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Cheddar & Apricot Pork Chops

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 15 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 672
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Cheddar & Apricot Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min

Rethink your next meal with these amazing stuffed pork chops packed with Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Traditional Cut, chopped dried apricots, preserves and other savory ingredients. Once the meat is grilled just right and topped with more cheese, they will be delicious and flowing with flavor bite after bite.

  • 4 (6 to 8 oz. each) bone-in center cut pork chops, about 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Traditional Cut, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. apricot preserves or mango chutney
  • 2 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard
  1. Cut a horizontal pocket in the side of each pork chop (or ask your meat retailer to do this for you). Combine 3/4 cup of the cheese and dried apricots; stuff into pockets and pinch edges together to close pockets. Sprinkle thyme, salt and pepper over chops.
  2. Heat a 12-inch ovenproof skillet (wrap handle in foil) coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add chops; cook 4 minutes per side or until browned.
  3. Combine preserves and mustard; spread over chops. Transfer skillet to a preheated broiler. Broil 4 inches from heat source until topping is browned and chops are no longer pink in center, about 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over chops; return to broiler and broil 1 minute or until cheese is melted.

Serving Size 4

Calories 672

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 40.50g 62%
Sat. Fat 14.70g 74%
Mono Unsat. Fat 13.40g
Poly Unsat. Fat 4.40g
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Sodium 594mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 59g
Vitamin A 13RE
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Calcium 329mg 33%
Iron 2mg 11%