Pork with Mozzarella and Tomato

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

This is a satisfying pork and pasta dish you can make any time. Mix the arugula and pasta together with a lemony dressing.


  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 pound orzo

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

  • Reserved tomato mixture, roughly chopped

  • 11 pork cutlets (1 ½ pounds total)

  • 10 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced

  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons juice

  • 3 ounces baby arugula (3 cups)


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook orzo according to package instructions; drain. Cover and refrigerate one-quarter for Corn Chowder with Zucchini and Orzo. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add onion and saute until translucent, 5 minutes. Add tomato mixture and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until sauce thickens, 10 minutes.

  2. Heat broiler. Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Season pork with salt and pepper, arrange on sheet, and broil 3 minutes. Remove sheet from broiler. Flip pork; top with tomato sauce and mozzarella. Broil until pork is cooked through, 3 minutes. Cover and refrigerate 3 cutlets for Zesty Pork Sandwiches.

  3. Stir remaining 1/4 cup oil, lemon zest and juice, and arugula into remaining orzo and season with salt and pepper. Serve alongside pork.

Cook's Notes

Take this shortcut: Save some pork and orzo for super-speedy Corn Chowder with Zucchini and Orzo and Zesty Pork Sandwiches.

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