Category: Pork

Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara

Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara is a delicious Italian dish, featuring potato dumplings coated in a bacon, Parmesan, mushroom and garlic creamy sauce.
Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara is a delicious Italian dish, featuring potato dumplings coated in a bacon, Parmesan, mushroom and garlic creamy sauce.

Do you enjoy eating gnocchi? We really enjoy these soft Italian potato dumplings! Cooked gnocchi can be paired with a variety of sauces, for a simple to prepare meal. Gnocchi, in Italian, means “little lumps”, and that is exactly what they are. They are typically made with potatoes and flour, and cook very quickly.

Recently I decided to cook a package of gnocchi I had in our pantry. I decided to make up my own recipe that uses my tried and true pasta carbonara sauce (think BACON). Then I added steamed broccoli, cooked gnocchi, mushrooms, garlic and onions, and created this delicious recipe for gnocchi and broccoli carbonara! Here’s how to make it:

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Cook The Bacon

The first thing you should do is to fry the bacon until very crispy. I like to slice the bacon into small pieces, because it cooks faster that way! Stack a few slices of bacon on top of each other and then cut into 1/2 inch slices. Fry in a large skillet, stirring often until done.

Once the bacon is crisp, remove it from the skillet, and place the bacon pieces on paper towels to absorb grease. Drain MOST of the bacon grease from the pan, but leave approximately 2 Tablespoons bacon grease in the skillet. It will be used to add additional flavoring to the carbonara sauce later!


Bacon is cooked in large skillet until very crisp.

Cook The Rest Of The Veggies

Return the skillet (with bacon grease) to the stove. Add the chopped onions and mushrooms to the skillet. Cook them on medium-low heat until they turn golden brown (3-4 minutes).

Now add the minced garlic and the crisp bacon crumbles to the skillet. Continue to cook, stirring often, for one more minute. Add the chopped and steamed broccoli to the skillet, and stir to combine. Set the skillet aside while you make the carbonara sauce.

Cooked onions, mushrooms, garlic, broccoli and crisp bacon are mixed together in skillet.

Make The Carbonara Sauce

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, whipping cream, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes until combined. Use a wire whisk or a fork to do this.

Once combined, it is time to “temper” the sauce. Set the sauce aside while you begin cooking the gnocchi. You will need hot, starchy water from cooking the gnocchi to help temper the sauce.The carbonara sauce is prepared by whisking ingredients together in bowl.

Temper The Carbonara Sauce

Tempering the sauce is important because there are fresh eggs in the sauce. If you add hot liquid too quickly to the sauce later, the eggs will probably scramble. We do NOT want scrambled eggs in the sauce, do we? NOPE!

Before tempering the sauce, start the gnocchi cooking per the package instructions. You will need some of the starchy hot water from that pan to temper the sauce. OK? Basically you are going to boil the gnocchi for a few minutes, and use a bit of that boiling water in the carbonara sauce. Here is how easy it is to slowly temper the sauce:

Gnocchi (potato dumplings) are boiled for a few minutes in water, to cook fully.

Take about 6 Tablespoons (ONE TABLESPOON AT A TIME) of the boiling starchy water from the gnocchi pan and SLOWLY drizzle it into the egg mixture, while whisking the sauce, to slowly disperse the hot water.

Continue to drizzle hot water and whisk continuously, until all 6 Tablespoons of gnocchi water have been added. Once this is done, pour the carbonara sauce over the veggies and bacon mixture in the skillet, and stir to combine.

Carbonara sauce is tempered, then added to the veggies and bacon in skillet.

Finishing The Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara

Once the sauce, bacon and veggies are combined, drain the cooked gnocchi. Add the cooked gnocchi to the skillet. Gently stir, to fully combine the ingredients. Cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through, but do not let the sauce boil.

Once the gnocchi are heated through, and fully coated with sauce, the gnocchi and broccoli carbonara is ready to serve!

Heating the gnocchi and broccoli carbonara in a skillet before serving.After heating through, the gnocchi and broccoli carbonara is ready to be served.

Serve The Gnocchi And Broccoli Carbonara

To serve, spoon out portions of the gnocchi onto plates or into bowls. Garnish each serving with additional shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve while hot, and enjoy!

The gnocchi and broccoli carbonara is garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.

Wow… was this dish yummy! Even the leftovers were good a couple days later! The gnocchi and broccoli carbonara can be easily microwaved on medium heat until re-heated to perfection! I sure hope you will give this recipe a try! It is soooo good! Have a GREAT day, and may God bless you in all you do today.

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Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara is a delicious Italian dish, featuring potato dumplings coated in a bacon, Parmesan, mushroom and garlic creamy sauce.

Category: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gnocchi and broccoli carbonara
Servings: 5
Calories Per Serving: 523 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 slices bacon
  • ½ medium yellow onion , finely chopped
  • 4 mushrooms , button or baby portobello
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli (pre-cooked and chopped)
  • 17.6 ounce potato gnocchi
  • additional Parmesan for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon in large skillet until very crisp. Stack a few slices of bacon on top of each other and then cut into 1/2 inch slices. Fry in a large skillet, stirring often until done. Remove bacon from skillet, and place on paper towels to absorb grease. Drain MOST of the grease from skillet, but leave approx. 2 Tablespoons bacon grease in the skillet.

  2. Return skillet (with bacon grease) to stove. Add onions and mushrooms. Cook on medium-low heat until golden brown (3-4 minutes). Add garlic and bacon crumbles to skillet. Continue to cook, stirring often, for one more minute. Add chopped and steamed broccoli to skillet, and stir to combine. Set the skillet aside while you make carbonara sauce.

  3. Make Sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, whipping cream, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes together until combined. Set the sauce aside while you begin cooking the gnocchi, according to package directions. You will need hot, starchy water from cooking the gnocchi to help temper the sauce.

  4. Tempering the sauce is important because there are fresh eggs in the sauce. If you add hot liquid too quickly to the sauce, the eggs will likely scramble. Take about 6 Tablespoons (ONE AT A TIME) of the boiling starchy water from gnocchi pan and SLOWLY drizzle it into the egg mixture, while whisking continuously, to slowly disperse hot water. Continue to drizzle hot water and whisk, until all 6 Tablespoons of hot water have been added. Once done, pour the carbonara sauce over the veggies and bacon mixture in the skillet, and stir to combine.

  5. Once sauce, bacon and veggies are combined, drain the cooked gnocchi. Add the gnocchi to the skillet. Gently stir, to fully combine ingredients. Cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through, but do not let it boil. Once heated through and gnocchi are fully coated with sauce, it is ready to serve! To serve, spoon out portions of gnocchi onto plates or into bowls. Garnish each serving with additional shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve while hot, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/5 of total))
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 206mg69%
Sodium 1047mg46%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1011IU20%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 240mg24%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara is a delicious Italian dish, featuring potato dumplings coated in a bacon, Parmesan, mushroom and garlic creamy sauce.

Garlic Butter Pork Chops

Garlic Butter Pork Chops are a simple (20 minute) main dish, made by pan-searing chops, then finishing them in the oven, covered in a savory sauce!
Garlic Butter Pork Chops are a simple (20 minute) main dish, made by pan-searing chops, then finishing them in the oven, covered in a savory sauce!

My mom used to make fried pork chops for our family when I was growing up. They were nothing fancy, because she just coated them in flour, seasoned with salt and pepper and fried them in oil. They tasted okay, but were just kind of “plain”! Now that I’m MUCH OLDER and am the one cooking, I find great delight in finding recipes for OTHER ways to cook pork chops!

Recently I found a recipe for garlic butter pork chops online, and decided to give it a try. You can use bone-in OR boneless chops for this recipe. This recipe is SUPER SIMPLE to make (in hardly any time at all – 20 minutes), and tastes great!

The three ingredient sauce that covers the cooked chops while they bake imparts a lot of flavor, and my husband and I enjoyed this dish. Here’s how to make it!

