Pork Chops with Asparagus, Tomato, and Orzo

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Simple, delicious pan-seared pork chops with an easy vegetable and pasta side dish. Everything comes together in less than 30 minutes!


  • Grapeseed oil spray
  • 1 lb asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta *
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 4 1-inch thick boneless pork chops
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with grapeseed oil. Spread out asparagus spears and grape tomatoes. Spray again with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let cook for about 20-25 minutes, until asparagus is tender and tomatoes are blistered.
  2. Meanwhile, cook orzo pasta according to package directions. After it has been drained, toss it with 1 tbsp olive oil to keep it from sticking too much.
  3. In a sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Sear them in the pan for 3-5 minutes on each side, until they are browned and cooked through.
  4. Combine roasted asparagus and tomatoes with orzo, and serve with a seared pork chop.


*To make this dish gluten-free, choose gluten-free orzo pasta.