Want to knock their socks off with very little effort? Make Braised Pork Chops and Penne Sorrento. Its simplicity will be our little secret.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 onion, slivered
1 each small green and red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
6 center-cut boneless pork chop s (1-1/2 lb.), 1/2 inch thick
1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO Florentine Spinach & Cheese Pasta Sauce
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
3 1/2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
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Let's Make It
Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and bell peppers; cook 4 to 6 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet. Reserve for later use.
Combine flour and black pepper in shallow dish. Dip chops, 1 at a time, in flour mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of each chop.
Mix pasta sauce, wine and thyme until blended. Heat remaining oil in same skillet on medium-high heat. Add chops; cook 2 to 3 min. on each side or until evenly browned on both sides. Pour pasta sauce mixture over chops; turn to evenly coat chops with sauce. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 25 to 30 min. or until chops are done (145ºF), turning after 15 min.
Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
Transfer chops to platter, reserving sauce in skillet. Cover chops to keep warm; let stand 3 min. Meanwhile, stir cooked vegetables into sauce mixture in skillet; cook 2 to 3 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently.
Drain pasta. Serve with chops and sauce.
Substitute 1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme for the dried thyme leaves.
Substitute chicken broth or water for the wine.
Prepare using CLASSICO Fire Roasted Tomato & Garlic Pasta Sauce.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 57g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* 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.