For a quick and easy dinner, make this Oven Baked Pesto Pork Chops Recipe. Tender pork chops smothered with flavorful pesto then topped with parmesan cheese. These chops are a great budget friendly dinner idea.
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Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops Smothered With Pesto
These sheet pan pork chops are fantastic for weeknight dinners. If using store bought pesto there is hardly any preparation to this meal. Or make this Basil Spinach Pesto for a nutritious and flavorful sauce. Serve with polenta, veggies, rice or pasta for a satisfying meal.
Here are some side dish recipes to serve alongside: Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad – Parmesan Basil Baked Corn on the Cob – Spinach Mashed Potatoes – Pesto Mozzarella Stuffed Rolls – Easy Rice Pilaf – Lemon Garlic Pasta
What Temperature Should Pork Chops Be Cooked To
I tend to prefer my pork on the well done side. But if you want super tender chops then shoot for 145ºF internal temp.
Check out this handy Pork Temperature Breakdown by Pork.org. Basically for pork you want the internal temp to reach 145ºF-160ºF.
Ingredients Needed For Oven Baked Pork Chops with Pesto (screenshot for grocery list)
- Bone-In Pork Chops (approx 1″ thick)
- Vine Tomatoes
- Shaved Parmesan Cheese
How To Bake Pesto Pork Chops
- Preheat oven to 425ºF
- Generously grease rimmed sheet pan.
- Coat pork chops with oil, salt and pepper. Transfer to sheet pan. Place tomatoes beside chops and brush with oil.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until desired doneness. Top with pesto the last 2 minutes of cook time.
- Serve topped with parmesan.
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Nutrition Information Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 555Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 151mgSodium 597mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 49g
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