Creamy Cavatelli Pasta with Braised Pork, Shishito Peppers & Basil

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cavatelli or other whole grain pasta
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 8 cloves black garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped shishito or other sweet chili peppers
  • 2 cups shredded braised pork
  • ½ cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes, garlic and black garlic. Cook, stirring, until the tomatoes start to soften, 2 to 4 minutes. Add peppers; cook, stirring, until tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in the pasta, pork and ½ cup cooking water. Cook, stirring gently, until coated, about 2 minutes, adding more cooking water as needed.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in basil, mayonnaise, vinegar and salt. Toss to evenly coat.

Ready in 25 minutes.  Makes 5 servings.

Nutrients Per 1-cup serving: 506 calories; 26 g fat(6 g sat); 3 g fiber; 41 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 18 mcg folate; 61 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,730 IU vitamin A; 27 mg vitamin C; 60 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 466 mg sodium; 551 mg potassium

Source: Eating Well http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/274157/creamy-cavatelli-pasta-with-braised-pork-shishito-peppers-basil/

For a complete MyPlate meal, add a salad and a serving of fruit!