Pasta Recipes with Ground Pork

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By: Tom Valenti


Ground pork and pasta dishes allow you to enjoy a delicious meal with different variations of a few ingredients. Depending on your craving, you can make a ragu, meatballs, or even Bolognese. This article seeks to give you different pasta recipes with ground pork and you can try any that you want.

They are easy to fix and perfect even for beginner cooks. The best thing is that they require only a few ingredients and take a little of your time. It’s impossible to go wrong.

Five Pasta Recipes with Ground Pork

The following are some of the best 5 pasta recipes with ground pork that you can try today. The recipes are easy to follow and will definitely give you the best results.

Skillet Ziti with Ground Pork


  • 12 oz. lean ground pork
  • 3 cups penne pasta (8 oz.)
  • 3 cups tomato pasta sauce
  • 2/3 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 3 tbsp. freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta as per package instructions and drain. Do not add salt.
  2. In the meantime, cook ground pork in another skillet. Cook on medium-high heat while constantly stirring for about 3 minutes or until the pork turns brown. Drain and discard any juices left in the meat.
  3. Add the drained pasta to the pork, stir to mix, and add ricotta cheese. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes while stirring frequently. Sprinkle with cheese, turn of your stove and serve.

Spicy Rigatoni with Ground Pork


  • 16 oz. rigatoni pasta
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. lean ground pork ( you can substitute with ground beef, turkey, or chicken)
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. chili peppers
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2/3 cups canned coconut milk/heavy cream
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water


  1. Cook the pasta in a skillet according to package instructions.
  2. Melt butter in a pan, add the onions, and cook for 3 minutes or until softened. Add the minced garlic for 2 minutes or until you smell its flavor.
  3. Add in the ground pork and stir to crumble as it browns. Cook for an extra 5 minutes, then add the tomato paste, black peppers, chili peppers, and salt to taste. Cook for five more minutes while stirring after every minute.
  4. Lower the heat to medium-low, add in the heavy cream or coconut milk and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked and drained pasta together with the reserved pasta water. Stir everything together to achieve a creamy and smooth sauce. If the dish looks dry, add more pasta water slowly until you reach desired creaminess.
  6. Remove from heat and serve. You can sprinkle it with parmesan cheese while serving.

Jiffy Skillet pasta with ground pork


  • 1.5 cups raw penne pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can undrained stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 medium-sized zucchini sliced in ½ inch sizes


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. In the meantime, cook the ground pork in a large nonstick skillet. Add onion and stir while cooking until the meat browns. Drain any excess juices and continue to cook.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, and Italian seasoning.
  4. Allow to boil, and simmer for 5 minutes, so the flavors blend evenly.
  5. Add thepasta to the sauce along with the zucchini. Cover the skillet and cook on low heat for 4-6 minutes or until the zucchini is tender

Pappardelle Pasta White Sauce with Ground Pork


  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • Pappardelle pasta
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • 5 freshly chopped celery stalks
  • 1 medium-sized finely chopped onion
  • White wine
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Rosemary
  • Fennel
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Cook pappardelle pasta over medium-high heat, drain, and set aside.
  2. Heat another skillet and add olive oil to heat. Add garlic, onions, celery, carrots, and salt, and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the pork, pepper, rosemary, and fennel. Add a splash of the white wine, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the pork is cooked
  4. Add the cooked pasta and grated parmesan cheese. Stir gently to get a creamy consistency.
  5. Turn off the heat and serve.

Creamy sweet potato sauce with spicy pork meatballs


  • 1 lb. lean ground pork
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 egg (large)
  • ¾ cup shredded parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp. sage
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt to be divided
  • ¼ cup divided vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup of milk or more if needed
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1lb. rigatoni pasta
  • ½ diced sweet onion
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 °F
  2. Bake sweet potatoes for 45-55 minutes or until tender
  3. In the meantime, prepare the meatballs mixture; combine the egg, breadcrumbs, ½ up cheese, ground pork, sage, parsley, ½ tsp. salt, and the pepper flakes in a large ball.
  4. Mix the meatball mixture thoroughly; use your hand to form the balls in equal sizes of ¾ inch diameter and arrange them on a plate.
  5. Fry the meatballs in a large skillet with 2 tbsp. of oil. Turn them regularly as you fry until they are evenly browned and cooked through for about 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oil and set aside on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  6. Cook pasta as instructed on the package. Drain and keep it covered not to lose warmth.
  7. Peel the sweet potatoes and process them in a food processor with enough milk. Blend to attain a thick consistency and set aside.
  8. Heat 2 tbsp. of butter in a skillet, add 2 tbsp. oil and set medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook to tender.
  9. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute. Add in the sweet potato mixture, 1 tsp. salt, nutmeg, and black pepper, and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce thickens. If it turns out too thick, add milk as necessary.
  10. Whisk in ¼ cup of cheese, add the rigatoni and stir to heat through.
  11. Serve the pasta and top it with meatballs. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.


There is plenty to experiment with regarding preparing pasta recipes with ground pork. All the recipes we’ve shared in this piece are mouth-watering and easy to prepare. You can choose one and exercise your culinary skills at home- we assure you of the best.

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Tom Valenti

Chef/Owner of both Ouest and ‘Cesca, and the Executive Chef of Le Cirque, Alison on Dominick, and Butterfield 81.

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