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Prep The Pork Chops

Preheat your oven to 375° F.  Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels (I used boneless chops). Lightly season (to your taste) with salt and pepper, on both sides of the meat. Set the chops aside for a moment while you make the butter garlic sauce.

Boneless pork chops are patted dry with paper towels before seasoning is added.

Making The Butter Garlic Sauce Is A Cinch!

Making the butter garlic sauce for the pork chops is ridiculously EASY! Melt butter and then stir in minced garlic and fresh, chopped thyme leaves. That’s it… see how easy it is? Set the sauce aside, once blended. This garlic butter sauce will go on the pork chops right before they are baked.

Melted butter, garlic and thyme are combined to make the simple sauce for the meat.

Pan-Sear The Pork Chops

To lightly brown the chops, they must be pan-seared before baking. It’s easy, too! Heat a Tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. I like using my old faithful cast iron skillet for this, but any non-stick skillet will do! Heat the oil on medium-high heat until really hot, but not smoking. Carefully place the pork into the hot skillet. It should sizzle when the meat hits the oil!

Don’t move the pork chops once they go into the pan, to ensure a good sear! Sear the pork chops until golden brown on the bottom. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Turn the pork chops over and sear the other side for 2-3 minutes. Both sides of the pork chops should now have a golden brown “crust” on them.

Seasoned chops are pan-seared in olive oil in a hot skillet.Pork chops are turned to cook other side after turning golden brown.

Bake The Garlic Butter Pork Chops

You can keep the browned pork chops in the same skillet, if it is oven-safe, OR you can place them in an oven-safe baking dish. Give the garlic butter sauce a stir, and then pour all of it over the top of the chops. In the second photo below, you can see all that yummy minced garlic on the pork chops!

The butter sauce is poured over the top of the chops in a baking pan.Garlic butter pork chops are now ready to bake!

Bake The Garlic Butter Pork Chops

Bake the garlic butter pork chops in a preheated oven at 375° F. for about 10-12 minutes. Your cooking time might vary slightly, because it will depend on the thickness of the pork chops you are using.

The pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145° F. Remove the meat from the oven, once done, and let it sit for a couple minutes before serving. This helps the juices inside redistribute through the meat.

Meat is cooked until the internal temperature reaches 145° F.

Time To Serve The Garlic Butter Pork Chops!

Now it is time to serve this dish! Transfer the pork chops to serving plates. Spoon the garlic butter sauce over the top; garnish with fresh thyme sprigs (if desired), and serve! Hope you enjoy these garlic butter pork chops! We enjoyed them, served with fresh cold watermelon slices and corn on the cob! It was a great summer meal!

Garlic butter pork chops, served with corn and watermelon on the side.Fresh thyme sprigs garnish the finished garlic butter pork chops.

Thanks for stopping by the ol’ blog today! I appreciate your time, and hope you have the opportunity to make these yummy (and EASY) pork chops for those you love. Have a wonderful day!

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Original recipe source: https://www.primaverakitchen.com/garlic-butter-baked-pork-chops/

Garlic Butter Pork Chops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Garlic Butter Pork Chops are a simple (20 minute) main dish, made by pan-searing chops, then finishing them in the oven, covered in a savory sauce!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic butter pork chops
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 441 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 pork chops , boneless or bone-in (approx. 1" thick)
  • salt and pepper , season to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme , chopped (+ extra sprigs for garnish, if desired)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.  Pat pork chops dry with paper towels. Lightly season (to your taste preference) with salt and pepper, on both sides of the meat. Set chops aside.

  2. Melt butter, and then stir in minced garlic and fresh, chopped thyme leaves. Set the sauce aside once blended together.

  3. Heat olive oil (in a cast iron or non-stick skillet) on medium-high heat until really hot, but not smoking. Carefully place the pork into the hot skillet. It should sizzle when the meat hits the oil! Don't move the pork chops once they go into the pan. Sear pork chops until golden brown on the bottom. This takes about 2-3 minutes. Turn pork chops over and sear the other side for 2-3 minutes. Both sides of the pork chops should have a golden brown "crust" on them.

  4. Place browned pork chops in an oven-safe baking dish, or keep it in the same skillet (if oven safe). Pour all of the butter garlic sauce over the top of the chops. Bake at 375° F. for about 10-12 minutes. The cooking time might vary slightly, because it will depend on the thickness of the pork chops you are using. The pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145° F. Remove from oven, once done, and let chops sit for a couple minutes before serving, to help juices inside redistribute through the meat. Transfer pork chops to serving plates. Spoon the garlic butter sauce over the top; garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired, and serve!

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Butter Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 149mg50%
Sodium 267mg12%
Potassium 540mg15%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 866IU17%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Garlic Butter Pork Chops are a simple (20 minute) main dish, made by pan-searing chops, then finishing them in the oven, covered in a savory sauce!

Traeger BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Make BBQ baby back ribs in “3-2-1” on a pellet grill. Ribs are smoked 3 hours, cooked in foil 2 hours, & grilled with sauce 1 hour! Easy & delicious.
Make BBQ baby back ribs in "3-2-1" on a pellet grill. Ribs are smoked 3 hours, cooked in foil 2 hours, & grilled with sauce 1 hour! Easy & delicious.

This recipe for BBQ baby back ribs is fairly easy, especially with it’s easy to remember 3-2-1 game plan! My husband and I enjoyed these delicious ribs last month which were smoked, then cooked on our Traeger grill, and decided to share this recipe (also from Traeger) here on the blog.

Summer evenings and hot temperatures seem to pair very nicely with bbq ribs that are sloppy with sauce, and tender to the bite! YUM… BBQ baby back ribs are a definite favorite summer food of ours! Here’s how to make 3-2-1 bbq baby back ribs on a Traeger or pellet grill:

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Prepare The Baby Back Ribs For Smoking

The first part of Traeger’s 3-2-1- cooking method is to smoke the ribs for 3 hours, after seasoning them. Make sure to remove the silverskin (thin membrane) from the bone side of the ribs (if your grocery store butcher has not already done so). Pat the ribs dry with paper towels.

Two racks of baby back ribs ready for seasoning.

Mix mustard, ¼ cup apple juice, and worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush this sauce onto BOTH sides of each rib rack.

Lightly season (to taste) the racks of pork with your favorite pork and poultry rub spice mix. I used my homemade dry rub spice mix (for pork or chicken), and just sprinkled each rack with a decent covering of spice mix.

Simple sauce with mustard and apple juice, etc. is brushed onto both sides of the ribs.

The racks of ribs are lightly seasoned with pork/poultry spice mix.

Step #1- BBQ Baby Back Ribs In The Smoker

Prepare your pellet grill according to manufacturer instructions. For a Traeger, fill the pellet hopper, and turn the temperature gauge to SMOKE. Leave lid open. Once a fire has been established and grill is smoking (about 4-5 minutes), turn the temperature gauge to 180° F. Let the grill preheat for 15 minutes with the lid closed.

Place the racks of bbq baby back ribs directly onto the grill grate, with the meat side facing up. Smoke the ribs for 3 hours, with the lid closed. Once done, transfer ribs off the grill onto a rimmed baking sheet, and take them into kitchen. Turn temperature setting up to to 225° F.

Smoking the baby back ribs on a Traeger grill for 3 hours.Two racks of smoked ribs ready for the next step.

Prepare The Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Now for the next step! Pull off 4 long sheets of heavy duty foil. Put a rack of smoked ribs on top in the middle. Pull up the sides to surround the meat, because you will be adding liquid in a moment. Evenly distribute HALF of the brown sugar on top of the ribs. Drizzle the brown sugar with HALF of the honey, and HALF of the remaining apple juice (¼ cup).

Put another long piece of aluminum foil on top of the ribs, and close up all the foil, crimping the edges, so the packet is securely sealed. You don’t want it to leak! Repeat the process with the other rack of ribs.

