Busy-Day Pork Chops Recipe
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Busy-Day Pork Chops Recipe

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It was time to use or lose some pork chops I had in the fridge, so I dressed them in bread crumbs and Parmesan and baked them up. Necessity sure is the mother of invention. —Dee Maltby, Wayne, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • Cooking spray

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop: 178 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 lean meat


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place milk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, toss crumbs with cheese and seasonings.
  2. Dip pork chops in milk, then coat with crumb mixture. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; lightly spritz chops with cooking spray.
  3. Bake 8-10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Busy-Day Pork Chops in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p23

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"We liked this recipe very much - excellent flavor/tender. I used bone-in pork loin chops instead of boneless. Someone who had tried this already suggested using buttermilk instead of regular milk as the breading cheese mixture adhered better to the chop. Will definitely be doing this recipe again."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"Very good and super easy! Will make again I'm sure."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"Easy and very moist!"

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"Really delicious-- I was not expecting them to taste that good with such few ingredients. Will be making this a lot."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"This is my go-to pork chop recipe for a quick, delicious & healthy meal. I've made it over & over and will continue to use this recipe regularly."

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