New England Pho

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins

Pho, the traditional Vietnamese noodle dish, gets an American makeover. Instead of beef and Asian noodles, use a premarinated pork tenderloin and whole-wheat spaghetti, for a one-dish meal that’s low in calories and high in fiber.


3ounces country ham or bacon
1 1/4pounds hickory smoke or honey mustard marinated pork tenderloin
3tablespoons maple syrup
2tablespoons country mustard
2 onions, slivered
1cup shelled edamame
1 cubed, peeled sweet potato
4cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
3cups fresh spinach leaves
1/2pound whole-wheat spaghetti, cooked
1/2cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese
6tablespoons chopped green onions


  1. Cook country ham in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Remove. Add pork, maple syrup and mustard and cook 20 minutes.
  2. Remove pork and shred or chop into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Add  onion to Dutch oven; sauté 5 minutes. Add pork, edamame, sweet potato and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Stir in country ham and spinach, and cook 1 minute.
  4. Place pasta into 6 large bowls. Top with pork mixture, cheese and green onions.

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Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 340
  • Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 1230mg
  • Carbohydrate 54g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Protein 30g