Homemade Italian Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-8 hours


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
Tomato sauce seasoned with oregano, basil and garlic gives Italian flavor to tender chops. "This is one of the few ways I will eat pork chops," relates Vickie Lowe of Lititz, Pennsylvania.


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried oregano, basil and parsley flakes
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Green pepper rings, optional


  1. In a nonstick skillet, brown pork chops on both sides. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the mushrooms, onion and garlic. Top with the pork chops.
  2. In a bowl, combine the tomato sauce, lemon juice, salt, oregano, basil and parsley. Pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.Remove pork and keep warm. Transfer mushroom mixture to a saucepan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; add to saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over the pork chops.
  4. Garnish with green pepper rings if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 410 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 897mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein.