Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 6 pork rib or loin chops (3/4 inch thick)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- Additional salt and pepper, optional
- 6 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- Paprika and minced fresh parsley, optional
- 1. In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- 2. In a large skillet, brown the pork chops on both sides in oil; sprinkle with additional salt and pepper if desired.
- 3. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer potatoes and onion. Pour broth mixture over layers. Place pork chops on top.
- 4. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour; uncover and bake 30 minutes longer or until meat and potatoes are tender. If desired, sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Test Kitchen Tips
1 serving: 574 calories, 29g fat (11g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 1015mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein.
Reviews for Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes
"Worst dish ever."
"This recipe received rave reviews from the menfolk in my family. I liked that it was very easy to make. I enjoyed the taste, too."
"great recipe. Since there are only 2 of us, I halved it with no problems. Also made with like amount of chicken broth made with bullion since I was out of broth. Tasted great and met with Husband approval! Watch the salt amount if using bullion or not homemade chicken broth. Skipped extra 30 min uncover time as they were done already."
"First time writing a review but wanted to comment after following some of the other reviewer recommendations. Sadly, I should have tried the recipe first as written but so many said that additional sauce was needed. So rather than double the ingredients, I did a 1.5X the amounts and had enough sauce to sufficiently cover the potatoes. After an hour, I removed the foil and there was so much sauce/juice that the dish was swimming in liquid. I literally spooned out all of the extra sauce which easily made up the extra 1/2 that I added. The potatoes were very tender (used a mandolin for thinner slices) and the sauce was a hit -- delicious. Next time I would brown the chops and only add to the dish at the last 30 minutes of cooking. I used 1 inch chops and they turned out dryer than I'd like. Will make again but without the extra sauce"
"I followed the directions and to me it was a waste of meat. The chops were horrible, very hard. Potatoes were good with the gravy."
"Very tasty and moist! The only thing I would change would be to skip the last 30 minutes uncovered. It seems to dry the pork out. Mine were done in the hour the chops were covered. Delicious!!"
"Absolutely delicious. One of our favorite recipes."
"MMM MMM Good! easy comfort food. Keeper!"
"It's the first time that I try to prepare something so easy, It turned delicious and even my 3 yo son enjoyed."
"Prepping takes a bit of time but the meal was good. Only fixed four pork chops because there are only two of us. Potatoes were better the second night warmed up with the remaining two chops."
"I'm thinking 1 hour is too long to cook these chops. I think I would just brown the chops and put them on top of my scalloped potatoes that have been in the oven for awhile and let everything finish at the same time."
"The gravy was bland..no flavor. I added some sharp cheddar to the broth mixture and it made it much tastier. More like a scalloped potato."
"This recipe claims the prep is 25 mins it has been over 1 hour and 20 mins and i have only managed to chop my potatoes, make the gravy which wasnt enough to cover my meat so ill be making another batch and cook 1 pork chop will never make again i only made 4 pork chops because i was so hunrgry and felt like passing out didnt have the energy to make the other 4 chops. It took 1 hour and 15 mins to bake on 350 for an hour then 375 for 15 mins. The flavor was delicious og the gravy i added some garlic in it an my potatoes were perfect but my chops were dry tasting. My grandma used to bake her chops with potatoes and i was craving it but this is definently not my grandmas way of making it her chops were very juicy and delicious and the gravy was more liquid like but she is passed so the recipe is still a mystery ??but this helped curbed that craving. I do suggest not adding salt to this dish because the chicken broth already has alot of salt in it!"
"Very good base recipe. The gravy was tasty and easy. I made it in the crock pot and cooked it for 4 hours on low. The gravy was thinner than it would have been, but we didn't mind, and it kept the pork moist. I added a lot more salt and pepper, and some rosemary. It needed the extra flavor. We served it with broccoli."
"This is great! Loved how the pork came out and the potatoes cooked perfectly with a gravy sauce."
"We really liked this. Great flavor and very tasty."
