Recipes and Cooking Pesto-Stuffed Pork Chops 5.0 (3) Add your rating & review This stuffed pork chops recipe is inspired by the Greek islands! The pesto pork chops are also stuffed with pine nuts and feta, then are seasoned with oregano, garlic, and more for a super tasty white meat meal. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 2, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 35 mins Total Time: 55 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoon refrigerated basil pesto 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted 4 pork loin chops or boneless pork loin chops, cut 1-1/4 inches thick 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. For filling, in a small bowl stir together feta cheese, pesto, and pine nuts. Set aside. Trim fat from meat. Make a pocket in each chop by cutting horizontally from the fat side almost to the bone or the opposite side. Divide filling among pockets in chops. If necessary, secure the openings with wooden toothpicks. For rub, in a small bowl combine black pepper, oregano, garlic, red pepper, and thyme. Rub evenly onto all sides of meat. Place chops on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until done (145°F) and juices run clear. Brush vinegar onto chops the last 5 minutes of baking. Before serving, discard toothpicks. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 415 Calories 20g Fat 3g Carbs 52g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 415 % Daily Value * Total Fat 20g 26% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 133mg 44% Sodium 228mg 10% Total Carbohydrate 3g 1% Total Sugars 1g Protein 52g Vitamin C 1.8mg 9% Calcium 70.7mg 5% Iron 2.3mg 13% Potassium 796mg 17% Folate, total 16.1mcg Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg Vitamin B-6 1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.