Friday, April 1, 2011

Italian Stuffed Pork Chops

Today's recipe is for delicious Italian Stuffed Pork Chops. These are easy to prep and cook. From prep to done I'd say they take about 45 minutes. Don't be intimidated by the long ingredient list, it really is quite simple.

Yields 2 servings

2 1" thick boneless porkchops
1/2 cup shredded Mozarella cheese
2 tablespoons Ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmeasan cheese
1/4 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup pasta sauce

Cut a slit 3/4 of the way deep and 3/4 width of both pork chops. In a small bowl, combine all three cheeses, breadcrumbs and seasonings. Using your thumbs, widen the hole you cut in the pork chop. Stuff cheese mixture into the chops Leaving enough room to pull the chop closed again. Secure with a toothpick if desired. Place porkchops into a baking dish and cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Warm the pasta sauce in a small pot, top chops upon serving.


I served mine with some Italian seasoned rice, but you can also serve it with pasta, roasted potatos, or any other side you wish. Any questions, please ask! Enjoy!

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