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ByPeggy Woodward, RDN and Nicole Doster

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Updated: Dec. 07, 2023

    Skip the takeout! Every one of these easy pork recipes can be whipped up start to finish in 30 minutes or less.


    Creamy Paprika Pork

    When I was little, I would often ask my mom to make “favorite meat.” She knew I was requesting this homey pork recipe. It’s been in my family for more than 30 years and it’s still a favorite! —Alexandra Barnett, Forest, Virginia

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    Pork Chops ‘n’ Pierogi

    The Polish dumplings are traditionally served as a meal, with applesauce or sour cream. This meal in one is a different way to use pierogi. —Greta Igl, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

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    Pork Tenderloin Fajitas

    These easy slow cooker pork fajitas offer loads of taste appeal. Sizzling tenderloin and veggies are tossed with a bold cilantro sauce and tucked into tortillas for a fun take on taco night. —Rachel Hozey, Pensacola, Florida

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    Glazed Smoked Chops with Pears

    My husband would eat pork chops every day if he could. Luckily, they're good prepared in all sorts of ways, including with pears. —Lynn Moretti, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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    I thought rice paper wrappers would be a quick, fun way to put salad ingredients into a hand-held snack or meal. I also make this with shrimp or add in cranberries. Go ahead, experiment! —Marla Strader, Ozark, Missouri

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    Pork Chops with Creamy Mustard Noodles

    A fast, creamy skillet sauce dresses up everyday pork chops and noodles. Chicken also works well with this recipe and the zesty mix of mustards.—Margaret Bracher, Robertsdale, Alabama

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    No-Fuss Pork Chops

    These tender chops taste like sweet-and-sour pork but require little attention or time. I prepare them year-round, whenever I'm on a tight schedule but still want something scrumptious. —Sally Jones, Lancaster, New Hampshire

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    Pork Medallions with Garlic-Strawberry Sauce

    These crispy pork medallions are treated to a refreshing strawberry sauce that's ideal for a springtime or summer meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Onion-Dijon Pork Chops

    Coated in a flavorful sauce, these chops are cooked to tender perfection. Serve with rice and carrots for a full meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Basil Pork Chops

    These tender, glazed chops get a kick from basil, chili powder and a little brown sugar. Serve with your favorite roasted veggies and you've got a super comforting meal bursting with flavor. —Lisa Gilliland, Fort Collins, Colorado

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    Grilled Pork Chops with Smokin' Sauce

    While growing up, my husband always had pork chops that were pan-fried or baked, but he knew they could be better. So he combined his love of grilling with the desire to create his own signature sauce, and the result was this recipe. —Vicky Drnek, Rome, Georgia

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    Lemon-Dijon Pork Sheet-Pan Supper

    Most nights I need something that I can get on the table with minimal effort and delicious results. This sheet-pan supper has become an all-time favorite, not only because of its bright flavors but also because of its speedy cleanup time. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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    Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

    My family combined two of our favorite things: pulled pork and grilled cheese sandwiches. This recipe is super fast and easy when you use store-bought pulled pork. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

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    Cider-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

    This is a super easy recipe full of sweet fall flavor. The maple flavor really shines through. —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York

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    Ramona's Chilaquiles

    A dear neighbor shared this recipe. She used to make it from scratch, but my version takes a few shortcuts. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

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    Barbecue Pork and Penne Skillet

    I'm the proud mother of wonderful and active children. Simple, delicious and quick meals like this BBQ pork skillet are perfect for us to enjoy together after school activities, especially if I have leftover pulled pork. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana

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    Bernie's Pork Chop Sandwiches

    My aunt worked in Butte, Montana, and whenever we visited we had pork chop sandwiches. This recipe is a take on that old favorite. —Jeanette Kotecki, Billings, Montana

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    Pork Chops with Nectarine Sauce

    As a dietitian, I’m always looking for ways to make meals healthy and delicious. These juicy chops are fast, too. —Suellen Pineda, Victor, New York

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    Grilled Ham Burgers

    My family loves my ham loaf, so I decided to make the ham loaf mixture into patties and grill them—it was an instant hit. Adding the arugula gives these burgers a peppery bite and honey mustard dressing adds just the right sweet and sour flavor. —Susan Bickta, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

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    Apple Cider Pork Chops

    These apple cider pork chops are a must for fall family dinners. I serve them with buttered egg noodles to soak up more of that delicious sauce. The recipe is easy to double when company pops in. —Debiana Casterline, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

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    Apple-Onion Pork Tenderloin

    This slightly sweet and tender pork tenderloin with apples is quick enough to make for a weeknight, but I often serve it on special occasions. It tastes amazing served with mashed potatoes or over egg noodles. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, ID

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    Sweet Barbecue Pork Chops

    I often prepare a double batch of these tangy barbecue pork chops, then freeze half to keep on hand. They are so easy and taste so fresh, family and friends never guess this quick entree was frozen! —Susan Holderman, Fostoria, Ohio

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    Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet

    Some people call it dinner hour, but many of us call it rush hour. Slow down the pace with this so-simple mouthwatering ground pork meal. The only thing you'll have left over is time to share with your family at the table. —Brigitte Schaller, Flemington, Missouri

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    Mediterranean Pork and Orzo

    On a really busy day, this meal in a bowl is one of my top picks. It's quick to put together, leaving a lot more time to relax at the table. —Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York

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    Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

