Monday, October 11, 2010

Pork Tenderloin Pasta Casserole


How about something simple for Monday night? I love pasta casseroles - not only are they easy to make and taste great, they usually yield enough leftovers for a couple of lunches. Perfect for the upcoming week! This recipes comes from one of my favorite Swedish food bloggers, Linda at Kryddburken.

Pork Tenderloin Pasta Casserole
(printable recipe)
Serves 4-8, depending on your appetite and what else you're serving

500 g pork tenderloin
400 g pasta (whatever type you like)
2 tbsp concentrated chicken stock
300 ml water
150 ml sundried tomatoes in oil (just over half a cup), finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp tomato purée
250 ml cream (I used a low-fat version)
3 tsp corn starch + 3 tbsp water
salt, pepper
6 large cherry tomatoes, quartered
grated parmesan

Boil the pasta, but drain it when it's still a few minutes from done. It should be fairly hard as it keeps cooking in the oven.

Cut the pork into small dice or strips. Brown in a little bit of butter. Add the water, chicken stock, sundried tomatoes, garlic, mustard and tomato purée. Cook for a few minutes, and add the cream.

Stir together corn starch and water until smooth. Add to the sauce, and cook until it's thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

Mix the pasta with the sauce, and pour into a large oven proof dish. Top with the quartered tomatoes and a thin layer of parmesan. Bake at 200°C for 10-15 minutes.

Recipe in Swedish:
Pastagratäng med fläskfilé


Unknown said...

Great casserole, the ingredients sound heavenly and the pic looks fantastic

Joanna said...

Easy and warmining, that's perfect for Monday. I find it so difficult to photograph dishes like that (let's face the truth, they are rather tasty than fancy looking) but I think you did extremely well!

Unknown said...

gorgeous casserole...loving!

healy said...

This looks very healthy to me,I’m going to try this one.Hoping to learn more from you.Thanks

Pille said...

That sounds pretty delicious, Anne!!!

Pasta Casserole said...

Looks simple and delicious. Cant wait to try this and taste this right away. Casserole is my all time favorite and my husband'll love this.. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Frau M. said...

I made this tonight and it's so delicious and easy to make. Thank you so much for the recipe, that made me and bf very happy :)