Easy 30-Minute Pork Recipes Perfect for Weeknight Dinners

Grilled Pork and Pineapple
Photo: Jason Donnelly

Need a delicious and filling dinner in a hurry? No problem! These 30-minute pork recipes deliver a mouthwatering meal in a matter of minutes. With go-to recipes such as pork chops, tacos, and stir-fry, you'll never have to spend hours in the kitchen again.

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Maple-Peach Pork Chops

Maple-Peach Pork Chops

Ready in just 20 minutes, this recipe is perfect for a quick dinner tonight. The pork loin, accompanied by sweet maple glazed pears, gets its flavor from bourbon and thyme.

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Pear and Pork Stir-Fry

Pear and Pork Stir-Fry

Put a new spin on a classic stir-fry with this yummy pear and pork version. Served over a bed of white rice, it's topped with a zippy sauce of honey, vinegar, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper for an added flavor-filled punch.

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Ginger Pork Rolls

Ginger Pork Rolls

These easy pork sandwiches are sure to please everyone at your dinner table. Cook the pork in soy sauce and ginger to keep it moist and tender, then serve on buns with fresh cucumber slices and chopped red onions.

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Garlic-Lime Pork with Farro and Kale

Garlic-Lime Pork with Farro and Kale

For a simple dinner that's ready in a snap, this garlic-lime pork fills the bill. Cooking the farro and kale in the same sauce as the pork medallions ensures that this dish will be full of flavor.

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Quick Mu Shu Pork

Quick Mu Shu Pork
Blaine Moats

No need for takeout! You can make this favorite dish in your own kitchen with just a few simple ingredients (think: mushrooms, cabbage, and soy sauce). The best part? Dinner is on the table in just 20 minutes.

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Greek Seasoned Pork with Lemon Couscous

Greek Seasoned Pork with Lemon Couscous

This satisfying supper is ready in a hurry—you only need 20 minutes! The pork loin is paired with lemon couscous, along with eggplant, dried tomatoes, and fresh spinach for a Greek-inspired dish that tastes as good as it looks.

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Delicata Squash Salad with Pork Medallions

Delicata Squash Salad with Pork Medallions

This yummy spinach and squash salad makes for a healthy and fast meal. Add a sprinkle of crumbled bacon on top and drizzle with a light homemade vinaigrette for finish to this weeknight dinner.

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Pork Chops in Salsa Verde

Pork Chops in Salsa Verde

All these pork chops need to shine is a healthy helping of homemade salsa verde. Trust us, it's easier than it sounds—just combine tomatillos, onion, garlic, and jalapeno for the zesty topping. Pro tip: Finishing the chops in this sauce gives them even more flavor.

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Orange-Simmered Pork Chops

Orange-Simmered Pork Chops

These pork chops get a fruity twist thanks to a zesty mango and orange relish. To offset the sweetness, give these chops some heat by adding in cayenne pepper, banana peppers, and a sprinkle of chili powder.

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Pork Chops, Apples, and Greens

Pork Chops, Apples & Greens

This 30-minute recipe can be a meal all on its own! Crispy pork chops combine with spinach and an apple and honey-mustard sauce to make this a light and healthy family-favorite meal.

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Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Onions

Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Onions

For a sweet take on classic pork chops, try out this dish with a yummy brown sugar, carmelized onions, and an orange juice sauce. To add a little spice, sprinkle with crushed red pepper before serving.

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Pork Verde Tacos

Pork Verde Tacos
Peter Krumhardt

No need to fuss with your slow cooker—you can whip up this shredded pork with green salsa in a saucepan on your stove. Spoon the tender meat into taco shells and top with jalapeno sauce for a quick and easy meal for your next taco Tuesday.

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Pork Sandwich with Tarragon-Apple Slaw

Pork Sandwich with Tarragon-Apple Slaw
Andy Lyons

Satisfy your sandwich craving with this quick and easy recipe that will rival your favorite deli. Breaded with panko bread crumbs and topped with a tasty apple slaw, this sandwich is sure to become a dinner (or lunch!) favorite.

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Grilled Pork and Pineapple

Grilled Pork and Pineapple

This recipe breaks a record for speed: It's done in just 18 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to hang with the family after dinner prep. Grilled pork chops and pineapple go to the next level with a delicious yogurt and orange marmalade sauce.

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Quick Pork-and-Vegetable Fried Brown Rice

Quick Pork-and-Vegetable Fried Brown Rice

Making your own pork fried rice in just three easy steps. In 20 minutes, you'll have a takeout-worthy dinner of fried brown rice, pork, peas, and carrots.

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Oven-Fried Pork Chops

Oven-Fried Pork Chops

Corn bread stuffing mix is the perfect coating for these easy oven-fried pork chops. To make it a robust meal, bake potato wedges on the same sheet for an easy, mess-free side.

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Grilled Pork and Peach Tacos

Grilled Pork and peach tacos

Pork and peaches are our new favorite combination—especially when grilled! Serve them on top of crispy bibb lettuce and fresh spinach for a dish that makes the perfect fast and healthy summer dinner.

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