Meal Prep: Keto Pork Chops

I’m back to working in an office setting, and eating out gets very expensive, despite the discount I get with the local restaurant. This is a recipe for an easy pork chop recipe that is very tasty and adds much needed flavor to the pork. I’ve modified this recipe a bit from the original one so that it reheats well in a work microwave.

Work lunches are ready!

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup. heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan (I used mozzarella since Parmesan is a little strong)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (I used ground oregano)
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups packed baby spinach

Directions (for meal prep):

  1. Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet* over medium heat, heat oil. Add pork chops and cook on each side for about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and place in individual containers.
  2. Add heavy cream, Parmesan, oregano, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Bring sauce to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook until wilted, 2 minutes more. 
  3. Once you’re satisfied with the sauce, pour it over your cooked pork chops.
  4. When you decide to reheat the pork chop, put it in your microwave and set the time for 1 minute to 1:10 minutes, that way the inside is still moist.

*I use a large nonstick pan for this recipe, since it’s easier to clean up afterwards. Also, I used a cast iron pan once, and it took me almost an hour to get it cleaned and oiled. Never again…

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Author: Michael Maravick

I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I'm a process engineer by day with a passion for baking and trying new recipes.

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