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Pesto-Topped Grilled Pork Chops

Take a tip from savvy Italian chefs who know that a dab of pesto makes almost everything better, including grilled meats, like these chops.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

4
boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick)
Cooking spray
4
tablespoons refrigerated pesto
3
tablespoons Progresso® plain bread crumbs

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat closed contact grill 5 minutes.
  • 2 When grill is heated, lightly spray with cooking spray. Place pork chops on bottom grill surface; close grill. Cook 3 minutes.
  • 3 Top each chop with 1/2 tablespoon pesto and sprinkle with bread crumbs; close grill. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until chops are no longer pink and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Place chops on serving plates; top each with 1/2 tablespoon remaining pesto.
  • 1 Heat closed contact grill 5 minutes.
  • 2 When grill is heated, lightly spray with cooking spray. Place pork chops on bottom grill surface; close grill. Cook 3 minutes.
  • 3 Top each chop with 1/2 tablespoon pesto and sprinkle with bread crumbs; close grill. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until chops are no longer pink and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Place chops on serving plates; top each with 1/2 tablespoon remaining pesto.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Pesto is available alongside refrigerated pasta in larger supermarkets. If unavailable, stir together 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, 1 minced garlic clove and 1 teaspoon olive oil.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.