These pork chops are packed with unexpected ingredients, from tomatillos to pumpkin seeds to cilantro. Bonus: You can use the leftovers to make tostadas.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1/2 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
1/4 cup water
1 lb. tomatillos, cleaned, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup (about 3 oz.) pumpkin seeds, shells removed, toasted
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, divided
8 boneless pork chops (2 lb.), 1/2 inch thick
1 large onion, sliced
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
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Let's Make It
Blend 1/4 cup dressing, water, tomatillos, pumpkin seeds and 1/4 cup cilantro in blender until smooth; set aside.
Heat 2 Tbsp. of the remaining dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chops; cook 5 to 7 min. or until browned on both sides, turning after 4 min. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm. Add remaining dressing and onions to skillet; cook 2 to 3 min. or until onions are tender. Return chops to skillet; cover with tomatillo mixture. Bring to boil; cover. Cook on medium-low heat 10 to 12 min. or until chops are done (145ºF). Remove chops from skillet, reserving sauce in skillet; cover chops to keep warm.
Stir cream cheese into sauce; cook, uncovered, 3 min. or until cream cheese is melted and sauce is well blended, stirring frequently. Spoon over chops; sprinkle with remaining cilantro.
Serve with a crisp mixed green salad and side of hot cooked rice to round out the meal.
Serve half of the recipe for dinner tonight. Refrigerate leftovers and use to make pork tostadas to serve at a later meal.
How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds
Heat large skillet on medium heat. Add pumpkin seeds; cook until toasted, stirring constantly to prevent burning. When the pumpkin seeds start to pop and release their aroma, they are done. Remove from heat and let cool.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.