Healthy Pork Recipes
When we think of healthy meats, pork might not be the first to come to mind. However, research shows it can provide several health benefits that can improve quality of life.
Pork is high in Vitamin B1 and B6, riboflavin, iron, zinc, protein and amino acids. Because it is so dense in nutrients and vitamins, it supports healthy skin, eyes, nervous system, bones, mental performance and the metabolism and it boosts the immune system.
Pork is also a delicious meat that can be versatile in many meals. It can be made into ham or sausage and works well on its own with a side or baked into stews and other dishes.
In fact, pork is so versatile, it may be difficult to find the perfect dish to serve it in on any given night. Well, Moms Who Think has made the decision process a bit easier by providing you with great recipes for meals your family will love.
We offer 2 full pages of pork recipes that can give you great ideas for dishes you can serve your family. Choose from our selection which includes unique options like Peach Chutney Pork Roast, Fresh and Healthy Asparagus Ham Pasta, Bacon Rigatoni and Asparagus and more.
So, the next time you are wondering what to make for your family, why not make it pork? You can feel good about serving your family something healthy and they will look forward to the delicious and versatile meals they will be enjoying.
What healthy pork recipes will you be serving tonight?
Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches RecipeUpdated:
Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches Ingredients: 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound) 2 cups ketchup ½ cup plus 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard ¼ teaspoon pepper 4 Kaiser rolls, split Directions: 1. Cut the tenderloin in half; place in a 3 quart slow […]Read more »
Lemon Basil Pork Chops RecipeUpdated:
Lemon Basil Pork Chops Ingredients: 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons lemon juice ¾ cup seasoned bread crumbs 2 Tablespoons butter, melted 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel 2 teaspoons dried basil 4 boneless pork loin chops (1¼ inches thick) Directions: 1. In a shallow dish, combine egg and lemon juice. 2. In another shallow dish, […]Read more »
Barbecued Smoked Sausage RecipeUpdated:
Barbecued Smoked Sausage Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large green pepper, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 package (16 ounces) reduced fat fully cooked smoked Polish sausage, cut into 3/4 slices 2 cans (14 ½ ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained ¾ cup packed brown sugar ¼ cup cider vinegar 1½ […]Read more »
Country Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce RecipeUpdated:
Country Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce Ingredients: 2½ pounds boneless country style pork ribs 2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke (Liquid Smoke is all natural liquefied smoke) 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup water Barbecue Sauce Ingredients: 1 cup finely chopped onion 1 Tablespoon canola oil 1 cup each water and ketchup ⅓ cup lemon juice ⅓ cup […]Read more »
Ham and Cheese Cowpoke Pasta Dinner RecipeUpdated:
Ham and Cheese Cowpoke Pasta Dinner Ingredients: 1 package (16 ounces) cavatappi (corkscrew) pasta 2 Tablespoons butter 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk 3 teaspoons dried parsley flakes 2 teaspoons garlic salt 2 teaspoons salt free lemon pepper seasoning 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried minced onion 1 teaspoon dill weed […]Read more »
Caramelized Brown Sugar Molasses Pork Tenderloin RecipeUpdated:
Caramelized Brown Sugar Molasses Pork Tenderloin Ingredients: 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 1 inch slices 2 teaspoons canola oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 Tablespoons brown sugar 2 Tablespoons orange juice 2 Tablespoons molasses ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper Directions: 1. Flatten pork slices to ½ inch thickness. 2. In a nonstick […]Read more »
Spiced Pineapple Ham RecipeUpdated:
Spiced Pineapple Ham Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¼ cup dark brown sugar 1 Tablespoon cornstarch 3 Tablespoons apple juice 1 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained 6 boneless fully cooked ham steaks (4 ounces each) Directions: 1. In a saucepan, bring pineapple juice, cloves and cinnamon […]Read more »
Pork Lo Mein with Spaghetti RecipeUpdated:
Pork Lo Mein with Spaghetti Ingredients: 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound) ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce 4 garlic cloves, minced 1½ teaspoons minced fresh ginger root ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 3 cups fresh snow peas 1 large sweet red pepper, julienned 3 cups cooked thin spaghetti ⅓ cup reduced sodium chicken broth […]Read more »
Sunday Supper Ham and Sweet Potato Casserole RecipeUpdated:
Sunday Supper Ham and Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients: 3 large sweet potatoes, about (10 ounces) ¾ cup water 3 boneless fully cooked ham steaks (½ pound and ¾ inch thick each) 3 Tablespoons butter 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice ½ cup packed dark brown sugar 2 cans (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained 1 cup miniature […]Read more »
Chinese Pork with Snow Peas RecipeUpdated:
Chinese Pork with Snow Peas Ingredients: 6 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta ⅓ cup Tablespoons hoisin sauce ¼ cup reduced sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), halved and thinly sliced 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper 1 cup halved fresh snow peas 1 small […]Read more »
