Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins
Serves 4

A quick balsamic vinaigrette doubles as a marinade for the vegetables and a sauce for the pork. Taking the roasting pan from stove to oven jump-starts cooking so the pork, potatoes, and onions finish at the same time.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Heat a large heavy roasting pan over high heat. Sprinkle pork evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Place pork on a plate (pork will not be cooked through). Reduce heat to medium-high. Add potatoes to pan, cut sides down; cook 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, and tomato paste in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine 2 tablespoons balsamic mixture, thyme, onion, and mushrooms in a bowl, tossing to coat. Add mushroom mixture to pan. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Arrange pork chops over vegetables; bake 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145°. Remove pork from pan. Sprinkle vegetable mixture with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place 1 cup vegetable mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1 pork chop, 2 teaspoons remaining balsamic vinegar mixture, 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley, and 1 tablespoon Gorgonzola cheese.

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Ratings & Reviews

May 02, 2016
Oh good way to use the flavored vinegars ... I have to try that one!


March 19, 2015
This is absolutely delicious and worthy of company.  I eat low-carb, so I substituted butternut squash for the potatoes (and skipped the first cooking of the potatoes) and it came out wonderfully.

Great with Butternut Squash

June 20, 2015
I took the recommendation of another reviewer and used cubed butternut squash instead of potatoes.  I also used strawberry balsamic vinegar mixed with olive oil and it worked out great!  We loved it and will definitely make again and try with other types of balsamic vinegar.

Not so easy?

May 31, 2015
I know I did something wrong since I burnt my favorite roasting pan. I thought this was a .lot of work for very little taste. Not my fave CL recipe.

Loved it!

October 14, 2015
Turned out perfect. Used yukon and portabella mushrooms (as that's what I had on hand). Great simple flavors. 

Easy and delicious!

March 21, 2015
I prepped everything but the pork the night before. Seared the chops while roasting the veggies. made for a quick family meal. Will definitely be putting this into regular rotation.

KathrynNC's Review

March 06, 2015
This was fantastic! And fairly easy. We will absolutely make this again. Served with skillet green beans to add another veggie.

GeeLisa's Review

February 25, 2015
This was amazing and so easy. We did skip the gorgonzola because I didn't have it on hand and forgot to pick some up. The pork, even though I left it in too long, was still extremely tender. I didn't have a heavy roasting pan either and instead used my largest oven-safe skillet. This was a delicious meal.

Not worth the trouble

September 23, 2016
I agree a lot of work for little taste.  Just grill some pork chops and roast some vegetables.  If you want drizzle some balsamic glaze on it and add some gorgonzola.... 

Fiancé loved it

May 09, 2016
I didn't. Basalmic sauce was just harsh for the pork...