This DELICIOUS Pork Chops alla Pizzaiola recipe is made in ONE PAN with just 6 INGREDIENTS IN 30 MIN! It has a tasty chunky tomato sauce you make right in the pan with the pork chops. Low-carb, gluten-free.
I just LOVE Italian food! Maybe it’s because I grew up with a fantastic Italian immigrant mom who made me plate-licking dinners every night or maybe it’s just in my genes. Ok, probably both!
But, what’s great about my upbringing is I learned how to cook Italian food from the best. You’ll find out when you make my homemade meatballs and sauce. I learned how to make tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes when I was 10 years old! Ah, the nostalgia of summers past. There’s nothing like homemade tomato sauce (or gravy as my mom called it.)
But, this recipe has a quick chunky tomato sauce recipe that you can make in one pan along with the pork chops and it tastes fabulous! Because this recipe can be prepared and cooked in just 30 minutes, it’s on my weeknight dinner rotation!
Pork Chops alla Pizzaiola
What I love about this recipe, other than its simplicity, is the tomatoes are seasoned with the olive oil and cook down to make a delicious chunky tomato sauce! The EVOO is necessary for this to happen! I only use extra-virgin olive oil. It’s the best!
The onions, garlic and Italian seasoning give it a lot of flavor too. It’s so good. I couldn’t wait to dig in. You can use seasoned canned dice tomatoes in this recipe and omit the Italian seasoning to make it even easier. Hunt’s makes diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano seasoning.
What do I serve with Pork Chops Pizzaiola?
- green veggies
- Italian bread or garlic bread
- Use fresh tomatoes instead of canned. Cherry and grape tomatoes will work well.
- Use garlic powder instead of fresh.
- Use dried basil or parsley instead of Italian seasoning.
- Top with provolone or mozzarella cheese and cover until melted (1 min or less.)
- Use boneless pork chops instead of bone-in.
- Use Italian seasoned canned dice tomatoes and you can omit the Italian seasoning or use less of it.
- Try boneless skinless chicken breast or chicken thighs. Cooking time may be longer.
I keep canned tomatoes on hand and usually have a family pack of pork chops and a pork loin to make yummy Slow Cooker Italian Pulled Pork in my freezer so, this is a go to dinner meal when I want something quick and easy. Add this recipe to your dinner rotation because it’s perfect for weeknight dinners. It’s made in one pot so, you won’t have a lot of dishes to wash either.
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I took this recipe to Weekend Potluck.
Pork Chops alla Pizzaiola
- 2 lbs bone-in pork chops (4)
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 cup onion 1 small onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 28 oz canned diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large 3 inch deep skillet on high heat, add oil. Meanwhile, sprinkle both sides of pork chop with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add pork chops to the skillet and brown on each side for 2-3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, slice the onion thinly.
- Remove pork chops and place on a plate. Add onions and garlic to the skillet and cook for two minutes.
- Place pork chops back in skillet with onions and garlic. Pour tomatoes on top of the pork chops. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and cover for 5 minutes. Remove lid and allow to cook for an additional 10 min uncovered.