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Slow Cooker - Italian Pork Chops


Italian seasoning and balsamic vinegar lend authentic Italian flavor to these meaty chops. Serve with rice or orzo and simple salad.

7 weight watcher points per serving

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Servings Per Recipe: 6
cal.(kcal): 279
Fat, total(g): 5
chol.(mg): 60
sat. fat(g): 2
carb.(g): 29
Monosaturated fat(g): 2
Polyunsaturated fat(g): 1
fiber(g): 4
sugar(g): 8
pro.(g): 28
vit. A(IU): 680
vit. C(mg): 22
Thiamin(mg): 1
Riboflavin(mg): 0
Niacin(mg): 8
Pyridoxine (Vit. B6)(mg): 1
Folate(µg): 69
Cobalamin (Vit. B12)(µg): 0
sodium(mg): 323
Potassium(mg): 638
calcium(mg): 81
iron(mg): 2

Diabetic Exchanges
Vegetables(d.e): 2
Starch(d.e): 1
Lean Meat(d.e): 3

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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 pork rib chops, bone in, cut 1/2 inch thick (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) can no-salt-added tomatoes, diced and undrained
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 4 ounces dried orzo, cooked according to package directions


Servings 6


Step 1

Place onion in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Place half of the pork chops atop onions. Sprinkle with half of the Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper. Repeat layering with remaining pork chops, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper. Top with undrained tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. Add zucchini pieces to cooker.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 4-1/2 hours.

Using a slotted spoon and tongs, transfer meat and vegetables to a serving platter; cover and keep warm. In a medium saucepan stir together cornstarch and the cold water; stir in cooking juices from cooker. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Serve over meat and vegetables. Serve with orzo.

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