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Stuffed Pork Chops (Easy Recipe)

Fill your plate with stuffed pork chops for a simple, unforgettable weeknight dinner!

This recipe makes the normally complicated dish embarrassingly easy to make.

It’s perfect if you’re always craving comfort food but are also too busy to make something elaborate.

Homemade Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Herbs

Yes, there is a much simpler way to cook stuffed pork chops.

Read on to find out how!

Baked Stuffed Pork Chops

Baked stuffed pork chops are typically exactly what you imagine them to be. Pork chops with some sort of filling in the middle.

This recipe gives that classic dish a bit of a twist, though.

You won’t stuff these pork chops, but rather, top them with stuffing.

It’s a simple hack that’ll make cooking a whole lot easier, without sacrificing flavor. 

These pork chops are still just as tender, juicy, and scrumptious. The stuffing just isn’t where it’s normally supposed to be!

Stuffed Pork Chop Ingredients - Pork Chops, Day Old Bread Cubes, Butter, Chicken, Broth, Celery, Onion, Poultry Seasoning, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

Ingredients 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pork chops. I mean, duh. I have a whole section below about whether to use boneless or bone-in pork chops. But spoiler alert, I prefer boneless.
  • Day-old bread cubes. It isn’t stuffing without the bread! Use stale, day-old bread so that the stuffing won’t get too wet and moist.
  • Butter. You’ll melt it and mix it with the stuffing ingredients to make them rich and tasty.
  • Chicken broth. A little bit of liquid to moisten the bread cubes.
  • Celery and onion. The sweet and crunchy elements in the stuffing. You can sauté them beforehand if you want them softer. 
  • Poultry seasoning. For flavor. But also, feel free to use your choice of herbs and seasonings.
  • Condensed cream of mushroom soup. It serves as a thick and savory gravy poured over the stuffing and pork chops.

Bone-In vs. Boneless Pork Chops?

I use boneless pork chops in my recipe because they cook faster.

Bone-in yields juicier and tastier chops, though. It’s just a matter of preference. 

Whichever you decide, here are some tips that’ll surely come in handy.

For boneless pork chops – choose pork loin. It’s leaner and healthier, although a bit more expensive.

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For bone-in pork chops, you have a few options:

  • Center cut. The one with the T-bone. This is the best cut for bone-in pork chops. It’s a combination of a rib chop and pork fillet.
  • Rib. The one with the l-shaped bone. It’s a little less meaty than the center cut, but it’s also more affordable.
  • Sirloin. Also cheaper, but can be a bit tough. If you’re working with sirloin, soak the meat in milk for 30 minutes first to tenderize it.

Tip: Plan on stuffing the stuffing inside the pork chops, anyway? Ask the butcher to cut a slit in the meat. That’s one less step for you to worry about!

Closeup of Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Celery and Onions on a White Casserole Dish

Tips for the Best Pork Chops

Want to make the best pork chops possible? Keep these tips in mind:

  • Use French bread for the cubes. It’s the best option. Cut them in cubes in advance to help them dry out faster.
  • Use 1 1/2- to 2-inch chops. This size is perfect. If they’re too thin or thick, they won’t cook properly.
  • Sauté the veggies in butter. It makes them a little softer and gives them more flavor.
  • Sear the pork chops before baking. It’s not a required step, but I highly recommend it. Searing allows the pork chops to bake more evenly.
  • Use a meat thermometer. It’s the only way to ensure the chops are fully cooked. Their internal temperature should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Soak the chops in milk. Let them marinate in milk for 30 minutes before searing & baking. Doing so will make them incredibly tender.
  • Customize the stuffing. Add mix-ins like sun-dried tomatoes, spinach or kale, cheese, and your choice of herbs and seasonings.

How Long to Bake Stuffed Pork Chops?

There’s no one exact to how long you should bake pork chops. It really depends on a few factors, including:

  • How thick or thin the chops are
  • How long you seared them before baking
  • Whether the chops are boneless or bone-in
  • How your oven operates

That said, the best way to test for doneness is to use a meat thermometer.

You’ll know the chops are cooked once their internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

When checking, stick the thermometer into the thickest part of the chop.

For your reference, for this recipe, I used 2-inch thick boneless pork chops and seared them for 4 to 6 minutes per side. 

It then took about 40 minutes to cook them. For the first 30, the chops were covered with foil and then uncovered for the last 10.

Baked Pork Chops with Cream Sauce and Stuffing, Garnished With Chopped Celery and Onions

How to Store

Before storing, be sure the pork chops have cooled completely to room temperature. Then, follow these instructions for storing and reheating:

  • To store. Place the pork chops in an airtight container. Refrigerate them for up to 4 days.
  • To reheat (microwave). Place the chops on a microwave-safe plate and reheat for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until warm. If they need more time, heat in 30-second increments to avoid drying out the meat.
  • To reheat (oven). Place the pork chops on a baking dish and reheat at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. They’ll need 5 to 10 minutes.

Can you freeze stuffed pork chops?

I don’t recommend freezing these chops since the topping contains bread cubes soaked in creamed soup.

The texture will be all off when it’s frozen and then thawed.

Stuffed Pork Chops (Easy Recipe)

Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes
Calories

414

kcal

Everyone should have this stuffed pork chops recipe in their arsenal! Baked in the oven and stuffed with celery, onion, and cream of mushroom soup, you won’t be able to resist it.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 (1- to 2-inch) thick pork chops

  • 3 cups day-old bread cubes

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery

  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion

  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork chops and cook until golden brown, about 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer chops to a baking dish.
  • Combine bread cubes, melted butter, chicken broth, celery, onion, and poultry seasoning in a medium bowl. Mix well, then spoon over the pork chops.
  • Whisk condensed soup with water and pour over the stuffing. Wrap the baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until the pork chops’ internal temperature reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the pork chops rest for 3 to 5 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Sauté the veggies in butter before adding them to the bread mixture to make them softer.
Stuffed Pork Chops

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

2 thoughts on “Stuffed Pork Chops (Easy Recipe)”

  1. I’m somewhat confused with your ‘Stuffed’ pork chops recipe. First you say have the butcher cut a slit in the chop for stuffing, but in step 3 of your recipe instructions you say pour the bread cubes over the salted chops. Which is it.

    Reply
    • Hi Claudia!
      This recipe is for cheat’s stuffed chops. So yes, you’ll pour the stuffing over the top.
      But I think you mean this part:

      Tip: Plan on stuffing the stuffing inside the pork chops, anyway? Ask the butcher to cut a slit in the meat.

      That’s just another option for anyone who might prefer to stuff them. It’s not a step.

      Hope this helps!

      Reply

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