Cooking pork doesn’t have to take a long time. Try these recipes for a quick weeknight dinner.
Cost per serving: $2.11
This light dish is sure to fill your family up.
See recipe: Orange-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Cost per serving: $1.97
Fat: 14g (sat 4g)
Make this restaurant-quality dish at home in under thirty minutes. The secret to this delicious sauce is the combination of apricot jam and Dijon mustard.
See recipe: Apricot-Onion Pork Medallions
Cost per serving: $4.98
Serving a smaller crowd? Try making this stuffed pork loin. It’s just as special roast beef and you’ll waste less.
See recipe: Fig-Stuffed Pork Loin
Cost per serving: $2.54
This recipe is delicious with pork, but you can easily top the apple and onion mixture onto baked chicken.
See recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions
Cost per serving: $1.19
This easy but delicious recipe works well with chicken breasts in place of the pork tenderloins.
See recipe: Cider-Braised Pork Medallions
Cost per serving: $1.24
Fat: 13g (sat 5g)
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you need to cut out bacon (the key is moderation). Enjoy it in this salad and also get 6 whole grams of fiber.
See recipe: Spinach Salad with Figs and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Cost per serving: $2.79
If you prefer to not cook with wine, substitute unsweetened apple juice or white grape juice instead. You might need a splash of lemon juice or vinegar to cut the sweetness. Give the glaze a taste before brushing it on the chops, so you can adjust the flavor if necessary.
See recipe: Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops
Cost per serving: $1.51
Here’s a twist on an Italian classic. For yet another option, serve the cutlets on sandwich rolls with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella. This pork recipe is also a great way to use up leftover bread; make your own bread crumbs by toasting bread lightly and tossing in a food processor.
Recipe: Parmesan Pork Cutlets
Cost per serving: $1.56
A teaspoon of chili powder and some fresh lime juice are the star ingredients in this simple Asian-influenced sauce. Serve with a green veggie and a potato on the side.
See recipe: Chili-lime Pork Tenderloin
Cost per serving: $3.52
For the best flavor and texture, it's important not to overcook pork. To test for doneness, insert an instant-read thermometer into the thickest part of the meat; pork is done when it reaches 140°F. (The temperature will rise a bit before the pork is served.)
See recipe: Sauteed Pork Chops with Curry Sauce
Cost per serving: $2.84
This classic recipe tastes delicious as is, but you can turn up the heat even more if you'd like. Simply stir some cayenne into the barbecue sauce mixture or pass hot sauce at the table.
See recipe: Pork and Beans
Cost per serving: $2.44
Complete this hearty slow-cooker supper by serving it with rice and a vegetable. To up the nutritional value, substitute brown rice for white rice and add a side of fresh steamed broccoli.
See recipe: Honey-Soy Braised Pork Shoulder
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Yield: Serves 4
Cost per Serving: $2.18
Brush a glaze made from maple syrup and Dijon mustard on precooked ham steaks for a supper the family will love. If you have any leftovers, they’ll work well in sandwiches.
See recipe: Maple-Glazed Ham Steak
Cost per serving: $2.62
A flavorful, fruity sauce wonderfully complements grilled or fried ham steaks. It’s best made with fresh pineapple but you can also used canned―just make sure it’s packed in its own juice, not syrup.
See recipe: Ham Steak with Pineapple
Cost per serving: $2.31
Cheese, eggs and bread are the foundation of any strata, but adding chopped ham makes this recipe more substantial. Put this simple dish together in the morning, refrigerate and pop it in the oven before dinner.
See recipe: Ham and Gruyere Stratas
Cost per serving: $2.38
This Chili-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin recipe is a delicious weekday dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to make. Add extra chili powder and paprika if you want to turn up the heat and flavor.
See recipe: Chili-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
Cost per serving: $1.80
This Spring Pea Soup with Frizzled Ham recipe is an easy, but impressive meal to serve to guests. Round out the dish by adding a side salad or tomato-basil bruschetta appetizer.
See recipe: Spring Pea Soup with Frizzled Ham
Cost per serving: $1.95
This classic sandwich-turned-salad is a great, easy weekday meal option. Feel free to use turkey bacon if you want to lighten up this hearty dish.
See recipe: BLT Salad
Cost per serving: $1.11
Perfect for a kid-friendly, here is a healthier take on a traditional baseball stadium treat!
See recipe: Chili-Cheese Dogs
Cost per serving: $2.28
This tasty (and slightly tangy) pork dinner takes less than an hour to make!
See recipe: Ginger-Orange Pork Tenderloin
Cost per serving: $3.16
This recipe is perfect for a mid-week pick-me-up that will break those sandwich blues.
See recipe: Cold Sesame Noodles with Roasted Pork
Cost per serving: $3.45
Serve this festive roast with mashed sweet potatoes and lightly sauteed green beans.
See recipe: Cranberry-and-Walnut-Stuffed Pork Loin
Cost per serving: $2.01
Pork goes well with apricot or mustard, but chicken or turkey cutlets would also work well in this recipe.
See recipe: Pork Cutlets with Apricot-Mustard Sauce