Comfort Food Combo

1 Ratings
  • prep time 0 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 3
Comfort Food Combo

Take the stress out of life (at least for a little while!) with this pork schnitzel, mac'n'cheese, and salad recipe. The following recipe was provided by a competitor from Food Network's Family Cook Off. This recipe has not been tested. If you have made this recipe, make a comment or rate it now.

Dinner, Fall, Main, Pasta

 Courtesy of: Family Cook Off


Pork Schnitzel

18 ounces boneless pork loin, trimmed anc cut into three pieces

1 pinch salt and pepper on each

flour for breading

1 egg

breadcrumbs for breading

3 tablespoons oil

3 Granny Smith apples, sliced

Macaroni and Cheese

2 cups macaroni

½ cup cold pack cheddar cheese, grated

2 cups aged cheddar cheese, grated

¼ cup flour

2 cups whole milk

¼ cup butter

salt and pepper, to taste

Spinach Salad

2 cups baby spinach leaves

½ cup strawberries, hulled and sliced

3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted


½ medium onion

¼ cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

½ cup vegetable oil


Pork Schnitzel

1. Place chops between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Pound with meat mallet to 1/8-inch thick. (.3 cm)

2. In a shallow bowl or plate have flour mixed with salt and pepper.

3. In a bowl place egg and whisk.

4. Use another shallow bowl for breadcrumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper.

5. Lightly coat pounded pork in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg, then into breadcrumbs, pressing crumbs to coat.

6. Heat oil and 3 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Heat till butter stops foaming. Working in batches, add cutlets to skillet; cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.

7. Cook apples in a separate pan in remaining butter until cooked through and soft. Serve with macaroni and sautéed spinach.

Macaroni and Cheese

1. Melt butter on medium heat; add flour and salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes.

2. Slowly add milk, whisking till smooth. Cook on medium heat until thickened. Add grated cheese.

3. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water until al dente. Mix with cheese sauce.

Spinach Salad Dressing

1. Mix all of the dressing ingredients well in a blender. Toss spinach with dressing until lightly coated.

2. Top dressed spinach with strawberries and a sprinkle of almonds.

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