Pesto pork chops

    2 hours 3 min

    Pork chops topped with basil pesto and spiced up with chilli are a deliciously different way to enjoy pork chops!

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    Serves: 2 

    • 6 tablespoons basil pesto, divided
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 large boneless pork chops (2cm thick)
    • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr38min  ›  Extra time:10min resting  ›  Ready in:2hr3min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Lightly grease a baking dish and spread 1/2 of the pesto over the bottom of the dish.
    2. Heat a cast iron or heavy frying pan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add olive oil.
    3. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Cook pork chops in the hot oil until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer pork chops to baking dish and top each with remaining pesto. Season with dried chilli flakes. Cover baking dish with foil.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 1 1/2 hours. Allow pork chops to rest for 10 minutes.

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    This is fabulous. I had thinner pork chops, so I followed Polly's advice and shortened the times. This is easy and good enough to share with guests. Will make again soon.  -  20 Jan 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I thought this was fantastic. I did find the cook times to be long, maybe I just had thinner pork chops than the author. 2 1/2 minutes browned on both sides and 40 minutes in the oven worked for me. This dish is SO simple and really tastes great.  -  03 Jul 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)