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Ground Pork Ziti

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ground Pork Ziti
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 510kcal


  • 8 ounce penne pasta, dry
  • 12 ounce pork, ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, part skim milk


  • 4 teaspoon Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 teaspoon sugar, turbinado
  • 1/8 cup mayonnaise, light
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar, white wine
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy seeds


  • 2 medium apple
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 cup spinach
  • 2 cup lettuce, romaine

Serve With

  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook for 5-6 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally and breaking meat into smaller pieces. Drain off excess fat and then season with garlic powder and salt.
  • Add cooked pasta to pork along with marinara and ricotta; stir. Cover and cook 5-6 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.
  • Prepare the salad and dressing: In a small bowl blend together yogurt, mayo, sugar, milk, vinegar, and poppy seeds. Core and dice apples and add to dressing along with walnuts. Add lettuce and spinach to a large bowl.
  • Add the dressing to the salad greens and toss to coat well.
  • Top pasta with shredded Parmesan cheese and serve with salad on the side. (Serving size: 1 cup pasta with pork, 1 cup salad)
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Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 923mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g

Natalie Monson

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