Pork Chops with Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

This is a super easy dinner recipe that I found in one of my cookbooks.  It was written using chicken breasts, but we had pork chops on hand.  We used them instead and it came out great!


4-5 thin cut pork chops

1/4 cup prepared pesto sauce, plus a little extra to top the chops with

1 pint of cherry tomatoes

Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the pork chops.

Place about 2 Tablespoons of olive oil on the bottom of a large saute pan.  Turn the heat to medium high.  When the oil heats up, add the chops

Brown the chops on both sides.

Remove the chops from the heat and place in a baking dish.  Place in the oven for 30 minutes.

Wash the cherry tomatoes, slice them in half on a cutting board.

Mix 1/4 cup of pesto and the tomatoes in a bowl.

Place the tomato pesto mixture on top of the chops during the last 10 minutes of baking.

Just before serving place another tablespoon of pesto on each chop.



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