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Baked Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

Baked smothered pork chops recipe is a great meal idea for those busy weeknights. It is quick and easy, yet very delicious. One of my family’s favorites.

When we want a simple satisfying family dinner, this is one of our go-to recipes. It is pure comfort food for the whole family. Cream of Mushroom Pork chops is a winter staple that will keep you satisfied through cravings for warming, cozy dishes.

This recipe is an easy way to make a delicious and healthy dinner. You can bake the rice at the same time you are baking the pork chops. The creamy mushroom gravy makes the entire dish taste like pure comfort food. It will be sure to satisfy your family’s hunger. We love making enough for enjoying leftovers too.

When the family can smell this in the oven, they are at the dinner table waiting for the delicious comforting meal when I pull it out of the oven. Make this even easier and bake the rice and a green vegetable in the casserole dish at the same time.

Baked Smothered Pork Chops Recipe
Baked Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

What Kind of Pork Chops Do You Use?

For this recipe we used boneless pork chops, a bit thicker cut. You can also use a bone-in pork chop, pork steaks, or boneless pork loin chops. If you use a thinner cut chop, reduce the cooking time so the meat is not overcooked.

Ingredients Used to Make Smothered Pork Chops and Rice

The combination of these 7 ingredients really makes this is hands down one of my favorite pork chop recipes out there. It is quick and simple and hearty.

  • Pork Chops
  • Uncooked Rice. Use white rice, wild rice, or brown rice for this recipe.
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • French Onion Soup
  • Onion
  • Milk
  • Parsley for garnish
Pork Chops and Rice Bake
Pork Chops and Rice Bake

Do you Have to Brown Pork Chops Before Baking?

You do not have to brown pork chops before baking. If you do take a few minutes to brown them in a frying pan before baking, they will have a bit more flavor due to the caramelization on the outside of the meat.

However, when I am in a hurry and just need to get a great tasting meal to the table, I opt for just adding all the ingredients to the baking pan and popping it in the oven. That way, I can concentrate on the rest of the meal or take a few minutes for myself. This is a wonderful easy weeknight meal, but also perfect for a Sunday afternoon dinner.

Browning Pork Chops for baking. Just add a bit of olive oil to a skillet, using medium heat fry the chops on each side approximately 2-3 minutes on each side until they are caramelized. They will not be fully cooked through at this point. Let them finish cooking in the oven with the mushroom sauce.

If you choose to season pork chops, go ahead and sprinkle on a bit of salt, pepper, and garlic powder when frying. All of this is a great way to add even more taste to this flavorful meal. Continue with the recipe and add the browned pork chops on top of the rice.

Is it Better to Cook Pork Chops Fast or Slow?

Slow cooking pork chops in the oven in a marinade is my favorite way to make my tender pork chops. It’s an easy and foolproof way to enjoy a fork tender cut of pork. Slow braising in the oven or the slow cooker are both wonderful low and slow cooking methods for pork chops.

Easy Pork chop Bake with Mushroom Gravy
Easy Pork chop Bake with Mushroom Gravy

How to Make Baked Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

For easy clean up, spray a 9 X 13 casserole dish with non-stick spray or lightly butter the bottom and sides. Add the rice, layer on the pork chops, place onions on top of the meat, and set this aside.

In a bowl, mix the cream of mushroom soup, French onion soup, and milk.

Pour this mixture over the pork chop mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in an oven preheated to 275 degrees for 2 hours. The pork should be done; however, if you would like to use an instant-read meat thermometer it should read 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Garnish with Parsley if desired.

Easy Dinner Recipe with Options

A classic combination of pork chops, mushroom soup gravy, and rice. If you prefer, you can omit the rice and bake the chops with all the other ingredients and you will end up with a delicious mushroom gravy. Use this gravy to pour over cooked egg noodles or your favorite mashed potatoes.

Add fresh mushrooms to this recipe. When I do add the fresh mushrooms, I will add a small carton. It can be button mushrooms or portabella. Just slice them up and layer them on.

Make this the best easy weeknight dinner recipe. Cook your vegetables as the same time. Just add a layer of green beans, broccoli, or cauliflower. These are all great combinations with this recipe. The creamy sauce will make this whole dish come together.

What to Serve with Baked Pork Chops?

Since this is such a simple recipe, we like to pair this with simple sides, salads, and desserts. Here are a few of our favorites.

Sweet and Tangy Cilantro Lime Slaw takes just minutes to make.

This creamy cucumber salad is a classic recipe that is refreshing and light. It is incredibly easy to make. 

This easy roasted potatoes and green beans recipe is the perfect side dish to any meal. 

A combination of brussels sprouts, cranberry pear glaze, and olive oil are the main ingredients in this recipe. 

Corn that you have frozen yourself earlier in the year. Freeze the corn in late summer and enjoy fresh-tasting sweet corn anytime throughout the year.

Finish the meal off with this Easy No-Bake Chocolate Lasagna

baked pork Chops and Rice with Mushroom gravy
baked pork Chops and Rice with Mushroom gravy

How Long Will Cooked Pork Chops Last in the Refrigerator?

When stored in an airtight container, they will last up to 5 days.

Make sure to get the leftovers from this pork chop recipe into the refrigerator within 2 hours of making it.

How Long do Cooked Pork Chops Last in the Freezer?

When stored in a freezer safe container, they will last up to 3 months. Just thaw and reheat when you are ready to enjoy them again.

If you have yet to try main course with the sides too, I urge you to give it a try. It just might become a huge hit and be your next family favorite meal.

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Baked Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

Baked smothered pork chops recipe is a great meal idea for those busy weeknights. It is quick and easy, yet very delicious. One of my family’s favorites. When we want a simple satisfying family dinner, this is one of our go-to recipes. It is pure comfort food for the whole family. Cream of Mushroom Pork chops is a winter staple that will keep you satisfied through cravings for warming, cozy dishes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Casserole, comfort food, easy recipe
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 539kcal

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Ingredients

  • 6 Pork Chops
  • 2 Cups Rice
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • 21 Ounces Cream of Mushroom Soup 2 cans
  • 10.5 Ounces French Onion Soup 1 can
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley diced, optional

Instructions

  • For easy clean up, spray a 9 X 13 casserole dish with non-stick spray or lightly butter the bottom and sides. Add the rice, layer on the pork chops, place onions on top of the meat, and set this aside.
  • In a bowl, mix the cream of mushroom soup, French onion soup, and milk.
  • Pour this mixture over the pork chop mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in an oven preheated to 275 degrees for 2 hours. The pork should be done; however, if you would like to use an instant-read meat thermometer it should read 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Garnish with Parsley if desired.

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How Long Will Cooked Pork Chops Last in the Refrigerator?

When stored in an airtight container, they will last up to 5 days.
Make sure to get the leftovers from this pork chop recipe into the refrigerator within 2 hours of making it.

How Long do Cooked Pork Chops Last in the Freezer?

When stored in a freezer safe container, they will last up to 3 months. Just thaw and reheat when you are ready to enjoy them again.
If you have yet to try main course with the sides too, I urge you to give it a try. It just might become a huge hit and be your next family favorite meal.

Make This in a Slow Cooker

Add the ingredients and cook on low for 4 hours or high 2 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 1503mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 1mg
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