Healthy Pork Recipes

Grill, roast, or simmer it -- whatever you prefer, enjoy pork's versatility and flavor with these easy-to-prepare recipes.

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    Pork Medallions with Cranberry Chutney

    Liven up tender pork medallions with a sweet and savory chutney -- made with figs, cranberries, apple juice, and seasonings -- that takes just minutes to prepare.

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    Saucy Apple Pork Roast

    Bring a favorite back to the dinner table with this sensational rub-seasoned pork roast paired with sweet and saucy apple wedges. It's the perfect heart-healthy centerpiece for your next family get-together.

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    Pork Chops with Lime Salsa

    Kick pork chops up a notch with a lime and Serrano pepper marinade, then add jalapeno jelly to the reserved mixture and brush it onto the chops as they finish grilling.

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    How to Bake Pork Chops

    Spend just 60 seconds to learn how to make juicy pork chops. Watch our quick video for our three-step secret!

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    Cassoulet

    This hearty stew is a much quicker version of its French counterpart, thanks to canned beans rather than dry varieties that must simmer for hours on end. Ready in just 30 minutes, it's filled with low-fat lean pork, fully cooked smoked turkey sausage, Great Northern beans, and vegetables for a complete meal.

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    Sauteed Pork and Pear Salad

    Whether it's the first course or the main meal, this salad is a delicious way to incorporate protein-rich pork and antioxidant-rich greens into your day. Stir-fry the strips of meat with hazelnuts, add it to a bed of mixed salad greens, then toss it with a warm dressing made with pineapple juice, honey, and mustard.

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    Pork Chops with Black Bean Salsa

    Enjoy the flavors of Cajun cuisine with pork chops topped with a colorful and punchy salsa. Prepare the meat with a sprinkling of Cajun seasoning and pepper, then mix up the black bean, corn relish, lime juice, and cumin salsa while grilling the chops.

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    Pork Medallions with Pear-Maple Sauce

    With a sweet pear-and-cherry topping, this healthy pork dish is sure to get rave reviews. The pork slices are seasoned with rosemary and thyme and paired with a sweet sauce of maple syrup and white wine.

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    Eggs and Canadian Bacon in Pita Pockets

    Even when time is tight, you can still enjoy a great breakfast to start your day off right. Just cook a mixture of heart-healthy egg product with bits of chopped Canadian bacon and green onion, then stuff it into a whole wheat pita for an energy-packing punch.

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    Pork Primavera Sandwiches

    If you crave the flavor of a barbecue pork sandwich but are looking for a healthier yet flavorful alternative, check out this slow cooker recipe. Cook sweet red peppers, carrots, onions, and barbecue sauce with a trimmed pork roast, then dish out the finished mixture onto fiber-rich, whole wheat hamburger buns.

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    Maple-Thyme Pork Chops

    Make tonight's dinner a standout by drizzling a simple maple-syrup-and-thyme glaze on pan-roasted pork chops. A topping of crunchy pecans is the perfect complement to this satisfying meal.

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    Stuffed Pork Loin

    This dish is sure to get you bonus points for taste and presentation. Wild rice, spinach, pecans, and dried cherries rolled up in a pork loin create a pinwheel effect, while the apricot jam glaze gives it a golden hue and sweet finish.

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    Roasted Pork with Apples

    Wedges of onion and apples round out this super-easy pork tenderloin dish. When the meat is nearly done, reduce apple juice in a skillet, then pour it over the tenderloin for a delicious and mouthwatering finish.

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    Will's Pasta Primavera

    With a nest of vermicelli and a topping of greens, colorful vegetables, and thinly sliced ham, this pasta salad is satisfying and good for you, too. Shake olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard in a jar to make your own low-fat dressing for this tasty dish.

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    Classic American Pizza

    Pizza lovers, rejoice! Enjoy traditional pizza without the guilt by making this low-fat, thin-crust version using reduced-fat cheeses, Canadian bacon or pepperoni, and fresh veggies.

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    Breakfast Casserole

    With a few healthy ingredient choices, a traditional breakfast casserole becomes a much more heart-friendly meal. Incorporating low-fat and low-sodium ham along with reduced-fat Swiss cheese and egg product, this potato-and-leek-based casserole is a great way to start your day.

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    Quick Campanelle with Peas and Artichokes

    When time is tight, you can pull this recipe together in no time. Tossing frozen peas and artichokes into the boiling pasta water speeds up the process. The combination is then mixed with fresh tomatoes and cheeses and topped with ham for a complete meal in 20 minutes or less.

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    Orange-Mustard Pork Chops

    A wonderful autumn dish, this slow cooker recipe combines pork chops with acorn squash, orange marmalade, Dijon-style mustard, and marjoram. Rich in vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids, acorn squash is loved for its sweet and nutty flavor.

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