    When I found this pork chops with apples recipe online years ago, it quickly became a favorite. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand, and the one-pan cleanup is a bonus. —Christina Price, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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    Busy-Day Pork Chops

    It was time to use or lose some pork chops I had in the fridge, so I dressed them in bread crumbs and Parmesan and baked them up. Necessity sure is the mother of invention, and in this case I invented an amazing healthy pork chop recipe. —Dee Maltby, Wayne, Ohio

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    Elegant Pork Marsala

    Wine and mushrooms lend elegance to this oh-so-simple pork dish. Use pre-sliced mushrooms and minced garlic to save time. Cleanup is one-pan easy. —Kim Gillis, High Falls, New York

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    If you're looking for a down-home one dish dinner that can be easily made on a weeknight, then this recipe is for you. My husband made sure that I added it to the list of Allen family favorites. —Macey Allen, Green Forest, Arkansas

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    Sauteed Pork Chops with Garlic Spinach

    My family enjoys cooking easy and delicious meals. This pork chop recipe is also inexpensive, which makes cooking easier for everyone. Keep an eye on the spinach—it cooks fast! —Joe Valerio, Whitinsville, Massachusetts

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    Zesty Grilled Chops

    These pork chops make a quick company dish. Our family enjoys them on the grill, as the summer weather in our part of the country is hot and muggy. In the wintertime, they're wonderful prepared in the broiler. —Blanche Babinski, Minto, North Dakota

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    Pork Banh Mi Wraps

    Crunchy veggies and Asian flavors make this a great wrap for summer. You can substitute a baguette for the wrap, or switch up the meat for five-spice chicken or spicy beef. Even lemongrass shrimp would be delicious! —Nicole Hood, Leesville, Lousiana

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    Carolina Marinated Pork Tenderloin

    Three bold ingredients will change your grilled pork tenderloin for life. This is exactly the kind of rich, savory, easy-to-prepare recipe I like to serve to company. —Sharisse Dunn, Rocky Point, North Carolina

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    Saucy Pork Chop Skillet

    Skillet pork chops make easy comfort food. We have them with a salad and fruit. If you've got fresh green beans or steamed broccoli, go for it. —Donna Roberts, Manhattan, Kansas

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    Chili-Spiced Pork Chops

    I like my food spicy, and my husband likes his mild. This pleasantly spiced dish makes us both happy—and our son enjoys it too. It's easy to make, and I always have all the ingredients on hand. —Andrea Keith of Kentwood, Michigan

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    I normally serve a traditional stir-fry, but I wanted to change it up with this ramen noodle recipe. Ramen noodles are a quick sub for the rice, and we really like the crisp-tender bite from fresh broccoli and a package of coleslaw mix. —Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia

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    Sage Pork Chops with Cider Pan Gravy

    A creamy sauce flavored with apple cider and sage makes for a quick and tasty weeknight dinner. If you'd like, serve these lightly seasoned chops with couscous, rice or noodles. —Erica Wilson, Beverly, Massachusetts

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    Bacon-Swiss Pork Chops

    I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes that are impressive enough to serve company. These bacon wrapped pork chops certainly fits the bill. —Keith Miller, Fort Gratiot, Michigan. Looking for more? Lear how to make bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin.

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    Caramelized Pork Tenderloin

    This is the best pork tenderloin recipe! It is a little bit savory and a little bit sweet, and best of all, tastes grilled even though you made it on the stovetop. —Debi Arone, Fort Collins, Colorado

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    Pork Medallions in Mustard Sauce

    I like pork medallions with apricot preserves and wondered how else I could dress them up. I played around with different flavors until I found this combo. Wows every time. —Tahnia Fox, Trenton, Michigan

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    Spicy Tomato Pork Chops

    Simmered in tomato sauce, these pork chops are big at our house. I add garlic powder and Creole or Cajun seasoning before browning the chops to give them extra punch. —Holly Neuharth, Mesa, Arizona

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    Parmesan Pork Chops with Spinach Salad

    My pork chops needed a change, and I stumbled across this pan-fry method. With a few small changes, we transformed them into a yummy spinach salad. —Laurel Dalzell, Manteca, California

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    Pork Medallions with Raspberry-Balsamic Sauce

    When I entertain, I prefer spending time with company to being holed up in the kitchen. This fast entree lets me serve a spectacular dinner with almost no hassle. —Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina

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    Hearty Pork Chops

    Just six ingredients are required for the tasty mix that marinates these well-seasoned chops. Whip up the combination to marinate overnight, and you'll have dinner on the table in no time tomorrow. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Deconstructed Pear Pork Chops

    You’ll be tempted to eat this main dish right out of the pan but try to resist. These chops are sure to wow guests at the dinner table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Originally Published: December 18, 2018


    Peggy Woodward, RDN

    Peggy is a registered dietitian nutritionist and senior food editor for Taste of Home. In addition to curating recipes, she writes articles, develops recipes and is our in-house nutrition expert. She studied dietetics at the University of Illinois and completed post-graduate studies at the Medical University of South Carolina. Peggy has a backgroun...

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    Nicole Doster

    With nearly a decade of experience creating content for various lifestyle publishers and eCommerce brands, Nicole combines her love of at-home cooking with her expertise in product reviews and digital content creation to lead the award-winning shopping editorial team across Taste of Home, Family Handyman and Reader's Digest. As Trusted Media Brand'...

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