Cheesy Italian Pork Chops with Vegetables

Pork chops and potatoes baked in one pan makes dinner—and cleanup—a breeze! Cheese and seasonings add a little Italian flair to the homey meal.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4

4
bone-in pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick (about 1 1/2 lb)
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
3
medium unpeeled Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1
red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
2/3
cup shredded Italian cheese blend

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Place pork chops in one half of pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix 3/4 teaspoon of the thyme, the garlic-pepper blend and oil; lightly brush tops and sides of pork with some of the oil mixture. Add potatoes and bell pepper to remaining oil mixture in bowl; toss to coat. Spread vegetables in other half of pan.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center. Sprinkle cheese and remaining 1/4 teaspoon thyme over pork; bake 2 to 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Pre-shredded cheese is a definite time-saving product. Look for the Italian cheese blend in the dairy case near other shredded cheese products. Depending on the manufacturer, 5 or 6 cheeses are included in the blend. Either type will work in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
35g
35%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.