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.
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.
Delicata squash, as the name implies, has skin so tender you don't have to peel it and makes this dish just that much faster to prep. You can substitute butternut or acorn squash—just peel it (or buy butternut prechopped).
View Recipe: Oven Pork Chop Pan Roast
This is a delicious version of classic baked pork and apples. Serve with a simple broccoli slaw mixed with toasted walnuts and parsley and tossed with a light mayonnaise dressing.
View Recipe: Oven Baked Pork and Apples
If you want to use up some of the preserves languishing on the door of your fridge, you can sub them in for the red currant jelly—which offers a sweet-tart element here. Seedless raspberry or apricot jam will work well; to balance the sweetness, add a little lemon juice to the sauce. Orange marmalade will work, too, putting a mild, pleasantly bitter spin on the dish.
View Recipe: Red-Hot Currant Glazed Pork Chops
These grilled chops rest in and absorb an herb vinaigrette for a few minutes while you mix what might be the easiest side dish ever—a toss of white beans, briny green olives, and fresh spinach that matches up beautifully with the juicy pork chops.
View Recipe: Tuscan-Style Garlic-Herb Pork Chops
The spicy-sweet rub of coriander, cumin, ginger, and ground red pepper breathes life into pork chops, while the accompanying mango salsa lends a tangy, refreshing burst of flavor. Plus, it’s ready in just 20 minutes.