Caramelized Pork Chops with Cauliflower - Olive Branch Oil & Spice

Caramelized Pork Chops with Cauliflower

Dec 16, 2023

In this convenient sheet pan dinner, sweet smoky pork chops are roasted with cauliflower that get a kick from olives, capers and lemon.


  • 2 thick cut pork chops

  • 2 tablespoons Pork Rub

  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup green olives, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 lemon, quartered

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven or grill to 450 degrees

  2. Rub the Pork Rub all over pork chops and let sit about 15 minutes

  3. Place pork on one side of sheet pan or oven proof skillet and the cauliflower to the other

  4. Toss cauliflower with olive oil, salt and pepper

  5. Place in oven and cook for 15 minutes. Turn over pork chops and toss cauliflower. Continuing cooking until pork is cooked through (internal temperature of 140 degrees), about 10 minutes more.

  6. Let pork rest about 5 minutes before slicing.

  7. Add olives, capers, parsley and parmesan to the cauliflower

  8. Serve together with lemon

Takes 40 minutes

Serves 2-4

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