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23 November 2023

Pork Belly Tomato Pasta

Pork Belly Recipe

Pork Belly Tomato Pasta

Craving a hearty pasta? Try our pork belly tomato pasta recipe for ultimate taste satisfaction.

Yield: Serves 6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes



  • 6 Ontario pork belly slices, skin removed (about 12 oz/375 g)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) garlic and olive oil petite cut stewed tomatoes 
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 box (410 g) farfalle pasta
  • 4 cups (1 L) baby spinach
  • Grated Parmesan cheese 

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Cut pork belly slices into 1/2 inch (1 cm) strips and place in a large deep skillet. Heat skillet over medium-low heat and cook, stirring occasionally for about 12 minutes or until fat is rendered and pork becomes golden. Drain all the fat and return skillet to medium-low heat.
  2. Stir in smoked paprika, sugar, hot pepper flakes and salt to coat well. Cook for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and tomato paste and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened slightly. 
  3. Meanwhile, in a pot of boiling salted water cook pasta for about 10 minutes or until al dente. Add spinach to pot and drain well. Stir pasta and spinach into sauce until well coated. 
  4. Serve sprinkled with parmesan. 

Tip: For a spicier version increase hot pepper flakes to 3/4 tsp (3 mL).

Nutritional Information
Pork Belly Tomato Pasta
1/6 of recipe
Protein 25g
Calories 420
Sugar 7g
Fat 9g
  Saturated 3.5g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 580mg
Calcium 150mg
Carbohydrate 60g
Fibre 4g

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