One-Pan Tuscan Pork

Jan 19

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Does the picture above make your mouth water? I want to reach through the screen and eat the whole plate– even though I had Tuscan pork chops for dinner last night, I could definitely eat leftovers today :)

I bought a ton of pork chops from Cosctco the other week, and I am really enjoying experimenting and trying new ways to flavor and cook them. This recipe is very slightly adapted from Sweet C Designs— another great blog found through Pinterest. The meal was a hit and incredibly flavorful– awesome dinner!

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Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • Pesto sauce for pasta (I used a Knorr pesto packet)
  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 15-20 min
  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy

Directions

Prepare pasta and pesto sauce according to package instructions.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pan on high until warm. Brown pork chops on each side, 1-2 minutes each.

Reduce heat to medium and stir in onions. Continue to flip pork chops-- 2 minutes on each side. Then add the tomatoes, garlic, and other spices. Simmer pork chops and sauce for about 5-10 minutes-- make sure pork is cooked through.

Serve on a bed of pesto pasta.

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Comments: 66

  1. Carol at Wild Goose Tea Jan 21 at 6:12 pm Reply

    YES, looking at the photo and then reading the recipe does make my mouth water.
    I love pasta and pork is my favorite meat. To me this is a primo meal!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Jan 27 at 9:28 am Reply

    I am always looking for new ways to make pork since my kids always give me a hard time about eating it. This sounds really good.

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:09 pm Reply

      It was a hit in our house!

  3. Martha@A Family Feast Jan 27 at 10:46 am Reply

    Sounds delicious – and looks super simple to make too!

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:10 pm Reply

      Thanks Martha!

  4. Angie Jan 27 at 10:51 am Reply

    What a great recipe for busy weeknights! Looks delicious!

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:10 pm Reply

      Thanks Angie– yes, perfect for weeknights!

  5. Cookin Canuck Jan 27 at 11:15 am Reply

    I always buy the Costco pork chops when they’re on sale, and this looks like a fantastic way to use them!

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:11 pm Reply

      Thanks– who doesn’t love costco?!?

  6. Jennifer Jan 27 at 11:44 am Reply

    This looks amazing. I love pork, and I always snag it at Costco. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:11 pm Reply

      Yay for Costco deals!

  7. Becca Jan 27 at 1:39 pm Reply

    This looks delicious! I just bought pork the other day–I think my family will love this. Thanks for the recipe :)

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:12 pm Reply

      Perfect way to use that pork you bought :)

  8. Jaime Jan 27 at 2:05 pm Reply

    This looks delicious. I love meals that are tasty and extremely simple to cook!

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:12 pm Reply

      Who doesn’t?!? :)

  9. Nikki @ Nik Snacks Jan 27 at 3:50 pm Reply

    I love it when a Pinterest plan comes together!

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:13 pm Reply

      Absolutely- yay for pinterest!

  10. Paula - bell'alimento Jan 27 at 4:31 pm Reply

    I’m a big fan of one pans! What a great family friendly weeknight meal

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:14 pm Reply

      Thanks Paula!

  11. Looks delicious and now I’m hungry!

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:15 pm Reply

      Haha…hope you got something to eat :)

  12. Nicole Jan 27 at 4:56 pm Reply

    That looks yummy. Tuscan chicken is a favorite meal around here.

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:15 pm Reply

      Thanks Nicole

  13. Pam Jan 27 at 4:59 pm Reply

    This looks so good! I love one pan meals, less cleanup and just as much taste!

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:16 pm Reply

      Thanks Pam

  14. Aimee Fauci Jan 27 at 5:49 pm Reply

    This looks so easy to make and seems so tasty. I’ve never made anything like this at all. Love the added pasta.

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:17 pm Reply

      Thanks Aimee– it was a hit in our house!

  15. Michelle Jan 27 at 6:39 pm Reply

    I love pork chops! They are one of my favorite dinners…when I go to other people’s houses. Unfortunately, they never turn out right for me! Im going to give them another try and see how this recipe turns out! Wish me luck!

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:19 pm Reply

      Definitely try them– sometimes when I cook them on the stove top, the heat is too high.

  16. Nina Say Jan 27 at 7:10 pm Reply

    One pan anything is my kind of recipe. Not to mention my obsession with pasta.

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:19 pm Reply

      Me too– thanks Nina :)

  17. Heather / girlichef Jan 27 at 7:38 pm Reply

    Oh yes, that does look tasty. Those are some great flavors!

