Busy-Day Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jul. 13, 2023
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, and in this case I invented an amazing healthy pork chop recipe. —Dee Maltby, Wayne, Ohio
Busy-Day Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place milk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, toss bread 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.

Busy-Day Pork Chops Tips

What healthy sides can I pair with pork chops?

Pair this healthy pork chop recipe with one of our favorite healthy sides. Try making this Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash or our Mushroom and Spinach Saute.

How can I add more flavor to this recipe?

Want to add a little more spice to this healthy pork chop recipe? Switch up the seasonings to reflect your personal favorites. Try 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper for some heat, or go with Italian seasoning for a more herbaceous taste.

How do I keep pork chops from drying out?

Pork chops can become dry quickly if overbaked. Make sure to keep a digital thermometer handy and pull them from the oven once they reach 145°F. Try these easy pork chop recipes, too!

Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop: 178 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.