Mu Shu Pork Casserole (Healthy, Low Calorie)

Craving Mu Shu Pork? Don’t order take out. Enjoy the flavors of Mu Shu Pork in a pork casserole instead. It is a healthy and low calorie recipe.

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Mu Shu Pork Casserole - so much better and healthier than take out for dinner.

I have been making this Mu Shu Pork Casserole for years now. It all started when I saw the recipe in a magazine. First of all I was intrigued by the topping which is pancake mix. Despite the recipe, I was a little concerned whether the pancake mix would soak into the ingredients or rather would it puff on top like a pie crust. Second, I loved the idea of creating a pork casserole with the flavors of Mu Shu Pork, but that was healthier than takeout.

Low Calorie make ahead Mu Shu Pork Casserole

Third, I absolutely love that this recipe is loaded with vegetables. Even with the large helping of vegetables in the original recipe, I had to add more. Why not? Vegetables are basically free calories. In addition, they add another layer of flavor to this casserole. Finally be sure to garnish with fresh cilantro. The fresh cilantro is not just to make this pork casserole look pretty. The addition of fresh cilantro gives this pork casserole a fresh taste and livens up your taste buds.

Next time you are craving Chinese, make this deliciously, healthy Mu Shu Pork Casserole instead. Feel free to make it ahead. Just pour on the pancake mix right before cooking, and don’t forget to add that fresh cilantro.

Such a good pork casserole for dinner. Can be made ahead.
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Low Calorie make ahead Mu Shu Pork Casserole

Mu Shu Pork Casserole

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 297 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • ¼ tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1 lb boneless center cut pork chops cut into ¼ inch strips
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups shredded Napa cabbage
  • 2 cups thinly sliced bok choy
  • 2 carrots shaved into long thin strips
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup pancake batter
  • 1 ½ tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375•. Spray a shallow 2-qt casserole with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together first six ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Place pork into a bowl and toss with cornstarch.
  4. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork, stirring occasionally, until browned about 4 to 5 minutes. Place on a plate.
  5. Add mushrooms to pan, cooking for 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in cabbage, bok choy, carrots and sauce. Cook until cabbage bok choy just starts to get tender, about 4 minutes.
  7. Stir on pork and cilantro.
  8. Pour into casserole dish.
  9. Stir green onions into pancake batter and pour over the casserole.
  10. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 9 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Mu Shu Pork Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 20g 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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  1. My husband and I love mu shu pork! What a fun twist on this Chinese classic!

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