Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

Updated: Jul. 11, 2023
Shredded cheese gives these Parmesan-crusted pork chops a really nice and rich coating that's easy to work with and so, so good. —Hayden Hosick, Corona, California
Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup garlic and herb bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs and cheese. Place eggs in a separate shallow bowl. Dip pork chops in eggs, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  2. In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown pork chops on both sides. Bake 12-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 5 minutes.
Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops Tips

How do you keep breaded pork chops from getting soggy?

Producing a crisp exterior on breaded pork chops is all about preparation. Dry the pork chops with a paper towel to reduce moisture before dipping them into the eggs and bread mixture. Press down firmly to ensure the breading adheres. Then, make sure the oil is at the right temperature for frying, which is 350° if you’re measuring with a thermometer. Finally, breaded meats like these Parmesan-crusted pork chops can get soggy after they’re cooked if they sit on a plate for an extended period before serving, so keep them on a wire rack to promote airflow until you’re ready to eat. If you serve other crusted dishes such as Parmesan-crusted carrots and Parmesan-crusted potatoes with your pork chops, they should be served soon after cooking for optimal texture as well.

Can you use other cuts of pork for Parmesan-crusted pork chops?

You can make this pork chop recipe with bone-in or boneless pork chops, but keep in mind that the cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the chops. Bone-in pork chops generally take longer to cook, but they’re also often thinner than boneless pork chops, so the exact timing is hard to say. You could also use pork tenderloin for this recipe, but cuts with a lot of connective tissue (such as pork shoulder or pork butt) are not recommended.

How do you store leftover Parmesan-crusted pork chops?

Leftover Parmesan-crusted pork chops last 3 to 4 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Keep in mind that the breading will become a little soggy in the refrigerator, so we recommend reheating pork chops in the air fryer or in a skillet with a little oil to get some of that crispness back. Parmesan-crusted pork chops can also be frozen: Wrap them individually in foil packets and place in the freezer. Let the pork thaw overnight before reheating.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop: 356 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 577mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein.