Sausage and Peach Stuffed Pork Chops

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Large pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 pound hot or sweet sausage, casings removed, crumbled
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
2 peaches, peeled and diced
1 cup (1/4 pound) grated Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper, plus more for seasoning
6 (12-ounce) 1-inch thick center-cut boneless chops





Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds. Add the sausage and brown, breaking the meat up with a fork, for about 3 minutes. Stir in the sage and cook for 1 minute more. Pour off the fat and transfer the sausage to a bowl. Stir in the peaches, cheese, and pepper.

With a sharp knife, cut a pocket in the side of each chop, slicing horizontally, almost through to the other side. Season with salt and additional pepper, and then stuff the chops generously with the filling.

In a large ovenproof skillet, working in 2 batches if necessary, heat the remaining 4 tablespoons oil until very hot. Sear the chops on one side until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the chops and transfer the skillet to the oven to finish cooking, 20 to 25 minutes more. Serve immediately, spooning over any stuffing that might fall out.

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I made this recipe last summer for my daughter and her husband when they came home from the hosital after having a baby. My son-in-law swears this is the best thing he has ever eaten. We tried it over the winter but fresh delicious peaches are the key to success! Thanks, Paula. Love you too!

By Donna Colin on August 14, 2013


I have made this several times. I have also used a pork loin and stuffed it when making a large batch for our family. All of our children and grandchildren love this. This recipe has become a staple in our home! Thank you Paula!

By Penny Cozart on October 08, 2012


I just saw this on the TV - gotta try it.

By Ann Wilmer-Lasky on July 14, 2012


I want to make this dish ,,, but not sure of a side or a veggie to go with it...could you help me out???? I absultly love you and your southern cooking...I am learning to make more southern dishes when I have people over to enjoy them....and you are my inspiration!!!!!

By julie frese on September 27, 2011

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