Low-Calorie Pork Recipes

Find healthy, delicious low-calorie pork recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Slow-Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.75 stars
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This easy load-and-go crock pot recipe is a great dinner to make with your kids. Let the kids stir the sauce while you rub the ribs, then just let the slow cooker do the rest of the work! Serve with a colorful coleslaw and brown rice.

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apples & Squash

This pork tenderloin recipe roasts apples and acorn squash alongside for an easy, delicious weeknight meal.
By Carolyn Malcoun

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.

Pork Zuppa

This rich Italian soup, made with ground pork and potatoes, is sure to satisfy everyone who tries it. Using a slow cooker makes this recipe easy to execute.

Healthy Oven-Fried Pork Chops

Rating: 4.71 stars
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These whole-wheat panko breadcrumb-coated pork chops get just as crispy as fried chops, but they're healthier. Oven-frying saves you fat and calories while producing chops that are crispy on the outside, yet juicy inside. Serve with steamed broccoli and baked sweet potato for a satisfying weeknight dinner.

Paprika Baked Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars
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You'd never guess that this elegant meal comes together on just one baking sheet. While the pork rests, whip together an easy red pepper sauce to complete this impressive and healthy dinner. The sauce would also be delicious with chicken. We're willing to bet this easy sheet-pan dinner recipe will go into heavy rotation on your kitchen playlist.

Pork Paprikash with Cauliflower "Rice"

Rating: 4 stars
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Cut carbs and calories by using cauliflower "rice" instead of regular rice in this 30-minute pork paprikash recipe.

Honey-Mustard Pork with Spinach & Smashed White Beans

Rating: 4.4 stars
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Drizzle the quick honey-mustard pan sauce over the pork and beans in this 30-minute dinner for a comforting, healthy weeknight meal.

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
2
The Sugar and Spice Rub makes extra. So another time, use it to season pork tenderloin or lean burgers before broiling or grilling.

Golden Baked Pork Cutlets

Rating: 4.33 stars
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These quick breaded pork cutlets made with just a few ingredients are so delicious everyone will be wishing they helped make them. Cutting the super-low-fat pork tenderloin into long fillets makes it quick-cooking. Serve with a medley of steamed vegetables and a side of mashed potatoes for a taste of nostalgia.

Mustard-Maple Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 4.78 stars
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Pork tenderloin is about as lean as it comes so it's a great healthy option, but it shouldn't be overcooked as it can dry out. Maple and mustard make a sweet-and-savory mahogany-colored sauce. A delicate note of sage gives it a wintery touch. Fresh thyme or rosemary also work if you prefer. Serve with barley, roasted squash and a Pinot Noir.
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Inspiration and Ideas

BLATs (Bacon-Lettuce-Avocado-Tomato Sandwiches)
Rating: Unrated
6
In this healthy BLT recipe, we use a creamy avocado spread flavored with garlic and basil, and add sprouts. Look for sprouted-wheat bread in the frozen section or with other specialty breads at your grocery store.
Mediterranean Pork Chops
Rating: Unrated
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These Mediterranean Pork Chops are seasoned with rosemary and ready in just 45-minutes.

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Rating: 4 stars
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Do you like bacon cheeseburgers? Try this healthy meatloaf recipe packed with bacon and Cheddar cheese. It has all the flavor of a bacon cheeseburger with none of the guilt.