40 Easy Pork Chop Recipes Perfect for Dinner

Looking for delicious pork chop dinner ideas? We have easy recipes that are quick enough to throw together on a weeknight, but good enough to serve to company, too.

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Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes

This pork chop recipe is comfort food at its best. After searing pork chops on the stove, place them on top of scalloped potatoes with onions, and bake it all in the oven. Serve with a bright fresh salad for a hearty balanced dinner. Learn how to bake pork chops.

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80 Greek Recipes Everyone Will Love

Can’t get enough of your local Greek restaurant? This one’s for you! Here are some incredible Greek recipes, as well as Mediterranean-inspired recipes, that are sure to satisfy.
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Pork and Asparagus Sheet-Pan Dinner

Cook everything—seasoned pork chops, apples, potatoes and asparagus—on one sheet pan for an easy dinner-in-no-time meal. Cleanup is a snap, too! If you forgot to take the pork chops out of the freezer ahead of time, here’s how to thaw pork chops safely.
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Pan-Roasted Pork Chops & Potatoes

Using bottled Italian dressing for a pork chop marinade is a great shortcut for this sheet-pan dinner. Roast potato wedges and Brussels sprouts for a bit before adding the chops, then everything comes out tender and perfect at the same time.
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Sweet Barbecue Pork Chops

You don’t have to grill pork chops for great barbecue flavor. This easy preparation uses bottled sauce and a few extra ingredients, and it can be made right on the stovetop. To keep pork chops from drying out, keep an eye on the temperature. You want them at 145°F for maximum juiciness. Looking for more? Learn how to make Southern fried pork chops.
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Simple Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

A marinade with an acidic component is the best way to tenderize pork chops. In this case, soy sauce provides the acid, and unlike a marinade with citrus, which can render meat mushy, pork chops can sit in this one overnight for more flavor. When it comes to hitting the grill, here’s how to grill pork chops perfectly every time.
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Breaded Pork Chops

One of our favorite easy pork chop recipes, breaded pork chops are one of the quintessential comfort foods. The breading does a few things: It adds flavor, crunch and keeps the meat tender and juicy inside. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans for a full meal.
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Mexican Pork Chops

The best thing about pork chops is how customizable they are. Here, cumin and chili powder adds some spice, and cocoa powder adds some depth to the sauce. Since the recipe calls for jarred salsa, you can choose your heat level.
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Glazed Smoked Chops with Pears

Pears, balsamic vinegar and honey add a sweet tanginess to this simply prepared dish. When making pan-seared pork chops of any kind, make sure the pan is hot enough for perfect browning.
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Lemon-Dijon Pork Sheet-Pan Supper

Thanks to a sheet pan loaded with Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes, you’re getting a good dose of nutritious value out of this meal. Make sure to cut the vegetables fairly small so they cook perfectly tender by the time the pork is done.
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Pork Chops and Beans

The slow cooker is best used when you just don’t want to turn on the stove, whether it’s in the heat of summer or cool nights in winter. Pork chops with two kinds of beans, aromatics and sweet chili glaze is fantastically hearty any time of year.
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Pork Chops with Glaze

A sweet and tangy glaze is just what you want for grilled pork chops. Marinate the meat overnight (it won’t get mushy) for the best flavor, and make sure to grill to the right temperature so they don’t get overdone.
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Special Pork Chops

When a pork chop recipe has only three ingredients—meat, jarred salsa and a smidge of oil—get the best meat you can find and a great salsa. Here are the best salsa brands according to our expert cooks.
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Cuban-Style Pork Chops

Piled with Swiss cheese, ham, pickles and mustard, these pork chops are almost like Cubano sandwiches without the bread. A side of black beans, rice and some cool and minty mojitos wouldn’t be out of place on the table.
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Baked Pork Chops with Stuffing

You can make your own stuffing with day-old bread, but buying packaged stuffing works just as well. Using cream of mushroom soup as a gravy is an easy shortcut for this homey dish.
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Pork Chops ‘n’ Pierogi

No one said pierogi had to be a meal by themselves! Serve the potato dumplings with apples, onions and pork chops for dinner. Frozen peirogies make this a quick and easy dish.
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Greek Pork Chops

These are like Greek souvlaki in pork chop form. The marinade made with lemon, oregano, garlic and spices adds so much flavor to grilled chops. This summer orzo salad is the perfect accompaniment.
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Zippy Breaded Pork Chops

The “zip” in these pork chops comes from the ranch dressing used as the liquid base before they get dredged in bread crumbs. It helps the coating to stick to the chops just like egg would, and adds a ton of flavor and seasoning. If you enjoyed this recipe, then learn how to make ranch pork chops.
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Almond-Crusted Chops with Cider Sauce

Finely ground almonds help give these pork chops a crunchy outer coating, which pairs well with the tangy, creamy cider sauce. Pair with roasted root vegetables, and this dish is like autumn on a plate.
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Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

Like many on this list, this pork chop recipe comes together with staples you probably already have on hand. Cook the apples with brown sugar, warm spices and pecans to complement the chops.
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Air-Fryer Pork Chops

Put your air fryer to work. These air-fryer pork chops get their rich flavor from Creole seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Learn how to make the perfect pork chop seasoning.
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Chipotle-Raspberry Pork Chops

