Un-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

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!

I think most people have heard of stuffed pork chops before, but I like to make mine un-stuffed! The taste is so similar to a stuffed pork chop, and this is so much quicker and easier!

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 made 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 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 thin sliced pork. 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. 

Un-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

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

Un-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

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. 

Un-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

Place the pork chops on top of the stuffing. 

Un-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

Add the rest of the stuffing as evenly as possible. 

Un-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for about 10-15 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes or until the pork is cooked through. 

Un-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

Recipe

Un-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

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 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork, stuffing
Servings: 4
5 from 5 votes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Boil water and butter in medium saucepan
  • Remove from heat and add stuffing mix, stirring until moist
  • Put a small layer of stuffing in 8×8 or 9×13 baking dish to coat bottom (whichever size will hold all of the pork in one layer)
  • Place pork chops on top
  • Add the rest of the stuffing
  • Cover with foil and bake 10-15 minutes
  • Remove foil and bake about 5 more minutes or until pork is done
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Un-Stuffed Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 175mg 7%
Potassium 499mg 14%
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 7.1%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 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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