Skillet Ziti with Ground Pork


  • 12 ounces ground pork (lean)
  • 8 ounces penne pasta (whole grain, about 3 cups)
  • 3 cups tomato pasta sauce (spicy, OR plain tomato-basil pasta sauce)
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese low fat
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (OR Asiago cheese, freshly grated)


  1. Cook pasta in large saucepan with unsalted water according to package directions. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, cook ground pork over medium-high heat in large, nonstick skillet about 3 minutes or until pork is no longer pink, breaking pork in to 3/4-inch crumbles. Drain and discard any juices.
  3. 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.
  4. Sprinkle with grated cheese and serve.
  • TOTAL PREP TIME20 minutes