Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Pears

American Entreé
45 min.
4 Servings
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‘Tis the season for Autumn pork roast — and other foods that begin with a “P” — with this recipe for pork with sweet potatoes and pears. In just 45 minutes, you can create a beautiful dish full of fall colors and flavors you’ll want to enjoy all year long.


  • 1 lb. yams
  • 1 lb. red pears
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 tsp. chopped Nature's Basket organic thyme
  • 4 (6 oz.) Giant Eagle boneless center cut pork loin chops
  • 1⅛ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • ⅝ tsp. ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. Market District extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. Giant Eagle Clover Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Nature's Basket organic apple cider vinegar


  Prep Time: 10 min. • Cook Time: 35 min.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Cut sweet potatoes in half across the middle then cut into wedges. Cut the pears into quarters then trim out the core and stem, cut each quarter in half lengthwise. Remove the stems from the kale and roughly chop. Season each pork chop with ¼ teaspoon salt, a pinch of pepper, and ¼ teaspoon of chopped thyme.

Toss the sweet potato wedges with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread on a non-stick or foil-lined sheet pan and place in oven. Roast for 10 minutes, then add the pears. Toss with the sweet potatoes and roast another 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add the kale, honey, 1 teaspoon of chopped thyme and the apple cider vinegar. Toss all together and roast another 5 minutes.

While the potatoes are cooking, heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil and the seasoned pork chops. Cook on one side for about 3-4 minutes or until nicely browned. Turn the chops over and cook on the second side for another 3-4 minutes.*

Serve the pork chops with the roasted potatoes, pears, and kale.

*For food safety, cook pork to an internal temperature of 145°F.

Approximate Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories 510, Fat 20g, Sat Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 95mg, Sodium 710mg, Total Carbohydrate 47g, Fiber 8g, Sugars 26g, Protein 38g

Dietitian Pick, Diabetes Appropriate

ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Tree Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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