Juicy and Flavorful Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

If you’re in the mood for tender, flavorful pork chops, look no further than our delicious Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops. These chops are loaded with flavor and incredibly easy to make. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, this recipe is sure to impress.

Easy Baked Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops Recipe

At our house, we often cook chicken, so when I make a pork chop recipe, everyone gets excited. This Parmesan Crusted Pork Chop Recipe is not only incredibly tasty, but it’s also easy to make with simple ingredients.

To make these mouthwatering pork chops, you’ll rub a Parmesan cheese mixture onto boneless pork chops and sear them in a cast iron skillet. Then, you’ll bake them to perfection, resulting in a crispy texture on the outside and a juicy interior.

We absolutely love cooking pork chops because they make for a quick and easy dinner idea. Whether you’re grilling, baking, or using a crockpot, pork chops are a versatile choice. Pair them with your favorite side dishes, and you have a complete and satisfying meal.

What Is the Best Pork Chop to Use?

In this recipe, we recommend using boneless pork chops, although bone-in pork chops work just as well. The breaded pork chops cook easily in the oven, making them a quick and hassle-free dinner idea. The addition of Parmesan cheese in the breading mixture adds a wonderful flavor that will make this recipe a family favorite.

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Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • Paprika
  • Dried Parsley
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil

How to Cook Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Step 1 – Heat Oven: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2 – Combine Parmesan Mixture: In a shallow mixing bowl, stir together the Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Add in paprika, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Step 3 – Heat Oil: Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.

Step 4 – Dip Pork Chops: Dip both sides of the pork chops in the breadcrumb mixture, ensuring they are fully coated.

Step 5 – Fry Pork Chops: Place the pork chops in the frying pan and brown both sides for 2-3 minutes. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your pan.

Step 6 – Place in Baking Dish: Once the pork chops are golden brown, transfer them to a baking dish.

Step 7 – Bake in the Oven: Bake the pork chops for 15-20 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 8 – Remove from Oven: Remove the pork chops from the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes. The internal temperature should reach 145 degrees Fahrenheit during this time.

Step 9 – Serve: Your Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops are now ready to be served and enjoyed!

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops Baked Recipe Tips

For incredible flavor, we recommend browning the pork chops before baking them. The Parmesan mixture enhances the taste, especially after browning. For the best results, we recommend using a cast iron skillet to fry the pork chops; it contributes to the perfect texture.

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When baking the pork chops, be sure not to overcook them. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees for the juiciest results. Additionally, we find it easier to combine the Parmesan mixture in a shallow dish for easy coating of the pork chops.

Resting the pork chops for around 10 minutes is crucial in achieving the juiciest results. Before placing the pan-fried pork chops in the baking dish, spray it with cooking spray to prevent sticking and facilitate easy cleanup. Alternatively, you can bake the pork chops on a baking sheet.

Variations Ideas

  • Change the Meat: While this recipe works great with pork chops, you can also use it to make chicken.
  • Thicker Crust: For a thicker crust, dip the pork chops in a mixture of flour, milk, and eggs before adding the breadcrumb mixture. This will create a bread crust that adds a delightful layer of flavor. You can also use almond flour for breading.
  • Change Seasoning: If you prefer, you can experiment with different seasonings. Try mixing in an Italian seasoning blend for a delicious twist.

What to Serve with Parmesan Pork Chops?

Parmesan Pork Chops are a family favorite meal that pairs well with a variety of side dishes. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Mashed Potatoes: Our recipe makes mashed potatoes easy and hassle-free. No need for separate pans and boiling potatoes. This method requires no boiling or draining.
  • Roasted Vegetables: Roasted vegetables are a simple and tasty side dish. Prepare them in advance by cleaning, chopping, and storing, making it easy to add them to any meal. They cook tender in less than 15 minutes.
  • Side Salad: A side salad is a great way to incorporate vegetables into your meal. It can be prepared in various ways and complements the flavors of the pork chops.
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Can I Cook in the Air Fryer?

Absolutely! You can also prepare air fryer pork chops using this recipe. Simply follow the same steps, seasoning the pork chops as indicated, and then place them in the air fryer. The result will be just as easy and flavorful.

Can I Freeze Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops?

Yes, these delicious Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops can easily be stored in your freezer. We recommend wrapping each pork chop in plastic wrap and then foil. Place them in a zip lock freezer bag and store in the freezer. They will stay fresh for up to 2 months.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Keep any leftovers of the Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When you’re ready to reheat, you can use the microwave or place them in a shallow dish and reheat them in the oven.

For a memorable and mouthwatering meal, try our Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops recipe. They’re easy to make, full of flavor, and perfect for any occasion. Visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more delicious recipes and inspiration.