Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops23 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 45 min
- Ready In: 1 hr
“Sharkey Family recipe. This goes great served with fresh steamed broccoli and a Caesar salad.” - by SDaisy2
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Mix feta cheese, basil pesto, and pine nuts in a bowl. Use the tip of a sharp boning or paring knife to cut a 3-inch slit in the side of each pork chop, 2 inches deep and 1/4-inch away from the bone, to make a pocket for stuffing. Stuff pork chops with pesto filling and secure with toothpicks.
- Mix black pepper, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes, and thyme in a small bowl; rub both sides of each chop with the spice mix. Place chops into a shallow baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven until chops are browned and stuffing is hot, about 40 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the stuffing should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Brush chops with balsamic vinegar and bake until vinegar forms a glaze, another 5 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 335 cal
- 22.2 g
- 3.3 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (23)Rate This Recipe
"delicious!..." See more"
"This was great. I used walnut instead of pine nut. Turned out great. The cook time was a little off for me, but my chops were a little small. Over all a great recipe. I'll make it again...." See more"
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