Each rib rack is sprinkled with brown sugar, and drizzled with honey and apple juice.BBQ Baby Back Ribs are covered in brown sugar and honey with apple juice in foil.

Step #2- Put Foil-Wrapped BBQ Baby Back Ribs Back On Grill

Place the foil-wrapped racks of ribs back directly onto the grill grate. Close the lid, and cook the ribs for 2 hours at 225° F. After 2 hours have passed, carefully remove the foil off of the ribs. I did this in our kitchen, because there is a lot of juice in the foil packets. Discard the foil. Keep the ribs (just sayin’).

Foil packets with the ribs are cooked on the grill for two hours.After two hours, the foil is removed from the racks of ribs.

Step #3- Grill The BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Okay, now we’re ready for the final step in the 3-2-1 method. Once you’ve discarded the foil, brush your favorite BBQ sauce on both sides of each rack of ribs.

Place the ribs directly on the grill grate, and grill for 1 hour! They sure do look good right about now, right? Toward the end of the grilling time, we added asparagus (another recipe on the blog) to the grill, as well.

The ribs are coated with BBQ sauce, and grilled for one more hour until done!

When done, transfer the bbq baby back ribs to a cutting board. Let them rest for about 5 minutes, then slice between the bones,  and serve!

BBQ Baby Back Ribs are finished cooking, and rest on cutting board for 5 minutes.The BBQ baby back ribs are sliced into individual portions, and are ready to EAT!

Sure hope you enjoy the ribs, cooked 3-2-1 Traeger style! We sure did. It’s an easy to remember method (smoke/braise/grill), and the bbq ribs were delicious! Have a nice day.

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Original recipe source: https://www.traegergrills.com/recipes/pork/3-2-1-baby-back-ribs

Traeger BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 15 mins
 

Make BBQ baby back ribs in "3-2-1" on a pellet grill. Ribs are smoked 3 hours, cooked in foil 2 hours, & grilled with sauce 1 hour! Easy & delicious.

Category: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq baby back ribs
Servings: 6 people
Calories Per Serving: 653 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 racks baby back ribs
  • cup yellow mustard
  • ½ cup apple juice divided use
  • 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • Pork and Poultry Spice Rub (or homemade, to taste)
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite)
  • cup honey (warmed)
Instructions
  1. Prepare your pellet grill according to manufacturer instructions. For a Traeger, fill the pellet hopper, and turn the temperature gauge to SMOKE. Leave lid open. Once a fire has been established and grill is smoking (about 4-5 minutes), turn the temperature gauge to 180° F. Let the grill preheat for 15 minutes with the lid closed.

  2. Step #1- BBQ Baby Back Ribs In The Smoker: Remove silverskin from ribs (if your grocery store butcher has not already done so). Pat ribs dry with paper towels. Mix mustard, ¼ cup apple juice, and worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl. Brush sauce onto BOTH sides of each rib rack. Lightly season (to taste) the ribs with your favorite pork and poultry rub spice mix. I used my homemade dry rub spice mix . Place racks of ribs directly onto the grill grate, with meat side facing up. Smoke ribs for 3 hours, with the lid closed. Once done, transfer ribs off of grill onto a rimmed baking sheet. Close lid. Turn temperature setting up to to 225° F.

  3. Step #2- For each rack: Pull off 4 long sheets of heavy duty foil. Stack them on top of each other. Put one rack of smoked ribs on top in the middle. Pull up the sides to surround the meat, because you will be adding liquid. Evenly distribute HALF of the brown sugar on top of the ribs. Drizzle with HALF of the honey, and remaining ¼ cup of apple juice. Put another long piece of aluminum foil on top of the ribs, and tightly close up foil, crimping the edges, so the packet is securely sealed. You don't want it to leak! Repeat the process with the other rack of ribs. Place foil-wrapped ribs back directly onto grill grate. Close lid, and cook ribs for 2 hours at 225° F. After 2 hours, carefully remove foil off of the ribs. Do this in your kitchen, because there is a lot of juice in the foil. Discard foil.

  4. Step #3- Brush your favorite BBQ sauce onto both sides of each rack of ribs. Place the ribs directly on the grill grate, and cook for 1 hour! When done, remove ribs from grill; let meat rest for 5 minutes, then slice, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Caloric calculation was based on 1/2 rack per serving (total of 4 servings). If you serve 6 with this recipe, the caloric calculation per serving comes out to approximately 653 calories per serving. These are best estimates, because the weight of each rack of ribs will vary, as well as the type of BBQ sauce used.

Nutrition Facts
Traeger BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/3 rack))
Calories 653 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 845mg37%
Potassium 674mg19%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 158IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make BBQ baby back ribs in "3-2-1" on a pellet grill. Ribs are smoked 3 hours, cooked in foil 2 hours, & grilled with sauce 1 hour! Easy & delicious.

Skillet Glazed Pork Chops

Delicious Skillet Glazed Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in) are covered in a simple, four ingredient glaze, and take only 25 minutes to prepare!
Delicious Skillet Glazed Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in) are covered in a simple, four ingredient glaze, and take only 25 minutes to prepare!

If you enjoy pork chops, then I’m thrilled to share with you this incredibly simple and delicious recipe for skillet glazed pork chops today! I found the recipe in one of my cookbooks, and decided to try it out! Sure am glad that I did! The recipe can be used with bone in OR boneless thick pork chops, so it is very versatile!

Lightly seasoned pork chops are pan-seared in a skillet in a teensy tiny bit of oil, and then removed from the pan once done. A very easy 4 ingredient glaze is then prepared in the same skillet, then the pork chops are added back in and coated with the glaze. That’s it!

The end result is a absolutely delicious quick dinner in under half an hour! Here’s how to make skillet glazed pork chops.

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Mix the Ingredients For The Pork Chop Glaze

The sauce/glaze is super easy to make! Measure out pure maple syrup, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and chopped fresh thyme leaves in a small bowl. TIP: If you don’t have access to fresh thyme, you can substitute dried thyme. Mix the glaze ingredients well (with a whisk or fork), until fully blended. Set the sauce aside.

Only 4 ingredients needed to make the glaze: maple syrup, dijon, cider vinegar and thyme.

The glaze for the pork chops is whisked together in a small bowl.

Use a sharp knife to cut through the fat layer and silverskin on the outside of the chops, at  2″ intervals. This will help the chops to not curl up and buckle too much when pan-searing them. Lightly season the pork chops with salt and black pepper.

Pork chops are seasoned with salt and pepper, and fat is sliced through on outside of each one.

Cooking The Skillet Glazed Pork Chops

Heat one teaspoon of vegetable oil in a 9-10″ skillet. Heat the oil on medium-high heat until really hot, but just barely smoking. Carefully place both pork chops in the skillet. You should hear them sizzle a bit when they hit the skillet.

Pan-sear the pork chops on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes, then carefully flip the chops to the other side. Turn the heat down to medium, and continue to cook the skillet glazed pork chops until they register 145° F. on a meat thermometer. This will usually take between 5-10 minutes.

Remove Pork Chops From Skillet When Done

Once done, remove the pork chops from the skillet. Place them on a plate, and cover them with aluminum foil, to keep them warm while you cook the glaze. NOTE: Do not clean the skillet after removing pork chops. Leave any remaining grease in the pan.

Pork chops are pan-seared in a skillet before adding the glaze.

Cook The Glaze For the Pork Chops

Give the reserved sauce a quick whisk, then pour it into the skillet. Turn the heat back up to medium, and bring the sauce to a simmer, scraping up any leftover pork brown bits left on the bottom of skillet. These will add flavor to the sauce!

Once the sauce has begun simmering, continue to cook until the sauce becomes more a syrupy glaze consistency. This should take only 2-3 minutes, and the glaze will thicken and reduce in volume a bit.

