Italian Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops


These stuffed pork chops with cheese, seasoned croutons and fresh thyme make an everyday dinner seem extra special.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (6 ounce) bone-in center cut pork chops

  • 1 cup Sargento® Fancy Shredded 6 Cheese Italian Cheese

  • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic croutons or Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves or parsley

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper or hot paprika


  1. Cut a horizontal pocket in the side of each pork chop (or ask your meat retailer to do this for you). Combine 3/4 cup cheese, croutons and thyme; stuff into pockets and pinch edges together to close pockets. Combine salt, paprika and pepper; sprinkle over chops.

  2. Heat a 12-inch ovenproof skillet (wrap handle in foil) coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add chops; cook 3 minutes per side or until browned. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over chops. Transfer skillet to a preheated 375 degrees F oven. Bake until chops are no longer pink in center, 8 to 10 minutes depending on thickness of chops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
23g Fat
7g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 781mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 357mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.