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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 456.8
  • Total Fat: 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.6 mg
  • Sodium: 488.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.7 g
  • Protein: 37.7 g

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Heart Healthy Slow Cooker Italian Pork Chops and Pasta

Submitted by: MJ-SHE-BEAST

Introduction

Using whole wheat pasta as your side boosts the fiber in this delicious and nutritious dish even your picky eaters will love. The sodium content is pretty good since you are using salt free tomatoes and not adding in additional salt. You can use fresh mushrooms instead of canned if you like. Using the slow cooker make it a really easy dish that looks and tastes like you really put a lot of effort and fuss into it! Using whole wheat pasta as your side boosts the fiber in this delicious and nutritious dish even your picky eaters will love. The sodium content is pretty good since you are using salt free tomatoes and not adding in additional salt. You can use fresh mushrooms instead of canned if you like. Using the slow cooker make it a really easy dish that looks and tastes like you really put a lot of effort and fuss into it!
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    5 boneless pork chops
    2 Tbs olive oil
    I medium onion, chopped
    1 bell pepper sliced or chopped to your preference
    2 tsps minced garlic, fresh or jar variety
    14.5 ounce can of no salt diced tomatoes
    1 jar Prego Heart Healthy spaghetti sauce
    sm can sliced mushrooms or sliced fresh mushrooms
    2 tsp italian seasoning (oregano is fine if you don't have)
    1 tsp basil
    5 oz reduced fat or part skim mozarella, shredded
    10 oz (dry) whole wheat spaghetti (or other pasta)

Directions

In a large skillet or pan, brown chops quickly on both sides. Place in bottom of slow cooker. Add olive oil to pan and cook chopped onions and peppers until soft. If using fresh mushrooms you can add these in as well. Add in canned tomatoes and pasta sauce, canned mushrooms, garlic, and spices. Stir to incorporate flavors. Pour over chops and cook in slow cooker on low for 6-7 hours depending on chop thickness. When nearly done, prepare pasta according to instructions. Place chop on each plate with half a cup of pasta next too it. Cover both with sauce and spinkle 1 oz of shredded mozarella over both. Serve with a salad, marinated cucumbers, or steamed broccoli and carrots. Enjoy!

Serving Size: 1 pork chop per serving and 1/2 cup pasta per serving

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MJ-SHE-BEAST.






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