In just 15 mins from start to finish you can be sitting down and enjoying this delicious pasta with pork and peas dish. You can’t beat it for a great family meal when everyone comes home starving wanting food fast. We’ve taken a cheats shortcut with this recipe and used a ready made creamy mushroom sauce, you can either buy a tub of fresh sauce or use a jar, and added some garlic, pan-fried pork and frozen peas. Top it off with a generous grating of Parmesan cheese and black pepper and you have a satisfying meal everyone will love.
- 400g pasta tubes such as rigatoni
- 150g frozen peas
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 300g pork tenderloin or lean pork steaks, cut into strips
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 375g chilled (or jar) creamy mushroom sauce for pasta
- Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve
Cook the pasta tubes in a large pan of boiling salted water for 10 mins, adding the peas for the final 3 mins, until just tender.
While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the pork strips and stir-fry over a high heat for 5 mins until golden and cooked through. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add the garlic to the pan, cook over a medium heat for 30 secs then pour in the mushroom sauce and bring to the boil, stirring. Return the pork to the pan and simmer for 1 min to heat through.
Drain the pasta and peas, add to the sauce and stir to coat. Pile into bowls and serve with a generous grating of Parmesan and freshly ground pepper.
You can replace the pork with chicken breast fillets cut into strips, or use cooked chopped sausages instead.