Enjoy the flavors of stuffed pork chops filled with mushrooms and gooey cheese. This simple baked recipe is perfect for a no-fuss, low-carb dinner idea.
When it comes to a comforting and satisfying meal, few dishes can compare to the delicious combination of pork chops stuffed with mushrooms and cheese. This recipe takes simple ingredients and transforms them into a mouthwatering masterpiece.
What truly makes this recipe special is how effortlessly these ingredients meld together during baking. The flavors intensify and blend beautifully as they cook, resulting in a satisfying dish that will impress even the most discerning palates.
Whether you're cooking for yourself or hosting an intimate dinner, these baked stuffed pork chops are guaranteed to please. So gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and savor this delicious creation that will become an instant favorite in your home.
Reasons to Love
- Low in carbohydrates. If you're following a low-carb or keto diet, this recipe makes an excellent main dish. You can enjoy the deliciousness of stuffed pork chops without worrying about exceeding your carb limits.
- Minimal ingredients. When it comes to recipes, sometimes less is more. That's why this stuffed pork chop recipe is so appealing. You only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy dinner idea.
- Reduced oil. When you bake pork chops, you get juicy meat without adding extra oil of frying. The oven locks in the moisture, resulting in tender and succulent pork chops. A quick sear at the end gives the same carmalized exterior without using much oil.
The great thing about this recipe is that it is made with minimal ingredients. In fact, you may already have everything you need.
Here are the items needed to make stuffed pork chops with mushrooms and cheese:
- boneless pork loin chops (thicker bone-in pork chops can be used too)
- button mushrooms
- olive oil
- Swiss cheese
- fresh chopped parsley
- salt and pepper
Scroll down to the recipe card for quantities used.
To start, preheat the oven to 350°F. Then, prepare the pork chops by slicing a pocket into the fat side of each, being careful not to slice all the way through. Season the outside of the meat with a sprinkling of salt and pepper to taste.
Cook the mushrooms in 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat until soft.
Combine the chopped mushrooms, cheese, parsley, and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt.
Stuff the boneless pork chops with the mushroom mixture and hold shut with toothpicks. Place in a small baking dish and place the pork chops in the oven.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until no longer pink. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork chops until golden brown on each side.
Hint: Use a meat thermometer to ensure they are cooked to the proper internal temperature. This will help you avoid overcooking, which can result in dry and tough pork chops. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the pork chop, and when it reaches 145°F (63°C), the pork chops are done.
Not only is this dish a classic crowd-pleaser, but it also allows for endless variations depending on your preferences. Here are a few ideas you can try:
- Spinach - stuff the pork chops with spinach and feta cheese for a flavor change and boost nutrition.
- Gourmet - combine the tangy sweetness of cranberry with goat cheese for an indulgent filling.
- Seasonings - incorporate different herbs and spices into your stuffing mixture. Sprinkle in some fresh thyme or rosemary for an aromatic touch. Add a pinch of garlic powder or paprika for an extra kick.
- Mustard - For an extra flavor boost, you can brush some Dijon mustard over the top of each stuffed chop before baking. The mustard's tanginess complements mushrooms and cheese splendidly while adding depth to every mouthful.
- Spicy - For those looking to add some heat to their meal, consider adding diced jalapenos or crushed red pepper flakes to the mushroom and cheese filling.
Check out our oven-baked pork steaks for another easy weeknight dinner idea. It results in juicy meat every time.
Top tip: To make cleanup a breeze, line a baking sheet with parchment paper before placing the stuffed pork chops on it. This prevents any sticking and makes it easier to remove them from the pan once they're cooked.
- Preheat the oven. Before you start baking, preheat your oven to the recommended temperature. This ensures that the heat is evenly distributed throughout the cooking process, resulting in well-cooked pork chops.
- Properly season. Seasoning is key to enhancing the flavor of your boneless stuffed pork chops. Make sure to generously season both sides of the chops with your favorite herbs and spices. This will add a burst of flavor to each bite.
- Let rest before serving. Once your boneless stuffed pork chops are done baking, allow them to rest for a few minutes before serving. This helps retain their juices and allows the flavors to meld together.
When it comes to serving baked stuffed pork chops, plenty of side dishes and accompaniments can elevate the flavors even more. One delicious option is roasted Brussels sprouts with a balsamic glaze. The slight char on the sprouts compliments the juicy pork chops perfectly, while the tangy sweetness of the glaze adds a delightful contrast. Another great option is scalloped potatoes.
Creamy and comforting, they provide a satisfying base for each bite of pork chop and act as a perfect canvas for soaking up any extra sauce from the dish.
For those who want something lighter, a fresh salad filled with crunchy greens like spinach or arugula can be an excellent choice. Toss the salad in a simple vinaigrette made from olive oil, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard for a refreshing and vibrant element that balances out the richness of the pork chops.
Finally, consider serving some crusty Italian bread on the side. It adds texture to each bite and allows you to savor every bit of yumminess by cleaning your plate with it.
Let the stuffed pork chops cool down completely before storing them. This will prevent condensation inside the container and keep the pork chops from becoming soggy.
Once cooled, place the stuffed pork chops in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. You can also separate each chop with wax paper or parchment paper to prevent sticking.
Store the pork chops in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you plan on keeping them longer, it is recommended to freeze them instead. To do so, wrap each chop in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. Make sure to label and date the package for easy identification later on. They will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.
Remember to always check for any signs of spoilage before consuming stored pork chops and discard them if they appear off or have an unpleasant smell.
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- Lemon butter fish is deliciously tender and full of flavor.
- Wet chicken burrito is filled with meat and drenched in sauce.
- Chicken Divan casserole combines juicy chicken and crisp broccoli.
Baked Stuffed Pork Chops
- 2 5- to 6-ounce boneless pork chops
- ⅓ cup cooked white button mushrooms chopped (about 2 ounces)
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 ounces Swiss cheese chopped (about 2 thick slices)
- 1 tablespoon cut fresh parsley leaves chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Slice a pocket into the fat side of each pork chop, being careful not to slice all the way through. Season the outside of the pork with a sprinkling of salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook the mushrooms in 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Combine the chopped mushrooms, cheese, parsley, and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt. Stuff the mushroom mixture into the pork pockets and hold shut with toothpicks.
- Place on a rimmed baking sheet or casserole pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until no longer pink and the meat registers 145°F using a meat thermometer.
- Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the pork until golden brown, 30 to 60 seconds on each side.