Pork Chop and Stuffing Bake

Pork Chop and Stuffing Bake: A Heartwarming Classic

Welcome, food adventurers! Join me on a culinary journey back to the comforting embrace of home with a beloved dish that has stood the test of time. The Pork Chop and Stuffing Bake is a delightful creation that combines tender pork chops and savory stuffing to create a meal that's not only easy to prepare but also deeply satisfying. Let's dive into the heartwarming tale behind this dish, rooted in the simplicity of making the most of available ingredients and the joy of sharing a delicious meal with loved ones.

Pork Chop with Herbs and Golden Stuffing Bake

Number of servings: 4

Things You'll Need:

  • 4 pork chops with bones, each about an inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 box of your favorite stuffing mix
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken soup (low-sodium is best)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme and sage

Pork Chop and Stuffing Bake


  1. Preheat the Oven: Heat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Season the Pork Chops: Sprinkle the pork chops generously with salt and pepper, creating a flavorful rim to lock in the juices.
  3. Sear the Pork Chops: In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the pork chops on both sides for 3–4 minutes each until golden brown. Note: The goal is not to cook them fully but to achieve a perfect sear.
  4. Prepare the Stuffing Mix: In a separate pan, melt butter and sauté onions and celery until soft. Add garlic powder, thyme, and sage. Follow the stuffing mix package directions, using chicken broth. Mix in the cooked vegetables.
  5. Assemble the Bake: Grease a baking dish and spread the stuffing mix evenly. Place the seared pork chops on top, pouring any accumulated juices over them.
  6. Bake to Perfection: Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow it to rest before serving.

Tips and Variations:

  • Customize the Stuffing: Enhance the stuffing with chopped apples, dried cranberries, or nuts for a personal touch.
  • Crispy Top: Cover the baking dish with foil for half of the baking time, then remove it for a golden, crispy crust.
  • Moist Pork Chops: Soak the pork chops in a mixture of water, salt, and a little sugar for an hour or two before cooking to ensure extra moisture.

Experience the magic of this timeless dish that brings together the richness of pork chops and the comforting aroma of stuffing. Feel free to add your own twist or follow the classic recipe—either way, it's a journey back to the heart of home.

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