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Mexican Pork and Pasta

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.


4 servings

On a cold Midwestern evening, this hot and spicy dish really warms us up. It's fun, festive change from spaghetti. Plus everyone loves the leftovers—if there are any!


  • 1 pound bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked spiral pasta
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add onion and green pepper; cook until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, pasta, brown sugar, chili powder and salt; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.

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