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John's Baked Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"It was too rainy to grill so I prepared a baked version using boneless center-cut pork chops. I breaded the chops and added a baked apple garnish for flair. We were very pleased by the outcome. I used the fat line as marker for making the cuts for the stuffing. We like our pork well done so cooking time may vary according to your tastes."
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1 h servings 673
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine Gouda cheese, bacon, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Cut each pork chop from one side through the middle horizontally to within 1/2 inch of the other side. Open the two sides and spread them out like an open book. Stuff cheese mixture into each pocket and close; secure with a wooden toothpick. Coat each stuffed pork chop with olive oil.
  4. Whisk egg in a bowl. Mix bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper to taste together in a separate bowl. Carefully dip each stuffed pork chop in the egg; press chop into bread crumb mixture until evenly coated. Place breaded pork chops in a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Garnish pork chops with cored apple, green onion, and red grapes.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 673 calories; 24.7 51.5 58.9 232 1026 Full nutrition

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This turn out great! it was crispy and juicy, the flavors went together wonderfully I used Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs. I had an apple pear and dried cranberries for garnish. I will Be making ...

Just tried this recipe and it's excellent! The only thing different I did was add chopped fresh mushrooms to the stuffing and I used dried parsley instead of fresh. I baked the chops at 325 for...

Made this tonight because I had all the ingredients. I had low expectations because I thought it would be dry but I was blown away. It was delicious. I made it with pork chops on the bone and...

I used this the first time for a dinner party. I followed the directions exactly and it was a major hit!

This by far is the best recipe I've tried here. Looks complicated but actually very easy. I sautéed some Granny Smith apples with a little brown sugar and cinnamon and put on top. Yummy!!


this is company quality! I had to sub swiss for gouda. I sauted thinly sliced granny apple slices and seedless large halved red grapes in brown sugar. served with cayenne sweet tater fries and r...

1st time chops were to thin. no parsley, I used flour to brown apple or grapes. very good.

I made this exactly as written and we loved it. I cooked it the recommended 45 minutes, but will cut that back by at least 5 minutes next time. A great dinner for low carb dieters. The pork c...