Pizzeria Stella Sausage and Veggie Pizza RecipeUpdated:
Pizzeria Stella Sausage and Veggie Pizza Ingredients: ¼ pound bulk pork sausage 1 large green pepper, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed and halved 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce 16 slices pepperoni 1 cup […]Read more »
Bacon Rigatoni and Asparagus RecipeUpdated:
Bacon Rigatoni and Asparagus Ingredients: 1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni pasta 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and coarsely chopped 8 bacon strips 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tablespoons butter 1 Tablespoon olive oil ⅔ cup half-and-half cream ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup minced fresh parsley ⅛ teaspoon coarsely ground […]Read more »
Cheese Tortellini in Ham Sauce RecipeUpdated:
Cheese Tortellini in Ham Sauce Ingredients: 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini 1½ cups chopped fresh broccoli ¼ cup butter, cubed ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup low fat (1%) milk ¼ cup half-and-half cream 1½ cups cubed fully cooked lean ham 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1 […]Read more »
Down Home Pork Chops and Gravy RecipeUpdated:
Down Home Pork Chops and Gravy Ingredients: 1 egg 1¼ cups 2% milk, divided 1½ cups soft bread crumbs 3 teaspoons minced fresh parsley, divided 2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each) 1 teaspoon salt, divided ½ teaspoon pepper, divided 3 Tablespoons butter, divided 3 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon […]Read more »
Apple Pie Pork Chops RecipeUpdated:
Apple Pie Pork Chops Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons reduced-fat butter, divided 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each) ⅓ cup dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon salt 4 medium tart apples, thinly sliced 2 Tablespoons pecans, finely crushed Directions: 1. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon […]Read more »
Boneless Pork Medallions in Mushroom-Wine Sauce RecipeUpdated:
Boneless Pork Medallions in Mushroom-Wine Sauce Ingredients: 4 boneless pork cutlets (4 ounces each) 1 teaspoon canola oil 1½ pounds sliced fresh mushrooms 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth ⅓ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup water 2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley ½ teaspoon salt ⅛ […]Read more »
Quick and Easy Old-Fashioned Breaded Pork Chops RecipeUpdated:
Quick and Easy Old-Fashioned Breaded Pork Chops Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 egg whites 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce ⅛ teaspoon hot pepper sauce ¾ cup seasoned dry bread crumbs 3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon paprika 6 boneless pork loin chops (½ inch thick and 4 […]Read more »
Brown Sugar Glazed Spiced Pork Loin Roast RecipeUpdated:
Brown Sugar Glazed Spiced Pork Loin Roast Ingredients: 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1½ teaspoons ground mustard 1½ teaspoons dried marjoram 1 teaspoon salt 1 bone-in pork loin roast (5 pounds) ¾ cup unsweetened orange juice ¼ cup dark brown sugar ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 Tablespoons grated orange peel Gravy Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour […]Read more »
Italian Garlic Basil and Herbs Pork Chops RecipeUpdated:
Italian Garlic Basil and Herbs Pork Chops Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon salt-free garlic seasoning blend 2 teaspoons dried basil 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 4 bone-in pork loin chop (6 ounces each) 1 teaspoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tablespoon lemon juice […]Read more »
Juicy Roasted Herbed Tenderloin with Potatoes and Carrots RecipeUpdated:
Juicy Roasted Herbed Tenderloin with Potatoes and Carrots Ingredients: 2 pork tenderloins (¾ pound each) 2 pounds red potatoes, quartered 1 pound carrots, halved and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 medium onion, cut into wedges 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed 1 teaspoon rubbed sage 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon thyme 1 […]Read more »
Hearty Ham and Red Potatoes RecipeUpdated:
Hearty Ham and Red Potatoes Ingredients: 2 pounds red potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped green pepper ½ cup chopped sweet red pepper 1 Tablespoon canola oil ⅓ cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon dried thyme ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 cans (12 ounces each) fat-free evaporated milk 1 cup plus 2 […]Read more »
Savory Creamy Ham Fettuccine RecipeUpdated:
Savory Creamy Ham Fettuccine Ingredients: 12 ounces uncooked fettuccine ¾ pound fully cooked lean ham, cubed 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1¼ cups low fat evaporated milk 1 cup frozen peas, […]Read more »
Quick and Easy Loaded Twisty Tenderloin RecipeUpdated:
Quick and Easy Loaded Twisty Tenderloin Ingredients: 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into ¼ inch strips 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup fresh broccoli florets 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 2 green onions, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 Tablespoon canola oil 1½ cups water 2 packages (3 ounces […]Read more »
Fresh and Healthy Asparagus Ham Pasta RecipeUpdated:
Fresh and Healthy Asparagus Ham Pasta Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta ¾ pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned 1 Tablespoon olive oil 3 cups diced fresh tomatoes (about 6 medium) 6 ounces boneless fully cooked ham, cubed ¼ cup minced fresh parsley ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon […]Read more »