15 Boneless Pork Chop Recipes for Quick Dinners
Ready to break out of your chicken breast rut? Pork chops are truly "the other white meat" — a lean option that's just as versatile and delicious. You'll love these chops breaded and seared, marinated and grilled, or browned and simmered in a fantastically flavorful sauce. We've included recipes for thick- and thin-cut chops to fit your family's needs. Just like chicken, pork also adapts to other cuisines (it even outranks chicken as the most popular protein in the world). Enjoy flavors from China, Italy, Germany, and the U.S.
Creamy Herbed Pork Chops
"If this isn't comfort food, I don't know what is," says user Sarah Jo. Seared pork chops leave lots of delicious browned bits in the pan that will get stirred up into a gravy with milk and lots of ground black pepper. Do as Sarah Jo and pour the pan sauce over a side of mashed potatoes. Yum!
Honey Mustard Pork Chops
A favorite dipping sauce becomes a glossy glaze for pork chops that are seared in butter and seasoned with garlic powder. The result is one of those foolproof weeknight winners you'll want to put into regular rotation, changing up your favorite sides as needed. "Honey mustard is one of my favorite flavors and this does it justice very well," says recipe reviewer lilcat.
Pork Chops Italiano
The beauty of a one-pan meal (besides ease of cooking and clean up, that is) is how all the flavors build on each other. Here, seared pork loin chops simmer in a rich tomato sauce with bell peppers and mushrooms. "I followed the recipe exactly and it was a sure hit!" says user Elsie Geron.
My Fly Stir-Fry
If you tend to think of pork chops as a knife and fork affair, give this speedy stir-fry a try. Thin, center-cut chops are sliced thin, then cooked with vegetables and a sweet, tangy, and salty sauce of soy, mirin, and rice vinegar. Creator CarolineL encourages you to experiment: "You can use virtually any combination of vegetables and meat you like, but the combination of sauces is essential."
Mushroom Pork Chops
One pan and five ingredients is great math when it comes to weeknight dinner. But you don't really need another reason to make these comforting, creamy mushroom pork chops. Fresh mushrooms and cream of mushroom soup simmer with seared chops so their flavors meld. "I would give it a higher rating if it were possible," says recipe reviewer Vickie845.
Modenese Pork Chops
"I was literally licking the pan!" says user Katie. Well, with butter, white wine, and garlic as the base for the pan sauce in this recipe, we don't blame her. It all starts by searing the pork chops in the pan, then using the wine to deglaze, or pick up all those delicious drippings. It's a simple, classic Italian preparation that will always be a winner.
Fennel-Rubbed Pork Chops with Apple, Kale, and Sweet Potato
Cookbook author Ellie Krieger wowed us all with this lighter, easier spin on a classic pairing: pork chops and apples. The chops are crusted with crushed fennel and black pepper for fragrance and flavor. After searing, fresh apple slices soften in the same pan with broth to pick up all the delicious drippings. "Very healthy as well as tasty!" says user SufficientGrace.
Easy Baked BBQ Pork Chops
We know an hours-long barbecued pork butt is probably not in your weeknight plans, but you can get fairly close in less than half the time with this recipe. A homemade BBQ sauce comes together in minutes while the oven preheats. Reviewer Harry Martin coined a new word for how much he loved this recipe. "Fab-a-mundo," he says.
Instant Pot Pork Chops
"I just knew this was going to be good, and I wasn't wrong," says recipe reviewer lutzflcat. The Instant Pot transforms dry onion soup mix, apple juice, and butter into a rich sauce while keeping pork chops tender and juicy. "Simple recipe that turned out amazing!" says user Marna Kelly.
Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Nectarine Salsa
Pork chops often get the comfort-style treatment; this recipe might just be the opposite. Boneless pork chops get a spicy, smoky rub of cumin and chili powder before heading to the grill. A refreshing salsa of nectarines, tomato, cilantro, and lime is spooned over top. "My husband and I loved these! Don't leave any ingredients out, it is perfect!" says recipe reviewer Heather. That's what we love to hear.
Pesto-Stuffed Pork Chops
"My fiancée said she would be very happy had she received this dish at our favorite restaurant," says user chris.grim. Luckily, you don't even have to leave your kitchen to enjoy this four star pork chop dish at home. They're stuffed with a mix of creamy feta, store-bought pesto, and pine nuts, then brushed with a little balsamic vinegar as they finish roasting.
You've heard of Chicken and Veal Marsala, so it's probably no surprise that mild, tender pork also works well in the same Italian treatment. The chops are coated in seasoned flour, seared in butter with fresh mushrooms, and simmered with Marsala wine that doubles as the pan sauce. "Excellent combination of ingredients resulting in an excellent dish," says recipe reviewer naples34102
While pork schnitzel is traditionally a German dish, this version adds an Italian spin with Parmesan and herbs in the breading and sautéed mushrooms and garlic on top. It's crispy, saucy, and a fantastic alternative to the usual chicken cutlet. "I wish I had doubled the sauce, otherwise I wouldn't change anything," says user Chef Mo.
Chesapeake Bay Pork Chops
There are no Maryland crabs, or any seafood actually, in this pork chop dinner. Instead, sweet and smoky Old Bay seasoning is used in a marinade for the pork before they hit the grill. The result is definitely original, but also extra delicious. "The flavors all blended so well together," says recipe reviewer Redheadwhosings.
Chinese Pork Chops
Grilled pork chops get the Chinese barbecue treatment in this simple dish. A flavor-packed marinade made with soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon, and ginger infuses the chops overnight and turns into a glossy glaze on the grill. "My picky kids eat the heck out of these," says user dkjm28. They know an irresistible recipe when they taste one!