Healthy Pork Chop Recipes

Find healthy, delicious pork chop recipes including fried, grilled and breaded pork chops. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Sheet-Pan Maple-Mustard Pork Chops & Carrots

Rating: 3 stars
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You need just one pan for this satisfying weeknight dinner. A sweet and savory maple-mustard glaze livens up baked pork chops, while the carrots are jazzed up with flavor-boosting and anti-inflammatory garlic, ginger and turmeric. Rainbow carrots add colorful pizazz, but regular orange carrots are a just-as-tasty substitute. Pork dries out easily--using an instant-read thermometer ensures meat is cooked safely, but still moist.

Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Rating: 4.47 stars
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These seared pork chops are topped with a rich and creamy mushroom sauce that gets flavored with fresh herbs.

Skillet Pork Chops with Peas, Carrots & Pearl Onions

Rating: 5 stars
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This superfast one-dish dinner is full of classic flavor and is such a crowd pleaser that you'll want to work it into your regular weeknight dinner rotation. We call for bone-in pork chops to maximize flavor, but boneless pork chops are a fine substitution. To round out this meal a little more, serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

Pork Chops with Garlicky Broccoli

Rating: 4 stars
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A little Parmesan in the pork chops' crunchy coating makes it extra-flavorful. The broccoli is simple yet special--try it alongside just about anything you're cooking, but it pairs perfectly with the pork here for a satisfying healthy dinner ready in just 30 minutes.

Sauteed Pork Chops with Apples

Rating: 5 stars
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The Sugar and Spice Rub makes extra. So another time, use it to season pork tenderloin or lean burgers before broiling or grilling.

Mediterranean Pork Chops

Rating: 5 stars
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These Mediterranean Pork Chops are seasoned with rosemary and ready in just 45-minutes.

Air-Fryer Pork Chops

Rating: 4 stars
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These crispy breaded air-fryer pork chops don't require a lot of oil to create a deep-fried crispy crust. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce or alongside roasted veggies. Want to double the recipe? Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook the pork chops in batches, but that's easy to do.

Grilled Bone-In Pork Chops

Juicy grilled pork chops with a tiny bit of sweetness and a faint hint of spiciness make for an excellent simple dinner main that pairs with practically any side. A simple brine imparts flavor, but mostly keeps the pork chops from drying out; just don't marinate the meat for any longer than 4 hours or it'll soften the texture.

Garlic-Lime Pork with Farro & Spinach

Rating: 5 stars
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In this easy main dish recipe, pork chops are paired with farro and spinach in a zesty peanut butter-lime sauce. This one-skillet meal will be on the table in under 30 minutes and requires minimal cleanup.

Mushroom-Sauced Pork Chops

Rating: 4 stars
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Mushroom soup and fresh mushrooms give earthy flavor to pork chops in this slow-cooker recipe.

Pork Chop Suey

Rating: 4.06 stars
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Chop suey is often made with bamboo shoots and water chestnuts--add them to this recipe if you wish. Serve with: Udon noodles.

Cheesy Smothered Pork Chops with Garlicky Mushrooms & Kale

Fans of French onion soup will love sinking their teeth into these smothered pork chops. Served with a mess of garlicky veggies, this is a weeknight winner.
By Jennifer Kushnier
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Panko-Crusted Pork Chops with Asian Slaw
Rating: Unrated
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Panko breadcrumbs and a high-heat oven lend satisfying crispiness to pork chops without frying. The miso-flavored chops pair with coleslaw, here updated with snow peas, red bell pepper and Asian flavors like ginger, to round out this healthy 400-calorie meal that's ready in under an hour.

Shichimi Togarashi Pork Chops with Spicy Greens

These easy pork chops are coated in shichimi togarashi, a Japanese spice blend that adds mild to moderate heat. A fresh salad featuring Asian pears and spicy greens completes the meal.