Pork chops with yellow squash noodles, swiss chard and caramelized onions


This dinner is easy and super light. Slow cooking the onions till they are caramelized really brings out a delicious flavor that makes this dish. Swiss chard is a great ingredient to swap for the usual spinach or kale, and who doesn’t love some yellow squash noodles! Here’s how it all came together..

-Serves 4-

-1 large yellow squash

-1/2 of a large sweet onion

-8 swiss chard leaves, stems removed

-4 boneless pork chops

-1 tbsp salt

-1 tbsp pepper

-1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

-1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth

-1/2 tsp grass fed butter ( Kerrygold )

Yellow squash, onions and swiss chard:

  • In a saute pan, heat 1 1/2 tsp oo and 1/2 tsp butter. Dice onion and add pan,saute for about 15 mins on med-low heat. You want to hold off on adding any seasoning, just letting the onions  softened and caramelize.
  • Once the onions have completely softened and have darkened in color a bit (not burned) add in the chicken stock. cooking on low for another 5 mins.
  • remove swiss chard leaves from stem, and break up into pieces. Add into onion mixture, stirring.
  • Last, add in the yellow squash noodles that you made using your spiralizer. If you don’t have a spiralizer you can just slice the squash and then put it into mixture.
  • Now you can add your 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Simmering on low, letting the noodles soften a bit.

Pork chops:

  • I kept it pretty simple with my boneless pork chops. heat 1 tbsp of extra virgin oo in a large saute pan on Med heat.
  • Salt and pepper both sides of pork chops and place in pan. Cook each side about 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your chops are. Mine were thin, so I cooked mine for about 8 mins on each side  (You always want to cook pork thoroughly)

-Serve your noodle mixture over the pork chops and enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Pork chops with yellow squash noodles, swiss chard and caramelized onions

  1. Kate: I’m very interested in purchasing a spiralizer, what brand do you use? I’ve seen several on Amazon, but thought I’d ask to see if you had a preference? Thanks.

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