Creamy Pork Carnitas Pasta

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4 to 5


  • 1 Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas
  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • Optional toppings: Chopped cilantro, avocado, diced tomatoes


  1. Prepare seasoned pork carnitas according to package directions. Set aside. Bring water in a large pot to a boil and cook pasta until al dente.
  2. In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat add olive oil. Add peppers and sauté until tender. Set aside on a plate.
  3. Add heavy cream, sour cream, parmesan cheese, chili powder, cumin, and paprika to the skillet. Whisk and let simmer until it starts to thicken. Add pork and peppers to the sauce and toss until coated and heated through.
  4. Serve with optional toppings.