Easy Hawaiian Pasta Skillet

You can skip calling for take-out but still enjoy all the flavors of your favorite pizza by making this easy one-pot pasta that will be on the table in 40 minutes.


  • 2 pkg (8 oz each) Kentucky Legend Pork Chops, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 4 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth or water
  • 1 cup smooth tomato sauce
  • 8 oz bow-tie pasta
  • 4 oz plain brick-style cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup mild barbecue sauce
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet set over medium heat; cook pork for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly golden around edges. Add onion and red pepper; cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender.
  2. Stir in broth, tomato sauce, pasta, cream cheese and garlic; bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 12 to 15 minutes or until pasta is tender and sauce is thickened.
  3. Stir in pineapple and barbecue sauce; cook for about 2 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with green onions before serving.

Tip: If desired, sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese after adding the barbecue sauce, then broil until the cheese is melted.

prep time
10 MIN
total time
40 MIN