Make a weeknight special in less than 30 minutes using pork chops, fresh herbs and a splash of sherry along with a side of Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes. Quick and easy but smells like a holiday feast you spent hours preparing!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
3 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Press crushed pepper corns onto each side of pork chops.

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  • Prepare Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes according to package directions. Keep warm.

  • Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until garlic begins to turn golden but not brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme; cook for 2 minutes.

  • Place pork chops in skillet and cook 5 minutes; turn. Add mushrooms; season with salt. Slowly pour in dry sherry. Cover and cook another 5 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

  • Transfer pork chops to a warm serving dish. Continue to cook mushrooms until tender, if needed. Mix together cornstarch and water; stir into skillet. Continue stirring until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute.

  • Pour mushroom sauce over chops and serve immediately with a side of Prepare Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes.

Cook's Note:

I use double the measurement of peppercorns as we like spicy. I also double the sauce and mushrooms and serve over mashed potatoes in place of gravy. This is a perfect meal with creamy, Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes! Fresh herbs make all the difference but you may substitute dry ingredients if needed. Be sure to cut the measurement in half if using dry ingredients as they tend to be more potent.

Nutrition Facts

540 calories; protein 40.8g 82% DV; carbohydrates 39.1g 13% DV; fat 24.8g 38% DV; cholesterol 108.9mg 36% DV; sodium 1143mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2016
Loved Loved Loved these pork chops! The combination of herbs and sherry gave the sauce and chops a wonderful complex flavor. I took the suggestion in the review of Kim's Cooking Now and removed my garlic after it was in the butter and oil for a few minutes and then added it back later so it didn't burn. My pork chops were very thick and were not done at the end of the suggested cooking time so I put the chops into a 350 oven until they reached 145 degrees. They were perfectly moist and juicy. I am typically not a fan of instant potatoes but the Idahoan potatoes had very good flavor and I would use them again if I was restricted on time. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/09/2019
You totally lost me at instant potatoes... seriously??? Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2016
Made this tonight. A yummy recipe that is company worthy but quick and easy to make and clean up! I used the dried herbs (was sure to adjust accordingly) instead of fresh but did not change the recipe. My husband said this one is a keeper. He said it had good flavor with no one thing being overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2016
Great meal and quick and easy enough for a weeknight! I only used 4 pork chops (for me hubby and the two kids) and only made 4 servings of the Idahoan Signature Russets Mashed Potatoes (according to the directions on the packet). I kept the rest of the recipe ingredients the same. The pork was nice and tender and the mushroom-herb-sherry gravy is delicious! I couldn't help but to pour a little of it over the mashed potatoes. The only thing I would do different next time is add the garlic a little later in the process or add it to flavor the butter/oil then remove it and add it back at the end. Mine got a little too brown during the cooking of the pork chops. Thanks for the recipe Jan! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2016
This dish was absolutely amazing! The Idahoan Signature Russets are perfect. They come out so much better than other instant potatoes. Also the pork chops have awesome flavor. Definitely a winner in this household. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2016
Loved Loved Loved these pork chops! The combination of herbs and sherry gave the sauce and chops a wonderful complex flavor. I took the suggestion in the review of Kim's Cooking Now and removed my garlic after it was in the butter and oil for a few minutes and then added it back later so it didn't burn. My pork chops were very thick and were not done at the end of the suggested cooking time so I put the chops into a 350 oven until they reached 145 degrees. They were perfectly moist and juicy. I am typically not a fan of instant potatoes but the Idahoan potatoes had very good flavor and I would use them again if I was restricted on time. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2018
This was so good! Restaurant worthy for sure. I would expect this level of flavor in the finest establishments. However the exception to that sentiment is the instant potatoes. No matter what brand they have that "fake" flavor. It isn't worth the time savings. There were plenty of potatoes left over and we put them down the garbage disposal. It is the pork chops/mushrooms/sauce that get five stars from me. My husband yum-yummed his way through 3 chops! It was so simple quick and easy yet tastes like you spent hours developing the flavors. This is going in my regular rotation for sure! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2016
I loved the flavor in this. My guests did also. Here's how I did it. I used the oil & butter to brown the mushrooms which I only halved instead of sliced. Then I added the garlic & herbs & continued cooking for a few more minutes. Then I removed that from heat & put them in a bowl while I browned the very thick pork chops on both sides with more butter & oil. I finished the recipe as originally stated. The Idahoan Russet Potatoes were surprisingly like real potatoes not instant! I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2019
So easy to make and very delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2016
I prepared this with 4 pork steaks exactly as written. This recipe was fast and delicious! My wife is a huge fan of potatoes in any form and she was impressed with the Idahoen Russet. We never make instant potatoes but I think that's going to change from time to time now. Thank you for posting! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2017
I've made this twice now and it was delicious both times. For the fresh herbs I bought the "poultry blend " which has sage rosemary and thyme in one package and bought a bunch of fresh parsley. The potatoes were great too. The sauce was to die for. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/09/2019
You totally lost me at instant potatoes... seriously??? Read More