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Pesto Pork Chops with Buttery Cauliflower

Searing the pork chops on a stovetop before finishing them off in the oven is a “cheffy” trick that ensures a well-browned crust on the outside and juicy meat on the inside

Serves 4
Ready in 20 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
462 calories per serving


> 1/2 cup prepared pesto, divided
> 4 bone-in pork chops (about ½ inch thick)
> 2 tbsp olive oil
> 2 (12 oz) pkgs cauliflower rice
> 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter


Preheat oven to 425°F. To a large bowl, add ¼ cup prepared pesto
Add the pork to bowl with pesto. Mix until well coated. Season pork with salt and pepper.
In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet, heat the oil on medium-high. Cook pork chops 2–3 min. per side, until golden brown. Place in the oven and bake 8–10 min., until an instant read thermometer reads 145°F.
Meanwhile, in a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the cauliflower with 2 tbsp water and butter. Cover and microwave 4 min., until tender.
Season cauliflower with salt. Mash until mostly smooth. Serve pork over cauliflower and top with remaining ¼ cup pesto.

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