Juicy Pork Chop Recipes You'll Want to Bookmark
Soy Sauce-Marinated Pork Chops
Boost the complexity of your dinner by giving the meat a quick dip in a soy sauce, ginger, and red pepper marinade. Serve the grilled pork chops with mixed spring greens for a well-rounded meal. BH&G fan Kim raves, "Quite possibly the best pork chops I've ever eaten. Excellent recipe!"
Pork Loin Chops with Potato Packets
Two reasons why you should roast your next dinner (like this pork chop and potato recipe) in foil packets:
1. Crimping the top nice and tight allows all of the aromas to infuse into the meat and potatoes—rather than escaping into the air.
2. Clean up almost couldn't be easier. Once you've enjoyed the food, simply roll and recycle.
Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Cilantro Pesto
Start with bone-in pork chops rubbed with chili powder and brown sugar, then sear in a piping hot pan. While that cooks, blend up a speedy cilantro pesto to offer a burst of freshness to play off the savory pork. Combine the two and you'll be rewarded with a crispy yet juicy chop that rivals any meat you'll order at a fancy restaurant.
Garlic-Ginger Pork Lettuce Wraps
Whether you prefer to go slow (simmer in the slow cooker) or fast (pressure cooker for the win!), you're going to fall for this Asian-inspired lettuce wrap recipe. Featuring cubes or pork loin chops coated in a soy-ginger sauce, plus crunchy water chestnuts and peanuts, each bite offers a new sensation. If you're feeling extra-spicy, finish your wraps with a drizzle of sriracha or chili garlic sauce.
Pan-Roasted Pork Chops with Lemon Caper Sauce
These cast iron skillet-cooked chops get a delicious brown sugar rub that gives them a crispy coating and a touch of sweetness. Serve with a homemade lemon caper sauce. Dinner is on the table in just 30 minutes!
Stuffed Pork Rib Chops
You may be familiar with seeing goat cheese and dried fruit together on a cheese plate or cocktail party platter. Here, we combine those ingredients inside grilled stuffed pork chops. The mouthwateringly melty results will make this one of your new favorite grilled stuffed pork chops recipes—especially after adding a raspberry-chipotle barbecue sauce glaze.
Ginger Pork Chops with Curried Walnuts
Salty walnuts, bitter OJ, umami soy sauce, spicy cayenne pepper, sweet honey and butternut squash ... this skillet pork chop recipe offers all the sensations needed for maximum taste bud bliss. Leftovers taste even better the next day (if they last that long).
Tip: If you're watching your sugar intake, simply omit the honey. The pork chop dinner still packs plenty of flavor.
Pork Chops in Salsa Verde
Put a Mexican twist on this classic dinner protein with spicy salsa verde. Made from tomatillos, onion, jalapeno, and garlic, the salsa makes the perfect bold sauce for pork chops. On Tuesdays—or any time you're feeling like a full-on fiesta—slice and serve the saucy pork inside corn tortillas for a fresh twist on taco night.
Spiced Pork Chops with Zucchini and Onion
A mole-inspired rub of chile powder, brown sugar, and unsweetened cocoa powder gives this grilled pork chop recipe its "spiced" moniker. While you have the grill going, pile on some zucchini planks. Voila: A complete dinner in just 30 minutes.
Pork Chops with Maple Apples
If you're a fan of old school comfort food recipes, you'll love this pork with a maple syrup and apple sauce. Best of all, you cook the entire pork chop dinner in one skillet! Simply sear the chops in the pan, then remove and cover with foil. As the meat rests, saute the side in the same pan. The drippings add a lovely savory touch to the sauce.
Maple-Sriracha Brined Pork Chops
Brine pork chops overnight in a sweet and spicy sauce including sriracha and maple syrup to infuse each bite with a sweet-spicy flavor combo. The salt in the mix also guarantees super-juicy results. For a restaurant-like presentation and juicy meat, sear in a skillet for a crispy exterior before baking to perfection in the oven.
Pancetta-Stuffed Pork Chops alla Fiorentina
Wondering what to stuff pork chops with? Pancetta, bread crumbs, and onions make for a mouthwatering combo. Before stuffing, marinate the chops in a delicious mix of olive oil, garlic, and rosemary for a flavor-packed meal.
