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Bruschetta Pork Chops

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled pork chops, low carb
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 395 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur

Bruschetta Pork Chops are a great low carb meal that is packed with flavor! Flavorful bruschetta and melty fresh mozzarella on top of a juicy grilled pork chop!

Ingredients

PORK CHOPS:

  • 4 (1") thick bone in pork chops
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella
  • Seasoning of choice

BRUSCHETTA:

  • 4 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons chiffonade basil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

PORK CHOPS:

  1. Heat the grill over medium heat. Sprinkle each side of the pork chops with the seasoning of choice. Oil the grill and place the pork chops on the grill. Cook for 6-8 minutes per side or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chop registers 145 degrees F.

  2. Turn off the grill and top each with a slice of mozzarella. Close the lid and let the cheese melt. Remove from the grill and top each with a large spoonful of bruschetta.

BRUSCHETTA:

  1. In a large bowl combine all the bruschetta ingredients.

Recipe Notes

  1. For more flavor: Drizzle each pork chop with a balsamic glaze/reduction (this really takes these chops to the next level!)
  2. CHEESE: Don't have fresh mozzarella? Use shredded mozzarella or even shaved or shredded parmesan cheese.
  3. SEASONING OPTIONS: A blend of garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, Montreal seasoning
  4. If time allows you can marinate the chops in a mixture of: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 cloves garlic (minced), salt and pepper to taste. Add to a large ziploc bag and marinate for up to 8 hours.
  5. SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve alongside any of these options: Parmesan Garlic Grilled Corn, a simple side salad, zucchini noodles, or Creamy Fruit Salad.
  6. Don't overcook pork chops as they will become tough and dry. Contrary to what everyone believes pork chops should still be slightly pink in the center. I like to turn off the grill just before they reach the internal temperature of 145 degress F because they will finish cooking while the cheese is melting.
Nutrition Facts
Bruschetta Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 856mg37%
Potassium 763mg22%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 798IU16%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 188mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.