Easy Parmesan Baked Pork Chops

by Olivia
Easy Parmesan Baked Pork Chops

These Easy Parmesan Baked Pork Chops are a delicious and easy-to-make dinner that’s perfect for any night of the week. They’re coated in a flavorful Parmesan and breadcrumb mixture and baked to perfection. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Easy Parmesan Baked Pork Chops ?

  • Crispy and Flavorful: The Parmesan and breadcrumb coating adds a delicious crunch and flavor to the pork chops.
  • Simple Ingredients: Easy-to-find ingredients make this recipe quick and convenient.
  • Baked to Perfection: Baking keeps the pork chops juicy and tender.
  • Family-Friendly: A hit with kids and adults alike!

Ingredients For Easy Parmesan Baked Pork Chops

  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 boneless pork chops, 1/2″ thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Coating:
    • Combine the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, black pepper, and garlic powder on a plate.
  2. Prep the Pork Chops:
    • Rub the pork chops with the olive oil to help the coating stick.
  3. Coat the Pork Chops:
    • Coat each pork chop in the Parmesan mixture, pressing the mixture all over to ensure they are well covered.
  4. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Bake:
    • Place the coated pork chops on the prepared baking pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the pork chops are golden brown and cooked through.

Notes:

  • Thickness: If your pork chops are thicker than 1/2 inch, you may need to adjust the cooking time.
  • Crispier Coating: For an extra crispy coating, you can broil the pork chops for the last 2-3 minutes of baking.
Easy Parmesan Baked Pork Chops

Easy Parmesan Baked Pork Chops

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Variations:

  • Spicy: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the Parmesan mixture for a spicy kick.
  • Herbs: Add dried herbs like oregano or thyme to the breadcrumb mixture for extra flavor.
  • Different Cheese: Use Asiago or Pecorino Romano cheese instead of Parmesan for a different flavor.

Equipment:

  • Baking pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cooking spray
  • Plate for coating mixture

Storage:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

What to Serve with This Easy Parmesan Baked Pork Chops ?

These Parmesan Baked Pork Chops pair wonderfully with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a fresh green salad.

Tips:

  • Even Coating: Press the Parmesan mixture firmly onto the pork chops to ensure an even coating.
  • Rest Before Serving: Let the pork chops rest for a few minutes before serving to retain their juices.

 

Q: Can I use bone-in pork chops for this recipe?

A: Yes, you can use bone-in pork chops. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly, as they may take a bit longer to cook through.

Can I use panko breadcrumbs instead of Italian bread crumbs?

A: Yes, panko breadcrumbs can be used for a lighter and crispier texture. Add some Italian seasoning to the panko if desired.

Q: Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

A: Yes, use gluten-free breadcrumbs and ensure the Parmesan cheese is gluten-free.

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Easy Parmesan Baked Pork Chops

Easy Parmesan Baked Pork Chops

Yield: Makes about 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These Easy Parmesan Baked Pork Chops are sure to be a hit at your dinner table. Enjoy making and sharing this delicious and easy recipe with your loved ones!

Ingredients

  • - 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • - 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • - 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • - 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • - 4 boneless pork chops, 1/2" thick
  • - 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

1. Combine the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, black pepper, and garlic powder on a plate.
2. Rub the pork chops with the olive oil to help the coating stick.
3. Coat each pork chop in the Parmesan mixture, pressing the mixture all over to ensure they are well covered.
4. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
5. Place the coated pork chops on the prepared baking pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the pork chops are golden brown and cooked through.

Notes

Approximate Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 350 kcal per serving
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 600mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 38g

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