This stuffed pork chops recipe combines juicy seared pork chops with melty swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions, and fresh parsley to create a dish that's to die for. Honestly, these chops taste like a dinner you'd get from a gourmet restaurant, yet they're incredibly easy to make at home. In fact, you can have these baked stuffed pork chops ready and on the table in just 30 minutes!
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The Best Stuffed Pork Chops
If you've never made stuffed pork chops before, get ready to make your new favorite boneless pork chops recipe.
I mean, this recipe has it all. Flavorful juicy pork chops are stuffed with a combination of tender sauteed mushrooms and onions and ooey-gooey swiss cheese. Then, they're baked to perfection and finished off in a skillet for a perfect sear.
Gah, there's just so much to love about this stuffed pork chop recipe!
And along with being crazy delicious, it's also simple enough to make on a busy weeknight. Seriously, all you have to do is stuff the pork chops, put them in the oven, then give 'em a quick sear on the stove right before serving 'em. The whole process is a breeze!
Plus, since this recipe requires mostly hands-off cooking, you'll have plenty of time to prep a simple side dish to go with it. A couple of my favorite things to serve with 'em are these cauliflower mashed potatoes, this roasted broccolini, this roasted kholrabi, or this sauteed broccoli. But honestly, these baked stuffed pork chops are delicious with anything, so you can't go wrong!
Another thing I love about this baked stuffed pork chops recipe is that you only need a handful of ingredients to make it. And since they're all basically kitchen/pantry staples, there's a good chance you already have everything you need to make 'em.
Anyway, here's everything you'll need:
- Two 6oz. boneless pork chops
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ cup sauteed mushrooms with onions (¼ cup mushrooms & ¼ cup of sauteed onions)
- 1.5oz. chopped Swiss cheese
- 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
- Olive oil, for frying
Simple stuff, right?
By the way, if you have to pick up some boneless pork chops from the grocery store, grab a few extra so you can give these sauteed pork chops a try next!
Ingredient Substitutions and Suggestions
Now, the best cut of pork chops to use for this recipe is going to be boneless thick-cut pork chops - whether pork loin chops or rib chops. The reason being is that boneless pork chops hold the stuffing best and will also cook through more evenly.
With that said, if you're in a pinch and only have bone in pork chops, you can still use 'em to make this recipe. Just add 3-5 minutes to the baking time, and you'll need to use a little less of the filling.
As for the stuffing mixture, feel free to experiment with all sorts of filling options, like minced garlic, shredded mozzarella, or even some sliced apples. My 2-year-old actually loves when we tweak this recipe and make apple stuffed pork chops with it.
How to Cook Stuffed Pork Chops
Now, I know I've mentioned it a couple of times already, but it's worth repeating, these stuffed pork chops are incredibly easy to make!
I mean, they only take 10 minutes to prep, then you just let them bake in the oven and finish 'em off with a quick sear.
Anyway, let's not waste any more time, lets get cooking!
Step 1: Prepare The Pork Chops
Before you do anything, you'll want to preheat your oven to 350°F (180ºC) and then pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel.
Then, you can slice a pocket into the side of each pork chop, right where the fat cap is. This will be the thickest part of the boneless pork chop.
Next, you can season both sides of the chops with as much salt and pepper as you want.
Once the pork chops are well seasoned, you can take out a large skillet, add a little olive oil to it, put it over medium heat, and then saute the mushrooms and onions in it for a few minutes. Then, you can take out a medium-sized bowl and combine the sauteed mushrooms and onions with the chopped Swiss cheese and fresh parsley.
Now that the filling is ready, you'll want to stuff each pork chop pocket with it. I like to use a spoon to do this, but you can also use your hands to do it as well.
Step 2: Bake Stuffed Pork Chops In The Oven
So, now that the pork chops are good to go, you'll want to close them with toothpicks to seal the filling. Then, you can place the stuffed pork chops on a baking dish lined with parchment paper and bake 'em for 15-20 minutes. You'll know your stuffed pork chops are done when the internal temperature reaches 145°F (60ºC) at the thickest part of the meat.
After the pork chops are done baking, you can take them out of the oven and carefully remove the toothpicks.
