Gourmet Pork Main Dish Recipes

Planning a gourmet pork dinner? Try preparations like Italian porchetta, homemade tamales, Greek souvlaki, or stuffed pork chops - these recipes are perfect for special events.

Staff Picks

Kalamata Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary

Rating: 4.27 stars
This is a quick and tasty dish that will definitely impress your guests. They will think you spent all day preparing this! Greek olives and fresh rosemary give it a lot of flavor!

Blue Cheese, Bacon and Chive Stuffed Pork Chops

Rating: 4.32 stars
This is an amazing recipe I made up to make something fancier from good ol' pork chops. This is a rich recipe. To add another twist, add fresh chopped apples and pecans to the blue cheese mixture. Yum! Enjoy!

Maple-Garlic Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 4.4 stars
A delicious, sweet marinade using real maple syrup. Great on chicken or pork tenderloin.

Porketta Roast

Rating: 4.39 stars
A spicy, tasty and extremely moist boneless pork roast. This recipe uses a dry rub combination that you rub on the meat before you roast it. The rub includes dill seed, fennel seed, oregano, lemon pepper, garlic and onion powder.

Porcini Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 4.6 stars
You can use fresh or dried herbes de Provence in this recipe. The mixture commonly contains basil, fennel seed, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sage, summer savory, and thyme.

Grilled Pork Chops with Balsamic Caramelized Pears

Rating: 4.54 stars
The recipe transforms thin supermarket pork chops into an unforgettable-juicy-tender-flavor-packed-lip-smacking pork experience. A combination of brining, marinating, and saucing. All can be prepared ahead except for the last 5 minutes of grilling.

Porcini-Braised Boar with Artichoke and Fennel

Rating: 4.33 stars
Pop the cork on a good bottle of wine, and get the family together for a feast! This is stick-to-your-ribs food, Italian style; large pieces of Tuscan wild boar (cinghiale) are braised with cannellini beans and fresh porcini mushrooms, then served family-style with a spicy and tangy vegetable saute.

Portuguese Pork Alentejana

Rating: 4.62 stars
An original Portuguese recipe with pork and clams.

Vienna Schnitzel

Rating: 4.71 stars
Both my mother and father were Viennese and grew up there. This was my mother's recipe. Veal can also be used in place of pork.

Coriander and Cumin Rubbed Pork Chops

Rating: 4.34 stars
Chops rubbed with a simple but flavorful spice and garlic mixture. For an even more potent result, toast and grind the spices yourself.

Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce

Rating: 4.6 stars
Succulent herbed boneless pork loin chops paired with a tangy raspberry sauce ... heaven on a plate! This is a special family dish or perfect for company. I accompanied it with mashed potatoes and julienned steamed carrots. My husband can't wait to have it again.

Filipino Ribs

Rating: 4.36 stars
Spareribs glazed with the sweet, tangy taste of the Philippines. One of the honey coating ingredients, star anise, is native to China; it is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that contains a pea-sized seed in each of its eight segments. Star anise is available at all Asian markets as well as many general grocery stores.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated
"This is so flavorful, and leaves the pork so tender! I can't believe how easy it is!" – KELSEYSMOMMY
Cochinita Pibil
Rating: Unrated
"At first I was a little intimidated by the number of ingredients but this recipe turned out to be easier than it looked." -- KATHARINAMST

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.48 stars

Authentic Cajun flavor! I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice; these are just like I remember. Serve with Tabasco sauce for a little kick. My family loved to splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl.