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30-Minute Italian Pork Chop Dinner

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4 servings

Ready in just 30 minutes, this Italian pork chop dinner is the perfect recipe for those times when it seems like there are just not enough hours in a day.

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  • Cook rice as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, cook chops in large nonstick skillet on high heat 2 min. or until bottoms of chops are browned; turn. Sprinkle with oregano; top with peppers, dressing and tomatoes. Bring to boil on medium heat; simmer on low heat 10 min. or until chops are done (145ºF).
  • Remove chops from skillet, reserving vegetable mixture in skillet. Cover chops to keep warm. Cook vegetable mixture on high heat 1 to 2 min. or until peppers are crisp-tender and sauce is thickened, stirring frequently.
  • Spoon rice onto serving plates; top with chops, vegetable mixture and cheese.

Special Equipment Needed


Serve over hot cooked long-grain brown rice instead of the instant brown rice.

Gluten Aware

This recipe is made with ingredients that contain no labeled sources of gluten. However, if your personal dietary goal is to strictly avoid gluten, be vigilant. Always read ingredient statements on food labels for the most current and accurate information for every recipe ingredient. And when working in the kitchen, use gluten-free preparation methods and utensils. For individualized advice, check with a certified health professional or credible source. Click here for more information.

Purchasing & Storing Bell Peppers

Look for brightly colored peppers with a firm thick flesh. Bell peppers, also called sweet peppers, should not be soft, dull in color or have spots. Red, purple and yellow bell peppers are green originally, but change color as they mature. Store unwashed peppers in the refrigerator in a perforated plastic bag, or loosely wrapped in a plastic bag for about 1 week.


  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Low calorie
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 4 Meat (L)
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

The colorful peppers in this low-calorie, low-fat meal team up to provide a good source of vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 440
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 900mg
Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Protein 38g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 35 %DV
Vitamin C 80 %DV
Calcium 30 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from The first night I fixed this meal, my son and dauthter-in-law both raved over how great it was! The first night I fixed this meal, my son and dauthter-in-law both raved over how great it was! We also tried this recipe using chicken breast and subtituting Mexican style tomatoes for the Italian style tomatoes. And we also substituted steak for the pork chops. Both were also excellent. This recipe is definitely one that we will make over and over again because it is so quick and delicious.
Date published: 2006-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tasting. Great tasting. My daughter actually made this for us (she doesn't cook too often) and we all liked it very much. I would not too much recommend the brown rice as it is very tasteless by itself and you really must mix it in with the vegetables and sauce to get it down. The Chops were very good, however.
Date published: 2006-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow! Wow! Very nice, tender meat and veggies. Subbed with white rice, and onions-no red pepper on hand. My picky 8yr old scraped the sauce off the meat, but then mixed it with the rice, and finished all of it! Very filling, husband (also picky)happy with this one. Will make it again.
Date published: 2008-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We loved this recipe. We loved this recipe. Instead of diced tomatoes, I used Progressive's chunky tomato soup, which is yummy enough to use as spaghetti sauce (a little on the sweet side), and it was perfect. I don't know if the brand matters, but this soup was so good and MADE for this recipe.
Date published: 2006-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cooking has never been one of my good traites. Cooking has never been one of my good traites. Usually the men in my household do the cooking and I do the cleaning. But tonight I took a chance and was told over and over how good it was. This will definately be made again. (BTW, I still had to clean up but that was okay.)
Date published: 2006-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My husband usually does the cooking. My husband usually does the cooking. So when I made this dish it was the first time in a long time he didn't ask what was it before I killed it again. This was wonderful and I would make this again, and as a take along to a pot luck Thank you love Kraft DVB
Date published: 2007-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I tried this recipe and it was hit with my family. I tried this recipe and it was hit with my family. My husband is a very picky eater and likes the basic meat and potatoes meal, so I was really surprised that he liked this. I will most definitely make this again for my husband and kids.
Date published: 2009-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I forgot the italian canned tomatoes so I substituted canned crushed tomatoes and added my own... I forgot the italian canned tomatoes so I substituted canned crushed tomatoes and added my own italian herbs, it was still good and even my daughter (who typically will not eat meat that is not in the shape of a chicken nugget) ate it.
Date published: 2011-03-02
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