The glaze for the pork chops is cooked in the skillet until syrupy.

Place the pork chops back into the skillet with the glaze. Pour any juices that accumulated on the plate with the pork chops back into the skillet, as well. Continue to cook the skillet glazed pork chops, turning them over in the glaze. Spoon excess glaze over the top of the chops, to completely coat them with the sticky sauce.

Skillet Glazed Pork Chops finish cooking in the thickened glaze.

Serve The Skillet Glazed Pork Chops

After the skillet glazed pork chops have continued to cook for a couple minutes, they are done, and are ready to serve! If checking the internal temperature, pork should reach 145-160 degrees to be cooked adequately.

Transfer the pork chops to serving plates, and spoon any leftover glaze over the tops of each piece of meat. Serve with side dishes you enjoy. We enjoyed these pork chops with steamed veggies and mashed potatoes! Enjoy!

The finished pork chops are served with glaze spooned over the top of each piece.One of the skillet glazed pork chops, served with mashed potatoes and assorted veggies.

I really hope you enjoy this easy recipe for skillet glazed pork chops! My hope is you will be pleasantly surprised at the wonderful sauce that perfectly compliments the pork!  Have a wonderful day, and may God bless you today in all you undertake.

Looking For More PORK CHOP Recipes?

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Original Recipe Source: One of my cookbooks, titled: “The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook”, from the editors at America’s Test Kitchen, published 2014, page 147

Skillet Glazed Pork Chops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Delicious Skillet Glazed Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in) are covered in a simple, four ingredient glaze, and take only 25 minutes to prepare!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet glazed pork chops
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 324 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 5-6 ounce pork chops (about 3/4" thick) , bone in OR boneless
  • salt & pepper , to season pork (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
For Glaze:
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • teaspoons dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves , can substitute 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
Instructions
  1. Measure out pure maple syrup, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and chopped thyme leaves in a small bowl. Mix the glaze ingredients well (with a whisk or fork), until fully blended. Set aside.

  2. Use a sharp knife to cut through fat layer and silverskin on the outside of the chops, at 2" intervals. This will help chops to not curl up and buckle too much when pan-searing them. Lightly season pork chops with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a 9-10" skillet on medium-high heat until really hot, but just barely smoking. Carefully place pork chops in skillet. You should hear them sizzle when they hit the skillet. Pan-sear pork chops on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes, then carefully flip the chops to the other side. Turn heat down to medium, and continue to cook until they register 145° F. on a meat thermometer. This usually takes between 5-10 minutes. Once done, remove the pork chops from skillet. Place them on a plate, and cover them with aluminum foil, to keep them warm while you cook the glaze. NOTE: Do not clean the skillet after removing pork chops... leave any remaining grease or browned bits in the pan, to cook with the sauce.

  4. Give sauce a quick whisk, then pour it into skillet. Turn heat back to medium; bring sauce to a simmer, scraping up any pork brown bits left on the bottom of skillet. These will add flavor to the sauce! Once sauce has begun simmering, continue to cook until it becomes more of a syrupy consistency. This should take 2-3 minutes; glaze will thicken/reduce in volume a bit. Place pork chops back into skillet with glaze, along with any accumulated juices. Continue to cook pork chops for 1-2 minutes, turning them over in the glaze. Spoon excess glaze on top of the chops, to completely coat. Transfer pork chops to serving plates, and spoon any leftover glaze over the tops of each piece. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Glazed Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 114mg5%
Potassium 596mg17%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Delicious Skillet Glazed Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in) are covered in a simple, four ingredient glaze, and take only 25 minutes to prepare!

Rosemary Wine Pork Chops

Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They’re tender, juicy & full of flavor!
Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They're tender, juicy & full of flavor!

Do you enjoy grilled pork chops? We sure do, and this recipe for rosemary wine pork chops is a real winner! Boneless pork chops marinate in a easy, simple sauce, and then are grilled on a traditional BBQ or a pellet smoker (we grilled them on our Traeger grill).

The recipe is so simple, but yields very tender and flavor-filled pork chops! For us, grilling is especially wonderful as the days get warmer and warmer. I don’t know about you, but we grill outside a LOT in late Spring and summer, to avoid getting our kitchen heated up. Here’s how to make this yummy dish!

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Make The Marinade For The Rosemary Wine Pork Chops

The marinade for the pork chops is super simple to make!  In a small bowl, combine olive oil, red wine, chopped rosemary, salt and Montreal seasoning. Mix well with a whisk or fork, until all ingredients are fully combined.

NOTE: Measure out a few Tablespoons of the marinade into a separate container and reserve for later. You will use this reserved marinade to brush on the pork chops while they are cooking!

Trim as much fat off the pork chops as you can, and discard (discard the FAT, not the pork chops, ha ha!). Place the pork chops in a zip loc bag.

Marinate The Pork Chops

Pour the marinade for the rosemary wine pork chops into the plastic bag. Seal the bag, and then “smoosh” the bag around with your fingers to coat the pork chops on all sides with the marinade. Once the pork chops are fully coated in the marinade, place the bag into the refrigerator and let the meat marinate for 2 hours (minimum).

After the rosemary wine pork chops have finished marinating, remove the chops from the marinade. Discard the marinade in the bag (do not use it after being exposed to the raw pork). Grab the reserved marinade you set aside earlier. Now you are ready to put these tenderized, marinated pork chops on the bbq grill to cook!

Grilling The Rosemary Wine Pork Chops

Place the pork chops directly onto the grill grate. There is no need to “oil” the grill, because the pork marinade has olive oil in it, which will help to prevent the meat from sticking!

Using a Standard BBQ Grill (propane or briquettes)?

Prepare grill as you normally would. Once briquettes are ready, or grill has pre-heated, place the rosemary wine pork chops directly over heat on the grill grate. Grill, turning once (and occasionally basting with marinade), until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160°F. This will take approximately 25-20 minutes.

Using a Traeger or Other Smoker/Pellet Grill?

If using a Traeger grill (we were), follow the normal “start-up” process: let Traeger smoke then ignite (about 5 minutes). When the fire has ignited, set the temperature gauge to 450° F., and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes. Once preheated, cook the rosemary wine pork chops for 30 minutes, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160° F. Baste the pork chops occasionally with the marinade while they cook.

A Real “Traegerpalooza”!

The evening we grilled these delicious pork chops, we cooked quite a few other dishes on our Traeger grill, including roasted turkey breast, hot dogs, and brat sausages (not pictured). I didn’t have to cook dinner for almost a week after this BBQ extravaganza, because we had so much great food to enjoy!

We also cooked Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops and Grilled Asparagus (with lemon and Parmesan), which are shown in the photo below by the rosemary wine pork chops (see arrow).

When they are done, remove the pork chops from the grill, and let them rest for 5 minutes to let the juices inside redistribute throughout the meat. Once you’ve done that, these delicious rosemary wine pork chops are ready to eat!

I really hope you enjoy this recipe for grilled rosemary wine pork chops! The pork is very tender, and the chops are wonderfully flavored! Have a fantastic day!

Looking For Other PORK CHOP Recipes?

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Recipe Adapted From: www.traegergrills.com/recipes

Rosemary Wine Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Marinating (inactive time)
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins
 
Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They're tender, juicy & full of flavor!
Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rosemary wine pork chops
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 340 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless pork chops (1½" thick) (approx. 4 ounces each)
For Rosemary Wine Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary , chopped
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Montreal seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Make The Marinade: In a small bowl, combine olive oil, red wine, chopped rosemary, salt and Montreal seasoning. Mix well with a whisk or fork, until all ingredients are fully combined. NOTE: Measure out a few Tablespoons of marinade into a separate container and reserve for later. You will use this reserved marinade to brush on the pork chops while they are cooking!

