Russian Pork Roast


This is a popular Russian recipe of roast pork stuffed with cheese and tomatoes. For best results, remove the foil to let the meat brown just before it is done.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
1 2-pound pork roast


  • 2 ¼ pounds bone-in pork loin chops

  • 3 tomatoes, sliced

  • 2 onions, sliced

  • ¾ cup shredded Gouda cheese

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cut pork into 1/4-inch slices lengthwise, stopping 1/2-inch from the bottom, so it can fan out like a book. Stuff tomatoes, onion, and Gouda cheese in between the slices.

  3. Combine garlic and salt in a bowl, then stir in mustard and pepper. Spread mixture all over the pork. Press pork slices firmly together and wrap in aluminum foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until nicely browned, about 30 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

Use any cut of pork that's good for roasting.

Use any cheese you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
9g Fat
5g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 396mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.