Pork Chop Casserole Recipe

This pork chop casserole is a great oven-baked dish for the whole family. Thick, tender pork chops are seared to make a flavorful crust that also seals its own juices in. The chops are then submerged in mushroom soup and sour cream turning into a luscious creamy sauce after baking. Serve this dish with garlic mashed potatoes or slices of artisan bread.

Tips on Making Pork Chop Casserole

This pork chop casserole recipe uses ready-made products like mushroom soup and French-fried onions to lessen the work while also packing loads of flavors to the dish. There are many ways for you to tweak it to your convenience such as using a vegetable soup or French onion soup mix if that’s what’s available. In addition, here are more helpful tips that you should know about making this pork chop bake:

 

  • Use pork chops that are uniform in size to make sure that they will all cook evenly. You can also buy a whole loin and slice them by yourself at home for even thickness.
  • To get the best sear, refrain from touching the chops once they hit the hot pan. Only flip them when they’ve already formed a brown crust. It also helps to use a cast-iron skillet as it conducts heat well.
  • Feel free to add vegetables to the pork casserole like sliced potatoes, carrots, celery, and peas. Assemble the vegetables at the bottom of the baking dish before putting the chops in.
  • Aside from cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese also makes a delicious melty topping for smothered pork chops, and they melt better when they’re freshly grated.

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  • Pork Chops and Rice Bake —  This is a pork chop rice casserole fully loaded with delicious flavors from mushroom, onion, and chicken soups.
  • Easy Cheesy Pork Casserole — It’s a pork chop and potato casserole smothered with asparagus and cheese soup and topped with more cheese. There’s no need for a side dish as it’s already a complete meal. 
  • Pork Chop Alfredo Casserole — Creamy and buttery, this recipe combines two of our favorites which are pork chops and alfredo sauce. Plus, it explodes in umami flavors from the mushrooms.
  • Pork and Pineapple Casserole — It’s covered with crispy bacon and tastes sweet and savory. Serve this pork casserole with hot rice for a dinner that kids will love.
  • Pork and Sauerkraut Casserole — The sour taste of sauerkraut is neutralized by the sweetness of Granny Smith apples. This dish has a delicious mix of smoky, sweet, and sour flavors!

Pork Chop Casserole Recipe

How To Make Pork Chop Casserole

Seared pork chops are combined with a luscious mushroom and sour cream sauce and then baked to perfection. This incredible pork chop casserole takes less than 2 hours to put together.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 5 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 6 lb pork chops, roughly 1½ lb total, boneless and trimmed
  • 10¾ oz condensed cream of mushroom soup, (1 can), undiluted
  • 8 oz sour cream, divided
  • 1 oz fried onions, preferably French’s
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme

To serve:

  • parsley, chopped
  • side salad , of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a mixing bowl, add condensed soup, sour cream, broth, half of the ground pepper, and thyme. Whisk until evenly incorporated and set aside.

  3. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt, and remaining ground pepper.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet. Dredge pork chops in the flour mixture, then sear for roughly 4 to 5 minutes per side or until browned.

  5. Place chops, preferably in a single layer, in an ungreased baking casserole of your choice.

  6. Pour the soup mixture over the chops and sprinkle the fried onions.

  7. Cover with foil and bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

  8. Return to the oven and bake uncovered and bake for another 10 minutes before serving.

  9. Portion accordingly. Garnish with parsley and serve with a salad of your choice!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 164mg
  • Calories: 1791kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Cholesterol: 652mg
  • Fat: 85g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 7mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Potassium: 3703mg
  • Protein: 205g
  • Saturated Fat: 34g
  • Sodium: 2262mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 515IU
  • Vitamin C: 4mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Should pork chops be covered when baking?

It’s a good idea to cover the pork chops with aluminum foil when baking. The cover traps steam which helps tenderize the meat. It also helps prevent them from drying out or having a burnt top.

Why do my pork chops always come out tough?

Pork chops, especially boneless pork chops, are lean cuts that actually cook fast. They can quickly turn tough and dry when overcooked in just a couple of minutes. Thick chops take longer to tenderize, while thinner ones cook faster. But regardless of the thickness, they can be considered done and at their peak quality once they reach the internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Consider getting a kitchen thermometer to help you with this.

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Conclusion

Enjoy a creamy, meaty, and savory dish in one with this simple and easy pork chop casserole. It’s a good meal to serve for your loved ones on a special dinner date or at a potluck.
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