Our Best Pork & Ham Recipes

These filling pork and ham recipes are high in protein and low in carbs, making them great additions to your diabetic diet.

Italian Pork Chops

Italian seasoning and balsamic vinegar lend authentic Italian flavor to these meaty chops.

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Lemon-Sage Pork Salad

If you don't have time for the homemade vinaigrette in this recipe, use a purchased version -- but make sure to look at the carbohydrate content to ensure that it fits into your diabetic meal plan.

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Pork with Pear Stuffing

This dish is both elegant and easy to prepare. Let the roast stand for a couple of minutes before slicing it across the grain on a slight diagonal. The stuffing adds a swirl of color to each slice and provides a sweet, nutty counterpoint to the tender pork.

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Pork Chops Pizziola

Snipped oregano leaves give a refreshing note to the tomato sauce. Another time, use fresh basil instead.

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Spicy Grilled Pork Chops

Chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and hot pepper sauce guarantee these chops live up to their name -- spicy!

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Pork and Green Chile Stew

Here's a hearty meal-in-a-bowl for anyone who loves pork. The recipe makes several servings, but the stew tastes even better served as leftovers the next day.

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Hearty Pork-Beer Stew

If you could capture the flavor of autumn in a food, this is what it would taste like: hearty, spicy, and earthy. With big chunks of sweet potatoes, the stew even looks like the season.

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Blue Cheese 'n' Chops

Looking for something impressive to serve guests? Try these herb-rubbed pork chops. After pan-sizzling the chops in their own juices, bake them along with rice. Fresh pear and blue cheese are the final additions.

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Pork-Lentil Cassoulet

By using lentils instead of the white beans in a traditional French cassoulet, you can skip the step of soaking and precooking the beans. Unlike dried beans, lentils can be added to the slow cooker straight from the package.

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Mustard-Maple Pork Roast

While it seems Sunday special, this roast is simple enough for an anyday meal.

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Adobo Pork Chops

Hot chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper all enhance the flavor of this lively citrus marinade for pork. Steam strips of zucchini and yellow summer squash to serve along with the succulent grilled chops.

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Touchdown Tortilla Wraps

Many supermarkets feature an assortment of flavored tortillas. To vary these hearty ham-and-cheese bundles, try making them with spinach-, tomato-, or herb-flavored wraps.

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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

To cut carbs, this homey favorite features a trio of potato, turnip, and sweet potato slices instead of all potatoes.

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Black-Eyed Peas and Ham

Served on New Year's Day down South, black-eyed peas are said to bring good health and good luck in the new year.

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Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

This white-ribbon-winning pork tenderloin is marinated in a mixture of balsamic vinegar and rosemary and brushed with Balsamic Glaze.

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Orange and Rosemary Pork Chops

Molasses comes in three strengths: Mild-flavor molasses is lightest in color, blackstrap is very dark and very strong, and full-flavor is somewhere in the middle. To give this recipe more molasses flavor, use the full-flavor or blackstrap varieties.

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Cranberry Pork Loin Chops

Ladle the tangy orange-and-cranberry sauce over broiled or grilled chicken or fish, too.

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Sesame Pork Roast with Mustard Cream

Equally delicious roasted or grilled, this Asian-influenced pork tenderloin gets its extraordinary flavor from a zesty ginger brush-on and a tangy mustard-sour cream sauce.

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Pork Chops with Red Cabbage and Pears

The sweet-and-sour cabbage pairs deliciously with braised chops and juicy pears in this German-inspired dish.

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Thai Pork Stir-Fry

If you're using fresh ginger and have some left over, store the unpeeled root in a freezer bag in the freezer. You can grate or cut off what you need from the frozen root.

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Pork Chops with Herb-Tomato Sauce

Taking the time to brown the pork chops gives them a rich, appetizing color that will last through hours of simmering.

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Curried Pork and Cabbage

This quick-fixing curry dinner owes its tantalizing hint of sweetness to pineapple juice and apple.

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Shredded Pork Sandwiches

To save a few carbohydrate grams, skip the bun and enjoy the slow-cooked pork shoulder topped with a spoonful of the broccoli slaw mixture.

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25-Minute Pork Diane

Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and a double dose of lemon -- lemon juice and lemon-pepper seasoning -- add zest to this tender, juicy pork loin.

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Grilled Pork and Pear Salad

Here's a slick trick -- stir apple juice concentrate into low-fat buttermilk and mayonnaise for a creamy apple dressing to go with the pears.

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