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:20 pm Reply

      Thanks Heather!

  18. Liz Mays Jan 27 at 8:57 pm Reply

    Oooh pesto sounds great with pork. That pic makes it look awesome!!!

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:21 pm Reply

      Thanks Liz– it was a good taste combo

  19. I’m thinking I need a membership to Costco! This looks great!

    • Elizabeth Feb 01 at 8:21 pm Reply

      Yes– definitely go to costco asap!

  20. Christie Jan 27 at 9:27 pm Reply

    I love the use of one pan! I’ve actually never had pork with my pasta before

  21. Jeanine Jan 27 at 10:00 pm Reply

    Oh thus looks and sounds super good! I bet my whole family would love this!

  22. Ginny McMeans Jan 27 at 10:03 pm Reply

    I love all of those clean ingredients poured over pasta!

  23. Ann Bacciaglia Jan 27 at 10:36 pm Reply

    This dish looks like a great meal. I love that it is a one pot meal. Easy cleanup is always great.

  24. Beth@FrugalFroggie Jan 27 at 11:47 pm Reply

    I haven’t made pork chops in a while. But I love pasta and pork so I bet they are great together.

  25. Katherine G Jan 28 at 12:42 am Reply

    This meal looks so delicious! I think that this would be a huge hit in my home.

  26. Lori Gunn Jan 28 at 2:24 am Reply

    What a delightful recipe! I know my family would tuck right into it and eat hearty.

  27. Kay Adeola Jan 28 at 6:21 am Reply

    Great recipe! y family would be happy with this and it looks simple enough to make.

  28. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) Jan 28 at 8:12 am Reply

    Drooling over this!

  29. Emily Roemmich Jan 28 at 10:57 am Reply

    I have never had pork chops over pasta! Pork is on sale this week so it would be the perfect time to try it!

  30. Rosey Jan 28 at 1:13 pm Reply

    That’s a great way to mix up the menu choices. I’d serve it here!

  31. Erin @ Texanerin Baking Jan 28 at 1:17 pm Reply

    I haven’t had pork chops in years but I’d love to try this dish! Looks awesome. :)

  32. Kim Croisant Jan 28 at 1:18 pm Reply

    Sounds yummy and easy enough to make….just the way I like it!!

  33. Chrystal @ YUM eating Jan 28 at 3:21 pm Reply

    My family loves port chops but I have never put them on top of pasta like this. Sounds amazing and I am pretty sure they would love it.

  34. Veronica Jan 28 at 4:45 pm Reply

    You always serve up some yummy looking food. My son would be all over this one

  35. Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom Jan 28 at 7:59 pm Reply

    This looks like a lovely meal!

  36. Lana | Never Enough Thyme Jan 28 at 8:45 pm Reply

    It’s cold and the wind is blowing hard here tonight. I’m thinking what a perfect dinner this would be for a night like this!

  37. Hollie Jan 28 at 9:33 pm Reply

    Got to love a simple one pot recipe. This looks like a recipe my teen may enjoy making.

  38. Debbie L. Jan 29 at 5:48 am Reply

    What a great fast tasty recipe – perfect for nights Caleb has basketball.

  39. Susan Jan 29 at 7:38 am Reply

    You are right, this does looks tasty. Great flavors here.

  40. valmg @ From Val's Kitchen Jan 29 at 7:52 am Reply

    That sounds really good! I’ve never tried pesto with pork before.

  41. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious Jan 29 at 11:53 am Reply

    Yum! I love that this is so simple, yet looks like such a fancy meal.

  42. Debbie Denny Jan 29 at 7:40 pm Reply

    I think this will go over great at my house also. Looks delish

  43. Nutmeg Nanny Jan 30 at 8:07 am Reply

    Hello delicious! This is one comforting and hearty dish.

    • Elizabeth Jan 31 at 8:37 am Reply

      Thank you– it was great comfort food!

  44. Renee - Kudos Kitchen Jan 31 at 8:49 am Reply

    This looks wonderful. I love pork and pasta dishes!

  45. Candy O Jan 31 at 2:03 pm Reply

    What a beautiful dish! I love coking with pork.

  46. April Decheine Feb 01 at 9:38 am Reply

    What a great recipe, I have never made this. We eat a lot of pork in our house, so good for you!

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