Whether grilled, broiled, or even fried, these light pork chop recipes all cut back on fat and calories without losing any flavor or texture.
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.
View Recipe: Pork Chops Stuffed with Feta and Spinach
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.
View Recipe: Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears
Apple chutney is a heart-warming topping for pork in this family-friendly dinner of spicy, boneless chops.
View Recipe: Spiced Pork Chops with Apple Chutney
In-season, sweet red cherries are a bountiful bargain, and they lend a wonderfully fresh, fruity element that pairs well with
View Recipe: Pork Chops with Cherry Couscous
Port wine, plum preserves, and balsamic vinegar combine for a sweet and savory glaze. Couscous and green beans complete the
View Recipe: Balsamic-Plum Glazed 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.
View Recipe: Parmesan and Sage-Crusted Pork Chops
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.
View Recipe: Spiced Chops with Mango-Mint Salsa
Dress up the traditional pork chop with a glossy, homemade sauce made from tart cider vinegar and sweet currant jelly.
View Recipe: Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Red Currant Sauce
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.
View Recipe: Greek-Style Pork Chops
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.
View Recipe: Wasabi and Panko-Crusted Pork with Gingered Soy Sauce
Cover this quick and easy grilled pork recipe with a tasty salsa that uses summer's freshest fruits and flavors to round out
View Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Two-Melon Salsa
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.
View Recipe: Pork Chops with Grits and Red-Eye Gravy
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.
View Recipe: Pork with Pomegranate Pan Sauce
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.
View Recipe: Pork Chops with Caribbean Rub and Mango Salsa
Jalapeño and pineapple flavors blend together for a sweet and spicy pork chop topping. Seed the jalapeño if you prefer a milder
View Recipe: Pan-Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
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.
View Recipe: Pork Chops Marsala
The classic combination of fried pork chops and applesauce really can't be beat. Serve with green beans for an even more spectacular
View Recipe: Pan-Fried Pork Chops and Homemade Applesauce Recipe
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.
View Recipe: Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops and Polenta
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).
View Recipe: Barbecued Pork Chops
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.
View Recipe: Pork Chops Oreganata
Lightly-breaded pork chops cook quickly for a fast and delicious weeknight dinner. Serve with orzo and green beans.
View Recipe: Pork with Lemon-Caper Sauce
This Southern-style entrée is a one-pan dish that's sure to impress guests. Serve with steamed asparagus to round out the
View Recipe: Pork Chops with Bourbon-Peach Sauce
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.
View Recipe: Pork Chops with Ancho Chile Rub and Raspberry Glaze
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.
View Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Shallot Butter
The inspiration for this dish is a Creole classic, grillades and grits. Look for Berkshire, Duroc, and other heritage pork
at specialty markets.
View Recipe: Stuffed Heritage Pork Chops with Creamy Grits