Check out this spicy-sweet combination: raspberries and chipotle peppers! With little prep time, this super-fast dinner comes together quickly but tastes like you cooked for hours.
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Pork Chops with Creamy Mustard Noodles

Noodles in a zesty, creamy mustard sauce are just what you want with these simply prepared pork chops. It all comes together rather quickly, too—perfect when you need dinner in a flash.
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Savory Stuffed Pork Chops

Baked stuffed pork chops are a lot easier than you think. The trick is making the right size slit along the side of the chop—not too deep or long, but big enough for a few spoonfuls of this simple stuffing mixture. Add a side of vegetables and you’ve got a foolproof meal.
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Maple-Glazed Pork Chops

Thanks to apple cider vinegar and maple syrup, this sweet and tangy glaze turns everyday pork chops into something special. These go great with homey sides like scalloped potatoes, green beans and applesauce.
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Lemon-Garlic Pork Chops

Just a few ingredients—including lemon, garlic and cayenne—make a zippy pork chop any night of the week. Make extra spice rub and keep it handy for future chops or even chicken.
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Sage Pork Chops with Cider Pan Gravy

The sauce is the star of this pork chop show. After browning sage-rubbed chops, use broth to pick up the brown bits left behind, then add apple cider and cream. Serve with rice, noodles or couscous to soak up the extra gravy.
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Pork Chops with Nectarine Salsa

A great spice rub can transform any cut of meat, and this one filled with cumin, chili powder and paprika adds a ton of flavor to pork chops. The nectarine salsa is a perfect complement to the meat; use peaches if that’s what you have handy.
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Pineapple-Dijon Pork Chops

Using pineapple preserves as a base for this zippy sauce is great because it’s already reduced and sweetened. Make it even better by adding some fresh herbs to the pan while the sauce simmers, like a sprig of rosemary or thyme.
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Pork Chops & Acorn Squash

Pork chops and acorn squash cooked low and slow feels like the perfect meal for chilly nights. Orange juice both adds flavor and helps tenderize the meat, and brown sugar brings just enough sweetness to the dish.
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Tender Sweet ‘n’ Sour Pork Chops

A quick sweet and sour pork made with just a few ingredients (soy sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar) is a great weeknight go-to. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables for a complete meal.
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Basil Pork Chops

These pork chops are a cinch to make, and all you need is what you already have in the spice cabinet: dried basil, chili powder and brown sugar. Pair with your favorite sides, like mac and cheese or baked potatoes.
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Pork Chops with Honey-Garlic Sauce

When serving pork chops with a simple glaze like this one, you want to make sure not to overcook the meat. To keep the pork chops from drying out, keep a thermometer handy and remove them from the pan as soon as they reach 145°.
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Slow-Cooker Pork Chops

Lean meat like pork chops do really well in a slow cooker, and they’re super adaptable. For a sweet and spicy variation on this savory recipe, brush the pork chops with barbecue sauce before adding to the slow cooker, or mix in ground mustard, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar when you’re finishing the sauce.
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Baked Saucy Pork Chops

Bone-in pork chops are more flavorful and juicy than boneless, but you can use either in this recipe. The sauce is one of the easiest, made with pantry staples and a few spices.
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Hawaiian Pork Chops

Big chunks of pineapple and a sweet and tangy sauce make rice a shoo-in side for this pork chop recipe. Add some vegetables, and the combination of flavors will remind you of a sweet-and-sour stir fry.
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Braised Pork Loin Chops

Use dried herbs like rosemary and sage in this simple pork chop recipe. Even though you cook the pork chops on the stove in minutes, the meat still comes out tender. This nutty wild rice is a great earthy side dish.
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Pork Chops & Mushrooms

Tarragon is a wonderful herb to cook with and has a subtle licorice taste that lends itself to buttery sauces like the one in this pork chop recipe. You can use dried, but fresh works just as well. Have extra? Here are some of our favorite recipes to make with tarragon.
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Five-Spice Glazed Smoked Chops

Make your own five-spice powder with cloves, cinnamon, anise and nutmeg, or buy one of your favorite brands. These pork chops are great either pan-fried or grilled.
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One-Skillet Pork Chop Supper

Cook pork chops in the same pan as your vegetables—in this case potatoes, onions and carrots—before making a sauce. Comforting and quick, the all-in-one meal makes cleanup a breeze.

Lesley Balla
As an associate food editor for Taste of Home, Lesley writes and edits recipes, works closely with freelancers, and tracks cooking and food trends. After working in hospitality for a decade, Lesley went on to report on the food industry for national, regional and local print and digital publications. Throughout her career, she’s highlighted both famous and unsung culinary heroes, featured up-and-coming wine and spirits destinations, and closely followed the food scenes and chefs in many cities. Her own cooking style has been influenced by the places she's lived: Ohio, Key West, Massachusetts, Oregon, and a long stint in Southern California, where she still visits as often as possible, if only for the citrus and avocados. When not at her desk, you’ll find Lesley taking photos of everything, hitting farmers markets, baking something delicious at home and road-tripping around the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their bottled-chaos pup, Pucci, shucking oysters and cracking crabs along the way.