  2. Trim as much fat off the pork chops as you can, and discard. Place pork chops in a zip loc bag (or covered container). Pour the marinade over the chops, to cover. Seal the bag, and then "smoosh" the bag around with your fingers to coat the chops on all sides with marinade. Once pork chops are fully coated, place bag (or container) in the refrigerator and let pork marinate for 2 hours (minimum).

  3. After chops have finished marinating, remove the chops from the marinade. Discard the marinade in the bag (do not use it after being exposed to the raw pork). Grab the reserved marinade you set aside earlier, and you're ready to grill!

Using a Traeger or Other Smoker/Pellet Grill?
  1. Prepare grill as you normally would. Once briquettes are ready, or grill has pre-heated, place pork chops directly over heat on the grill grate. Grill, turning once (occasionally basting with marinade), until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160°F. This will take approximately 25-20 minutes. When they are done, remove the pork chops from the grill, and let them rest for 5 minutes to let the juices inside redistribute throughout the meat. Serve, and enjoy!

Using a Standard BBQ Grill (propane or briquettes)?
  1. If using a Traeger grill (we were), follow the normal "start-up" process: Let Traeger smoke then ignite uncovered (about 5 minutes). When the fire has ignited, set the temperature gauge to 450° F., and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes (covered). Once preheated, cook the rosemary wine pork chops for 30 minutes, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160° F. Baste pork chops occasionally with reserved marinade while they cook. When they are done, remove the pork chops from the grill, and let them rest for 5 minutes to let the juices inside redistribute throughout the meat. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Rosemary Wine Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 chop)
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 356mg15%
Potassium 518mg15%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They're tender, juicy & full of flavor!

Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops

Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are bone-in pork chops, marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!

Are you looking for an EASY grilling recipe for bone-in pork chops? If so, then I hope you will continue reading! This recipe for Caribbean jerk pork chops is ridiculously simple to prepare, and the chops taste wonderful!

The prep time for these pork chops is only a couple minutes, then the chops are refrigerated for half an hour. After that, throw ’em on the grill or smoker, and enjoy the finished grilled pork chops. Anyone can make these flavorful pork chops, and I’m happy to show you just how very easy it is!

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Marinate The Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops Before Cooking

This is the marinade that we use to make these delicious pork chops. I am not sponsored by this company, but just want to show you what we used. We bought this sauce at our local grocery store, and it is also available on Amazon.

Mix the marinade with pineapple juice in a small container. Place two large bone-in pork chops in a resealable bag or container and pour in the marinade and pineapple juice blend.

This is the Caribbean-inspired marinade I used for the pork chops.

Seal the bag or container and then “smoosh” the bag around to distribute the marinade sauce, to fully cover the chops with sauce.

Once the pork chops are coated in sauce, place the container or bag in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, so they can absorb lots of flavor!

The bone-in pork chops marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

When ready to grill the pork chops, remove them from the refrigerator. Discard the excess sauce that had the raw pork in it.

Pour additional “fresh” Caribbean jerk sauce (without the pineapple juice) in a small container, so you can baste the chops with it, while they cook on the grill.

Marinated Caribbean jerk pork chops (and extra sauce) are ready to put on the grill.

We Had Quite The Grilling “Traegerpalooza”!

The same evening we enjoyed these delicious Caribbean jerk pork chops, we also grilled other items alongside them on our Traeger grill.

In the photo below you can see we also had grilled asparagus, brats and hot dogs, tri-tip steaks, and another batch of boneless pork chops, made with a different sauce. We also roasted a whole turkey breast on the Traeger (not pictured). As you can see, the Caribbean jerk pork chops were in great company!

These are some of the foods we grilled along with the pork chops.

Directions For Cooking Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops On A Traeger Grill

If using a Traeger smoker grill to cook the pork chops, follow manufacturer instructions to get the fire ignited. Once ignited and smoking, set the temperature control to 450° F. Close the cover, and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes.

Once the grill is preheated and at temperature, place the marinated pork chops directly on the grill grate. Cook the Caribbean jerk pork chops for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches between 145-160° F.

Continue to baste with sauce while cooking. It is not necessary to turn the chops, because of the indirect heat feature (convection) present on a Traeger grill. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them “rest” for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving.

Cooking The Pork Chops On A Traditional BBQ?

If you will be cooking the Caribbean pork chops on a traditional BBQ, place the chops directly on the grill grate. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking, turning as necessary during the cooking time.

The cooking time might vary slightly due to cooking them over a direct flame, so be sure to check the internal temperature of the pork chops. They are safely “done” when they reach an internal temperature of 145-160° F. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them rest for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving.

We grilled the pork chops on our Traeger grill, along with other items.

Here are the finished Traeger grilled Caribbean jerk pork chops! They are full of flavor, and are enhanced by the wood pellet smoker feature of the grill! We used mesquite wood pellets in our Traeger. NOTE: If cooking these on a traditional “over the flame” BBQ, the chops will be a lot browner and crispy on the outside.

The Caribbean jerk pork chops have come off the grill, and are ready to eat!

I really hope you will give this very simple recipe for Caribbean jerk pork chops a try! We really enjoyed them, and trust you will, too! Have a wonderful day!

Looking For More PORK CHOP Recipes?

You can find all of my recipes (over 700!) in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few of the pork chop recipes you might want to check out include:

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Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Marinating
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 3 mins
 
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!
Category: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 362 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 large pork chops (bone-in)
  • 1/2 cup KC Masterpiece Caribbean Jerk Marinade
  • 2 Tablespoons pineapple juice
  • Additional marinade for basting meat while grilling , as needed
Instructions
  1. Mix the marinade with pineapple juice in a small container. Place two large bone-in pork chops in a resealable bag or container and pour in the marinade and the pineapple juice blend.
  2. Seal the bag or container and then "smoosh" the bag around to distribute marinade sauce, to fully cover chops with sauce. Once the chops are coated in sauce, place container or bag in refrigerator for 30 minutes, so they can absorb lots of flavor!

If Cooking On A Traeger Or Smoker Grill:
  1. If using a Traeger or smoker grill to cook the pork chops, follow manufacturer instructions to get the fire ignited. Once ignited and smoking, set the temperature control to 450° F. Close the cover, and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes. Once the grill is preheated and at temperature, place the marinated pork chops directly on the grill grate. Cook the Caribbean jerk pork chops for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145-160° F. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking. It is not necessary to turn the chops. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them "rest" for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving. Enjoy!

If Cooking On Traditional BBQ Grill
  1. Once fire (or briquettes are ready) place the chops directly on the grill grate. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking, turning as necessary during the cooking time. The cooking time might vary slightly, due to cooking them over a direct flame, so be sure to check the internal temperature of the pork chops. They are safely "done" when they reach an internal temperature of 145-160° F. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them rest for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 chop)
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 600mg17%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!

Sweet and Sour Pork

Who needs takeout when you can make this delicious Sweet and Sour Pork (with pineapple, onions and bell peppers) at home in about 30 minutes?
Who needs takeout when you can make this delicious Sweet and Sour Pork (with pineapple, onions and bell peppers) at home in about 30 minutes?

Recently I was taking an inventory of a freezer we have in our garage and found several thick boneless pork chops. I started searching for a “new” recipe I could make to use them, and stumbled upon this one for sweet and sour pork on Pinterest. Note: If you don’t have the boneless pork chops, you can use a pork butt to make this dish, as well!

The original recipe came from Sabrina, on the blog “Dinner Then Dessert”, and I thought it sounded wonderful, since I have always LOVED sweet and sour pork! Off into our kitchen I went, and in no time at all, we had this wonderful meal for dinner! The recipe is straightforward, easy to prepare, and absolutely DELICIOUS!

It’s fun to be able to share this recipe for sweet and sour pork with you today. If you are interested in reading a few legends about the origins of this favorite Chinese dish, you will want to check out this article.

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Make The Sweet And Sour Pork Sauce

Making the sauce for the sweet and sour pork couldn’t be any easier.  Place pineapple juice, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, cornstarch, soy sauce and food coloring (if using) in a medium sized dish. Whisk the sauce ingredients together until smooth. Set sauce aside.

