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Pork is a good source of protein. Pork loins and pork cutlets are low in fat, too, with less than 1 gram of fat per ounce of pork. This is similar to chicken in regards to the grams of fat making certain cuts of pork a very lean meat. Since pork is healthy and tasty, I wanted to make a list of quick and simple meals to make. I reached out to some of my favorite bloggers and dietitians to find out their favorite and fast pork recipes. Here’s what they had to share. We have 8 quick & easy pork recipes in 30 minutes or less. Get ready for juicy flavorful dishes in no sweat.

Quick & Easy Pork Tacos with Cucumber Salad by me, Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN

I’m a huge fan of Latin food and tacos take no time at all. They’re great for simple, delicious dinners. Having a taco bar allows everyone to sprinkle on as many or as little toppings as they like in their gourmet creations.

Grilled Pork Chops, Peaches, and Red Onions
by Erin from $5 Dinners
(photo by $5 Dinners)

Grilling food is fast and easy and Erin from $5 Dinners knows how to make a perfectly tender and smoky pork chop that will melt in your mouth with sweet grilled peaches and slightly crunchy grilled red onions. Get ready for satisfaction.

Pork Chops with Balsamic-Strawberry Sauce
by Jessica Cox, RDN, for eMeals
(photo by eMeals.com)

This is Jessica’s all-time favorite pork recipe. The strawberry-balsamic sauce makes these pork chops elegant enough for entertaining but quick enough for a weeknight meal. Healthy. Fresh. Fast.

Glazed Pork Chops
by Beth from Budget Bytes
(photo by Budget Bytes)

Brown sugar and cayenne provide a delicious sweet and spicy rub for these juicy pork chops. Budget Bytes knows fast, tasty, and budget-friendly cooking.

Hoisin Pork with Rice Noodles
by Lindsay from Pinch of Yum
(photo by Pinch of Yum)

Get ready for a fork loaded with noodles, juicy pork, and hoisin-flavored love all in one bite thanks to this amazing recipe by Lindsay from Pinch of Yum. If you are a sauce person, you will be happy and content with this complete meal in one dish.

Sausage & Fennel Frond Pasta
by Erica Julson, MS, RDN
(photo by Erica Julson)

This innovative pasta dish puts fennel fronds to use! Their mild herb-like flavor pairs well with pork Italian sausage & bowtie pasta. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Sage Pork Tenderloin Medallions with White Wine Jus
by Michelle Dudash, RDN, Cordon Bleu-certified chef and author of DishwithDudash.com: a clean eating newsletter
(photo by Michelle Dudash)

Get ready to have a new family-favorite recipe that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. The pork is juicy and this is a healthy version of the classic comfort food with only 244 calories per serving.

Low-Glycemic Pork Cutlets with Apricot Sauce by Meri Raffetto and Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN, authors of Glycemic Index Cookbook For Dummies®

Pork cutlets cook quickly and take up flavor of any sauce really well so they are perfect for a fast family dinner. This recipe reminds you that you can use leftovers for quick meals, too. There are lots more simple tasty recipes in their DASH Diet books, such as Pork Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps from, Hypertension Cookbook For Dummies.

Enjoy your pork: the other white, tasty meat.

Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN