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Tuscan Parmesan Pork Chops

 Tuscan Parmesan Pork Chops
These pork chops are all dressed up! First they’re bathed in a zesty marinade, then they’re coated with crunchy nuts and cheese for a special main dish with mass appeal. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 15 min.


  • 3/4 cup zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine salad dressing and
  • mustard. Add the pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at
  • least 1 hour.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a
  • shallow bowl, combine cheese and hazelnuts. Coat chops with cheese
  • mixture. Place on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake
  • at 400° for 14-18 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop equals 462 calories, 32 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 935 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.