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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pork & Zucchini Pasta Ragu

I don't know about your family, but Italian food and pasta, ranks pretty high on my family's list of favorite foods. Brian would probably say it is his favorite! Although we could eat our fair share of spaghetti or lasagna or baked ziti or whatever, sometimes, I like something just a little bit different. This Pork & Zucchini Pasta Ragu is a quick and simple family meal that's sure to please! 

I know I'm a little late getting this post out today .... it's been one of "those" weeks. Nothing seems to be going right, there's a hundred million things to do and never enough time - don't ya hate days like that?!

School will be starting here in Arizona next week, and truthfully, I am more than ready - not because my kids will be gone (we homeschool) but because we need the structured environment that lacks in the summer. Anyone who knows me will tell you I have tons of lists and I am a very, very organized person - in a very OCD sort of way. Some of our structured life gets pushed to the wayside in lieu of summer fun and lazy days .... just like most families. I think the lack of structure makes me feel like a dog chasing his tail - and at least for me, it's fun for a little while but I just can't do it long term. I find my kiddos wanting the structure too.

Anyways, the only reason that stuff is remotely important is because we all know that with back-to-school, comes the need for quick and easy meal ideas. If you're looking for something a little different that won't keep you stuck in the kitchen, be sure to give this Pork & Zucchini Pasta Ragu a try! Enjoy!

Pork & Zucchini Pasta Ragu

Pork & Zucchini Pasta Ragu
Printable recipe
Yield: 6 servings

1 lb. penne
1 tbsp. olive oil
1-1½ lb. boneless pork chops, cut into bite-sized cubes
1 small onion, chopped
1 can (29 oz.) stewed tomatoes
1 can (16 oz.) tomato sauce
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 medium zucchini, cut into ¼-in. slices

Cook pasta according to the package directions

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add the oil. Cook the pork and onion over medium heat until it is no longer pink. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Cover and cook for 7 minutes. Drain the pasta and add to the skillet. Stir in the zucchini and cook 3-5 minutes or until the zucchini is tender-crisp. Serve.

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  1. Hi Jamie -- I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award (http://bit.ly/12Gwfc6)! I love your blog, creative recipes, and friendly and approachable writing style.

  2. I love that you put zucchini in this recipe! Thanks for linking up at The Weekend re-Treat Link Party on The Best Blog Recipes!

    Pinned to my Link Party Recipe board while I was here tonight :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  3. Looks great, Jamie ! I am always glad to find new recipes for pork .. somehow, it is not very huge in blogland/cyberspace ;-)

  4. Yum this sounds good! We are all about pasta and italian food! Came over from the Craftionary link party. Pinning this!

  5. We have lots of Zucchini for this recipe right now. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I like that this is a lighter pasta dish. Good for summer. Sometimes I crave pasta, but things like lasagna & spaghetti & meatballs are just too heavy for this time of year. Thank you for linking, Jamie!

  7. Thanks for coming by Saturday Dishes.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  8. This look fantastic! Pinned to my zucchini board :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Jamie, I'm always on the lookout for more Zucchini recipes, this pasta sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Treasures, I'm featuring you this week!


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