15 Easy One-Dish Pork Dinners
Pork is one of those everyday, budget-friendly staples that can be used in so many dishes, and it’s one of our top go-tos for when we want an easy and hassle-free dinner (because we are busy!). From sheet-pan dishes to throw-it-together bakes, pork can make any meal burst with flavor without having to spend too much time on it. Don’t want to have to wash too many dishes tonight? Well, perfect—because here are some of our favorite one-dish pork dinner recipes.
Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Brussels Sprouts
Thanks to a robust rub made with brown sugar, paprika, chili powder and ground red pepper, these pork chops are bursting with flavor. Roasted apples and brussels sprouts round out this sheet-pan dish.
Bratwurst with Peppers and Onions
This quick sheet pan dinner takes just minutes to prepare before heading to the oven—and you'll be smelling good 'ole bratwurst in no time.
Bucatini, Ham, and Asparagus
Recipe: Bucatini, Ham, and Asparagus
Asparagus, goat cheese, and ham marry so well in this simple pasta dish. The recipe calls for bucatini, but you can swap for any long pasta, such as spaghetti or linguine.
Roasted Pork Chops with Beets and Kale
Beets and kale make a healthy addition to your weeknight dinner menu, as they roast along hearty pork chops for a well-rounded meal. And all in one sheet pan, too!
Skillet Sausage 'n' Rice
Recipe: Skillet Sausage 'n' Rice
The flavors of smoked sausage, green bell pepper, and onion are the perfect combination in this skillet dinner. Their spicy and savory notes simmer together to create an easy weeknight dish that requires little clean-up.
Pork-and-Green Bean Stir-Fry
Recipe: Pork-and-Green Bean Stir-Fry
Don't be afraid to really char these green beans—it'll give so much flavor (make sure the oil in the skillet is almost smoking). You can also sub thinly sliced strips of red bell pepper instead of hot chiles if you prefer.
Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
This hearty dish grabs extra flavor from browning the pork chops very well in the skillet in order to produce a flavorful pan sauce with mustard and cream. Apples and onions pair perfectly with the flavor palette.
Creamy Spring Pasta Bake
Recipe: Creamy Spring Pasta Bake
This pasta bake is a perfect variation for spring, incorporating baby sweet peas, savory ham, and swiss and parmesan cheeses.
Pork Fried Rice
Recipe: Pork Fried Rice
This homemade fried rice is tasty, healthy and easy to make in one skillet. Mix up the veggies if you feel like it!
Sausage Gumbo Pot Pie With Garlic Bread Crust
Now, we love garlic bread at suppertime. Using it as a crust atop this sausage gumbo pot pie seems just genius, as it adds major flavor and makes for a hearty meal all in one.
Greek Pork Chops with Squash and Potatoes
Lemon juice, garlic and oregano make these chops fresh and delicious. Not to mention, roasting them with squash and potatoes makes for an easy dinner.
Italian-Style Pizza Pot Pie
Recipe: Italian-Style Pizza Pot Pie
This Italian-Southern mash-up is a great weeknight crowd-pleaser. The traditional pot pie meets Italian-style pizza, using refrigerated pizza dough to cut time, gets its creaminess from a jar of tomato and basil sauce (how easy is this?).
Recipe: Ham-and-Vegetable Cobbler
You can throw pretty much in this easy-to-make cobbler, but we made it with ham, sweet peas, mushrooms, carrots, and a flaky piecrust. Put the pie crust on top in a lattice design after cutting it in strips to make it look much fancier and more difficult than it was!
Pork Chops, Cabbage, and Apples
Recipe: Pork Chops, Cabbage, and Apples
Pork, cabbage, and apples make a delicious team in this one-dish meal. The secret weapon in this recipe? Some beer!
Sausage and Kale Sauté with Polenta
Sweet Italian pork sausage, fresh kale, and some marinara make this a quick meal packed with flavor. Topping the dish with polenta really gives it something extra, too. Make it a breakfast sauté by topping it with an over-easy egg!