Grilled Pesto Pork Chops

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Grilled Pesto Pork Chops | Delish D'Lites

Who doesn’t love a great pork chop recipe? I’m constantly asked to make more recipes highlighting the “other” white meat, delicious, budget friendly pork! Pork chops are one of my favorite cuts of meat, they’re perfect for weeknight dinners, and special enough for a fancy dinner.  I love bone in pork chops, they always have more flavor and moisture.

Grilled Pesto Pork Chops

This grilled pesto pork chop recipe is such a simple way to use up something I always have in my freezer, pesto!  Herby, garlicky, cheesy pesto is so much more than a condiment to throw on bread or pasta, it makes an awesome marinade.  I slather center cut pork chops with a rich pesto marinade, then grill them to lock in the delicious flavor.  Next time you need a way to remix your tired pork chop recipe, try this! I’m sure it’ll become a staple in your home.

ingredients

4 center cut pork chops
1 cup pesto
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

directions

Slather the pesto on both sides of the pork chops, then place them into a dish, and cover them with plastic wrap.  Allow them to marinate for a minimum of 4 hours, up to overnight.

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When you’re ready to cook, heat a grill to medium-low heat and oil the grates.  Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and lay them onto the grill.

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Grill the pork chops for 12-15 minutes, or until the juices run clear near the bone.

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Serve the grilled pesto pork chops with fluffy mashed potatoes, buttery garlic and dill corn, or arroz con gandules.

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Grilled Pesto Pork Chops | Delish D'Lites
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Grilled Pesto Pork Chops

Servings 4
Author Delish D’Lites

Ingredients

  • 4 center cut pork chops
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Slather the pesto on both sides of the pork chops, then place them into a dish, and cover them with plastic wrap. Allow the pork chops to marinate for a minimum of 4 hours, up to overnight.
  2. When you’re ready to cook, heat a grill to medium-low heat and oil the grates.
  3. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and lay them onto the grill.
  4. Grill the pork chops for 12-15 minutes, or until the juices run clear near the bone.
  5. Serve hot.

Grilled Pesto Pork Chops

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One Response

  1. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe. Perfect. My first time grilling a pork chop and it turned out perfectly – Followed recipe to a T. Will make this again

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