|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 27g||34%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||41%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|*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.|
If you find meal planning a daunting chore some days, fear no more. These roasted pork chops make a delicious, home-cooked meal, and they can be accompanied by just about any side dishes you like.
The simple roasted pork chops are seared on the stovetop and then roasted to perfection in the oven, and they take less than 20 minutes from start to finish. A cast-iron skillet is an excellent choice for the recipe. Bone-in chops offer the most flavor, but feel free to use boneless in the recipe—just keep in mind they will take less time to cook. Meaty country-style ribs are another superb alternative for this tasty recipe. If the pork chops or country-style ribs are especially thick, adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Throw some potatoes into the oven to roast or bake as a side dish, or make some rice to go with the chops. A green bean casserole or carrots go well with pork, as do steamed peas, green beans, and broccoli.
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- 4 pork chops (bone-in, loin, about 3/4-inch thickness)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
- Optional: garlic powder
- Optional: dried thyme
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Place a lightly oiled 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. A ridged pan is best, but any cast-iron pan will work.
Rub the pork chops with olive oil and then sprinkle all over with salt and freshly ground black pepper. If desired, sprinkle them lightly with a little garlic powder and dried thyme.
Sear the chops in the hot skillet for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until nicely browned.
Transfer the skillet with the pork chops to the preheated oven and roast for about 6 to 8 minutes, depending on thickness. The pork chops should register at least 145 F on an instant-read thermometer in the thickest part of the meat.
Serve and enjoy.
- If you don't have a cast-iron skillet, sear the chops in a regular skillet and then move to an oven-safe baking dish to finish roasting. You could also make them in an air fryer.
- To make a complete pork chop sheet pan dinner, toss some diced root vegetables with a bit of olive oil and roast them on a lightly oiled sheet pan for about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the seared pork chops to the sheet pan and continue to roast until the pork is done and the vegetables are tender.
- If you crave a bit more flavor: Add about 1/2 cup of sliced onion to the skillet with the chops. Or add a few cups of sliced or quartered Brussels sprouts or cauliflower florets to the skillet and roast them along with the chops. Brussels sprouts take on naturally sweet flavor when roasted. Apples and pears marry well with pork, too. Add a diced pear or apple to the pan if you'd like.
- Change up the seasonings: Besides garlic powder and thyme, herbs and spices that go well with pork include fennel, ginger, rosemary, and parsley.
- If you like a sauce or gravy with pork chops, consider making a pan gravy or cream sauce.