Easy Baked Pork Chops are covered with a seasoned bread crumb/Parmesan cheese mix for lots of flavor! Prep time is 10 minutes, then bake until done!
Easy Baked Pork Chops are covered with a seasoned bread crumb/Parmesan cheese mix for lots of flavor! Prep time is 10 minutes, then bake until done!

Have you ever taken some food out of the freezer in order to make it for dinner, and then have no clue how you want to cook it? Yep. That was me recently after taking two really thick pork chops out of our freezer.

As they defrosted, I started to think about HOW I wanted to cook them. I figured I could use one of my tried and true recipes from the blog, OR I could just make it up on the fly as I went. Well, I ended up making it up as I went along, but the results were wonderful!

Really, I ended up just breading the pork chops like I’ve done many times in the past for chicken, cod, AND pork. This time, though, I added in some homemade Italian seasoning mix, a bit of garlic and onion powder, and grated Parmesan cheese to change up the flavor a little bit! These easy baked pork chops turned out really delicious, so I want to share the recipe with you today.

Getting Ready

Preheat your oven to 350°F.  Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a rimmed baking sheet. Place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet and give it a light spray with non-stick cooking spray. The foil will catch any drips for super easy cleanup, and the spray will help prevent the chops from sticking to the rack!

A wire rack is positioned over a foil-lined baking sheet before pork chops are cooked.

Make The Seasoned Crumb Topping

Preheat your oven to 350°F. while you make this topping. Place regular bread crumbs onto a dinner plate, and then add shredded Parmesan cheese, and seasonings. I used some of my homemade Italian seasoning mix, plus a little extra garlic powder and onion powder.

Mix these ingredients together, and spread them out to cover the plate. This will be the crumb coating for your easy baked pork chops.

Bread crumbs, Italian spices and Parmesan cheese form the coating for pork chops.

In a separate bowl, whisk together one egg and a Tablespoon of milk. Place the egg mixture and the bread crumb topping side by side on the counter.  Now it’s time to prepare the pork chops!

Pork chops will be dipped in egg mixture, then coated in seasoned bread crumbs before baking.

Prepare The Pork Chops For Baking

You will need 4 boneless pork chops, about 1″ thick each, for this recipe. I used two REALLY THICK chops, and sliced them horizontally to make 4 “thinner” chops.

If there is a lot of fat on the edges of the pork, trim some of it off with a sharp knife. Season each of the pork chops lightly with salt and pepper.

Boneless pork chops are lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.

Place one pork chop at a time into the egg mixture. Turn to coat all sides of the chop with the egg. As soon as it is fully coated, let the excess liquid drip back into the bowl, and then lay the pork chop on top of the bread crumb coating on the plate.

Use your fingers to coat all sides of the pork chop with the Italian crumb topping. Lightly press the crumbs onto all sides of the pork chop. Repeat process with all the pork chops.

Each pork chop is immersed in egg mixture, to cover.Pork chop with egg wash is then coated with seasoned bread crumb mixture.

Place the breaded pork chops onto a wire rack in a single layer, leaving just a bit of space between each one.

NOTE: I lightly sprayed the top of each pork chop with a little olive oil (a trick I learned from using my air fryer), in order to help brown and help crisp up the outside of the chops. This step is optional, but I do recommend it!

Four easy baked pork chops on a wire rack are ready for the oven!

Place The Easy Baked Pork Chops In The Oven

Now it’s time to cook the pork chops in a preheated 350°F oven! Put the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven, and let them bake for approximately 25 minutes (this time may vary slightly due to varying thicknesses of pork used).

NOTE: Temperatures can vary greatly in ovens, so I recommend checking them at the 25 minute mark, and know they might take a few more minutes to fully cook through. Pork is considered safe to eat once it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. 

The easy baked pork chops are golden brown once they finish baking.

Once the easy baked pork chops are done cooking, remove them from the oven, and let them rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish each chop with additional Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of parsley before serving.

We enjoyed the pork chops, served alongside some creamy mashed potatoes, and green peas. YUM. The meat was tender and juicy, and had a nice flavor, thanks to the seasoned topping. This recipe turned out to be an EASY, quick way to get a nice tasting main dish on the table!

One of the easy baked pork chops, served with mashed potatoes and peas.

I hope you will consider trying this easy to fix pork chop recipe! Have a wonderful day, and thank you for visiting this blog.

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Easy Baked Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Easy Baked Pork Chops are covered with a seasoned bread crumb/Parmesan cheese mix for lots of flavor! Prep time is 10 minutes, then bake until done!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy baked pork chops
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 306 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless pork chops , about 1" thick
  • salt & pepper (to lightly season chops)
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • non-stick cooking spray (optional)
  • additional Parmesan cheese & parsley for garnish , OPTIONAL
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a rimmed baking sheet. Place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet and give it a light spray with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powders on a dinner plate. Spread, to cover plate. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Place bowl of egg mixture and plate of bread crumb topping side by side on counter.

  3. Trim excess fat from pork. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Place one chop at a time into egg, and turn to coat all sides. Let excess liquid drip into the bowl, and then lay pork on bread crumb mix. Coat all sides with crumb topping, lightly pressing crumbs onto all sides. Repeat for all pork chops. Place the breaded chops onto wire rack in a single layer. NOTE: I lightly sprayed each pork chop with a little olive oil to help brown/crisp them (a trick I learned from air-frying), but this step is optional.

  4. Place baking sheet on the middle rack, and bake chops at 350°F for approximately 25 minutes (time may vary slightly due to varying thicknesses of pork used). Pork is considered safe to eat once it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.  Once done, remove from oven and let them rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish each chop with additional Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of parsley.

    NOTE: Temperatures can vary in ovens, so I recommend checking the chops at the 25 minute mark. Please know they might take a few more minutes to fully cook through to an internal temp. of 145°F. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Baked Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 chop)
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 359mg16%
Potassium 584mg17%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 131IU3%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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