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Skillet Ziti with Ground Pork

A quick and easy ground pork recipe to whip up for National Pork Month!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 dash Soybean Oil
  • 12 ounces ground pork lean
  • 8 ounces penne pasta whole grain
  • 3 cups tomato pasta sauce spicy, OR plain tomato-basil pasta sauce
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese low fat
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese OR asiago cheese, freshly grated


  • Cook pasta in a large saucepan with unsalted water according to package directions. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, cook ground pork over medium-high heat in a large, nonstick skillet for about 3 minutes or until pork is no longer pink, breaking pork into 3/4-inch crumbles. Drain and discard any juices.
  • Add hot pasta to ground pork in skillet. Stir in pasta sauce and ricotta cheese. Cover and cook over medium-high heat until hot, stirring occasionally.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese and serve.