Quick pork ragu with zucchini and Parmesan cheese

A delicious and super simple recipe from Chefs Plate

A delicious and super simple recipe from Chefs Plate

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A delicious and super simple recipe from Chefs Plate

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A delicious and super simple recipe from Chefs Plate

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A delicious and super simple recipe from Chefs Plate

We decided to make the Quick pork ragu with zucchini and Parmesan cheese in order to showcase how easy it is to follow the Chefs Plate recipes, and to confirm that they are indeed delicious. This meal came together quickly, was so simple that even someone who does not cook often could make it with ease, and it was absolutely delicious!

A delicious and super simple recipe from Chefs Plate

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A delicious and super simple recipe from Chefs Plate

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A delicious and super simple recipe from Chefs Plate

Quick Pork Ragu with zucchini and Parmesan cheese

A delicious and super simple recipe from Chefs Plate.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Mia Kouppa


  • Colander
  • Measuring spoons, and cups
  • large pot
  • Large Non-stick pan


  • 500 grams Ground pork
  • 340 grams Spaghetti
  • 1 (113 grams) Medium yellow onion
  • 5 (400 grams) Small zucchini
  • 2 (12 grams) Garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp (36 grams) Soy sauce
  • 398 mL Crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups (113 grams) Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 3 tbsp (56 grams) Sun-Dried tomato pesto
  • 2 tbsp Italian Herb Spice Blend


  • Wash and dry all produce. Cut zucchini into 1/4-inch half-moons. Cut onion into 1/4-inch pieces. Mince garlic.
  • In a large non-stick pan, heat 1 tbsp oil  over medium-high heat. 
  • When pan is hot, add pork, soy sauce and Italian Herb Spice Blend. Cook, breaking up pork with a spoon, for 4-5 min, until no longer pink.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Remove the pork from the pan, and set aside.
  • In the same pan, heat 1 tbsp butter (over medium-high heat.)
  • When butter is melted, add onions, zucchini and garlic. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 min, until tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  • While veggies cook, add spaghetti to boiling water. Cook for 8-10 min, until tender but still firm to the bite. Reserve 2/3 cup cooking water.
  • Strain and return spaghetti to the same pot.
  • While spaghetti cooks, to the pan with veggies, add back the pork and stir to combine. 
  • Add crushed tomatoes the sun-dried tomato pesto, reserved cooking water and half the Parmesan. Bring up to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring often, for 2-3 min, until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper.
  • To the spaghetti, add ragu and toss to coat. 
  • Serve pasta with remaining Parmesan sprinkled over top.
  • Enjoy!


Health Canada recommends cooking pork to a minimum internal temperature of 160 F degrees. 

Thanks for sharing!


  1. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen says:

    When one sees a big plate of pasts, it is a happy moment!

  2. Keira Ball says:

    Your recipe calling me. Yummy.

    1. miakouppa says:

      Great!! We hope that you give it a try! We think that you will love it 🙂 xoxo Helen & Billie

  3. Nick @ GreekBoston.com says:

    This pork ragu is a popular choice to eat, specially in the cooler months. However, good old spaghetti and ragu is a great, Mediterranean-inspired dinner all year long.

    1. miakouppa says:

      Thanks Nick! It really is a great meal – quick, not too expensive, and delicious 🙂 xoxo Helen & Billie

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