Low-Sodium Pork Main Dish Recipes

Find low-sodium ways to cook carnitas, pulled pork, pork tenderloin or chops, in this collection of low-sodium pork recipes.

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Sarge's EZ Pulled Pork BBQ

Rating: 4.5 stars 921
Too busy to cook? A slow cooker and a can of beef broth gets you started on this recipe. 'Low and slow' cooking gives you a roast that shreds with a fork. As an added bonus you get great stock for beef gravy as a by-product! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce and plenty of coleslaw.

Glazed Ham

Rating: 4.5 stars 305
A raw ham is slow roasted, then seasoned with a sweet smoky sauce during the last hour to make a memorable meal with little actual work involved.

Awesome Honey Pecan Pork Chops

Rating: 4.5 stars 973
This recipe is both unbelievably easy and indescribably delicious. It takes only a few minutes to prepare. Just cook the cutlets in butter, and then heat honey and pecans in the drippings to make the sauce. Try serving with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans. This is guaranteed to be a favorite!

Pork Tenderloin with Apples

Rating: 4.5 stars 122
Pork tenderloin is cooked on the stovetop and covered with crisp apples in a wine sauce. Would work well with boneless chicken breast or pork chops as well.

Pressure Cooker Carnitas

Rating: 4.5 stars 126
Perfect for taco bars! This can be easily adapted to a slow cooker, but the pressure cooker really seals in the flavor and cuts down on cooking time. All the leftover broth from the pressure cooker is packed full of flavor, great as a starter for chile verde, and freezes well. Serve carnitas with white corn tortillas, guacamole and pico.

Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Plum Reduction

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
A nice cozy meal for when the nights get colder. It is great with orzo and walnut pilaf! I just happened to have spare blueberry juice, but any juice would work.

Slow-Cooked Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 4 stars 15
Most tender, flavorful pork you will ever have! The slow cooking and overnight marinade is worth the time and the sauce is amazing!

Pork Chops with Apple Cider Glaze

Rating: 4.5 stars 271
Pork chops with a glossy apple cider glaze is really easy, and while there's no starch or extra butter involved, it reduces quickly to a thick, rich, sweet-tart apple syrup.

Roasted Pork Loin

Rating: 4.5 stars 1340
This easy roasted pork loin is seasoned with garlic, rosemary, and white wine.
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Rating: 4.5 stars 25
A delicious one-pot Filipino dish of tender vegetables, pork, and prawns.

German Hamburgers (Frikadellen)

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
The original hamburger, these are served like a flattened meatball with some steamed string beans and salad. I also like to use this recipe to make Swedish meatballs (but omit the paprika). My Aunt in Hamburg, Germany taught me this recipe and I've been making them ever since. Serve with steamed string beans and tossed salad. Or serve on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, pickled cucumbers, finely sliced deep fried onions and curry ketchup.

Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 409
I make this dish often; I have never really measured the ingredients, but can give you a reasonable approximation. Note: Freeze leftover cooking liquid, and then add to bean soup, ham or cabbage dishes, or use to cook dumplings in. It's delicious!

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Roasted Pork Loin
Rating: Unrated 106
"This has to be the tastiest and juiciest pork roast I have ever made. A real crowd pleaser. Hubby rushes home when he knows I am making it." – EATOBEY
Spicy Italian Pork Cutlets
Rating: Unrated 227
"Oh, we LOVED these! Great flavor for dinner, and the leftovers were yummy too." – LIZCANCOOK
Perfect Simple Roasted Pork Chops
Rating: 4.5 stars 2

Don't let the simplicity of this recipe fool you. Served with a salad and a fast side dish, these pork chops are perfect for a busy weeknight, and my children love it.