NOTE: Notice the color of the sweet and sour pork sauce. I used the recommended 3 drops of food coloring which helped deepen the color of the sauce. If you choose to NOT use food coloring, that is totally okay, but remember… the sauce will have a bit less color to it!

The sauce for sweet and sour pork is easily made by whisking ingredients together in dish.

Preparing The Pork For Cooking

Prepare 3 bowls with the ingredients necessary to coat the pork pieces before cooking. One bowl, has corn starch, one has all purpose flour, and one has slightly beaten eggs.

Pork cubes and bowls with corn starch, eggs, and flour are ready to make sweet and sour pork!

Dredge the pork pieces in cornstarch (a couple pieces at a time), then dip in egg to cover, and then coat the pieces in flour.  As you finish each of the pieces of pork, place them onto a baking sheet. Note: This step is fairly messy, as you dip each piece. Just keep at it! I try to use the same hand for dipping, and occasionally rinse or wipe some of the coating off that gets stuck on my fingers as I go!

Pieces of pork are coated in corn starch, then egg, and flour to make sweet and sour pork.

Pieces of pork are fully coated and are now ready to fry, to make sweet and sour pork.

Cooking The Sweet And Sour Pork

Pour oil into a large skillet to a depth of about 2-3 inches. Heat the oil on medium high heat until it is very hot (but not smoking). TIP: You will need to cook the pork in batches, reheating oil in between batches! You do not want to overcrowd the skillet, because you want the pork to cook evenly on all sides.

Carefully add the coated pork pieces into the hot oil.  Cook the pieces of pork for 2-3 minutes, turning once, until the meat is cooked through, is golden brown, and crispy on the outside. Once done, carefully remove the pork with a slotted spoon (so oil drips back into skillet), and place onto a baking sheet.

The pork pieces for sweet and sour pork are fried in hot oil until browned and crispy.

To Finish The Sweet And Sour Pork

In a separate large skillet, add 2 Tablespoons oil, and heat on medium high. Once oil is hot, add the pineapple, bell peppers, and onion.  Cook the veggies, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. The veggies should still be tender, but still slightly crisp when done.

Pour the sweet and sour sauce into the skillet. Stir to combine, and continue to heat through.  The sauce will thicken slightly as it cooks.  Right before you are ready to serve, add the pork back into the skillet, and stir to combine. Heat just until the pork is heated through, and then the sweet and sour pork is ready to serve!

Pineapple, onions, bell peppers and sauce are heated to coat the sweet and sour pork.

Arrange a bed of rice onto each serving dish, and then top it with some of the sweet and sour pork!

The finished sweet and sour pork is served in a bowl, on rice, with chopsticks on the side.

There you have it! Sweet and Sour Pork, for the win!  Sure hope you enjoy this delicious Chinese meal! Grab some chopsticks and dig in! It tastes wonderful!

Sweet and Sour Pork is served on top of rice, and is ready to eat.

My husband and I really enjoy this meal. The Asian-inspired sauce permeates everything with wonderful flavor, and the veggies and pork are so good! Hope you will consider making this delicious classic “takeout” dish for those you love! Have a great day!

Looking For Other Asian Inspired Recipes?

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Recipe Source: Sabrina, at https://dinnerthendessert.com/sweet-and-sour-pork/

Sweet and Sour Pork
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Who needs takeout when you can make this delicious Sweet and Sour Pork (with pineapple, onions and bell peppers) at home in about 30 minutes?
Category: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: sweet and sour pork
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 458 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Sauce:
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 drops red food coloring (optional-I used it)
For Remainder of Dish:
  • pounds boneless thick cut pork chops (or pork butt) , cut into 3/4" chunks
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs , slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • vegetable oil for frying pork (2-3" deep)
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (for frying veggies)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper , cut in 1" pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper , cut in 1" pieces
  • 1/2 yellow onion , cut in 1" pieces
Instructions
  1. Make the sauce: Place pineapple juice, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, cornstarch, soy sauce and food coloring (if using) in a medium sized dish. Whisk ingredients until smooth. Set sauce aside.

  2. Prepare 3 bowls with ingredients to coat the pork pieces. One with corn starch, one with flour, and one with slightly beaten eggs. Dredge the pork pieces in cornstarch (a couple pieces at a time), then dip in egg to cover, and then coat the pieces in flour.  As you finish coating each piece, place onto a baking sheet.

  3. Pour oil into a large skillet to a depth of 2-3 inches. Heat oil on medium high heat until very hot (but not smoking). TIP: You will need to cook the pork in batches, reheating oil in between batches! Don't overcrowd the skillet, because you want the pork to cook evenly on all sides. Carefully add the coated pork pieces into hot oil.  Cook pork for 2-3 minutes, turning once, until cooked through, golden brown, and crispy on the outside. Once done, carefully remove the pork pieces with a slotted spoon (so oil drips back into skillet), and place onto a baking sheet. Repeat until all pork is cooked.

  4. In a separate large skillet, add 2 Tablespoons oil; heat on medium high. Once oil is hot, add pineapple, bell peppers, and onion.  Cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. Veggies should be tender, and slightly crisp when done. Add sauce to skillet. Stir to combine, and heat through.  Sauce will thicken slightly as it cooks.  Right before you're ready to serve, add browned pork back into the skillet; stir to combine. Heat only until the pork is heated through, and then the sweet and sour pork is ready to eat! Serve on top of rice. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Caloric calculation made based on the use of pork butt.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Pork
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 290mg13%
Potassium 724mg21%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 895IU18%
Vitamin C 55.2mg67%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Who needs takeout when you can make this delicious Sweet and Sour Pork (with pineapple, onions and bell peppers) at home in about 30 minutes?

Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi

Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi in a creamy Alfredo sauce, is a simple, delicious Italian comfort food dish that can be ready to eat in about 20 minutes!
Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi in a creamy Alfredo sauce, is a simple, delicious Italian comfort food dish that can be ready to eat in about 20 minutes!

Do you like gnocchi? We have really enjoyed trying this little “potato pasta” with several different recipes over the past couple of years. They are known primarily as Italian potato dumplings. Did you know the word “gnocchi” actually means “lumps” in Italian? Yep. There are numerous ways to use gnocchi. These little “lumps” of potatoes and flour can be baked, fried, boiled, etc., and taste amazing when paired with a variety of sauces!

A couple months ago I bought a package of gnocchi at the grocery store (usually found in the pasta aisle).  I decided to create my own recipe for Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi, and used a sauce I’ve made a bazillion times to tie all the ingredients together!

The Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi ended up tasting wonderful. Creamy alfredo sauce was the perfect sauce to coat the pillowy soft gnocchi, bacon and fresh baby spinach leaves! The added bonus is that it was a very simple (and quick) dinner to make!

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How To Make Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi

The first thing you need to do is to cook the bacon.  If you cut the raw bacon into thin strips, it will cook a lot faster (thanks, kitchen scissors)! Cook the bacon in a skillet until it is fully cooked and crispy.

Remove the crisp bacon from the skillet; transfer to a paper towel to drain. Leave any bacon drippings in the skillet (there shouldn’t be too much!). This will help give flavor to the sauce!

Bacon is cooked until crisp for the Bacon Parmesan Spinach Quiche,

Cooked bacon for bacon parmesan spinach quiche draining on paper towel.

Making The Sauce For Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi

Using the same skillet (undrained), add the butter and cook on medium low heat until melted. Once the butter has melted, add the heavy whipping cream and garlic powder. Stir well, to combine the ingredients. Add freshly grated Parmesan cheese to the sauce in the skillet. Whisk or stir the sauce until the ingredients are fully blended together.

Continue to cook the sauce on medium low heat, until the alfredo sauce has thickened slightly and is heated through. Be careful to not let the sauce come to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat once the sauce has thickened.

