Spinach and Feta Stuffed Pork Chops

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
3 Pork chops
40 min

You know those recipes that require multiple steps, but are so worth it?! Well this is one of those recipes!

These stuffed pork chops are salty and savory with a hint of sweetness, which makes for a mouthwatering flavor combination.

They are also a great way to sneak some nutrients in from the spinach without your family really even noticing.

Spinach and feta stuffed pork chops are a nutritious, comforting meal your whole family will love!

To stuff pork chops, you simply slice each pork chop down the middle, making sure not to cut all of the way through. The goal is to make a pocket for the spinach and feta filling to go in but not fall through.

Searing the pork chops on both sides before baking creates a crispy crust that not only provides mouth watering texture and smoky flavor

The sweet balsamic glaze balances the saltiness of the spinach and feta filling.

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Pork Chops
Recipe details
  • 3  Pork chops
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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For the pork chops
  • 3, large boneless, center cut pork chops
  • 1 tbsp. Dried oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp. Dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
For the Filling
  • 1, 16oz bag of fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
For the sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Maple syrup
For the Filling
Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Add olive oil and minced garlic. Sauté for about 1 minute.
Add spinach and sauté for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until spinach is completely wilted.
In a medium bowl, mix together cooked spinach and feta cheese, set aside.
For the pork chops
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Add remaining 1 tbsp olive oil to the cast iron skillet over medium high heat
Mix together the salt, pepper, oregano and thyme.
Season pork chops with seasoning mixture on both sides
Make a slit in the middle of the pork chops, making sure not to cut all of the way through. You should have made a small pouch in the pork chop.
Stuff each pork chop with the spinach and feta mixture. Secure each pork chop with tooth picks.
Sear each pork chop for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place in a 9x13 baking dish.
For the sauce
Reduce heat to low.
Add the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup to the cast iron skillet
Scrap with bottom and stir with a spatula to deglaze the pan
Let sauce simmer for about 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Pour over pork chops and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Let pork chops sit for about 5 minutes before serving.