Blue Cheese-Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears

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Blue Cheese-Stuffed Pork Chops with PearsRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
This quick-cooking dish offers a nice balance of savory and sweet tastes. Serve with a side of simple roasted Brussels sprouts for a special meal that's full of fall flavors.
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 stuffed pork chop and 4 pear wedges)


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4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops, trimmed
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons butter
1 ripe pear, cored and cut into 16 wedges


Hands-on: 24 Minutes
Total: 24 Minutes

1. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each pork chop to form a pocket. Stuff 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese into each pocket. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper evenly over both sides of pork. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; sauté for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove pork from pan, and let stand for 5 minutes.

2. Melt butter in pan; swirl to coat. Add pear; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Sauté 4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Serve with pork.

Created date

September 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 246
Fat 13 g
Satfat 5.5 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 4.8 g
Protein 24.4 g
Carbohydrate 7.3 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 493 mg
Calcium 98 mg