Sauteed Pork Chops with Garlic Spinach

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
My family enjoys cooking easy and delicious meals. This pork chop recipe is also inexpensive, which makes cooking easier for everyone. Keep an eye on the spinach—it cooks fast! —Joe Valerio, Whitinsville, Massachusetts
Sauteed Pork Chops with Garlic Spinach Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) fresh spinach, stems removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper; add to skillet. Saute until a thermometer reads 145°, about 5 minutes per side. Remove to a serving platter; squeeze juice from lemon over chops. Tent with foil; let stand at least 5 minutes before serving.
  2. For garlic spinach, heat oil over medium-high heat in same skillet. Add garlic; cook until it just begins to brown, about 45 seconds. Add spinach; cook and stir just until wilted, 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Remove from heat; add lemon juice. Transfer to serving platter. Remove foil from pork; serve spinach with chops.

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop with 1/2 cup spinach: 310 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 607mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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