Pork Chops with Roasted Cauliflower and Onions


This quick one-skillet vegetable and pork main dish recipe makes a great weeknight dinner. Look for pre-cut cauliflower florets in the produce aisle of your grocery store to cut down on prep time, and your dinner will be on the table in just 30 minutes!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • 2 pork rib chops, cut 3/4 inch thick (8 ounces total)

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided

  • 3 cups cauliflower florets

  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 leaf Chopped fresh basil, Italian parsley and/or chives


  1. Trim fat from meat. Stir together thyme, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly on both sides of each chop. Rub in with your fingers. Set the chops aside.

  2. Coat a very large unheated nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Preheat over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower and onion; sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook and stir about 5 minutes or until almost tender. Remove skillet from heat. Push cauliflower and onion to the edge of the skillet.

  3. Add oil to the skillet. Arrange the seasoned chops in a single layer in the skillet. Return the skillet to the heat and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until the pork chops are done (160 degrees F) and the vegetables are tender, turning the chops to brown evenly and stirring the vegetable mixture often.

  4. Add oil to skillet. Arrange seasoned chops in a single layer in skillet. Cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until pork chops are done (160 degree f) and vegetables are tender, turning chops to brown evenly and stirring vegetables often.

  5. Transfer the chops and vegetable mixture to dinner plates. If desired, sprinkle the vegetable mixture with basil, parsley and/or chives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
14g Fat
11g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 32g 64%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Vitamin A 66IU 1%
Vitamin C 73mg 81%
Folate 95mcg 24%
Sodium 389mg 17%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 55mg 13%
Potassium 963mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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