Family Meal: Blue Cheese, Smoked Almond, and Chive-Crusted Pork Chop
with honey-roasted carrots
$9.95 per serving
Prep & Cook Time:40-50 min.
Cook Within:6 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
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.
Peel carrots, trim, and cut french fry-sized sticks. Coarsely chop smoked almonds. Mince chives. Rinse pork chops, pat dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Roast the Carrots
Place carrots on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, honey, and ½ tsp. salt. Spread into a single layer and roast until very tender and lightly charred, 20-25 minutes. While carrots roast, make topping.
Prepare the Topping
Combine blue cheese, almonds, and half the chives (reserve remaining for garnish) in a small bowl.
Sear the Pork Chops
Heat a large oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and pork chops to hot pan and cook 3-6 minutes on one side, or until well-browned.
Top the Chops
Flip chops and spoon blue cheese-almond topping over seared side. Place pan in oven and roast until cheese melts and chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 3-5 minutes. Transfer chops to cutting board and rest at least 5 minutes.
Plate the Dish
Place pork chops on a plate and serve carrots alongside. Garnish carrots with remaining chives.