Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

These Parmesan Pork Chops are so flavorful and easy to make. With less than 10 minutes of prep work, you can make the most delicious baked pork chops that everyone will love.

We love quick and easy dinners at our house, and these parmesan pork chops are one of our favorites. Paired with a side of mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts, they make the perfect meal!

Parmesan crusted pork chops with rice and green beans

bread baked pork chops – our fav!

I don’t think I always loved them, but have grown to love them over the years. We have typically sautéed 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.

Breaded baked pork chops in mix

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.

PAN FRY. 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.

Note: 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.

Parmesan pork chops in frying pan

How to Bake Pork Chops

SAUTEE & BAKE. 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.

WITHOUT SAUTÉING. If you want to make baked boneless pork chops without sautéing, 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).

Parmesan pork chops recipe sliced up

What to do with leftovers

REHEATING. 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.

FREEZING. 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.

What to serve with parmesan pork chops:

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops recipe on plate

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 our favorite sides to serve with pork chops.

For more easy pork chop recipes, check out:

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chop Recipe

4.8 from 109 votes
These Parmesan Pork Chops are so flavorful and easy to make. With less than 10 minutes of prep work, you can make the most delicious baked pork chops that everyone will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 326 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 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. 


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  1. 3 stars
    I think this probably would be delicious so long as you use the cheap parmesan in the can and not actual grated parmesan cheese. I would also recommend precooking at medium heat for about half the time listed. I used grated parmesan and cooked at medium heat for 2-3 minutes and my coating (the cheese) burned. I ruined two completely beautiful pork chops. I will try again with cheap parmesan in the can. I’ve made something similar with chicken and it was delicious.

    1. That sounds so yummy. Mango applesauce sounds like an amazing side to the pork chops. So glad to hear you liked them!

      1. Yes, you certainly could! Just make sure that the internal temperature of the cooked chicken is 165 degrees.

  2. I will be back to do a rating, I’m going to make this for dinner tonight and it sounds easy enough for me to be able to cook. My husband just had an arterial bypass surgery in his leg so he’s unable to walk very well, and I have PPMS which is primary progressive Multiple sclerosis the worst to have! God has given me the strength to be able to do things I’ve not been able to do in years! So I will definitely let you know if it’s good & easy LOL,! Thank you for putting this on Pinterest!

    1. Thanks for sharing, Sherry! Prayers for both you and your husband. I hope the pork chops were easy enough to make and delicious!!

  3. 5 stars
    Very good and easy to make, didn’t change a thing except baked them in toaster oven which was nice as it didn’t heat up the kitchen. Recipe is a keeper.

  4. 3 stars
    It was OK,, however, all the crust came off when it was in the frying pan. There wasn’t much of it or much taste to the pork chops when I took them out of the oven. How do you keep the crust on it when in the frying pan?Thanks

    1. I’d say to make sure that there is enough oil and that it has heated up enough before putting the pork chops in the pan. The less you turn them and touch the breading with tongs, the better chance it will stay on the pork too.

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