Tip: For the best stuffed pork chops, reach for a thin-blade knife. This tool allows you to slice a small, deep opening so less of the filling falls out.
Dijon Pork Chops with Apple Salad
Spoon a delicious Dijon mustard sauce over the grilled pork chops after taking them off the heat for a gourmet boost. Serving a simple apple and arugula salad on the side turns this easy pork chop recipe into a meal. And a perfect pairing to boot! The tang of the blue cheese mixed with the greens is a bold BFF for the mustard drizzle.
Grilled Pork Chops with Bacon and Tomato
Who doesn't love bacon? A speedy (we're talking just 20 minutes) bacon jam is the perfect topping for these juicy pork chops. Grilled tomato slices and kale make a great side.
Stuffed Pork Chops with Apples and Walnuts
These apple-stuffed pork chops are easier to make than you think, and everyone will love the yummy sage-scented stuffing. For crunch, the chops get a tasty topping that starts with bread crumbs and walnuts. Don't skip the final step: a quick cream sauce that's sweetened with a splash of apple juice.
Orange-Simmered Pork Chops with Mango Relish
Add some heat to this easy pork chop recipe with a sprinkle of chili powder. That hint of spice is the ideal counterpoint to balance out the sweet mango and pineapple relish. The tropical touch makes this pork chop dinner taste like something you'd find on a beach vacation.
Apple Cider-Brined Pork Chops
For pork chops that are full of fall flavor, try marinating in a sweet apple cider brine. Get the chops ready in the morning, then let them soak all day before grilling at dinnertime. We've paired this quick grilled pork chop recipe with an eight-minute side of charred mini peppers and crunchy slices of French bread.
Pesto-Stuffed Pork Chops
Start with store-bought basil pesto, and the filling for this baked stuffed pork chops recipe comes together in seconds. While that amps up the inside of this white meat, a dry rub of Italian spices and a brush of balsamic vinegar guarantees a well-seasoned exterior. This feta cheese-stuffed pork chop is a complete meal in one package!
Bourbon-Sauced Pork Chops
These grilled pork chops are covered in a rich sauce laced with bourbon, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Broccolini and mashed potatoes pair well with the chops for a great side dish.
Tip: Bypass the booze by swapping apple juice for the bourbon.
Pork Chops with Spinach-Apricot Stuffing
One of the smartest ways we've ever dreamed up to sneak in more greens: cook them inside meat. As an added bonus, the onion, celery, apricot, and leafy green mixture that goes into these spinach-stuffed pork chops makes the pork steam from the inside out for an uber-tender entree. Prepare this stuffed pork chop recipe on the grill or in a skillet.
Crispy Honey-Mustard Pork Chops
Honey mustard isn't just for chicken anymore! These yummy pork chops marinate in a mouthwatering mixture of honey and ground mustard. Before finishing in the oven, sprinkle with bread crumbs for a satisfyingly crunchy coating.
Pork Chops with Chestnuts, Onions, and Dried Plums
Pork chops are a great supporting player, but the real star of this dish is the sauce. With Marsala, onions, chestnuts, and even bacon, the complete pork dinner recipe makes for an award-worthy meal.
Tip: The USDA now recommends cooking pork to 145 degrees F (rather than the previous final cooking temp suggestion of 160 degrees F). A hint of pink is A-OK—just allow the meat to stand, after cooking, for 3 minutes before serving.
Pork Chops with Gorgonzola and Pears
White wine, cream, and blue cheese melt into a showstopping sauce for this one-pan pork dinner. Saute the chops first, then caramelize the pears. Finish by stirring together the sauce, layering the three components, and sprinkling with extra cheese if you please. (We do!)
Beer-Marinated Pork Chops
You've probably heard of beer-marinated brats, and we've utilized the same moisture-boosting, tenderizing trick for this grilled pork chops recipe. Prepare the marinade after dinner one night, allow the pork to soak until dinner the next day, then grill. Rave reviews are sure to follow—especially after you add the cheesy walnut garnish.
Pork Chops Stuffed with Blue Cheese
Elegant yet easy, these blue cheese-stuffed pork chops pack a lot of flavor in one handy, grilled package. Shredded carrots ensure that the chops are deliciously moist, while pecans offer nuttiness and crunch. Plate over quinoa or mashed potatoes for a dinner party-worthy meal that can be done in less than 60 minutes.