Lemon Parmesan Pork Chops with Pasta

Servings

4

Prep

5 min

Cook

25-30 min

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Pork Chops

  • 8 ‏pork chops boneless 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 cup ‏grated parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp ‏paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ‏granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp ‏granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ‏lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp ‏pepper
  • ‏optional-the juice of half a lemon

These Lemon Parmesan Pork Chops with Pasta are a staple at our house. They are cheesy, full of  flavor and a breeze to prepare.

  1. Place a soup pot filled with salt water over high heat. This can come to a boil while you prepare the pork.
  2. Place pork chops onto your baking stone.
  3. Mix spices and lemon zest together in a bowl. (HINT: I use Penzeys Lemon Peel. I don’t have to zest a thing!)
  4. Sprinkle over both sides of the pork chops.
  5. Top the pork chops with Parmesan cheese. Fresh grated works best! We buy tubs of it. 
  6. Place pork into a 400 degree oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the pork is done and the cheese is browned and melted.
  7. I like to squeeze a bit more lemon juice onto the cooked pork chops for a burst of freshness.
  8.  Meanwhile, when the pasta water comes to a boil, cook pasta according to the package directions. I like to add in veggies and protein whenever possible. That’s why I use the Barilla Vegetable or Protein Pastas.
  9. Strain pasta and set aside.
  10. In the soup pot place your butter to melt. Add in the basil and pepper.
  11. Add the cooked pasta to the butter mixture. Stir in Parmesan cheese and lemon juice.
  12. Serve with the pork chops, more lemon, more Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes if desired.

This is by far my favorite brand of spices. They are bold and fresh even when dried.

This granulated onion just adds a little extra flavor! Even my friends who dislike onions don’t know what the flavor is, but they like it.

These are the BEST pepper flakes. They are bold and spicy.

 

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One Comment

  1. Avatar Juanita 8 months ago

    Sounds great! I would not have thought to put lemon with pork chops, good ideal!

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