Southern Country Kitchen




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Recipe for week of 09/17/18

Pork and Asparagus Sheet-Pan Dinner (courtesy of

20 minutes prep time/20 minutes cook time/40 minutes total



  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups diced new potatoes
  • 3 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large gala or Honeycrisp apple, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1 inch thick and about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons southwest seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with foil; brush with 2 teaspoons olive oil.
  • In a large bowl, toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place in one section of prepared baking pan. In same bowl, toss asparagus with 1 tablespoon olive oil; place in another section of pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper over potatoes and asparagus.
  • In same bowl, toss apple with 1 teaspoon olive oil. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger; sprinkle over apples and toss to coat. Transfer to a different section of pan.
  • Brush pork chops with remaining olive oil; sprinkle both sides with southwest seasoning. Place chops in remaining section of pan. Bake until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145° and potatoes and apples are tender, 20-25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


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