These Parmesan Pork Chops are so flavorful and easy to make. Less than 10 minutes of prep work and you can make the most delicious baked pork chops that everyone will love.
Best Pork Chop Recipe
Who here loves Pork Chops? I don’t think I always loved them but have grown to love them over the years. We have typically sauteed or cooked them on the stove in the past but have a new favorite recipe for Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops that is simply the best (this same recipe can even be made with chicken!)
The spices and Parmesan cheese that coat these boneless pork loins add so much flavor making them our FAVORITE way to enjoy pork chops. Like I mentioned, they are so easy and so good, they’re hard not to love. We love to serve them over mashed potatoes or with veggies and have this recipe on the menu plan at least once a month.
How to Cook Pork Chops
As you can imagine, there are many ways to cook pork chops. From grilling, to sauteeing, to baking, to throwing them in the slow cooker, the possibilities and varieties are endless.
We typically like to pan fry our pork loins by heating up oil in a large cast iron skillet and heat until the oil is medium hot. From there, we have usually added our spices and seasonings to our chops and place them in the oil until they are golden brown on each side. We typically cook the pork chops for 4-5 minutes on each side and until the juices run clear.
There are a few factors that have to be considered though including the thickness of the pork chop and the internal temperature. To make sure the pork loins are cooked to the proper temp, we use our Meat Thermometer to make sure the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees.
How to Bake Pork Chops
Even though we usually fry the pork chops, this particular recipe calls for sauteeing AND baking. Sauteeing the spices and cheese into the pork chops infuses the flavor even more. You can finish the pork loins by continuing to sautee for a bit longer, but we throw them in the oven to make sure they get cooked to the perfect internal temperature – 145 degrees.
If you want to make baked boneless pork chops without sauteeing, here is how we do it…
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (180 degrees C). Place pork chops in a baking pan. Spread 1 teaspoon of butter over each pork chop along with any spices. Bake 25-30 minutes in preheated oven, or until the internal temperature of the chops has reached 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
We really do love these Parmesan pork chops because of how simple and tasty they are. We serve them with veggies and bread, and feel like we are eating at a restaurant (they’re just that good!)
How to store/reheat baked pork chops:
Place cooked pork chops and place in a Ziploc bag or air-tight container. Place in fridge for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, you can use the microwave or cook on a low heat in the oven. In this case, we usually recommend adding some liquid to make sure the chops don’t dry out. We will add 1 tbs olive oil for each chop in the baking dish.
Can you freeze baked pork chops?
Yes – just use freezer safe bags or wrap tightly in aluminum foil and keep in freezer. They can last in the freezer for up to 5-6 months if stored properly.
We hope you enjoy these pork chops as much as we do! Be sure to check out the other pork chop recipes we have on the site as well as the favorite sides we like to pair with these baked pork chops.
What to serve with pork chops:
For more easy pork chop recipes, check out:
- Italian Pork Chops
- Creamy Lemon & Thyme Smothered Pork Chops
- Fried Pork Chops in Lemon Butter Sauce
- Slow Cooker Pork Chops
- Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
Baked Pork Chop Recipe
These Parmesan Pork Chops are so flavorful and easy to make. Less than 10 minutes of prep work and you can make the most delicious pork chops that everyone will love.
- 4 boneless pork chops
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2-3 tbsp Italian breadcrumbs
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Mix Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, paprika, parsley, pepper and garlic powder and place on a plate.
Dip pork chops in the mixture (making sure mixture sticks) and sear in a pan of olive oil on medium-high heat. Sautee for 5 minutes on each side.
Place pork chops in a glass baking dish (making sure to leave 1 inch around each chop) and cook according to thickness. For thick pork chops, bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. For regular thickness, cook at 350 for 20-25 minutes.