A little cornstarch gives the sweet and salty Marsala sauce for this pork dish the kind of body it would usually take a cup of heavy cream (rather than low-fat milk) to achieve. The recipe makes plenty of sauce, so you'll want to serve it with some egg noodles or mashed potatoes to soak it all up.

Jim Romanoff
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2010


Recipe Summary

35 mins


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  • Mix 2 tablespoons Marsala and cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper, then dredge in the flour.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add the pork chops. Cook until well browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Add prosciutto to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until browned, about 1 minute. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until it starts to soften and brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons Marsala, oregano and 1 1/2 teaspoons chives and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Add milk and the reserved cornstarch mixture to the pan; adjust the heat to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and reduced slightly, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • Return the pork chops and any accumulated juice to the pan and simmer, turning to coat, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve the chops topped with the sauce and garnished with the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons chives.


Note: Marsala, a fortified wine from Sicily, is a flavorful addition to many sauces. Don't use the “cooking Marsala” sold in many supermarkets--it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, purchase Marsala that's sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store. An opened bottle can be stored in a cool, dry place for months.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; protein 29.9g; carbohydrates 16.7g; dietary fiber 0.6g; sugars 6.1g; fat 12.2g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 78.3mg; vitamin a iu 180.1IU; vitamin c 2.9mg; folate 30.7mcg; calcium 104.1mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 36.4mg; potassium 497.8mg; sodium 526.1mg; thiamin 0.9mg; added sugar 2g.

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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
Fine Dining at Home This is an elegant option for dinner. We used a sweet marsala and added sliced mushrooms for a little more volume. Turned out delicious. Served over egg noodles with a side dish of broccoli with parmesan. Pros: Good flavor easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Shot Scored! Wanted to sneak home early and make a nice dinner for my wife. Found recipe online at work stopped by the Liquor store for some nice Marsala market for prosciutto and whipped it up in no time at all. Taste was excellent. She loved it. I will make again but will likely increase the sauce a bit. Wonderful. Pros: Easy Fast and Tasty Read More
Rating: 3 stars
1st time making Marsala sauce won't be the last! This was very good although I think it could use a little extra flavor. I think mushrooms would be a great option - unfortunately my husband won't eat them )-: I served this with egg noodles and we could have used a little more sauce (but we LOVE sauce). I will definitely make this again! Pros: Fast and easy preparation Read More
Rating: 5 stars
A winner!!! Made this for my family of diversely picky eaters. They ALL loved it and I will certainly be making this again! Pros: Easy to make if you prep and measure everything ahead Cons: Can't think of any Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great dish! Delicious sauce even my picky hubby liked it and said it was restaurant quality! But need to make more sauce next time. Definitely a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We both loved this recipe! For the first time making it I followed the recipe exactly and thought it came out wonderfully. I would not change a thing! A definite keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic taste and easy to make. We enjoyed the sauce a lot. We found that there was too much sauce and will consider making less next time or freezing some for another serving at a later date. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Get Your Ingredients Ready! Our family liked this recipe; but I'm unlikely to repeat it. It may be that I did not get a high enough quality Marsala -:). But I felt that given the prep or scramble to add ingredients on the fly vs. the outcome I'll look for other options! Pros: Nice Flavor Cons: Phased use of ingredients in this quick cooking recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This dish is FANTASTIC. I am just starting out with cooking and was worried it would be too difficult... definitely not the case. I also didn't think there was too much sauce my husband and I had also wished for more because of the extra side of potatoes that we made. I would also recommend sauteeing some mushrooms after the pork and cooking them with the sauce... tasty! Read More