Baked Pork Chops and Stuffing
This easy Baked Pork Chops and Stuffing recipe has been a longtime family favorite! Fork-tender pork chops covered in a flavorful stuffing and gravy. So good!
Our Favorite Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe
Many years ago, Dad called me – and he didn’t waste any time getting to his point.
He asked if I had ever thought about sharing the Baked Pork Chops and Stuffing recipe on a farmgirl’s dabbles. The recipe came from one of my mom’s best girlfriends, and quickly became a favorite meal for my dad. He thought that others ought to be able to enjoy it, too!
I told Dad that I couldn’t agree more.
Plus, I loved that he made a recipe request for the blog. :)
So here it is. This recipe was a favorite of mine growing up, and now my own family adores it, too. The pork chops bake up super tender, with a flavorful stuffing and gravy on top. I hope you like it as much as we do!
The Origin of this Pork Chops Recipe
This recipe comes from my mom’s longtime friend, Candy. Mom and Candy went to grade school and high school together, and remain dear friends to this day.
My mom remembers eating this dish of baked pork chops and stuffing for the first time back in the 70’s. She had gone to visit Candy, who lived a few hours away, just over the border into Minnesota.
My sisters and I were very young at the time, and we stayed home with Dad while Mom was away for the night. Mom laughs at how things have changed over the years. Back then, Dad took Mom to a nearby bus depot, where she rode the bus to Candy’s home. We are so much more mobile these days, hopping in our cars to drive a few hours to anywhere.
So what goes into this pork chops recipe? Here’s what you’ll need. See the recipe card at the bottom of this post for specific amounts.
- 4 bone-in pork chops
- Kosher Salt & Black Pepper
- Canola Oil
- Bread Cubes – For the stuffing. I like to use a soft French bread, but any bread will work.
- Onion – I usually use a yellow onion
- Dried Sage
- Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Soy Sauce
This easy dish is an unexpected winner, as the ingredients list surely does not proclaim any kind of fanciness. I’m talking about cream of mushroom soup here. I use less and less of it as the years go by, always trying to come up with different ways to impart creaminess. But this is one of those recipes that I don’t mess with. It’s just plain perfect.
How to Make Stuffed Baked Pork Chops
This baked pork chops and stuffing recipe bakes up so super tender, you can eat it with just a fork. And it’s nothing short of fabulous tasting. It’s also super simple to make, a great weeknight meal. Here’s how:
- Preheat oven.
- Season pork chops with a light sprinkle of salt and pepper.
- Brown pork chops in oil in a skillet. Do not cook completely. Transfer browned pork chops to an oven safe baking pan or large cast iron skillet.
- Make the stuffing. In a medium bowl, fold together bread crumbs, onion, butter, water, and sage.
- Mound the stuffing on top of each pork chop.
- Combine gravy ingredients. In another medium bowl, stir together cream of mushroom soup, water, and soy sauce.
- Pour gravy evenly over each mound of stuffing.
- Season & bake. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. Then bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or until pork chops are fork tender.
Can I Make these Baked Pork Chops in Advance?
This pork chops meal is easily prepared ahead of time, perfect for entertaining! The dish makes for a beautiful no-fuss main entree for guests, fitting for any holiday or special dinner.
You can make it a few hours ahead or even the night before. Simply follow the steps in the recipe card, but don’t actually bake the pork chops. Instead, cover and refrigerate them right in the baking dish.
Then take the dish out of the fridge about an hour before cooking time to let it warm up a bit while the oven preheats. Then place the pork chops in the oven and bake until done. Note that you may need to add a bit of baking time since the dish was thoroughly chilled.
What is the Temp of Cooked Pork Chops?
Pork chops are done when they have reached an internal temperature of 145° F. Test them by using an instant read thermometer. Then give them a 3 minute rest once they reach 145° F.
What Goes with Stuffed Pork Chops?
I hope you like it as much as my family does. And if you do, be sure to come back and thank my dad!
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- Extra Peppery Chicken Meatball Stroganoff
- Cheesy Baked Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Sausage
- Slow Cooker Beef and Sweet Potato Soup
- Ramen Noodles with Marinated Steak and Broccoli from Foodie Crush
- Turkey Pesto Onion Cheese Poppyseed Sliders from Reluctant Entertainer
- Indian Butter Chicken from RecipeGirl
- 4 bone-in pork chops, about 1/2" to 3/4" thick and 1.5 lbs. in total weight
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 T. canola oil
- 4 c. soft bread cubes, about 1/2'' in size
- 2 T. finely chopped onion
- 1/4 + 1/3 c. water, divided
- 1/4 c. unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 tsp. dried sage
- 1 can (10.75-oz.) less sodium cream of mushroom soup
- 2 tsp. soy sauce
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Sprinkle pork chops lightly with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork chops and brown both sides. Do not cook completely. Transfer browned pork chops to an oven safe baking pan or large cast iron skillet.
- In a medium bowl, fold together bread crumbs, onion, butter, 1/4 cup of the water, and sage. Place a mound of stuffing on each chop.
- In another medium bowl, blend cream of mushroom soup, remaining 1/3 cup of water, and soy sauce. Pour evenly over the stuffing. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.
- Place in oven and bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or until pork chops are very tender. Bake thinner (1/2") pork chops for a minimum of 1-1/2 hours, and add time for thicker pork chops. If using especially thick pork chops, I would recommend at least 2 hours of bake time, plus covering the dish for the first 30 minutes in the oven. The goal is to have fork-tender pork chops, and thicker chops will definitely take longer to get tender.
from the recipe box of my mom's good friend Candy Moberg
This can be prepared a few hours before baking time, or even the night before. Simply prepare the dish entirely, except for baking it. Cover and refrigerate. Take the dish out of the refrigerator an hour before serving time and preheat oven. Baking time may be a bit longer since it was refrigerated, but it also depends on the size of the pork chops, etc.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1157Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 1661mgCarbohydrates: 154gFiber: 17gSugar: 32gProtein: 59g
This post was previously published November 2012. Photographs and some of the text were updated February 2018.