Savory Havarti Stuffed Pork Chops

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Recipe: #40430

April 02, 2023

"This Buholzer Brother cheese recipe uses an indoor grill, but I use a preheated skillet instead. This recipe is gluten-free and packed full of flavor. I have included the recommended cooking time but I like my chops well done and prefer to let them cook a little longer than suggested."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (149.5 g)
  • Calories 303.7
  • Total Fat - 20 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 68 mg
  • Sodium - 972.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.5 g
  • Protein - 27.5 g
  • Calcium - 463.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large skillet, fry bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove with slotted spoon and set on paper towels to drain. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings.

Step 2

In the same skillet, sauté spinach in bacon drippings over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until wilted. Lightly season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and allow the skillet to cool completely.

Step 3

Stir in Havarti cheese and bacon.

Step 4

Grease grill grate or coat a skillet with non-stick spray. Heat grill or skillet to medium-high.

Step 5

Cut a pocket in each pork chop with a sharp knife horizontally, to within a 1/4 inch of the bone.

Step 6

Season with salt and pepper inside and out to taste.

Step 7

Stuff each pork chop with spinach mixture, then secure shut with a toothpick.

Step 8

Grill pork chops, covered, over medium-high heat for 8 minutes.

Step 9

Brush pork chops with pesto.

Step 10

Flip pork chops, brushing again with pesto. (Both sides should have pesto by the end of cooking). Grill, covered, for 8 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in meat reads 145°F.

Step 11

Transfer pork chops to a serving platter; tent with aluminum foil.

Step 12

Let rest for 5 minutes.

Step 13

Remove toothpicks before serving.


  • Toothpicks
  • Meat thermometer

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