25 Healthy Pork Chop Recipes

Whether grilled, broiled, or even fried, these light pork chop recipes all cut back on fat and calories without losing any flavor or texture.

Pork Chops Stuffed with Feta and Spinach Recipe

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Pork Chops Stuffed with Feta and Spinach

Although it might not be the first white meat that always comes to mind, pork, particularly pork chops, can be prepared in a number of unique ways to please any palate. Summer’s freshest produce enhances the flavor and textures as a topping during the warmer months. When the weather cools down, rubs and sauces paired with comforting side dishes create the perfect winter meal. Let’s take a look at 25 of our favorite healthy pork chop recipes.

We'll start off with Greek-inspired spinach- and feta cheese-stuffed pork chops, which have earned rave reviews from our users.

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears Recipe

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears

This quick-cooking dish offers a nice balance of savory and sweet tastes. Serve with a side of simple roasted Brussels sprouts for a special meal that's full of fall flavors.

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Spiced Pork Chops with Apple Chutney Recipe

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Spiced Pork Chops with Apple Chutney

Apple chutney is a heart-warming topping for pork in this family-friendly dinner of spicy, boneless chops.

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Pork Chops with Cherry Couscous Recipe

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Pork Chops with Cherry Couscous

In-season, sweet red cherries are a bountiful bargain, and they lend a wonderfully fresh, fruity element that pairs well with pork.

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Balsamic-Plum Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

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Balsamic-Plum Glazed Pork Chops

Port wine, plum preserves, and balsamic vinegar combine for a sweet and savory glaze. Couscous and green beans complete the meal.

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Parmesan and Sage-Crusted Pork Chops Recipe

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Parmesan and Sage-Crusted Pork Chops

High-quality Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and fresh sage add robust flavors to lean pork chops. Serve with sautéed Swiss chard and creamy polenta for a quick weeknight dinner.

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Spiced Chops with Mango-Mint Salsa Recipe

Spiced Chops with Mango-Mint Salsa

Allspice and mango bring Caribbean flair to this quick dish. The salsa, redolent of mint, also packs a bit of heat thanks to a dusting of crushed red pepper.

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Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Red Currant Sauce Recipe

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Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Red Currant Sauce

Dress up the traditional pork chop with a glossy, homemade sauce made from tart cider vinegar and sweet currant jelly.

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Greek-Style Pork Chops Recipe

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Greek-Style Pork Chops

When topped with a creamy yogurt mixture and served with a tomato-cucumber salad, pork chops go Greek with delicious flavors sure to make you say, "Opa!" A side of toasted pita wedges completes the meal. Prepare the pita wedges by cutting two pita rounds in half, then cutting into quarters and toasting.

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Wasabi and Panko-Crusted Pork with Gingered Soy Sauce Recipe

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Wasabi and Panko-Crusted Pork with Gingered Soy Sauce

This quick and easy interpretation of the Japanese dish tonkatsu features pork crusted in panko breadcrumbs and kicked up a notch with spicy wasabi. Both of these ingredients can be found in the ethnic-foods section of the supermarket. Substitute chicken broth if you don't have sake or sherry on hand. Serve with rice and steamed snow peas and carrots for a complete meal.

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Grilled Pork Chops with Two-Melon Salsa Recipe

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Grilled Pork Chops with Two-Melon Salsa

Cover this quick and easy grilled pork recipe with a tasty salsa that uses summer's freshest fruits and flavors to round out the meal.

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Pork Chops with Grits and Red-Eye Gravy Recipe

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Pork Chops with Grits and Red-Eye Gravy

Pork chops are prepared in the skillet, then topped with a classic red-eye gravy and served with quick-cooking grits. This is a perfect entree for a fast and easy weeknight dinner.

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Pork with Pomegranate Pan Sauce Recipe

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Pork with Pomegranate Pan Sauce

A sweet and fruity pomegranate dipping sauce gives new life to traditionally-prepared skillet pork chops. Mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes accompany the dish well.

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Pork Chops with Caribbean Rub and Mango Salsa Recipe

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Pork Chops with Caribbean Rub and Mango Salsa

The pork's flavor is amped up with a smoky-spicy rub and topped off with a fresh mango salsa. This recipe is a great option for summertime grilling.

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Pan-Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa Recipe

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Pan-Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Jalapeño and pineapple flavors blend together for a sweet and spicy pork chop topping. Seed the jalapeño if you prefer a milder salsa.

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Pork Chops Marsala Recipe

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Pork Chops Marsala

Give your weeknight pork chops a makeover with the comforting flavors of Marsala sauce. Save time in the kitchen by purchasing pre-minced garlic and pre-chopped mushrooms.

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Pan-Fried Pork Chops and Homemade Applesauce Recipe

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Pan-Fried Pork Chops and Homemade Applesauce

The classic combination of fried pork chops and applesauce really can't be beat. Serve with green beans for an even more spectacular meal.

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Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops and Polenta Recipe

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Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops and Polenta

Pork chops rubbed in rosemary and garlic, then cooked in balsamic are a great meal for a weeknight or for entertaining. Reduce the vinegar while the polenta simmers so the entire meal is ready and hot at the same time.

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Barbecued Pork Chops Recipe

Barbecued Pork Chops

A simple 8-ingredient marinade, made with mostly pantry staples, brings out the vibrant flavor of these chops. Pair with kimchi-style slaw for a flavorful duo and a quick cooking dinner solution, ready in about 40 minutes (including a 25-minute marinade).

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Pork Chops Oreganata Recipe

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Pork Chops Oreganata

Marinate pork for 30 minutes to allow it to soak up the delicious lemon, olive oil, and oregano flavors. Broil quickly and serve with a warm bulgar salad featuring spinach, tomato, and feta cheese.

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Pork with Lemon-Caper Sauce Recipe

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Pork with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Lightly-breaded pork chops cook quickly for a fast and delicious weeknight dinner. Serve with orzo and green beans.

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Pork Chops with Bourbon-Peach Sauce Recipe

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Pork Chops with Bourbon-Peach Sauce

This Southern-style entrée is a one-pan dish that's sure to impress guests. Serve with steamed asparagus to round out the meal.

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Pork Chops with Ancho Chile Rub and Raspberry Glaze Recipe

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Pork Chops with Ancho Chile Rub and Raspberry Glaze

Ancho chile powder, made from dried poblano peppers, adds a mild heat, which is mellowed by the sweetness of the preserves in the glaze. Serve this dish with smashed red potatoes.

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Grilled Pork Chops with Shallot Butter Recipe

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Grilled Pork Chops with Shallot Butter

This recipe calls for meat to be prepared with a savory rub of olive oil, chives, thyme, rosemary, and garlic. After grilling, the butter, shallots, and lemon rind mixture is applied for a satisfying, savory pork chop. If you plan to make ahead, allow the butter to come to room temperature before spreading over the pork. You can also combine the oil and herbs a couple of hours in advance.

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Stuffed Heritage Pork Chops with Creamy Grits Recipe

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Stuffed Heritage Pork Chops with Creamy Grits

The inspiration for this dish is a Creole classic, grillades and grits. Look for Berkshire, Duroc, and other heritage pork at specialty markets.

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