Butter and whipping cream in skillet to make sauce for bacon parmesan spinach quiche.

Parmesan cheese is grated into the sauce for bacon parmesan spinach quiche.

The alfredo sauce for the bacon parmesan spinach quiche has thickened.

Cook the gnocchi in a large pot of boiling water according to the package instructions. Once the gnocchi is cooked, drain it well in a colander or strainer. Do not rinse the gnocchi.

Gnocchi for the bacon parmesan spinach gnocchi has cooked and then is drained.

Finish The Gnocchi For Serving

Place the drained, hot gnocchi back into the saucepan. Pour the alfredo sauce, fresh baby spinach leaves and crumbled bacon back into the pan.

Stir the ingredients well, to fully coat everything with the alfredo sauce. Turn the heat to low, and continue to heat the bacon parmesan spinach gnocchi until it’s heated through. It only takes a couple minutes to heat through, and the spinach will wilt down as it cooks.

Cooked gnocchi, sauce, fresh spinach and bacon is mixed for bacon parmesan spinach gnocchi.

Bacon parmesan spinach gnocchi, on a wooden spoon, ready to eat!

Once the bacon parmesan spinach gnocchi is heated all the way through, it is ready to serve!  Portion out the gnocchi to individual serving bowls or plates. Top each serving with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve the bacon parmesan spinach gnocchi while it is hot… and enjoy every bite!

Bacon parmesan spinach gnocchi is served in a white bowl.

We truly did love this Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi! The creamy flavorful gnocchi is Italian comfort food at it’s best!  I sincerely hope you will give the recipe a try, because I think you’re gonna love it, too! Have a wonderful day.

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Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi in a creamy Alfredo sauce, is a simple, delicious Italian comfort food dish that can be ready to eat in about 20 minutes!
Category: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bacon parmesan spinach gnocchi
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 742 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 strips bacon , cooked until crispy
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , plus more to taste
  • 17.5 ounces gnocchi
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves (fresh)
  • Parmesan cheese , optional for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in skillet on medium heat until fully cooked/crispy. TIP: If you cut the raw bacon into thin strips before cooking, it will cook a LOT faster! Remove crisp bacon from skillet; transfer to a paper towel to drain, then crumble (if not already cut into small pieces). 

  2. Using the same skillet (undrained), add butter; cook on medium low heat until melted. Once the butter melts, add heavy whipping cream and garlic powder. Stir well, to combine. Add grated Parmesan cheese to the sauce in skillet. Whisk or stir sauce until the ingredients are fully blended together. Continue to cook sauce on medium low heat, until it has thickened slightly and is heated through. Be careful to not let the sauce come to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat once the sauce has thickened.

  3. Cook the gnocchi in a large pot of boiling water according to package instructions. Once the gnocchi is cooked, drain it well in a colander or strainer. Do not rinse the gnocchi. Place the drained, hot gnocchi back into the saucepan.

  4. Pour the alfredo sauce, fresh baby spinach leaves and crumbled bacon into the pan of gnocchi. Stir well, to fully coat everything with the sauce. Turn heat to low, and continue to heat gnocchi until heated through. It only takes a couple minutes to heat through; the spinach will wilt down as it cooks. Once gnocchi is heated all the way through, it is ready to serve! Transfer gnocchi into individual bowls or plates. Top each serving with more grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve hot... and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 742 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 1256mg55%
Potassium 200mg6%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 3120IU62%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 438mg44%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi in a creamy Alfredo sauce, is a simple, delicious Italian comfort food dish that can be ready to eat in about 20 minutes!

 

 

 

Tortellini Bacon & Peas Skillet

Tortellini Bacon & Peas Skillet is a simple, quick dish to make in about 20 minutes! Seasoned with onions, Italian spices and Parmesan, it’s a delicious meal!
Tortellini Bacon & Peas Skillet is a simple, quick dish to make in about 20 minutes! Seasoned with onions, Italian spices and Parmesan, it's a delicious meal!

Ever have those days when you need to cook dinner, but are out of ideas?  Believe it or not, I sure do!  This recipe for Tortellini, Bacon & Peas Skillet came about as a result of wracking my brain to come up with a dinner plan recently.

I raided my pantry and found dried tortellini pasta.  Next, I raided my refrigerator and came up with bacon and and onion.  An idea started forming in my head… hmmm. Then I found a bag of frozen petite peas, and BAM… I knew what I would cook for our dinner, and created this dish!

The recipe is very simple to make in only a few steps. It only took about 20 minutes from my pillaging in the kitchen, until we were eating this delicious meal! Not too bad for a quick and delicious weeknight meal, if I do say so myself!

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Here’s How To Prepare The Tortellini, Bacon & Peas Skillet

One of the ingredients in this dish is cooked and crumbled bacon. The first thing I did was to cook the bacon. I cooked the onion along with the bacon. The easiest way I have found to cook bacon quickly is to stack bacon slices, then thinly slice them into small pieces.

NOTE: Use a large skillet to cook bacon and onion. The tortellini will be added to the skillet later, so it needs to big enough to hold it all!  Once the small bacon strips (and chopped onion) are added to the skillet, they will cook very quickly, with minimal stirring!

Slicing the bacon up thin to cook, in order to add to tortellini dish.

Once the bacon (and chopped onions) are finished cooking, remove them from skillet with a slotted spoon. Place the bacon mixture on a paper towel, to finish draining. Set bacon aside. IMPORTANT: Keep the bacon drippings in the skillet (do not discard). It will be used when the dish is put together and will add additional amazing flavor to the tortellini!

Bacon is cooked until crumbly and drained before adding it to tortellini.

Which Kind Of Tortellini Should I Use?

I used dried cheese tortellini for this recipe.  However… you can easily substitute refrigerated cheese tortellini found in the deli section at most grocery stores, if that is more convenient for you!

Cook cheese tortellini in salted, boiling water, according to package directions. The great thing is that you could, in theory, cook the tortellini ahead of time. That way, if pressed for time to get dinner on the table, it will take even less time to throw this meal together later!

If using dried tortellini, you will need 1½ cups dry tortellini to cook. However, if you will be using refrigerated tortellini, you will need a total of 3 cups cheese tortellini.

Tortellini boiling in water, for tortellini bacon & peas skillet.

When done cooking, drain the tortellini.

Cheese tortellini is cooked then drained before adding it to skillet.

To Assemble Tortellini Bacon & Peas Skillet

Pour a teaspoon of olive oil into pan that has the reserved bacon drippings in it. Turn heat to medium. Once oil/bacon drippings are hot, add the cooked and drained tortellini. Add cooked crumbled bacon/onion mixture, thawed peas (thawed frozen peas won’t be as mushy as canned peas), salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.

Stir to combine, and cook on medium heat until mixture is heated through. Taste test a small bite. If necessary, add more salt/pepper, to suit your personal taste.

To Serve:

Once heated thoroughly, remove pan from heat. Add grated Parmesan cheese (optional, but GOOD) to top of dish, and serve hot!

All ingredients are added to the tortellini in skillet before topping with Parmesan cheese.

That’s it!  I really hope you enjoy this quick, satisfying (and quite tasty) Tortellini, Bacon & Peas Skillet! We sure did. Hope you have a wonderful day, and thank you for stopping by. Come back soon!

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Tortellini Bacon & Peas Skillet
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Tortellini Bacon & Peas Skillet is a simple, quick dish to make in about 20 minutes! Seasoned with onions, Italian spices and Parmesan, it's a delicious meal!
Category: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: tortellini
Servings: 3 servings (approx 1 cup each)
Calories Per Serving: 640 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces dry tortellini pasta (can sub. 3 cups fresh tortellini)
  • 3 slices bacon , drippings reserved after cooking
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas , thawed
  • 1/4 cup onions , chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (each) salt and pepper , plus more, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese , for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Use a large skillet to cook bacon and onion. The tortellini will be added to the skillet later, so it needs to big enough to hold it all! Once the bacon (and chopped onions) are finished cooking, remove them from skillet with a slotted spoon. Place the bacon mixture on a paper towel, to finish draining. Crumble. Set bacon aside. IMPORTANT: Keep the bacon drippings in the pan (do not discard). It will be used when the dish is put together and will add additional amazing flavor to the tortellini!

