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Creamy Lemon Pork with Pasta and Peas

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Ready in just 20 minutes and with just 6 ingredients, this creamy pasta and pork dish is a delight. Super easy!

This recipe is part of our healthy recipe collection, which contains many recipes that cost under £1.50 per head*.

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Serves: 4

Cooking Skill: Easy

Ingredients

4 lean pork loin medallions, fat removed and sliced into thin strips or 6 pork fillet medallions, sliced into thin strips
300g dried pasta, such as spaghetti or tagliatelle
150g frozen peas
2 teaspoons oil
Zest and juice of 1 small lemon
140g lightest low fat soft cheese

Method

Step 1

Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water for about 10 minutes, or according to packet instructions until just tender (al dente). During the last 3–4 minutes, add the peas. Drain, keeping 100ml of the pasta cooking water aside. Put a lid on the pan to keep the pasta and peas warm.

Step 2

While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and cook the pork for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned.

Step 3

Add the soft cheese, pasta water lemon zest and juice. Simmer gently over a low heat for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add the pasta and peas to the sauce and toss.  Season. Divide between four bowls and garnish with a little parmesan, fresh basil and black pepper, if preferred.

Tips and Serving Suggestions

Alternatively, replace fresh pork medallions with leftover roast pork strips.  Ensure the pork is piping hot throughout.

*Cost per serving based on proportion of ingredients used to make the dish. Total cost of ingredients calculated based on average price across four British supermarkets. Prices correct as of 06/11/2023; but are subject to change due to fluctuations in ingredient prices.

Each serving provides

Based on Medallions
Energy

2055kj

486kcal

24%

Fat

6.6g

9%

Saturates

2g

10%

Sugars

6.7g

7%

Salt

0.42g

7%

% of an adult's Reference intake
Typical energy values per 100g: 565kJ, 134kcal, 1.8g fat, 0.5g saturates
Each serving provides: 39.4g Protein, 64.1g Carbohydrate, 6.4g Fibre
If different cuts of meat are used, then the nutrition info may vary

Method

Step 1

Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water for about 10 minutes, or according to packet instructions until just tender (al dente). During the last 3–4 minutes, add the peas. Drain, keeping 100ml of the pasta cooking water aside. Put a lid on the pan to keep the pasta and peas warm.

Step 2

While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and cook the pork for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned.

Step 3

Add the soft cheese, pasta water lemon zest and juice. Simmer gently over a low heat for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add the pasta and peas to the sauce and toss.  Season. Divide between four bowls and garnish with a little parmesan, fresh basil and black pepper, if preferred.

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Creamy Lemon Pork with Pasta and Peas

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Ingredients

  • 4 lean pork loin medallions, fat removed and sliced into thin strips or 6 pork fillet medallions, sliced into thin strips
  • 300g dried pasta, such as spaghetti or tagliatelle
  • 150g frozen peas
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 small lemon
  • 140g lightest low fat soft cheese

Tips and Serving Suggestions

Alternatively, replace fresh pork medallions with leftover roast pork strips.  Ensure the pork is piping hot throughout. *Cost per serving based on proportion of ingredients used to make the dish. Total cost of ingredients calculated based on average price across four British supermarkets. Prices correct as of 06/11/2023; but are subject to change due to fluctuations in ingredient prices.













Each serving provides

Based on Medallions
Energy

2055kj

486kcal

24%

Fat

6.6g

9%

Saturates

2g

10%

Sugars

6.7g

7%

Salt

0.42g

7%

% of an adult's Reference intake
Typical energy values per 100g: 565kJ,134kcal,1.8g fat,0.5g saturates
Each serving provides: 39.4g Protein,64.1g Carbohydrate,6.4g Fibre
If different cuts of meat are used, then the nutrition info may vary

Method

Step 1

Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water for about 10 minutes, or according to packet instructions until just tender (al dente). During the last 3–4 minutes, add the peas. Drain, keeping 100ml of the pasta cooking water aside. Put a lid on the pan to keep the pasta and peas warm.

Step 2

While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and cook the pork for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned.

Step 3

Add the soft cheese, pasta water lemon zest and juice. Simmer gently over a low heat for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add the pasta and peas to the sauce and toss.  Season. Divide between four bowls and garnish with a little parmesan, fresh basil and black pepper, if preferred.

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