Our Best Quick and Easy Pork Ideas

From hearty pork chops with a creamy mushroom sauce to smoked bratwurst with napa cabbage, these delicious dinners are all ready in 30 minutes or less.


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Pork Chops, Apples & Greens

    Top crispy pork chops with apples, spinach, and a quick pan-gravy of honey, mustard, and vinegar.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Pecan-Crusted Pork with Orange-Maple Glaze

    This tasty fall supper comes together in just 30 minutes. Orange juice, maple syrup, cumin, and cayenne combine for a spicy-sweet sauce.

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Five-Spice Pork Kabobs

    These grilled pork skewers get a punch of Thai flavor from cilantro, peanuts, and lime. Serve them on a bed of pasta with sliced melon or crisp veggies on the side.

Makes: 4 servings
Grill   6 mins  to  8 mins 
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Pork Loin with Parsnips and Pears

    Drizzle a thick sauce of Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, and pear nectar over succulent pork and sautéed pears and parsnips.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Ginger Pork Rolls

    A golden raisin-red onion topping sweetens these succulent pork sandwiches; cucumber slices add crunch.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Pork Chops with Fennel Salad

    Quick-cooking pork chops are topped with a bright and refreshing salad of oranges, sliced pear, and crunchy fennel for a supper that's ready in just 27 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   27 mins 
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Pork Kabobs with Onion Cakes & Peanut Sauce

    Dunk broiled pork kabobs and quick-cooking onion cakes into an easy peanut butter, honey, and soy sauce dip for a Thai-inspired dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Pork Cutlets with Brussels Sprouts

    A spiced cream sauce adds a bit of pizzazz to this easy weeknight recipe. Brussels sprouts make a healthy side dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   28 mins 
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Chili-Peanut Pork Chops with Carrot-Cucumber Salad

    An irresistible weeknight favorite, this flavorful pork dish is ready in 20 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Apricot Pork with Garlic Green Beans

    Our three-ingredient apricot glaze makes this pork recipe irresistible. The green bean side is so easy you can make it in the microwave.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
11/27
Pork and Potato Skillet

    This easy comfort-food recipe combines frozen hash browns and veggies with other handy ingredients for a quick dinner the whole family will love.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
12/27
Greens, Beans and Ham

    This one-dish recipe is a fast and tasty meal, thanks to convenient ingredients such as pre-cooked ham, canned beans, and frozen spinach. Plus it's is packed with vitamins, protein, and fiber.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Cook   8 mins 
13/27
Peppered Pork Chops and Pilaf

    Hosting a last-minute dinner party? Try this hearty, no-fuss pork chop recipe -- it's ready in less than 30 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
14/27
Oriental Pork and Vegetables

    Perfect for weeknights on the go, this delicious Asian-inspired recipe combines meaty pork tenderloin, frozen veggies, and a simple sauce with ramen noodles for a winning dinner.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Cook   8 mins 
15/27
Mu Shu-Style Pork Roll-Ups

    With only five ingredients, we've turned this Asian-inspired takeout favorite into a delicious wrap sandwich that's ready in 20 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Bake   10 mins  350°F until softened
Start to Finish   20 mins 
16/27
Pan-Seared Pork Burgers with Peppers and Mushrooms

    Topped with a zingy mix of mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper -- and served on flatbread -- this fresh burger recipe takes just 20 minutes to make.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
17/27
Cuban Fried Rice

    This Cuban-inspired dish requires just seven ingredients to whip up. Fresh pineapple tempers the spice of chopped jalapeno peppers, while chunks of ham make it nice and filling.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Pork & Potatoes with Tomato Relish

    A topping of grilled onions, fresh tomatoes, and red wine vinaigrette adds pizzazz to classic comfort food.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Polenta-Sausage Bowl

    Crisp-tender zucchini, zesty Italian sausage, juicy grape tomatoes, and sliced mushrooms top creamy polenta. Italian seasoning and fresh Parmesan cheese make a pretty (and tasty) garnish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
20/27
Pork Chops Primavera

    A simple blend of apple butter and soy sauce jazzes up basic pork chops. Fresh green beans and cherry tomatoes make a colorful -- and healthy -- side.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   18 mins 
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Ham-Vegetable Medley

    A tangy-sweet combo of apple butter and vinegar jazzes up skillet-grilled ham, sweet potatoes, and brussels sprouts.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
22/27
Sausage & Orzo

    This simple supper of sausage, orzo, green onions, and sweet peppers tosses together in minutes; leftovers make a great lunch.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   16 mins 
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Spinach Salad with Ancho Chili Pepper Chops

    Spicy pork and crisp bacon top garden-fresh spinach. Fresh onion sauteed with vinegar and chili pepper makes a simple and flavorful dressing.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
24/27
Peppered Pork with Chive Sauce

    A cream cheese and chive sauce laced with sherry gives pepper-coated pork chops delicious flavor. Serve carrots or a green salad on the side.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Wilted Cabbage & Brats

    Fresh apples lend a touch of fall to napa cabbage and smoked bratwurst. Sour cream, sage, and Dijon mustard dressing adds zest.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Cornmeal-Crusted Pork

    Fresh green beans and zucchini add a colorful, healthy touch to this hearty meat dish.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep  1 hr 
Bake  1 hr 30 mins  325°F 
Stand   15 mins plus 30 minutes
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