15 pork chop recipes to incorporate into your dinner course
Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly protein to add to dinner or you’re tired of eating chicken, beef, and shrimp over and over again, pork may be the perfect solution. There is perhaps no easier or tastier way to eat pork than to cook a pork chop. Of course, you can always keep things simple and season the pork with just salt and pepper, but if you want to take your pork chop game to the next level, you have plenty of options at your disposal. There are many different ways to season and cook pork chops, and we’ve collected some of our favorites here.
Check out this list of recipes to get an idea of what to make for dinner this week or how to use up those pork chops in the back of the fridge. No matter which recipe you choose, you’re in for an undeniably delicious experience.
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Warm and comforting pork paprikash
It’s a cold winter’s day, and all you want is a plate of something warm and comforting. This is exactly when it’s time to prepare the paprikash. And when you want it to be as filling and delicious as possible? Make it with pork.
It’s cozy and comforting, and has just a touch of spice that might help warm you up. We like to serve this pork paprikash over a bed of egg noodles, although you can use rice if that’s what you have on hand.
recipe: Warm and comforting pork paprikash
Keto Friendly Pecan Crusted Pork Chops
We all love a fried and fried pork chop. But if you’re on the keto diet, this bread may not be the best choice for your diet. If you’re looking for an alternative that still has that crunch you love, then you need to try this recipe for keto-friendly pecan crispy pork chops. Since you’re using pecans instead of bread, you can get that crust you love without sacrificing your diet.
This is a surprisingly simple meal that keto and non-keto eaters alike will enjoy. Serve it alongside vegetables.
recipe: Pecan Crusted Pork Chops are Keto Friendly
Pesto pork chops
Pork chops are delicious on their own, but that doesn’t mean they can’t use an extra boost of flavor. If you want to add fresh, herbal flavors to your pork chops, you should consider using pesto.
It’s very easy to make pesto pork chops, even if you’re not a professional meat cooker. Want to keep things really simple? Just pick up some store-bought pesto. Otherwise, you can make your own for a more refreshing taste.
recipe: Pesto pork chops
Easy pork chops
Making pork chops doesn’t have to be a big production, especially when you follow this recipe for easy pork chops that come together in a jiffy. All you’ll need is meat, of course, some seasoning, and an air fryer.
We love using the air fryer for this recipe because it ensures we get dinner on the table in just 20 minutes. Plus, the air fryer gives your pork chops a crisp, perfectly cooked exterior that makes every bite even more delicious.
recipe: Easy pork chops
Sous vide pork chops
When you want to make the most tender, succulent pork chops you’ve ever had at home, you have to cut your own pork. Yes, it takes longer than just throwing pork chops on the stove or grill, but that extra time investment is worth it.
If you always seem to dry out your pork chops, the Sous Vide method is the perfect solution. This will basically ensure that your pork chops will come out nice and juicy instead of tough and dry.
recipe: Sous vide pork chops
Pork chops in the air fryer
It can be very easy to ruin pork chops, making them sad, dry and dry when you really want a moist piece of meat with the perfect amount of fat. One way to make sure your pork chops don’t dry out is to follow this Air Fryer Pork Chops recipe.
Cooking pork chops in the air fryer is a good way to help them retain some moisture while also cooking them all the way through. This recipe will only take 45 minutes of your time.
recipe: Pork chops in the air fryer
Baked pork chops with honey and mustard
Sheetroot meals may be the easiest way to prepare dinner on a busy evening, which is exactly why we’re big fans of this Honey Mustard Baked Pork Chops recipe. You don’t have to stand in front of the stove to get perfectly cooked pork chops, they cook in the oven alongside carrots and potatoes.
The honey mustard will give your pork the perfect blend of acidic and sweet flavors, while the apples add complexity to the finished dish. It’s a must-have recipe for fall and winter.
recipe: Baked pork chops with honey and mustard
Marinated pork chops
The secret to truly delicious pork chops? Soak them ahead of time. This recipe for Jerk Marinated Pork Chops will ensure that you will never make an unseasoned pork chop again in your life.
Scotch bonnet pepper is an important ingredient in this dish, as it gives the pork the intense spice it needs. Ground spices, such as nutmeg, allspice, and ground cloves, ensure that the scorching heat is not too strong. Serve pork chops with rice, potatoes, or some bread on the side as well as a salad for a more filling meal.
recipe: Marinated pork chops
Chipotle Adobo Pork Chops
Chipotle may not be the most popular marinade for pork chops, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change things up and try something new with pork. By marinating pork chops in adobo sauce and then adding some lemon to the mix, you’ll have a super-flavorful end product that delivers spice and brightness in one delicious package.
You will need to marinate the pork chops for about two hours. However, since this recipe only takes about 30 minutes of preparation time, you won’t have to spend a lot of time on dinner.
recipe: Chipotle Adobo Pork Chops
Pork chops stuffed with apple sauce
Some food pairings are so classic that you just have to try them. Peanut butter and jelly, for example, is a timeless pairing. As well as popcorn and butter. And another one? Pork and apple.
This recipe for apple sauce-stuffed pork chops is a must-try for those who love savory and sweet flavor combinations. The sweetness of the apples pairs well with the fatty and salty characteristics of the pork, creating a harmony of flavors that is perfect for a special meal.
recipe: Pork chops stuffed with apple sauce
Creamy bacon slices
One way to make sure your pork chops don’t dry out while they’re cooking? Smother them in a rich, decadent sauce. That’s exactly what this recipe for creamy whipped pork chops calls for.
Onions and mushrooms provide an umami flavor base for the sauce, keeping the pork chops moist. You can serve this with potatoes, pasta, or any other type of starch. Add vegetables on the side to keep things fresh.
recipe: Creamy bacon slices
Roasted pork with peach sauce
There are many different ways to cook pork chops, but searing them is one of our favorites because it creates the perfect crust on the outside of the meat. But what makes this recipe for Seared Pork and Peach Chutney most special is the peaches, of course.
Peaches pair well with pork because they have enough acidity to brighten the fatty meat while adding some sweetness to the dish. Thai chili peppers add a burst of heat to the pork.
recipe: Bacon with peach sauce
Pork chops marinated in pesto
When you don’t want to cook an extravagant dinner but still want to sit down to a drool-worthy meal like the ones you find at a restaurant, you should turn to this recipe for pesto-marinated pork chops. By using both basil and parsley for pesto, you can create a super-flavorful marinade that turns average pork chops into a special dinner.
The pork chops in this recipe are delicious but don’t forget to cook some tomatoes on the side as well. When served with pork, it will give the dish a juicy boost.
recipe: Pork chops marinated in pesto
Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Boneless Pork Chops
We love a pork chop on its own, but when it’s topped with cheese and crisped to perfection? This may be our favorite quick and easy main dinner. Fortunately, this is easy to achieve when you follow this air fryer boneless pork chops recipe.
When using an air fryer, this recipe comes together in just 20 minutes. Just keep in mind that you’ll want to use boneless pork chops specifically—you don’t want to be biting into a huge bone through a Parmesan crust.
recipe: Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Boneless Pork Chops
Seared pork chops with apple and parsnip puree
Pork chops can be relatively basic, or you can turn them into a sophisticated dinner when you want to prepare something a little fancier. If you opt for the latter, try making seared pork chops with parsnip and apple puree.
Mashed potatoes are a step up from basic mashed potatoes, but provide the same kind of creamy element to the dish. Slicing the pork gives it that textural contrast that brings the whole dish together.
recipe: Seared pork chops with parsnip and apple puree
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