Step 3: Sear and Serve The Stuffed Pork Chops
As soon as your oven baked stuffed pork chops are cooked to perfection, it's time to give them that incredible sear on the outside of them.
So, to do that, you'll want to take out a cast iron skillet or any heavy bottom pan. Then, you can add some olive oil to the skillet and heat it over medium-high heat. Once the oil is nice and hot, you'll want to add the stuffed pork chops to it and sear them for about 40 seconds on each side - or until you get a beautiful golden brown crust.
Finally, you can serve your stuffed pork chops warm with your choice of sides.
How To Store Cooked Stuffed Pork Chops
This recipe for baked stuffed pork chops makes enough for 2 servings, so it's perfect for lunch or even dinner for two. Of course, if you want more for a big family dinner, you can easily double or triple the recipe.
Then, if you happen to end up with extras, you can store your leftover cooked pork chops in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
Alternatively, you can wrap the pork chops in foil and store them in a freezer bag. They'll last for up to 3 months in the freezer this way.
How To Reheat Stuffed Pork Chops
Once you're ready to enjoy these delicious stuffed chops again, they're definitely best reheated.
The fastest way to reheat 'em is in the oven or air fryer. If you're using the oven, preheat it to 350°F (175ºC) and cover the pork chops in foil, then bake them for about 10-15 minutes until warmed through.
If you're using the air fryer, just heat it to 350°F and air fry them for about 5 minutes.
FAQs About This Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe
Is it better to bake pork chops covered or uncovered?
If you're baking lean or thin pork chops, it's best to cover them with foil as you cook them if you want them to turn out as tender and juicy as possible. However, if you're cooking fattier thick-cut pork chops - or stuffed chops like the ones in this recipe - covering them isn't necessary as they will still turn out super juicy.
What is the best way to cook pork chops without them drying out?
The best way to cook pork chops without drying them out is to bake them at a medium temperature in the oven for a moderate period of time - such as 350°F for 15-20 minutes - like in this recipe. Trying to cook them at a higher temperature for a shorter period of time will likely dry them out.
Also, make sure you cook your pork chops only to 145°F at max. Then, let your chops rest up to temp from there. If you cook your pork chops up to 160°F - which is the temperature pork chops are considered "well" at - they'll end up overcooked and dry. This is because the chops will continue to cook and rise in internal temp when they're off the heat.
Wrapping It Up
Well, that's how to make the most delicious oven baked stuffed pork chops ever!
These cheesy mushroom stuffed pork chops are quick, simple, and incredibly flavorful. And they turn out so tender and juicy too.
This recipe has become an absolute staple in our home lately, and we really can't get enough of it! Once you and your family get a taste, I think it'll become a staple for you too.
Anyway, I hope you like this stuffed pork chop recipe as much as I/we do.
As always, if you give it a try, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts!
More Dinner Recipes
If you liked these baked pork chops and want to give more of my delicious and easy dinner recipes a try, I have a ton on the blog you can check out next!
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How To Cook Stuffed Pork Chops PERFECTLY In Just 30 Minutes
This stuffed pork chops recipe combines juicy seared pork chops with melty swiss cheese and sauteed mushrooms and onions stuffed in the middle. It's a dinner you'd get from a gourmet restaurant, yet it's so easy to make at home. In fact, you can have these baked stuffed pork chops ready in just 30 minutes!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Pork Chops
Two 6oz. boneless pork chops
Salt and pepper, to taste
½ cup sauteed mushrooms with onions ( ¼ cup mushrooms or ¼ cup of sauteed onions)
1.5oz. chopped Swiss cheese
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Olive oil, for frying
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Pat the pork chops dry.
- Slice a pocket into the fat side of each pork chop.
- Season the outside of the pork chops with salt and pepper.
- Saute the mushrooms and onions for a few minutes in a skillet over medium heat.
- In a medium bowl, combine sauteed mushrooms with onions, cheese, and parsley.
- Fill each pork chop with the prepared mixture.
- Close the pork chops pockets with toothpicks.
- Place the pork chops on a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake the pork chops for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F degrees.
- Remove the pork chops from the oven and carefully remove the toothpicks.
- Heat a skillet with some olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Sear the pork chops for 40 seconds on each side.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 182
- Fat: 10
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Protein: 24
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