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Italian Pork and Potato Casserole Recipe

Italian Pork and Potato Casserole Recipe

The aroma of this hearty dish baking brings back fond memories of home. My mother created the recipe years ago, using the ingredients she had on hand.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sliced red potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes or until almost tender; drain.
  • 2. Place potatoes in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper. Top with pork chops and marinara sauce. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145° and potatoes are tender.
  • 3. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1 cup potatoes and 1/2 cup sauce equals 412 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 506 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 39 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.