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Italian Pork and Potato Casserole

This recipe has been enjoyed by three generations of my family. My mother concocted it years ago using a few ingredients she said were handy at the time. The aroma from these ingredients brings back fond memories of home.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 cups sliced red potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes or until almost tender; drain.
  • Place potatoes in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper. Top with pork chops and marinara sauce. Cover and bake at 350° until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145° and potatoes are tender, 40-45 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes longer. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop with 1 cup potatoes and 1/2 cup sauce: 412 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 506mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 39g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

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