Great quick dish for working parents or anyone who is pressed for time. A family favorite.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and bell pepper until soft, about 5 minutes. Add ground pork, and cook until evenly brown. Drain excess fat.

  • In a large pot, heat spaghetti sauce until bubbling. Stir in pork mixture, pasta and sour cream. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

913.2 calories; 39.2 g protein; 101.2 g carbohydrates; 116.4 mg cholesterol; 594.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2007
This was pretty good, though I did make a few minor changes. I added 3 cloves of garlic (minced) which I sauteed with the onion and pepper, and I added a bit of Italian seasoning to the sauce. After mixing everything together as in step 3, I put it in a casserole dish, sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top, and put it in the oven just long enough to melt the cheese. It was greatly enjoyed by my family, and was very easy to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2010
It was ok....I added garlic some ground sage to make the pork more "sausage like" and 1 tsp of sugar(the spag sauce i had on hand was a little too savory & w/the whole "creamy" theme it needed a softening to the acidity) Was good enough for a quick weeknight meal(soccer practice forces me into simple mode on such nights) Read More
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130 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2007
This was pretty good, though I did make a few minor changes. I added 3 cloves of garlic (minced) which I sauteed with the onion and pepper, and I added a bit of Italian seasoning to the sauce. After mixing everything together as in step 3, I put it in a casserole dish, sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top, and put it in the oven just long enough to melt the cheese. It was greatly enjoyed by my family, and was very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
My family loved this recipe! They want it twice a month. I used a pound of medium-hot sausage and light sour cream. I kept the pasta seperate from the sauce, so I could reheat the sauce days later and serve it with fresh pasta. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
Okay my husband REALLY turned up his nose at this as I was making it, but loved it once he tried some. The only modification I made to this recipe was to use spicy sausage (bulk) instead of ground pork; the change was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2003
This is a very quick easy and tasty recipe! I didnt have enough penne so i used rotelle instead and it was delicious. Also I would add some garlic to this recipe as well! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
THIS WAS THE BOMB! I loved how easy and absolutely tasty this was! I made it withough green peppers because of personal preference and added a healthy dose of italian seasoning! My hard to please Italian husband says this is a keeper! thanks so much for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
Great flexible recipe that's just different enough to make this a truly pleasant change from the usual jar box weekday pasta routine. We've found that using half-and-half gives a more silky end result. Many thanks for sharing this 'new classic' in our menu rotation! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2011
This recipe really depends on the type of pasta sauce you use. Make sure you use one with some extra flavour herbs and spices going on and a thicker more tomatoey sauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2010
It was ok....I added garlic some ground sage to make the pork more "sausage like" and 1 tsp of sugar(the spag sauce i had on hand was a little too savory & w/the whole "creamy" theme it needed a softening to the acidity) Was good enough for a quick weeknight meal(soccer practice forces me into simple mode on such nights) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2003
This is a good standard recipe. We enjoyed the ground pork as it was something a bit different. I only had half the amount of sour cream and it still worked out fine. It's a keeper but I do think I will try a mild spiced sausage one time to see if it gives it a little more kick. Read More
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