cheese. Continue to cook until the sauce thickens up (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add in penne noodles and stir until the sauce is completely covering the noodles.
  5. Serve topped with the sliced and cooked Smithfield Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper pork tenderloin.

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