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Slow Cooker Pork Ragu & Fettuccine

Once you try this Slow Cooker Pork Ragu & Fettuccine, you'll want to add to your meal plan! The great thing about slow cooker dinner recipes is that you don't have to do any of the hard work. The slow cooker does the heavy lifting and you just reap the rewards.

Once you try this Slow Cooker Pork Ragu & Fettuccine, you'll want to add to your meal plan! The great thing about slow cooker dinner recipes is that you don't have to do any of the hard work. The slow cooker does the heavy lifting and you just reap the rewards. 

This Slow Cooker Pork Ragu & Fettuccine is so delish and so simple that it can be one of your everyday meals. My family loved it and asked immediately that it be added to the rotation.

What kind of meat do I use for this pork ragu recipe?

I used one of the pork roasts that come in the 4-pack at Costco for $1.99/lb (great price and great quality). I only wish I could find whole grain fettuccine, since I don't usually buy “white” pasta. But this was totally worth it!

Can I hide veggies in this recipe?

I julienned the carrot because I knew my family would be bothered by orange bits. By cutting it tiny, it dissolves into the sauce and they didn't even know it was there. I told them afterwards and three of them gave me “the face.” Any chance to get more vegetables in them, right?

This recipe comes from Real Simple Magazine, January 2013 issue.

Slow Cooker Pork Ragu and Fettuccine

You can use whatever kind of pasta you want for this recipe. The fettuccine is a more traditional preparation but you can use spaghetti or any other type of pasta!

If you have a gluten allergy you can also use gluten free pasta and seasonings to enjoy this recipe without any danger.

Ingredients you'll need to make this recipe:

You'll see I added carrots, if your family is not opposed to veggies in their pasta dishes you could pretty easily julienne any veggies and add them to the sauce!

  • 1 carrot, chopped teeny tiny or julienned
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless pork shoulder or roast, cut in half
  • 3/4 box fettuccine noodles
  • Grated Parmesan, for serving

How to make this tasty pork ragu:

  1. In a slow cooker, combine the carrot, onion, garlic, tomato paste, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper.
  2. Add the tomatoes (and juices), then add the pork and turn to coat.
  3. Cover and cook until pork is tender: low for 7-8 hours or high 5-6 hours.
  4. Using two forks, shred the pork and mix into sauce.
  5. Cook the fettuccine according to package directions, drain and add to pork mixture. Toss to coat noodles.
  6. Serve with grated Parmesan.

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Yield: 6 servings

Slow Cooker Pork Ragu and Fettuccine

Slow Cooker Pork Ragu and Fettuccine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot, chopped teeny tiny or julienned
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless pork shoulder or roast, cut in half
  • 3/4 box fettuccine noodles
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

Instructions

In a slow cooker, combine the carrot, onion, garlic, tomato paste, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes (and juices), then add the pork and turn to coat.

Cover and cook until pork is tender: low for 7-8 hours or high 5-6 hours.

Using two forks, shred the pork and mix into sauce.

Cook the fettuccine according to package directions, drain and add to pork mixture. Toss to coat noodles.

Serve with grated Parmesan.

Notes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 400mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 33g
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Friday 25th of January 2013

I bet the pork is just so tender and juicy. Looks delicious! Just pinned!

Gina

Friday 25th of January 2013

It was, Vicky, and my kids honestly asked for us to have it again soon, so we will! Thanks so much for pinning it :)

Robin

Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

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