If you love hands-off baked dinners like I do, these Caprese Stuffed Pork Chops are for you! After a long day at work, I am not exactly thrilled to spend an hour prepping dinner. That is why this recipe from our Sharp Chef Michelle, blogger for Sunkissed Kitchen, is such a favorite of mine.
What’s not to love about a recipe that is prepared, baked, and on the dinner plate in 25 minutes? The best part is that, in my Superheated Steam Countertop Oven, there is no preheating required, and I have perfectly moist meat every time.
Add some zest and time to your week with this simple baked boneless pork chop recipe that is taken up a notch by adding a caprese filling of pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese too.
4 pork chops boneless, thick
4 tablespoons pesto
4 slices mozzarella cheese
1 tomato sliced thinly
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
black pepper to taste
Use a sharp knife to cut pork chops down the middle about 80% of the way, leaving a flap that opens for a filling.
Drizzle chops with olive oil, and rub with salt and spices.
Fill each pork chop with a tablespoon of pesto, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and a couple of slices of tomatoes.
Add pork chops to a baking tray, and bake in the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven for 15 minutes on the Broil/Grill function at 450º F.
Alternatively, preheat oven to bake on 450º F, and bake pork chops for 20-22 minutes.
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