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Pesto-Stuffed Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Stuffed with robust pesto flavor, these moist and tender pork chops are a delicious solution for easy weeknight dinners."
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Ingredients

32 m servings 434 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 pork chops)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut each pork chop horizontally three-fourths of the way through the meat creating a pocket, being careful to not cut all the way through. Rub pork chops with cumin, paprika and salt. Fill each pork chop with 1 tablespoon pesto; secure with wooden picks.
  3. Heat oil in medium, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Add pork chops; cook for 1 minute on each side until brown. Place skillet in oven.
  4. Bake pork chops and onion for 15 to 20 minutes or until pork is cooked through. Remove wooden picks; top with remaining 3 tablespoons pesto.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 434 calories; 24.7 g fat; 9 g carbohydrates; 41.5 g protein; 122 mg cholesterol; 666 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Oooo such a tasty meal...I made the pesto fresh however with a recipe off of this site. Also works great with thin boneless porkchops. You dont have to cut them in the middle just fold it over ...

Most helpful critical review

Fair recipe! Please make fresh pesto! The store bought stuff is NOT good- lacks the flavor and has way too much salt! Pesto is fast and easy to prepare and will make this fair recipe a star.

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Oooo such a tasty meal...I made the pesto fresh however with a recipe off of this site. Also works great with thin boneless porkchops. You dont have to cut them in the middle just fold it over ...

This was a big hit at dinner. My husband and I really enjoyed it. Firstly I doubled the recipe for 4 boneless pork chops. I stuffed the chops with pesto and applied the rub about 2 hours prior...

I was expecting the flavors in this recipe to be "good" and I was really pleasantly surprised at how "great" they are. I used all ingredients as written, except I tripled them and stuffed and ro...

Good recipe. I made my own fresh basil pesto. The only issue was that it took 30 minutes to cook the pork, not the 15-20 the recipe said it would. The pork turned out tender and tasty. It was...

Fair recipe! Please make fresh pesto! The store bought stuff is NOT good- lacks the flavor and has way too much salt! Pesto is fast and easy to prepare and will make this fair recipe a star.

Great recipe and very easy. I transfered the chops to a baking dish and, therefore, had to bake them just a few minutes longer. Made these for a small dinner party & everyone loved them.

Quick, easy and pretty darn delicious - tastes like you spent a long time on it! I cooked it all in a skillet on the stove top. Would work well with chicken too. Thanks!

Very yummy and very easy

Quick, easy and delicious. What more can you ask for???