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5 from 4 votes

Pork Parmesan (Pork Parmigiana)

Lightly breaded and fried pork tenderloin medallions, then baked with a tangy tomato sauce and plenty of melting cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: best pork recipe, easy pork tenderloin recipes, how to cook pork, how to cook pork tenderloin, pork dinner ideas, pork recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 403kcal

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ pounds pork tenderloin, sliced into ½-inch thick medallions
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups tomato sauce, like spaghetti sauce or marinara, divided
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Grated parmesan cheese, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Lightly spray 9x13 baking dish with cooking oil and set aside.
  • Cut pork tenderloin into medallions; set aside.
  • Place lightly beaten egg in a shallow bowl.
  • In a separate plate combine breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and Italian Seasoning.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Dip each pork medallion in beaten eggs and then into breadcrumbs.
  • Add pork medallions to the heated oil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. It doesn’t need to be cooked through, but you want to brown it nicely on both sides.
  • Meanwhile, add 1 cup tomato sauce to the bottom of previously prepared baking dish.
  • Arrange fried pork medallions over the tomato sauce.
  • Pour remaining tomato sauce over pork medallions.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove cover and continue to bake for 10 more minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1399mg | Potassium: 932mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1087IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 4mg