Creamy Pesto Pasta with Smoked Pork

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Small amounts of smoked pork and pesto add big flavor to this simple but flavorful pasta dish.


  • 1 1/4 cups light sour cream
  • 3 Tbs pesto sauce
  • 12 oz angel hair pasta, (or linguine), uncooked
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6 oz smoked pork loin, precooked
  • 1 cup red bell peppers, sliced (one pepper)
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, (one 10-ounce package), thawed and drained
  • 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled (1cup)


  • In a small bowl, mix light sour cream and pesto together. Set aside.
  • Cook pasta in boiling water.
  • While pasta is cooking, spray a large nonstick pan with vegetable oil spray. Sauté garlic and smoked pork loin for 1–2 minutes. Add pepper strips to pork and cook until tender.
  • Stir in drained chopped spinach and drained pasta. Crumble feta cheese over pasta.
  • Toss pasta with sour cream sauce. Heat until cheese begins to melt.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 663
  Calories from Fat 229 (35%)
(39%)Total Fat 26g
(64%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(33%)Cholesterol 98mg
(21%)Sodium 515mg
(27%)Potassium 960mg
Total Carbohydrate 74g
(18%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(68%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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