"This recipe was a hit with my family and easy to prepare"
"Decided to make this recipe and read reviews prior to making it...I doubled the gravy...everything came out so tender but it was so, so, so BLAND even with extra seasoning to gravy and pork chops ...Not sure I'll make this again"
"This recipe is absolutely delicious!! I am not a big cook, but during a rare week off for me, I spent a lot of time on the Taste of Home website searching for recipes I felt I could handle. I came across this one and had everything I needed to make it. I reduced the cooking time a little because the pork chops I had were boneless and thin cut, but everything was tender and delicious. Even my teenage son, who is a pretty picky eater, loved it!! I would definitely recommend giving this one a try."
"I had some thick boneless pork chops in the fridge so I searched TOH. I wanted something I could pop in the oven. These were fantastic. Will definitely make again."
"The very best, bar none! Will make it MANY times more, thanks Bernice."
"With a few little ones running around and being very pregnant this was easy to make and tasted great. Thank you for helping me out Bernice :)"
"I follow this recipe to the tee making a double batch of the gravy. My four picky children all eat this and my even pickier husband usually has seconds. It has become a staple in our monthly food rotations. Something we all look forward to eating. Yummy!!"
"This was good... not great"
"easy and delicious. Will make again! Next time I will do as many others recommended, put the chops on the bottom, and for the last 30 minutes put them on top."
"I make this recipe all the time, although cut back on the amount as it is just myself to cook for now. Like others, I add more broth to make a bit more sauce, and put the chops on the bottom to cook until near the end, and then transfer them to the top. I do add garlic though and a little dijon mustard as I find the dish a bit bland otherwise. A great dish though, no matter how you cook it."
"Great recipe. I didn't bother to brown the pork chops and it still came out great."
"I've made this recipe more times than I can count....because the chops are ALWAYS tender and the potato/onion combination is addictive! It never fails to please anyone sitting at my table."
"Very nice indeed!!"
"The only difference I made was that I put the chops in the middle of the potatoes"
"Fabulous! Super easy!"
"Great flavor! Do put the chops in the gravy so they don't dry out. Definitely double the gravy!"
"Made this tonight but since 2 of us most nights I made about 1/2 the receipt...This and green salad and my hubby was very happy and I was too."
"easy and great flavor!"
"Lovely dish. Next time I'll use a little less butter. My almost-4-year old also enjoyed it!"
"My dad made this when I was younger. Never really knew how he made it. It is one of my favorites!"
"wonderful! I sprinkled the paprika in the sauce mixture."
"Made this a one pot meal by browning the pork chops in a 12" cast iron skillet then removing them to a plate (I only had 4 - 1" loin chops). Next I made the gravy scraping the bits from browning the pork chops. Had read reviews and put the pork chops back in the gravy followed by the onions and potatoes. Pulled the pork chops back to the top during the last 30 minutes. Perfect! Excellent meal and hardly any dishes."
"My family loved it, but I would cut the salt in half next time. I even used my own homemade chicken broth without salt, just poultry seasoning. I too cooked the chops on the bottom and they came out perfectly moist and fork tender. Thanks for sharing the recipe."
"Wow! I made this dish tonight and my entire family LOVED it (& they can be very picky--3 teenagers)!!! I had 2 packs of pork chops and followed this recipe for 1 pack and a different recipe for the other pack. This one won - - hands down! I used everything listed in the recipe, but used Lawry's Seasoning Salt with the pepper. This is by far the best pork chop dish I have ever made. Something to note: After an hour, I took the cover (tin foil) off and checked the pork chops and potatoes. They were done, therefore, my meal was done in 1 hour instead of 1 1/2 hours. I'm so glad I checked them so that they didn't end up dry. This was an easy and delicious 5 star meal that I will be making often! (*I did not need to double the sauce because this recipe made plenty of sauce.)"
"This dish was delicious . I added cheddar cheese and it was tasty."
"It was delicious. Everyone in my family enjoyed it."
"If doubling the sauce, do you also double the salt?"
"It really looks excellent and delicious!"
"I have been making this dish for years. My family love it . They are meat and potatoes men. The meat is very tender and flavorful."
"So many of the recipes are on the presumption that everyone has a large family. I am only 1 person so these don't benefit me."
"My husband is a very picky man, it can get frustrating, when I cooked this for him he actually complimented my cooking!!! Needless to say, I'm making it tonight again :)"
"WOW!! This dish was the best ever!"
"This recipe has that authentic down-home flavor! It deserves a blue ribbon."
