Pork Soffritto and Pasta

pork pasta

Tender Pork

This unbelievable Pork Soffritto and Pasta recipes blends a traditional Italian soffritto mixture with tender pieces of pork. It creates a rich sauce to top your favorite pasta.

Traditional soffritto can be made various ways. Again, each family has their own special ingredient to add to the flavor of this mixture. A soffritto is the base for many different Italian favorites. It can be used in pasta sauces, soups, risottos and stews.

This Pork Soffritto and Pasta recipe will be a memorable one. Enjoy!


  • 3 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbls of butter
  • 1/2 lb of pancetta, diced
  • 1 pound of pork stew meat
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 8oz can of tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 1 15oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbls of sugar
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 1 Tbls of fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound of spaghetti or your favorite pasta
  • 1/2 cup of fresh grated Parmesan cheese


  • Heat the oil and the butter in a large saucepan.
  • Add the pancetta and pork and cook until the pancetta is crisp and the pork in browned all over.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove the pork and pancetta and drain on a paper towel.
  • Add the onions, carrots, celery, garlic and parsley and sauté for 10 to 12 minutes until the veggies are slightly tender.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and cook for around five minutes.
  • Stir in the wine and cook a few minutes more.
  • Add the tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, sugar, sage, rosemary, basil, salt and pepper.
  • Bring the tomato mixture to a boil then reduce to a very low simmer.
  • Add the pork and pancetta back into the pan.
  • Cover and cook for at least 1 hour or more until the pork is tender. The longer the better.
  • Just before the sauce is finished, cook the pasta in 6 quarts of boiling salted water until al dente. Around 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Drain and plate the pasta.
  • Top with the pork mixture and serve with Parmesan cheese.

    Serves 4 people

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