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Roasted Pork Chops with
Autumn Mashed Potatoes & Sautéed Spinach

No recipe image available.Quickly roasted seasoned pork chops are paired with a winter squash purée and sautéed spinach—a perfect weeknight supper for autumn or winter. Serve with warm focaccia wedges.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 (3/4-inch thick) pork chops
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
1 pound small red potatoes, quartered
4 tablespoons light cream
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 pounds spinach, washed, trimmed and chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup raisins
Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small bowl combine thyme, cumin, oregano, black pepper, cinnamon and allspice; coat chops generously with seasoning and place in shallow roasting pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  3. Meanwhile, in a large heavy saucepan cook the squash and potatoes in boiling water until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes; drain, add cream, butter and salt to pan and mash the vegetables. Salt to taste and keep warm.
  4. Roast chops for 15 minutes, until nicely browned.
  5. Sauté spinach and garlic in olive oil in large skillet until spinach is wilted and garlic tender, about 2 minutes. Add raisins, salt to taste and red pepper flakes.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 490 calories Protein 31 grams Fat 22 grams Sodium 430 milligrams Cholesterol 80 milligrams Saturated Fat 7 grams Carbohydrates 47 grams Fiber 11 grams.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.