Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops

Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chilled basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops, 1 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix feta cheese, basil pesto, and pine nuts in a bowl. Use the tip of a sharp boning or paring knife to cut a 3-inch slit in the side of each pork chop, 2 inches deep and 1/4-inch away from the bone, to make a pocket for stuffing. Stuff pork chops with pesto filling and secure with toothpicks.
  3. Mix black pepper, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes, and thyme in a small bowl; rub both sides of each chop with the spice mix. Place chops into a shallow baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chops are browned and stuffing is hot, about 40 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the stuffing should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Brush chops with balsamic vinegar and bake until vinegar forms a glaze, another 5 minutes.

04/07/2017
Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

Comment on this content
Delicious Potato Salad Bake
Delicious Potato Salad Bake
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter or gre..
145
Mini Apple Pies
Mini Apple Pies
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).Cut 4 6-inch r..
228
Steak and Potato Tacos with Poblano Chilies
Steak and Potato Tacos with Poblano Chilies
Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in heavy large non-stick skillet ove..
131
Andouille Sausage and Corn Chowder
Andouille Sausage and Corn Chowder
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook an..
48
Mashed Butternut Squash
Mashed Butternut Squash
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Pierce buttern..
90
Pumpkin Pie Cake
Pumpkin Pie Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly greas..
459
Barbecued Chicken Quesadillas
Barbecued Chicken Quesadillas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Bring a medium..
45
Vegetarian Sloppy Joe
Vegetarian Sloppy Joe
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; coo..
82
Onion Salmon
Onion Salmon
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil gra..
41
Pesto Baked Pork Chops
Pesto Baked Pork Chops
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Season pork ch..
84
Pesto and Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Pesto and Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baki..
59
Stuffed Pork Chops
Stuffed Pork Chops
Make slits in pork chops to form a pocket in fat end. Combi..
642
Gourmet Stuffed Pork Chops
Gourmet Stuffed Pork Chops
Lay pork chops flat onto your work surface. Use the tip of a..
165
Couscous-Stuffed Pork Chops
Couscous-Stuffed Pork Chops
Combine 1 1/4 cups chicken broth and 2 tablespoons butter in..
72
Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberries
Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberries
To prepare the cranberry filling: Soak 1 cup dried cranberri..
207
Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).In a large ski..
598