Fast Creamy Tomato Penne


This family-favorite pasta recipe with sour cream is a quick dish for working parents or anyone who is pressed for time.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ large white onion, chopped

  • ½ large green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add ground pork and cook until evenly browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain excess fat and transfer to a bowl.

  3. Pour spaghetti sauce into the same pot and heat over medium heat until bubbling, 3 to 5 minutes. Add cooked penne and pork mixture, then stir in sour cream. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
21g Fat
8g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 320mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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