Lauren Jagnow

Quick, Easy & Perfect Pork Chops

Pork Chop RecipesQuick and easy pork chop recipes can be lifesavers on those night when cooking dinner is more of a challenge than an adventure. After all, just about everyone loves pork chops. They’re low in fat, and they taste great alongside whatever summer sides you can whip up. And when we say quick, we mean it: Each of the recipes featured here takes 30 minutes or less to prepare.


You might be surprised by just how many options you have when preparing pork chops; you can serve a French-inspired pork chops Provencal, or go the comfort-food route with maple pork and apples. Another fun and tasty option is Thai salad with pork. Or go Italian with grilled caprese pork chops, brimming with mozzarella.


Each of these pork chop dishes is a wholly satisfying dinner, so it all depends on what you feel like making (and eating), and what ingredients you have handy. Let the adventure begin!




Maple Pork and Apples

Pork Chop Recipes

You need just five ingredients (plus salt and pepper) for this easy and satisfying pork chop recipe. Sweet apples and maple syrup taste fantastic alongside the savory pork chops.




Oven-barbecued Pork Chops

Pork Chop Recipes

No grill required for this clever “barbecue” recipe. Adding orange juice to the sauce gives the dish a great citrus kick that takes the dish beyond the ordinary.




Pork Chops Provencal

Pork Chop Recipes

Give your dinner a Mediterranean flair with this rich and flavorful pork chop recipe. If you don’t have orzo handy, this dish tastes just as good alongside rice pilaf or a green salad.




Southwest Pork Chops with Corn Salsa

Pork Chop Recipes

A perfect summer dinner, this dish features a delicious fresh vegetable salsa. If you have cactus leaves available, use them for a dramatic garnish.




Thai Salad with Pork

Pork Chop Recipes

This salad is a triple threat: It’s quick, tasty, and healthy. Ginger and red pepper flakes give it a great Thai flavor that you’ll really appreciate on a warm summer night.




Grilled Caprese Pork Chops

Pork Chop Recipes

Fresh summer tomatoes are delicious with pork chops in this light and satisfying dinner. Melted mozzarella cheese gives the meat a luscious texture.




Pork Chops with Green Peppercorn Sauce

Pork Chop Recipes

This dish takes only 15 minutes to prepare, but it’s full of gourmet flavor. Chopped green peppercorns are an unusual and delicious addition to the creamy sauce.





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