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

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Soy, Tree Nuts

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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

  • 28 oz. Carrot
  • Info
    1½ oz. Smoked Almonds
  • 12 Chives
  • 4 Bone-in Pork Chops
  • 1 oz. Honey
  • Info
    2 oz. Blue Cheese
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    538
  • Carbohydrates
    27g
  • Fat
    22g
  • Protein
    55g
  • Sodium
    1159mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Bowl
  • 1 Large Oven-Safe Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    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.

  • Step 2 - Roast the Carrots
    2

    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.

  • Step 3 - Prepare the Topping
    3

    Prepare the Topping

    Combine blue cheese, almonds, and half the chives (reserve remaining for garnish) in a small bowl.

  • Step 4 - Sear the Pork Chops
    4

    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.

  • Step 5 - Top the Chops
    5

    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.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
    6

    Plate the Dish

    Place pork chops on a plate and serve carrots alongside. Garnish carrots with remaining chives.