Un-stuffed Pork Chops on a round white plate with a white and grey towel behind and a fork in front on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Un-Stuffed Pork Chops

A quick, easier alternative to traditional stuffed pork chops recipe. Un-stuffed pork chops cook faster and taste just as delicious!

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I think most people have heard of stuffed pork chops before, but I like to make mine un-stuffed! The taste is similar to a stuffed pork chop, and this is much quicker and easier. You know I am all about the quick and easy recipes most nights.

Growing up, my dad made this meal often. My mom doesn’t eat anything from a cow, so we ate a lot of chicken and pork. When I moved away to go to UCF for college, I would call my dad probably once per month to ask how to make these. There was always one step I couldn’t remember. Finally, when I started actually gathering my own recipes and having them organized, I wrote this one down. 

To make things quick and easy, I usually use a box of stuffing mix. But, on days I have more time in the kitchen, I make homemade stuffing to go with this recipe. The trick is making sure the stuffing doesn’t get dried out while everything is baking. 

In my opinion, a true meal of stuffed pork chops is difficult to eat. Usually, the pork has a slit cut into it and the stuffing is inside the meat. The few times I’ve had it this way, the stuffing all comes out as soon as I try to cut it or take a bite. Also, there tends to be a lot less stuffing to pork chop ratio this way. 

The way I make my un-stuffed pork chops, there is a lot of stuffing with the pork. Because of this, the extra stuffing makes a great side to the pork. 

When you buy the pork, you’ll want to get thinly sliced pork chops. If it’s too thick, everything has to cook so long that the stuffing may dry out. Also, note that when you are preparing the stuffing, this recipe calls for more water than the box. 

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 350F. In a medium saucepan bring the water and butter to a boil. 

Medium saucepan with water and melted butter and a mixing spoon on a wooden surface

Remove from the heat and add the stuffing mix, stirring until moist. 

Medium saucepan with stuffing and a mixing spoon on a wooden surface

Put a small layer of the stuffing in the bottom of a baking dish. The size you use will depend on how much pork you have to cook. I usually use a 9×13 so there’s only one layer. Place the pork chops on top of the stuffing. 

Glass baking dish with a layer of uncooked pork chops on a layer of cooked stuffing on a wooden surface

Add the rest of the stuffing as evenly as possible. 

Glass baking dish with a layer of uncooked pork chops between two layers of cooked stuffing on a wooden surface

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until the pork is cooked through. 

Un-stuffed Pork Chops on a round white plate with a white and grey towel behind and a fork in front on a wooden surface (vertical)

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Originally Published On: March 23, 2016

Last Updated On: November 21, 2019

Un-stuffed Pork Chops on a round white plate with a white and grey towel behind and a fork in front on a wooden surface

Un-Stuffed Pork Chops

A quick, easier alternative to traditional stuffed pork chops recipe. Un-stuffed pork chops cook faster and taste just as delicious!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork, stuffing
Servings: 8 pieces
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless pork chops
  • 1 box pork stuffing
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Boil the water and butter in a medium saucepan
  • Remove from the heat and add the stuffing mix, stirring until moist
  • Put a small layer of stuffing in a 9×13 baking dish to coat the bottom
  • Place the pork chops on top of the layer of stuffing
  • Add the rest of the stuffing on top of the pork chops
  • Cover with foil and bake 20-25 minutes
  • Remove the foil and bake about 10 more minutes or until the pork is done
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Nutrition Facts
Un-Stuffed Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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24 thoughts on “Un-Stuffed Pork Chops”

  1. Interesting! I admit I’ve never had stuffed pork chops, but this sounds yummy so I am tempted to try it! Love that you wrote this down (and then shared it on your blog) so you won’t ever forget/lose it again! 🙂

  2. I have everything to make this here at home! well.. I have boneless pork ribs, but that still counts lol, results cant be too different flavor wise. thanks for sharing a dinner inspiration.

  3. We aren’t much of porch chop eaters, but I bet this would be just as amazing with chicken. We eat chicken nearly every night in some way.

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