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Creamy Cajun Pork Pasta

This creamy cajun pork pasta is the best alfredo style recipe that you need.  Delicious and filling!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1083 kcal
Author Larisha Campbell

Ingredients

  • 1 Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 lb fettuccine
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning divided
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pink salt (more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper freshly cracked, (more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • Green onions diced finely

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  2. Open your package of Smithfield All Natural Pork tenderloin.
  3. Separate the two pieces.
  4. Cut one piece of tenderloin into 1 inch medallions.
  5. Do the same with 1/4 of the second tenderloin piece.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together 1 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Spread seasoning mixture evenly onto both sides of the pork medallions.
  8. Add pasta to boiling water.
  9. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  10. Add medallions to pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Pork should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  11. Remove medallions to a plate.
  12. In the same skillet add the butter and heavy cream.
  13. Using a wooden spoon, scrap the bottom of the pan to get the leftover pork pieces up.
  14. Once butter is melted, add in the parmesan cheese and remaining cajun seasoning.
  15. Turn heat to low, stirring often.
  16. Once pasta is cooked al dente, drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  17. Add drained pasta and reserved water to the sauce.
  18. Combine well.
  19. Add the pork back to the dish and heat thoroughly.
  20. Remove from heat.
  21. Top with diced tomatoes and green onions.
  22. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Tip: With the remaining 3/4 of the second piece of tenderloin, add to a crockpot with our BBQ sauce and cook on high for 4 hours. Shred for BBQ Pulled Pork for a second meal the next day.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cajun Pork Pasta
Amount Per Serving (0.25 dish)
Calories 1083 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 352mg117%
Sodium 615mg27%
Potassium 1366mg39%
Carbohydrates 86g29%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 71g142%
Vitamin A 2455IU49%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 327mg33%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.