ZENB Rotini with Savory Slow Cooker Pork Ragu


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 6 hours

TOTAL TIME 6.25 hours

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 440g
Servings: 8

Calories: 670

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat27g35%
Saturated Fat7g35%
Dietary Fiber14g50%
Total Sugar7g
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 2%
Vitamin D 1mcg 6%
Calcium 148mg 10%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 774mg 15%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

This Savory Slow Cooker Pork Ragu is a delicious way to make a large meal for your family and uses ZENB Roasted Tomato, Garlic, & Basil Pasta Sauce to make preparation simple. This recipe provides a good source of protein and fiber and is great way to use your ZENB Rotini Pasta and ZENB Sauce for a delicious meal.


  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast, trimmed, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cartons (15.5-ounce) ZENB Roasted Tomato, Garlic & Basil Pasta Sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 2 boxes (12 ounce) ZENB Rotini Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley



Combine pork, ZENB Sauce, onions, carrots, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, fennel, salt & pepper in 4-quart slow cooker insert. Cook on HIGH for 6 hours, or until pork is fork tender.


Remove meat from slow cooker; shred coarsely with two forks. Return to slow cooker; stir to evenly coat meat with sauce.


Meanwhile, cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Toss hot cooked pasta with sauce and parsley before serving.

Tasty Tips

Cool sauce completely before covering tightly to refrigerate for up to 3 days, or freeze for 2 months.

Shred the pork quickly by using a potato masher or tongs.

To prepare this dish in the oven, combine all sauce ingredients in a deep roasting pan. Cover tightly with foil and bake in a preheated 300°F oven for 3 hours, or until tender.

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