Ziti Pasta with Pork and Escarole in Creamy Thyme Sauce Recipe

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Joann
Joann April 8, 2021
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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
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