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Italian Chops With Pasta

 Italian Chops With Pasta
Thanks to an Italian makeover, this pork is perfection in a pan! Tender chops, red wine, fire-roasted tomatoes and penne pasta make a luscious complete meal in minutes. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine or chicken broth
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Hot cooked penne pasta
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Brown chops in oil in a
  • large skillet. Remove and keep warm. Saute green pepper and onion in
  • the same skillet until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute
  • longer.
  • Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil;
  • cook until liquid is almost evaporated. Add tomatoes and Italian
  • seasoning. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until sauce is slightly
  • thickened.
  • Return chops to the skillet. Cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or

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Italian Chops With Pasta (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 5 minutes before
  • serving. Serve with pasta. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.