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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 211 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 486mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.

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