Cranberry Pistachio Pork Casserole

Cranberry Pistachio Pork Casserole

This ‘Cranberry Pistachio Pork Casserole’ is filled with nuts, dried berries, Fontina cheese and flavorful pork tenderloin! I partnered with Smithfield to bring you this delicious and warming comfort food recipe. I love using their Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin in Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper because it pairs perfectly with this recipe. Give this dish a try next time you’re craving for some cheesy comfort food! #ad #sponsored

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Servings: 6

INGREDIENTS:

Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin in Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper

1 pound rotini pasta

1 medium onion, diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

½ cup chicken or vegetable broth

1 cup cream

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon dried basil

½ teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon paprika

1 ½ cups grated Fontina cheese, plus extra for topping

1 cup grated Gouda cheese, plus extra for topping

½ cup chopped pistachios, plus extra for topping

½ cup dried cranberries, plus extra for topping

INSTRCUTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare the pasta per package instructions; drain and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the Smithfield pork tenderloin.
    1. Remove the pork from packaging, then slice into 1-inch thick medallions. This will cut down on the cooking time.
    2. Preheat a large frying pan over medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil.
    3. Fry the pork tenderloin medallions for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
    4. Remove the pork when done onto a clean tray.
  3. Prepare the sauce.
    1. Into the same pan, add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté for a few minutes, just until onion is translucent.
    2. Add the chicken broth, cream, salt, pepper, dried herbs and paprika.
    3. Bring the sauce up to a simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Assemble the casserole.
    1. In the same pan or in a large mixing bowl, combine the cheese, pistachios, cranberries, cooked pasta and cream sauce. Toss together until the pasta is well-coated.
    2. Transfer the pasta into a casserole baking dish.
    3. Arrange the prepare pork tenderloin over the top.
    4. Sprinkle top with additional cheese, pistachios and cranberries.
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 400F for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.

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