Pesto-Stuffed Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

Pesto-Stuffed Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

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10 min.
32 min.
2 Servings

Stuffed with robust pesto flavor, these moist and tender pork chops with onions are a delicious solution for easy weeknight dinners.


  • 2 (about 6 ounces each) boneless thick-cut pork chops
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (7 oz.)
    Or BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (11 oz.), divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

CUT each pork chop horizontally three-fourths of the way through the meat creating a pocket, being careful to not cut all the way through. Rub pork chops with cumin, paprika and salt. Fill each pork chop with 1 tablespoon pesto; secure with wooden picks.

HEAT oil in medium, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Add pork chops; cook for 1 minute on each side until brown. Place skillet in oven.

BAKE pork chops and onion for 15 to 20 minutes or until pork is cooked through. Remove wooden picks; top with remaining 3 tablespoons pesto.

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Very Yummy!

Very quick and easy to make. Very flavorful. This is a keeper and will become part of the monthly rotation. I had some leftover Stovetop Stuffing, so I also stuffed it into the pork chop - Wow, very yummy combo.

- Carla Love from Novato, CA


very tasty. i would probably add more herbs than is suggested to completely cover 2 chops. but other than that, it was very good, a keeper

- robert from boise, idaho

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Everyone in my family loved this recipe. My husband even asked me to make it again twice in one week. It's really easy too. I can get it prepared and on the table after work in a pretty short period of time. Excellent. My one year old son even enjoyed it asking for "more, more" after each bite.

- JENN from Indianapolis, IN


I ended up using my own homemade pesto, rather than the bought kind recommended, but other than that, changed very little. Chops were moist and very yummy. Served with a side of pasta or rice, this is a great quick meal for two!

- Kelly from Seattle, WA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 2

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 470
  • Calories from Fat: 280
  • Total Fat: 31g (48% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 7g (36% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 100mg (34% of DV)
  • Sodium: 560mg (23% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 5g (2% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 4% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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