Easy Pork Chop Casserole With Cheese and Potatoes

Easy pork chop and potato casserole

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
480 Calories
22g Fat
47g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 480
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 913mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 345mg 27%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 1269mg 27%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This tasty pork chop casserole is perfect when you're looking for a hearty and satisfying dish at the end of the day. The pork chops are quickly browned in a hot pan and then baked in the oven with potatoes and onions and a simple sauce of condensed soup and milk. Before serving, the casserole is topped with shredded cheese and heated until bubbly, making for a creamy finish with wonderful flavor. 

Cooking the pork chops first on the stove and then in the oven prevents them from drying out, a common concern when it comes to this cut of meat. This comforting dish is perfect served alongside roasted broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or a refreshing winter salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 4 pork chops (or cutlets)

  • 4 cups sliced potatoes, 1/4-inch thick

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or American cheese)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for pork chop and potato casserole
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  2. Heat the oven to 375 F (190 C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

    Grease a baking dish
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  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil to the hot pan, and then add the pork chops or cutlets. Cook the pork until browned on both sides, about 8 to 10 minutes total. Set aside.

    Pork chops in a skillet.
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  4. Put the potatoes and chopped onions in the prepared baking dish and toss to combine.

    Potatoes and onions in dish
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  5. In a bowl, combine the condensed soup and milk with the salt and pepper. Pour over the potatoes and onions.

    Combine condensed milk and potatoes
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  6. Arrange the pork chops over the sauced potatoes and onions.

    Arrange the pork chops in the baking dish over the potatoes and onions.
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  7. Bake uncovered for 55 to 65 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

    Dish removed from the oven after baking.
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  8. Sprinkle the cheese over the pork and potatoes and return the pan to the oven; bake for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

    Sprinkle cheese over pork dish.
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  9. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • Almost any type of potato will work in this recipe, but Yukon Gold will offer the creamiest texture. You can also use fingerlings or baby potatoes of any color.
  • When browning the pork chops, it is important to let them cook untouched until they have formed a nice crust; if you move them around too much, or flip too early, they won't sear properly. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes—without moving them—and then flip to brown the other side.

Variations

  • You can use cream of mushroom soup instead of the cream of celery if you prefer.
  • This is the perfect recipe for adding more vegetables, such as carrots and celery, to make it into a complete meal.