Pork chops with roasted cauliflower parmesan and herb butter

Pork chops with roasted cauliflower parmesan and herb butter

Welcome to Flavortown! Bright and savory butter on pork chops with cheesy cauliflower? Yes, please! And best of all, this riot of color and flavor comes together in about 30 minutes. Hello, nearly immediate low-carb gratification!

Pork chops with roasted cauliflower parmesan and herb butter

Welcome to Flavortown! Bright and savory butter on pork chops with cheesy cauliflower? Yes, please! And best of all, this riot of color and flavor comes together in about 30 minutes. Hello, nearly immediate low-carb gratification!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Herb butter
  • 4 oz. 110 g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1 garlic clove, pressedgarlic cloves, pressed
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
Pork shoulder chops
  • 4 4 pork chop, at room temperaturepork chops, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ranch seasoning
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter, for frying
Cauliflower parmesan
  • 1½ lbs 650 g cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 oz. 110 g (175 ml) parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) preferably with the broiler on.
  2. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the herb butter and set aside.
  3. Rub the chops with ranch seasoning, and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Trim and rinse the cauliflower and cut it in half-inch (1,5 cm) slices with a sharp knife.
  5. Place the cauliflower on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the slices with olive oil on both sides, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top, and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  7. In the meantime, fry the chops in butter over medium high heat until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes on each side.
  8. Let the chops sit for a few minutes before serving with the cauliflower and herb butter.

Tip!

If you have an outdoor grill going, use that instead for even more flavorful chops. Make sure to brush with olive oil to avoid sticking to the rack.

Skip the parmesan cheese for a dairy-free dish.

You can add different herbs to the butter to create your own unique combination of flavors. Try fresh oregano, dill, or even a bit of rosemary!

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10 comments

  1. Luke
    I could only buy Goats Cheese for the burger in Week 5 in portions of 100g so instead of butter on top of the pork, I put the remaining 50g of goats cheese and it was fantastic.
  2. Kendra
    Why is the herb butter recipe different from the recipe that you get linked to on other pages? Also just a tip but 1/2 tablespoon of something is actually 1 1/2 teaspoon. You'll drive North Americans crazy using half tablespoons.
  3. Sandra
    Awesome recipe!
  4. Venencia
    best pork chops ever
  5. Margarita
    The best
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  7. Serrena McDonald
    Whole family loved this one. Hubby even gave it a 9/10 which is saying something.
  8. lauramb1994
    Another winner of a recipe! I think that the pork should have only cooked for about 3-4 minutes per side, though, because it ended up being a little drier than I like. I had a little cauliflower and a little broccoli left over from the week and so I did them both with oil and parmesan and it was so good. I also served it with the flatbread that I made from a recipe on this site. And with the garlic butter it was all just amazing!
    Reply: #9
  9. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Another winner of a recipe! I think that the pork should have only cooked for about 3-4 minutes per side, though, because it ended up being a little drier than I like. I had a little cauliflower and a little broccoli left over from the week and so I did them both with oil and parmesan and it was so good. I also served it with the flatbread that I made from a recipe on this site. And with the garlic butter it was all just amazing!

    Great! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Amber
    Delicious! My boyfriend also loved it. I agree that cooking the pork chops for 4 minutes each side was a little too much. I think I'll do 3 each side next time but I did use thin sliced pork chops. The cauliflower was amazing and I really enjoyed the herb butter!
    Reply: #11
  11. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Delicious! My boyfriend also loved it. I agree that cooking the pork chops for 4 minutes each side was a little too much. I think I'll do 3 each side next time but I did use thin sliced pork chops. The cauliflower was amazing and I really enjoyed the herb butter!

    My family loves the simplicity of this one. You're right that the thickness of the pork chops makes a difference in the time.

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