Food & Swine

Parmesan Pork & Veggie Skillet


Since I’m officially done practicing for the Sutter Home “Build A Better Burger” contest, I’m left with a few pounds of ground pork that didn’t make the trial runs. (We leave for Napa tomorrow, eeeeek!)  I have lots of veggies needing to be put to use and this is a fast and easy skillet that came together in about 10-12 minutes.  (I had a disaster with one of the children during the creation of this so the timeframe isn’t exact).

This dish is easy, fresh and can be whipped up in a cinch with a variety of veggies to accompany the ground pork.  You can leave this as a meat and veggie dish only or fold in some al dente shaped noodles (even wheat noodles work) of your choice or serve over rice if desired. *Full recipe at the end of post.

PS: Have you entered my giveaway?  As soon as I get home from Napa, I’m drawing the winner of the Pork Prize Pack!  Enter via Facebook by leaving a comment on the Perfect Iowa Chops & Giveaway post or you certainly can leave a comment on the original blog post here and I’ll throw you in the drawing also!


The other day we visited a nearby barn that is absolutely beautiful.  Here are some of the pictures of the beautiful historic barn and amazing silo.

Masterfully crafted.  Beautiful.


A lot bigger up close… than it looks from the road.


This is breathtaking.


Parmesan Pork and Veggie Skillet

1 lb. ground pork (80/20)

1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt

1 C water

3/4 C parmesan cheese, divided

1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning

1/2 large red pepper, chopped 1″ pieces

2 stalks of celery, chopped at a diagonal 1/2″

1 C baby carrots, chopped 1/2″ chunks

3 scallions chopped, divided

1 small zuchinni, chopped 1″ chunks

1 small yellow squash chopped 1″ chunks

1/2 1 lb. box of shaped pasta, cooked to al dente.

Brown ground pork, drain if needed. Over medium heat, add water, 1/2 C parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and firm veggies: pepper, celery and carrots.  Simmer for 3 minutes.  Add remaining veggies minus a few scallion tops for garnish, simmer until liquid is reduced and thickened.  Stir in noodles.  Add remaining 1/4 C cheese.  Stir and serve warm. Makes 4-6 servings.

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  • Reply Beth Ann May 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Yum!! Good luck in Napa!!!!!

  • Reply Lisa B May 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    This looks delish!! Good luck and have fun in Napa :)

  • Reply Tracy Kahl May 14, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Amazing, will be trying this soon!! Good luck in Napa, and tell my cuz Mikey hello from Tracy! I want in the drawing and my best pork memory is staying at your hubby’s farm over the summers!! Loved the meals on the old back porch with fresh from the barn bacon sandwiches, with home grown sweet corn!!

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