Slow Cooker Pizza Pork Chops

Pork chops and pasta sauce partner for a taste-tempting dinner reminiscent of pizza.

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

6 pork loin chops, 1 inch thick (about 2 1/4 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 cups tomato pasta sauce
4 cups cooked orzo
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)

Directions

Remove excess fat from pork. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown.

Place pork in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle onion over pork. Add pasta sauce.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours.

Place orzo on platter. Top with pork and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Additional Information

A packaged Caesar salad and Italian bread are all that are needed to complete this family-friendly meal.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 510 (Calories from Fat 170), Total Fat 19 g (Saturated Fat 7 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 85 mg; Sodium 880 mg; Total Carbohydrate 46 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 9 g), Protein 38 g; Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate;4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 3

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