I had an evening without my bride to experiment a bit with a pork chop and I believe it was worth sharing. Pour a glass of white wine. Slice and serve with steamed red potatoes. Enjoy!

kaz
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1/2 of the pesto over into the bottom of the baking dish.

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  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add olive oil.

  • Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Cook pork chops in the hot oil until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer pork chops to baking dish and top each with remaining pesto. Season with red pepper flakes. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 1 1/2 hours. Allow pork chops to rest for 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I used the Spinach Basil Pesto recipe from Allrecipes.

Nutrition Facts

612.1 calories; 37.2 g protein; 3.5 g carbohydrates; 92.2 mg cholesterol; 489.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2017
I thought this was fantastic. I did find the cook times to be long maybe I just had thinner pork chops than the author. 2 1/2 minutes browned on both sides and 40 minutes in the oven worked for me. This dish is SO simple and really tastes great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2017
I thought this was fantastic. I did find the cook times to be long maybe I just had thinner pork chops than the author. 2 1/2 minutes browned on both sides and 40 minutes in the oven worked for me. This dish is SO simple and really tastes great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2019
This is fabulous. I had thinner pork chops so I followed Polly's advice and shortened the times. This is easy and good enough to share with guests. Will make again soon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2018
Pretty awesome combination of flavors. I added a side of roasted slices of yellow and zucchini squash with a splash of Huli Huli sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2020
great recipe although I agree cooking time seems a bit long. i did 30 minutes and that was still a bit long for the cuts I had. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2019
We love this!! It is so easy and so good. I make exactly by the recipe except I sprinkle the red pepper flakes so those that don't care for the heavy heat just got a few, but all the wonderful flavor. This is really nice for company as well. We will have this often as the taste is perfect. Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2017
Baked to 140 degrees and let the chops rest until they came up to 145. Perfect tender juicy pork chops. Read More
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