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Pork Chops Italiano

 Pork Chops Italiano
I have been making this recipe for more than 30 years. Children as well as adults love them. These juicy chops are covered with a basil-seasoned tomato sauce and melted cheese. They're so easy and so fast, too. Any cut of chop can be used...I like to use boneless.—Janene Christensen, Eureka, Missouri
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4-inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 slices slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into rings


  • Sprinkle pork chops with pepper. In a large skillet, brown chops in
  • butter on both sides; drain. Combine the tomato sauce, water,
  • Italian seasoning and basil; pour over chops. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until meat juices
  • run clear.
  • Top each pork chop with cheese and green pepper. Cover and cook 3-5
  • minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 211 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 486 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.