Blue Cheese and Smoked Almond Pork Chop

with honey-roasted carrots and chives

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Soy, Tree Nuts

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

Simple flavors that all work in tasty harmony? Yes, please! A tender bone-in pork chop gets a major flavor-boost with a crust of blue cheese crumbles, smoked almonds, and fresh chives. Along with honey-roasted carrots, this dish strikes a perfect balance for an easy weeknight meal that's a major flavor overachiever.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 6 Chives
  • 16 oz. Carrot
  • Info
    ½ oz. Smoked Almonds
  • 16 oz. Bone-in Pork Chops
  • ½ fl. oz. Honey
  • Info
    ¾ oz. Blue Cheese
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    618
  • Carbohydrates
    25g
  • Fat
    36g
  • Protein
    44g
  • Sodium
    1132mg
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel carrot, trim, and cut into french-fry-sized sticks. Coarsely chop smoked almonds. Mince chives. Pat pork chops dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 2 - Roast the Carrot Sticks
    2

    Roast the Carrot Sticks

    Place carrot sticks on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil, honey, and ¼ tsp. salt. Massage oil and honey into carrots. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until very tender and lightly charred, 25-30 minutes. While carrot roasts, make topping.

  • Step 3 - Prepare the Topping
    3

    Prepare the Topping

    Combine blue cheese, almonds, half the chives (reserve remaining for garnish), and ¼ tsp. salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

  • Step 4 - Sear the Pork Chops
    4

    Sear the Pork Chops

    Place a medium oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and pork chops to hot pan and cook on one side until well-browned, 3-5 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Roast the Pork Chops
    5

    Roast the Pork Chops

    Flip pork chops, and spoon blue cheese-almond topping onto seared side. Place pan in oven and roast until cheese melts and pork chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-6 minutes. Transfer chops to a plate and rest at least 5 minutes. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with remaining chives. Bon appétit!