"I really enjoyed this recipe. I did do the chops on the bottom like others have recommended but they were still a tap dry for my tasting, I'll double up on the sauce next time. I also threw in portobello mushrooms which my wife thought was a nice touch... I will be having this dish again! Thanks for the recipe!"
"Excellent!!! Best pork Chops & Scalloped potatoes ever! Our whole family loves them! I also put the chops on the bottom, and then in the last half hour after removing the cover, I brought them to the top, to brown up a little bit more. 15 minutes one way, then turn them over and 15 minutes more. This time can vary, if the potatoes arnd chops already tender...may only need 10 minutes on for each side. Enjoy...pure deee-licious! ??"
"Am I ever glad I read the reviews and decided to make this dish. It is SO GOOD!! Put the chops on the bottom and doubled the sauce, even added a few carrots that we had leftover and my husband kept saying how yummy it was. Nice for a winter comfort food dish!"
"My family really enjoys this. I do put the pork chops on the bottom of the pan, piling the potatoes and sauce on top of the bone-in chops. They are always tender. I love the gravy/sauce so I double it. Thanks for the recipe."
"A great all-in-one meal. I added some extra seasoning to give it some more zip, but it's a really nice, simple, and hearty meal that my family enjoyed. I will definitely try the tip about putting the pork chops on the bottom next time, because they were slightly dry."
"This recipe is great and so easy!! My whole gang loved it and there were no left-overs! Thanks for sharing!"
"This was excellent, in fact my wife texted me this morning and said that it was the best pork chop she had ever eaten! I did however do as advised and place the meat on the bottom and that kept it very moist. I also doubled the amount of sauce. YUM!!!"
"This recipe came out in Taste of Home magazine several years ago, and I have been making it for my husband and our four children since then. It is one of their very favorite meals! My oldest daughter has been known to request it as her birthday dinner or on weekends when she comes home to visit. This is easy to prepare and Yummmy!"
"Doubled the gravy as suggested and it was ridiculously good. I made it for the first time a few days ago and hubby is already asking for it again tonight. This is now one of our favorite recipes!"
"I like to double the sauce so we have extra to top the pork chops with gravy. I also increase the potatoes to 8 cups."
"we really enjoyed this make sure your pork chops have a little fat on them."
"The potatoes are excellent. The pork chops were dry, but I think it's because they were too thin. They say 3/4" chops for a reason :-)."
"made this recipe in the crock pot; it was OK, but the pork chops were bland. It needs something to flavor the meat more. I will try it in the oven next time; if not better, then will not make again."
"I have been making this recipe for years - it's a favorite. I sometimes make just the potatoes and substitute vegetable broth to serve vegetarians in my family. Delicious!"
"This is one of ours family favorite recipe"
"I made it for my coworkers and they loved it."
"To keep chops from drying out and staying tender, I put the chops on the BOTTOM and the potatoes on top. Turns out tender and moist!"
"A simple and comforting dish. Loved it!"
"easy and delicious!"
"This recipe was a great dinner. The most time consuming part was cutting up the potatos. If you have not every made scalloped potatos its time consuming"
"This was DELICIOUS! The only thing I would do different would be to double the sauce. It soaks into the potatoes, and then there is not enough to use with the pork. This is definitely in my rotation."
"This was a great recipe. However the meat was not as tender. Not sure what I did wrong."
"I first saw this recipe in the very first addition of TOH which I still have. I have made this several times for family and friends and they all love it. Thanks TOH"
"This has been a family favorite ever since it was first published--one of the first recipes I tried from TOH! I make the recipe as is, with great results. I use boneless chops. The food processor makes quick work of slicing the potatoes."
"This recipe has that authentic down-home flavor! I doubled the gravy ingredients and added 1 teaspoon FRESH lemon juice and 2 teaspoons Kitchen Bouquet just to give it the best color. Also, I don't think it needs to cook as long as the recipe says - I only cooked it 1 hr."
"This dish comes together very easily, and is delicious. My husband had 2 servings; he generally does not care for scalloped potatoes. I know we'll be having this again and again. Thank you for sharing your recipe!!"
"OMG! this is a great recipe! I used my own homemade chicken stock & the potatoes were fabulous!"