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Caprese Pork Chops - Seared juicy caprese pork chops marinated in a garlicky balsamic glaze and topped with sweet tomatoes, melted mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil!
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Caprese Pork Chops

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WW Freestyle: 10
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Seared juicy caprese pork chops marinated in a garlicky balsamic glaze and topped with sweet tomatoes, melted mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 496

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 4 bone-in center cut pork chops you can also use boneless pork chops
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 1 to 2 large tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped basil leaves

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a large bowl or a ziploc bag, combine balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, dried basil, salt and pepper. Add pork chops and toss until coated.
  • If time permits, let marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes, and up to 4 hours.
  • Heat remaining olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Add pork chops to skillet and sear for 4 minutes, or until golden; flip and continue to cook for 4 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and top each pork chop with sliced mozzarella.
  • Place skillet in the oven and cook for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and pork is cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and top op with tomato slices and basil.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle with some of the balsamic glaze left in the skillet.
  • Serve.

Notes

HOW TO STORE COOKED PORK CHOPS

Refrigerate leftover pork chops in airtight containers or wrap tightly with plastic wrap and heavy-duty aluminum foil over the plastic wrap.
Properly stored cooked pork chops will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 10

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 178mg59%
Sodium 316mg13%
Potassium 884mg25%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 56g112%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 199mg20%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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