Pork Cutlets in Pizzaiola Sauce

Pork Cutlets in Pizzaiola Sauce

Thin slices of pork in a tomato sauce.

In Italy "Pizzaiola" is the name of a tomato and garlic sauce normally served with meat and poultry. Each cook is free to create his own variations on this theme by adding herbs and spices, in the same spirit as for a "pizza".

2 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 15 min

220 calories per serving 


200 g pork cutlets, thinly sliced    
1 tbsp cornstarch [optional]   8 g
1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
1 clove garlic    
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1/2 cup canned tomatoes (diced)   130 g
1 tbsp olive paste   16 g
1/2 tsp dried oregano   0.4 g

Before you start

Put the serving dish in the oven at the lowest setting to keep the meat warm while cooking the sauce.


  1. Flatten and tenderize the cutlets using a meat pounder. Make a few shallow cuts around the outside edge to avoid curling during cooking. Coat each cutlet with the cornstarch; then shake off the excess.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the whole garlic cloves, sauté 1-2 min, then add the cutlets, and brown each side for about 2 min. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the cutlets from the pan then set aside on the warmed serving plate in the oven.
  3. Add the tomatoes, olive paste and oregano. Cook 4-5 min, then put the meat back into the pan. Continue to cook 2 min, turning the cutlets once. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (130g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




11 g

17 %

Saturated 2.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

14 %


65 mg


180 mg

7 %


7 g

2 %


1 g

3 %


1 g


22 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

15 %


2 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ½ serving
Grain Products: ¼ serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 1 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Good source of :
Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pork | Tomatoes | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Sauté/Stir Fry | Italian

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