Banana Pepper Pork and Pasta

I can’t believe it took me over 5 months of blogging to post my absolute favorite meal!

In our first year of marriage this recipe was one of my go-tos. I am a carbo-holic and love just about any pasta and pork is my favorite meat. This recipe by Sunny Anderson is a hit!

I made this meal recently when we had company. It’s always great to make something you know will earn you compliments! 😉

The marinade used for the pork is reserved (pre-contamination) for use in the creamy pasta sauce which creates a perfect compliment of flavors between the main protein and the side dish. A bright salad is the perfect compliment to the meal as it cuts through the richness of the pasta sauce.

Banana Pepper Pork and Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork chops
  • 3/4 C jarred banana peppers
  • 1/2 C Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 lb pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese

Steps:

  1. In a blender, combine banana peppers, mustard, and honey. Reserve 1/4 C for the pasta sauce.
  2. Season pork with S+P and marinate at least two hours.
  3. Grill pork 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  4. Cook pasta in boiling salted water.
  5. In a skillet, saute onions in olive oil until translucent. Add in the garlic and cook another minute. Stir in the reserved marinade and heavy cream. Cook until reduced slightly, about 8 minutes. Stir in cheese and pasta. Serve with grilled pork.

Pork and Pasta

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