  2. Cook cheese tortellini in salted, boiling water, according to package directions. When done cooking, drain the tortellini.

  3. Pour a teaspoon of olive oil into the skillet with reserved bacon drippings in it. Turn heat to medium. Once oil/bacon drippings are hot, add the cooked, drained tortellini. Add cooked bacon/onion mixture, thawed peas, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine, and cook on medium heat until mixture is heated through. Taste test a small bite. If necessary, add more salt/pepper, to suit your taste.

  4. Once heated thoroughly, remove pan from heat. Add grated Parmesan cheese on top to garnish dish (optional, but GOOD), and serve hot! Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Tortellini Bacon & Peas Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/3 of total))
Calories 640 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 1211mg53%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 211mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Tortellini Bacon & Peas Skillet is a simple, quick dish to make in about 20 minutes! Seasoned with onions, Italian spices and Parmesan, it's a delicious meal!

Rigatoni Sausage Mushroom Ragu

You’re gonna enjoy rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu, an easy to make, one pot Italian meal that you will want to make again and again, because it is SO GOOD!
You're gonna enjoy rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu, an easy to make, one pot Italian meal that you will want to make again and again, because it is SO GOOD!

I found a recipe for a vegetarian ragu pasta dish online and thought it sounded interesting!  Just in case you’re wondering – no… this Ragu is not a brand of spaghetti sauce found in the jar on a grocery shelf.  Well, actually it is that, but the recipe I am sharing today is a homemade ragu sauce!

I made a couple changes to the original recipe, such as adding Italian sausage and beef broth, and ended up with an amazing rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu!

Don’t let the long ingredient list stop you from trying this dish… if you look closely, you will see that many of the ingredients are common ingredients or spices you probably already have in your home!  This hearty, delicious ragu tastes amazing, and I hope you will read on… and make this dish!

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How To Make Rigatoni Sausage Mushroom Ragu

Before starting the actual cooking, be sure to have the veggies chopped ahead of time, and the rest of the ingredients ready to go!. You will thank me later. No… really! Note that half of the mushrooms are sliced, the other half are chopped. You will add them to the dish at different times. The chopped mushrooms will help add thickness to the sauce.

Mushrooms, onions, red pepper, celery and Italian sausage are used to make ragu sauce.

Put Italian sausage (taken OUT of the casings), butter and vegetable oil into a large stockpot (or skillet). Heat on medium heat, stirring often, until butter has melted. Add chopped onions and celery to the pot.

Cook them for a few minutes, stirring often, until the sausage has fully cooked, and the veggies have softened.

Italian sausage, mushrooms and celery are cooked in butter and olive oil for ragu sauce.

Add chopped red bell pepper and minced garlic. Cook, stirring often, for two minutes.

Red bell pepper and garlic added to ragu sauce in pot.

Add sliced mushrooms; cook for 1 more minute, stirring as they cook. You are slowly adding in layers of flavor!

Sliced mushrooms are added to ragu sauce in pot.

Add the chopped mushrooms, and cook for 1 minute.  Add red wine to pan. Heat, and let the wine gently boil for 2 minutes.

Chopped mushrooms, red wine, and broth are added to make ragu sauce.

Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock (or vegetable stock), and spices. Stir to combine all ingredients.

Canned tomatoes and spices are added to make ragu sauce.

Time To Add The Rigatoni Pasta

Bring the sauce to a boil.

Sausage mushroom ragu sauce is cooking in large pot.

Once sauce is boiling, stir in the dry rigatoni noodles, to combine.  Put a lid on the pan (or cover with aluminum foil), and turn the heat down to LOW.

Rigatoni pasta is added to sausage musroom ragu sauce.

Let the pasta cook for 13-15 minutes (mine took 15), or until the pasta is cooked all the way through. Give the pasta a stir a few times while it is cooking, then put lid back on pan.

TIP: If at any time, the rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu looks like it is getting too dry (if heat was too high), then just add several spoonfuls of hot water to pan, and stir in, to combine.

Rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu is ready to be served.

Time To Serve Rigatoni Sausage Mushroom Ragu!

When the rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu is fully cooked, it is time to serve! Give the pasta a stir, then portion it out into serving bowls. Bowls seem to hold the sauce better than on a plate.

Garnish top of each bowl of pasta with some roughly chopped flat leaf parsley and grated Parmesan cheese. Serve… and enjoy! This rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu tastes AMAZING!

Rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu is garnished with flat leaf parsley and Parmesan cheese.

Rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu is served, garnished with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

And there you have it! Rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu for dinner! It tastes DELICIOUS, and I sincerely hope you will give this recipe a try!

If You Enjoy Pasta Recipes

If you enjoy pasta dishes, be sure to check out my recipes for Simple Chicken Sausage Pasta, Butternut Squash Ravioli with Browned Butter Sage Sauce, Vegetarian Spicy Noodles in Peanut Sauce, Shrimp and Penne Pasta Alfredo, or Florentine Lasagna Roll, to name a few!

ALL of my recipes are listed in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I’m sure you will enjoy them, as well. Have a wonderful day!

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Recipe adapted from Nicky at: https://www.kitchensanctuary.com/one-pot-mushroom-ragu-with-pasta/

Rigatoni Sausage Mushroom Ragu
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
You're gonna enjoy rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu, an easy to make, one pot Italian meal that you will want to make again and again, because it is SO GOOD!
Category: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu
Servings: 5
Calories Per Serving: 484 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 links Italian sausage (mild or hot) , casings removed
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms ,1/2 sliced, 1/2 chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper , de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium onion , finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes , 2 cans (14 oz.)
  • cups beef stock (or vegetable)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8 ounces rigatoni pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley , roughly chopped (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Put Italian sausage (taken OUT of the casings), butter and vegetable oil into a large stockpot (or skillet). Heat on medium heat, stirring often, until butter has melted. Add chopped onions and celery to the pot. Cook for a few minutes, stirring often, until the sausage has fully cooked, and veggies have softened.

  2. Add chopped red bell pepper and minced garlic. Cook, stirring often, for two minutes. Add SLICED mushrooms; cook for 1 more minute, stirring as they cook. You are slowly adding in layers of flavor! Add CHOPPED mushrooms, and cook for 1 minute.  Add red wine to pan. Heat, and let wine gently boil for 2 minutes. Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock (or vegetable stock), and spices. Stir, to combine all ingredients. 

  3. Bring sauce to a boil. Once sauce is boiling, add dry rigatoni noodles; stir to combine.  Put a lid on the pan (or cover with aluminum foil); turn heat down to LOW. Let pasta cook for 13-15 minutes (mine took 15), or until pasta is cooked all the way through. Give pasta a stir a few times while it is cooking, then put lid back on pan. If at any time, the rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu looks like it's getting too dry (if heat was too high), add several spoonfuls of hot water to pan, and stir in, to combine.

  4. When the rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu is fully cooked, it's time to serve! Give the pasta a stir, then portion it out into serving bowls. Bowls seem to hold the sauce better than on a plate. Garnish top of each bowl of pasta with some roughly chopped flat leaf parsley and grated Parmesan cheese. Serve... and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Rigatoni Sausage Mushroom Ragu
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/5 of total))
Calories 484 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 1068mg46%
Potassium 990mg28%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1505IU30%
Vitamin C 55mg67%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!You're gonna enjoy rigatoni sausage mushroom ragu, an easy to make, one pot Italian meal that you will want to make again and again, because it is SO GOOD!