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Slow-Cooker Pizza Pork Chops

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  2 reviews
  • 10 min prep time
  • 4 hr 10 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Pork chops and pasta sauce partner for a taste-tempting dinner reminiscent of pizza.

Ingredients

6
pork loin chops, 1 inch thick (about 2 1/4 lb)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cups tomato pasta sauce
4
cups cooked orzo
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)

Steps

  • 1 Remove excess fat from pork. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  • 2 Place pork in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle onion over pork. Add pasta sauce.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours.
  • 4 Place orzo on platter. Top with pork and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 1 Remove excess fat from pork. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  • 2 Place pork in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle onion over pork. Add pasta sauce.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours.
  • 4 Place orzo on platter. Top with pork and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

A packaged Caesar salad and Italian bread are all that are needed to complete this family-friendly meal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
10g
10%
Protein
30g
30%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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