Penne Pasta With BBQ Pork

I had recently moved to a new city and was eager to explore the food options in the area. I had only heard good things about the local restaurants and was looking forward to checking them out for myself.

One evening, a friend invited me to a restaurant downtown for dinner. When the waiter brought us the menu, I was intrigued to see that he offered Penne Pasta With BBQ Pork. Thinking it sounded delicious, I decided to give it a try.

When my plate came out, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the dish was as enticing as it had sounded. The pork was cooked to perfection and the penne was cooked just right. As I took my first bite, I was delighted to find that the smoky, sweet taste of the BBQ sauce was balanced perfectly with the subtle kick of garlic and herbs in the pasta.

I couldn’t help raving about the dish to my friend as we finished it. I had never had anything quite like it before and knew that I had to try it again. I thanked my friend for introducing me to the dish and vowed to come back to the restaurant as soon as I could.

Since that day, I have been a fan of Penne Pasta With BBQ Pork and now I’ve started making my own version. It’s been a great discovery for me, and I’m glad that my friend suggested it. Thanks to the BBQ pork and the delicious penne, this dish is now a favorite in my regular rotation of meals at my home. Now you too can make this incredible dish.

Penne Pasta With BBQ Pork

4 from 5 votes
Recipe by Recipe Wonderland Contributors Course: Dinner Recipes, Family RecipesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

One of the best comfort meals around is BBQ Pork Penne Pasta. It is a hearty dish that is easy to make, full of flavor and perfect for any night of the week. It also makes for excellent leftovers that are sure to please as well. Make this dish and you’ll never be at a loss for what to make your family for dinner!

Ingredients

  • Pork
  • 2 lbs 2 pork tenderloin, trimmed and cubed

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 ketchup

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp 2 Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp 1 paprika

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 black pepper

  • 1 tsp 1 dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 garlic powder

  • Pasta
  • 2 tsp 2 olive oil

  • 1 1 onion (diced)

  • 1 1 bell pepper (diced)

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic (minced)

  • 1 tsp 1 dried oregano

  • 1 24 ounce 1 jar of marinara sauce

  • 2 cups 2 water

  • 2 cups 2 penne pasta

  • 2 tbsp 2 parsley (minced)

Directions

  • Pork Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a medium bowl, combine garlic, ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, black pepper, oregano and garlic powder.
  • Place the pork cubes in baking dish and pour the marinade overtop.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through.
  • Pasta Directions
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until softened.
  • Add the garlic, oregano, salt and pepper, and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the marinara sauce and water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the penne pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until al dente.
  • Stir in the cooked BBQ pork and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through.
  • To Serve
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.

Notes

  • To make it more spicy you can add your favorite “heat” source such as Cayenne or Cajun.

I love Penne Pasta with BBQ pork because it’s one of my favorite comfort food dishes. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also easy to make. All you need is cooked penne pasta, BBQ pork, and your favorite BBQ sauce.

You can also add in additional toppings like cheese, veggies, and herbs to make it even more delicious. The combination of the BBQ pork and the al dente pasta combined with the sweet and smoky BBQ sauce create a delectable dish that’s sure to be a hit at any dinner party.

It’s an easy meal to make in a hurry. You can throw it together in under 30 minutes and feed your family without feeling like a short order cook. Penne Pasta with BBQ pork is also an excellent meal for using up leftovers. If you have cooked BBQ pork, you can easily turn it into this dish with minimal effort.

The smoky flavor of the BBQ pork blends perfectly with the sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. The pasta absorbs the delicious flavors of the sauce and pork, and the texture of the Penne makes each bite even more enjoyable. Not only is this dish easy to make, but it’s also bursting with flavor — a must-try for any pasta lover.

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