One Pot Tuscan Style Garlic Herb Pork Chops

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Who likes beans?   I was always a huge fan of green beans as a kid but I really didn’t like many other types.  However, as I got older I realized how delicious beans were and started putting them in a lot of different dishes.

Pork chop night is never a favorite at our house.  I have a hard time figuring out what to do with pork chops.   I’m not sure why as I have a ton of ideas for other types of meat.

I usually go for just pan frying the pork chops or baking them in the oven.  So when I found a recipe for pork chops cooked with spinach and beans, basically a one pot meal, I was willing to try it.

Tuscan Pork chops with beans and spinach

The pork chops are sauteed in a pan with garlic and herbs until they are cooked through.   Then they are removed to a plate while the beans and spinach are cooked.  After the vegetables are cooked the pork chops are returned to the pan and everything is cooked together until hot.

Tuscan Pork Chops

I really ended up liking these pork chops.  They had a great herb flavor and the balsamic vinegar adds a ton of flavor.  The beans and spinach are refreshing in a bright lemon sauce.   The meal pairs wonderfully together and is great served with a bit of crusty bread.

Tuscan Pork chops with beans and spinach

Tuscan Style Garlic Herb Pork Chops

A one pan meal with pork chops in an herb vinaigrette served along with lemony spinach and beans.
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sage leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 can 15 oz cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 c. baby spinach stems removed
  • 1/2 c. thinly sliced green onions


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan.
  • Sprinkle the pork chops with the salt and pepper. Add the pork chops and cook for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Add the sage, rosemary, thyme, parsley, and balsamic vinegar. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove the pork chops and herb mixture to a plate.
  • Add the lemon juice, cannellini beans, and baby spinach to the saurte pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the spinach begins to wilt.
  • Add the pork chops and accumulated juices back to the pan on top of the beans and spinach and cook for 3-4 additional minutes.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and serve hot.


Adapted from Cooking Light

Quick and easy Pork Chops with white beans and spinach


5 from 6 votes (4 ratings without comment)

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