Friends, this Sheet Pan Pork “Saltimbocca” just makes me smile
#1 – I love the fact that saltimbocca actually means “leap into the mouth” in Italian. Which, is very fitting since I pretty much shoveled it into my face as fast as humanly possible.
#2 – It is so easy to make, comes out perfect every single time. So I feel like I am doing something right.
Number 2 is important because I am currently failing, epically, at gardening
Well, I guess epically is a bit dramatic since I do have 4 tomato plants and 3 zucchini plants. But I have managed to murder 4 spaghetti squash plants, 3 zucchini, and several pole beans #blackthumb
I am trying to figure out why. I mean I have 4 tomato plants that seem to be (keyword seem) doing well. They are green and bushy, and very strong. There are a few brownish leaves at the bottom, but everything else looks great. However, they are in the same bed that the now deceased spaghetti squash were planted. It just baffles me
I was told to add some lime, so I guess that is my next step before I plant all of my lovely little sprouted beet plants. #wishmeluck
So, what do I do when life gives me a dead garden?
Well, I cook, of course!
However, unless Kevin is volunteering to handle cleanup duty, I do not want a butt load of dishes to deal with. Dirty dishes do not equal a happy camper. So I go to my new BFF, the sheet pan dinner
Seriously people, if you haven’t jumped on the sheet pan bandwagon yet give me your hand and let me pull you aboard!
There is something so freeing about slapping a couple veggies and some meat on a pan and tossing it in the oven. No fuss, no muss, and NO stress!
I mean, I am already stressed out about the damn garden the last thing I need is dinner to make it worse!
Simple, and delicious, this Sheet Pan Pork “Saltimbocca” is the perfect easy weeknight meal!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 40 mins
2 onions, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Fresh cracked black pepper
1 1/2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup fresh sage leaves, chopped
1 (2 pound) pork loin roast cut into 4 steaks
8 thin slices prosciutto
Preheat oven to 450°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Place onions on the baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat without breaking up slices
Combine remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, potatoes, and sage in a bowl; season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Place potatoes on the baking sheet.
Roast onion-potato mixture until the potatoes begin to brown around the edges, about 20 minutes. Stir the onions and pork with tongs to carefully separate the onions, and make room for the pork.
Season pork with salt and pepper and top each pork steak with 2 prosciutto slices. Place pork on baking sheet atop potatoes and onions. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center of pork registers 135, 10 to 15 minutes.
Turn the broiler to high and broil for 2 to 3 minutes to crisp up the prosciutto.
I made saltimbocca once years ago when I was much too lazy a cook to make it properly. It turned out horrible, of course, because I cheated way too much on the directions. Looks like it's time to try again and do it right, this time!
Welcome! It is so nice to meet you. My name is Bobbi. I am the Mom of 2 great kids, and Nana to a beautiful baby girl Kylee, and a handsome little devil named Torin. I share my life and home with my awesome partner Kevin, and 2 furbabies….