Slow-Cooker Pizza Pork Chops

Pork chops and pasta sauce partner for a taste-tempting dinner reminiscent of pizza.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6

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)
  • 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
510
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
880mg
880%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.