Slow-Cooker Creamy Pork Pasta

creamy pork pasta with asparagus and peas; slow-cooker recipe

My creamy, sweet and smoky pork pasta is loaded with amazing flavors, textures and veggie goodness. It’s a great, spring-time dinner recipe! This delicious slow-cooker recipe has two things going for you: a slow-cooker and Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Roast! It’s already perfectly seasoned, so all you need to do is cube it and combine it with a few more ingredients! This recipe yields the most incredibly tender pork roast that pairs perfectly with the creamy pasta. And the aroma is simply irresistible!

smoky pork pasta with peas

How it’s Made

This easy slow-cooker pasta recipe is bound to become a family favorite! It’s made with mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus and peas. To prepare the recipe, first cube the pork roast into inch-sized pieces. Place the cubed pork roast along with the diced shallot, minced garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms, thyme, salt, white wine and broth into a slow cooker. Set the cooking temperature on the cooker to HI, cooking for 4 hours, or LOW heat for 6 ½ hours.

Once the pork roast is done cooking and is tender, prepare the pasta. The pasta does need to be prepared separately because there will not be enough liquid in the pot. You can also use any leftover pasta you might have from a different recipe! Add in the peas, asparagus and the remaining ingredients and continue cooking on high for another 30 minutes. Enjoy with some freshly grated parmesan cheese over the top!

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Prepare Your Own Seasoned Pork

For this pork pasta recipe, you can use Smithfield’s seasoned pork roast or prepare your own version! First, pat the pork roast dry using paper towels. In a small ramekin, combine 2 to 3 teaspoons of kosher salt with 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 teaspoon each of the following spices: garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and ground black pepper. Rub this spice mixture all over the roast, making sure all the meat is well-seasoned. You can also add this seasoning to the pork once you have it cubed.

Sponsored by Smithfield

When Smithfield asked me to partner with them again this year, I was so excited! I love their Marinated Fresh Pork products, and the wide range of cuts and flavors means you always have something exciting for dinner. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do and I can’t wait to share more delicious Smithfield recipes this year! Love this recipe? Get more delicious recipe ideas by visiting www.smithfield.com and check out this video recipe: Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork and Onion Po’ Boys

Smithfield pork roast in packaging

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Slow-Cooker Creamy Pork Pasta recipe

Slow-Cooker Creamy Pork Pasta

30 mins prep + 4 hrs cook
8 servings
Easy, creamy pork pasta with slow-cooked pork shoulder, peas, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes!

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 pounds Smithfield Sweet & Smoky Marinated Fresh Pork Roast, cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes
  • 12 to 15 white mushrooms, halved or quartered
  • Sprig of fresh thyme
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup sweet peas
  • 1 small bunch asparagus, chopped
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 pound pasta
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Remove the Marinated Fresh Pork Roast from its packaging; cut the roast into 1-inch cubes.
  • Place the cubed pork roast along with the diced shallot, minced garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms, thyme, salt, white wine and broth into a slow cooker. Set the cooking temperature on the cooker to HI, cooking for 4 hours, or LOW heat for 6 ½ hours.
  • Once the meat is cooked, prepare the pasta according to package instructions. Drain the pasta, then add to the slow cooker, along with the cheese, sweet peas and asparagus. Whisk together the cream and cornstarch, then add it.
  • Mix all the ingredients together, then continue to cook the pasta on HI for 30 minutes, until the cheese is completely melted. When ready to serve, squeeze the juice of one lemon over the pasta; toss, then serve.
  • For this pork pasta recipe, you can use Smithfield's seasoned pork roast or prepare your own version! First, pat the pork roast dry using paper towels. In a small ramekin, combine 2 to 3 teaspoons of kosher salt with 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 teaspoon each of the following spices: garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and ground black pepper. Rub this spice mixture all over the roast, making sure all the meat is well-seasoned. You can also add this seasoning to the pork once you have it cubed.

Nutrition

Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 842mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1134IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 3mg