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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!

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!

Blue: 12   Green: 12   Purple: 12   Freestyle: 10
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 serves
Calories 496 kcal

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

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. 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.

  3. If time permits, let marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes, and up to 4 hours.
  4. Heat remaining olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.

  5. Add pork chops to skillet and sear for 4 minutes, or until golden; flip and continue to cook for 4 more minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and top each pork chop with sliced mozzarella.
  7. Place skillet in the oven and cook for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and pork is cooked through.
  8. Remove from oven and top op with tomato slices and basil.
  9. Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle with some of the balsamic glaze left in the skillet.
  10. Serve.

Recipe 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.