Pork Chop & Potato Bake recipe

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This Pork Chop Dinner will surprise and delight the meat and potatoes lovers in your family. Potatoes smothered in a rich white sauce are topped with breaded pork chops in a meal fit for a king … and for a queen, princes and princesses too!

This easy pork chop recipe is one you’ll want to keep on hand for those times you find those big family packs of pork chops on sale. Try making pork chops with mushroom gravy or a delicious crockpot pulled pork with all your pork chops!

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PORK CHOP DINNER

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What’s In This Pork Chop and Potato Bake?

In addition to pork chops, the other ingredients in this casserole dish are simple staples that you most likely have on hand most of the time:

  • Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

Let’s Get Baking

Prepping and baking potato casserole with breaded pork chops is accomplished in three steps.

Step One: Potatoes

  1. Place sliced potatoes and onion in alternating layers in a casserole pan and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a pan and whisk in flour to make a roux. Slowly stir in milk and cook until thickened.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and pour over potatoes and bake until partially done.

Left side photo shows the onion and potatoes in a clear casserole dish. The right photo shows the creamy roux being poured over the onion and potatoes

Step Two: Pork Chops

  1. Mix bread crumbs, flour and garlic powder in a bowl and whip egg with a little water in another bowl.
  2. Dip pork chops in egg mixture, then in the breadcrumb mixture.
  3. Sear both sides in oil until lightly browned.

Left photo shows a pork chop being dipped in the egg mixture. The right photo shows the pork chop being dredged in the bread crumb mixture.

Step Three: Combine

  1. Top the potatoes with the chops and return to the oven to continue baking.
  2. When done allow the pan to rest for several minutes before serving.

Pork chop dinner prepped in a clear casserole dish and ready to be baked.

When Are My Pork Chops Cooked?

The trick in making smothered pork chops is to ensure each ingredient is cooked to perfection. The potato bake layer should be tender but not mushy, and the meat should be juicy.

Pork chops have a tendency to get dry and tough if they overcook. You’ll know they are safe to eat when the internal temperature reaches 145, which is medium-well. Follow the recipe guidelines and use a meat thermometer to check.

Do I Need Any Other Sides?

Amp up the volume on this filling, stick-to-your-ribs meal by preparing a side of baked or roasted veggies. As long as the oven is fired up already, go ahead and use that heat to make a stunning side dish, like green bean casserole, rosemary roasted carrots or roasted asparagus. Now there’s a company-worthy meal fit for Sunday dinner!

Pork chop dinner served on a white plate and garnished with fresh parlsey.

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Servings: 6 servings
Pork Chop & Potato Bake
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
 
Author: Holly
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork chop dinner

Potatoes smothered in a rich white sauce are topped with breaded pork chops in a meal fit for a king … and for a queen, princes and princesses too!

Ingredients
  • 6 pork chops
  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 1/2 cups flour divided
  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Slice potatoes into 1/4" slices. Cut onion into slices.

  2. In a greased 9 x 13 baking dish, layer potatoes and onions alternately and set aside.

  3. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, add 1/2 cup flour to the saucepan and stir to create a roux.

  4. Turn heat to med-high and slowly add in milk, 1 cup at a time, stirring well to get rid of any lumps. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Pour white sauce over potato and onions and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, uncovered.

  6. In a shallow dish, beat egg with 1 tablespoon water. In a separate dish, combine 1 cup flour, 1 cup bread crumbs, and garlic powder.  

  7. Dredge the pork chops in the egg mixture, then the flour mixture.

  8. Add vegetable oil to skillet and heat to medium-high. Cook pork chops, for 4-6 minutes a side, until lightly browned. They do not need to be cooked all the way through.

  9. Arrange pork chops on top potatoes and onions. Return dish to oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 671, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Sodium: 432mg, Potassium: 1993mg, Carbohydrates: 82g, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 47g, Vitamin A: 300%, Vitamin C: 34.2%, Calcium: 324%, Iron: 12.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Pork chop and potato dinner served on a white plate and garnished with fresh parlsey.

Pork chop and potato dinner served on a white plate and garnished with fresh parlsey.
Top photo shows pork chop and potato dinner served on a white plate and garnished with fresh parlsey. The bottom photo shows the potatoes and onions layered in the bottom of a glass baking dish.

Holly

2 comments on “Pork Chop & Potato Bake recipe”

  1. If it comes out soupy, you can always mix 3 tsp of cornstarch in 3 Tbsp cold water and mix in. This should thicken it up.

  2. I made this for dinner tonight, however, this dish turned out extremely ‘soupy’, instead of a more creamier texture as the above photo shows. Any suggestions?

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