Kelly & Michael: Trisha Yearwood Lemon Squares & Pork Chops Recipes


Kelly & Michael: Trisha Yearwood Emmy Nomination

Trisha Yearwood was on the show May 28 2103 to share some of her Southern recipes. The Emmy nominated host of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen shared some of her favorite recipes, like her pork chops and rice recipe and a recipe for lemon squares.

She made sure everyone in the audience knew the recipe was her mother’s and she loved making it because it made her feel closer to her mother who passed away recently. Always remember, cooking involves more than food.


If you like these recipes, be sure to try more of Trisha Yearwood’s meal ideas:

Trisha Yearwood Pork Chops and Rice Recipe

Trisha Yearwood Pork Chops and Rice Ingredients:

Kelly & Michael: Trisha Yearwood Lemon Squares & Pork Chops Recipes

Trisha Yearwood demonstrated how to make her lemon squares recipe along with a pork chops and rice recipe.

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup long grain white or brown rice
  • 4 pork chops, bone in
  • Salt, to taste
  • One 10-ounce can beef broth
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 onion slices, separated into rings
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Trisha Yearwood Pork Chops and Rice Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the rice and saute for about five minutes until the rice is brown.
  • Spread the rice in a 9x13x2-inch casserole dish. Season the pork chops with the salt and arrange them on top of the rice. Pour the broth and water over the chops. Spread the onion rings over the chops and sprinkle them with the pepper.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Add more broth if the rice is dry and if you would like a crispy dish, broil the pork chops and rice for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.

Kelly Ripa: Trisha Yearwood String Beans and Tomatoes Recipe

Trisha Yearwood String Beans and Tomatoes Ingredients:

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • One 10-ounce can tomatoes with chiles
  • 3 cups sliced fresh string beans, in 1/2-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper
Trisha Yearwood String Beans and Tomatoes Directions:
  • In a medium skillet, saute the onion, bell pepper and garlic in the butter until tender. Add the ketchup, carrot, basil and all tomatoes, then cook 10 to 15 minutes longer. Add the string beans, season with salt and pepper and continue cooking until the vegetables are tender.
  • Serve over rice or as a side dish.

Michael Strahan: Trisha Yearwood Lemon Squares Recipe

Trisha Yearwood Lemon Squares Ingredients:


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar


  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for sprinkling
Trisha Yearwood Lemon Squares Directions:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13x2-inch pan with cooking spray.

For the crust:

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Mix the flour and confectioners’ sugar in a bowl and add the melted butter, mixing until a dough forms. Press the mixture firmly into the pan. Bake the crust for 25 minutes.

For the filling:

  • While the crust is baking, combine the eggs, lemon juice, zest, granulated sugar, flour, baking powder and salt and beat until smooth. Pour the mixture over the baked crust. Bake for 20 minutes more.
  • Remove pan from the oven and let it cool completely. Sprinkle the top with confectioners’ sugar, cut and serve

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  1. Sherry says

    Glad you found the oven temp! It was not on the printed version from foodnetwork! Since I was cooking the pork and rice, which too was not a correct measurement of the beef stock, I took a chance and threw it in with that! I have to finish off the pork chops at 250f for a couple of hrs to get them tender enough. That rice was soggy! It tasted good but I would not try to cook the pork chops and rice together since sogginess ensued during cooking.

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