Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pork Medallions with Creamy Pesto and Ranch Mashed Potatoes ~ What’s for Dinner Thursday

You remember the other day when I wrote about us trying out new recipes each week?  Well, I pulled two recipes to go shopping for and it was just by chance that the two recipes we would eat at the same time because they go perfect together!
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Pork Medallions w/Creamy Pesto
What will you need?
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, sliced 1 inch thick
  • 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp Italian dressing, divided
  • Flour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 can (10.5oz) white sauce {Aunt Penny’s}
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 container (7oz) premade Pesto
What do you do?
  1. Using a mallet, pound pork slices into 1/4 inch thick.  Season with 1 tbsp Italian dressing.  Dredge in flour, shake off excess.
  2. In large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat and cook pork for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until done.
  3. In medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat white sauce.  Stir in remaining 2 tsp dressing, lemon juice and pesto. Heat through and drizzle medallions with sauce.
Ranch Mashed Potatoes
What do you need?
  • Potatoes that have been peeled, cut, boiled and drained ready to mash
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning salad dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
What do you do?
  1. Add all ingredients to bowl and mash with potato masher or use a mixer to cream them to your desired consistency.
We have found that these will be a couple of recipes that we will definitely be adding to our weekly meals.  They are delicious! Kayla decided that they are her favorite!  Oh…white sauce??  I could not find this at Target, Publix or Walmart.  SO…I just bought Alfredo Sauce {classic} and used this instead.  If you happen to have white sauce in your area, by all means use it!  But if not or you have some Alfredo on hand…it was a really great substitute!


MadeInCanarias said...

Pork Medallions w/Creamy Pesto looks so delicious! I have to try it for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Kelli said...

YUM! This sounds like it should be on a menu in a restaurant. Great job trying a new meal!

Darlene said...

YUM...that looks and sounds delicious!

Lamp Tramp said...

OMGoodness, that looks so delicious! I'm making tomorrow night when hubby gets home!