Ziti Pasta with Pork and Escarole in Creamy Thyme Sauce Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
5 from 1 vote
Jump To Recipe
Avatar Author's default profile picture
Joann Peters Modified: March 21, 2022
Ziti Pasta with Pork and Escarole in Creamy Thyme Sauce Recipe

How To Make Ziti Pasta with Pork and Escarole in Creamy Thyme Sauce

Filling and delicious, this ziti pasta yields a savory meal loaded with tender, crispy pork, lightly bitter escarole, all tossed in a rich and herby sauce!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbpork tenderloin
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 3tbspcooking oil
  • ½lbescarole
  • 1shallot,or 2 scallions including green tops
  • ½cupchicken broth,canned, low sodium
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • 2tspgrainy mustard,or dijon mustard
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • ½lbziti

Instructions

  1. Cut the pork into ½-inch slices and flatten them with the heel of hand. Sprinkle the pork with ¼ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.

  2. In a large frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderate heat. Cook the pork, in two batches if necessary, for about 1 minute per side, until just barely done.

  3. Remove the pork from the pan, let it sit for 5 minutes, and then cut into thin strips.

  4. In the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat. Add the escarole, shallot, ¼ teaspoon of the salt and the remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring for about 1 minute, until the escarole wilts.

  5. Add the broth and the thyme and simmer for about 3 minutes, until the broth is reduced to ¼ cup. Whisk in the mustard, cream, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt; bring just to a simmer.

  6. Add the pork and any accumulated juices to the sauce, and remove from the heat.

  7. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the ziti for about 13 minutes, until just done. Drain and toss with the sauce.

  8. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 575.72kcal
  • Fat: 26.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.44g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.43g
  • Fiber: 4.28g
  • Sugar: 4.01g
  • Protein: 33.20g
  • Cholesterol: 115.37mg
  • Sodium: 583.25mg
  • Calcium: 61.00mg
  • Potassium: 804.62mg
  • Iron: 2.46mg
  • Vitamin A: 123.60µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.08mg
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Related Recipes

Breads & Doughs

Zucchini Carrot Bread Recipe

This zucchini carrot bread is a moist, mildly spiced bread that you can serve with cream cheese frosting and pecans for more flavor and texture.
1 hr 15 mins

Dip, Sauce & Condiment

Hot Bacon Cheddar Dip Recipe

Make a crowd-pleaser party dip for chips and veggies with this bacon cheddar dip. It’s made with sour cream and mayo with a dash of hot sauce.
35 mins

Taco

Easy Steak Tacos Recipe

Assemble a juicy and delicious Easy Steak Tacos made out of tender, browned beef and crisp bell peppers. Taste the caramelized onions and fresh cilantro snuggled in a warm tortilla wrap. Savor this Mexican staple in the comforts of your own home!

1 hr 25 mins

Fruit Dessert

Winter Fruit Salad Recipe

This winter fruit salad is a hearty and colorful variety of refreshing fresh fruits tossed in a flavorful honey seed dressing for a tasty fruit dessert.
11 mins

Sauteed

Saute Potatoes Recipe

Try this easy and quick saute potatoes for a simple side dish. Savor tender bites made with only 5 ingredients.

20 mins

Baked

Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups Recipe

These flavorful lasagna roll-ups trade actual pasta for baked zucchini slices. They’re packed with ricotta and cooked over seasoned tomatoes.
1 hr 5 mins

Fried Rice

Spicy Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Add a bit of kick to your usual rice meals by whipping up our chicken fried rice! This belly-filling plate is the perfect lunch meal to cook in a pinch.
15 mins

Casserole

Homemade Mac n Cheese Casserole Recipe

Creamy and cheesy with a hint of spice, this mac n cheese casserole combines cream of cheddar soup, parmesan cheese, and sharp cheddar for a tasty bite.
55 mins

Bars and Brownies

Nibbles Cheesecake Brownie Bites Recipe

Brownie bites made of layer of cheesecake on top of a Nibbles-filled chocolatey layer. It will be hard to resist making this heavenly dessert.
1 hr 10 mins
Comments

Leave a comment

Replying to