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. 

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

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. 

Add the rest of the stuffing as evenly as possible. 

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. 

Recipe

Originally Published On: March 23, 2016

Last Updated On: November 21, 2019

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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!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pork, stuffing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 182kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 317mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

View Comments (24)

  • 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! :)

    • I prefer this over actual stuffed pork chops. It's so easy to put together, I just needed to remember it!

  • I just showed this to my husband and he begged me to make it for dinner. I guess I know what we're having tonight!

  • 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.

  • This sounds absolutely delicious 😋 I have never heard of them stuffed or unstuffed but I would totally try it.

    • It works so well together! For me, the pork and stuffing is enough to make an entire meal and it's easy to make.

  • I love this plate! My mother makes this recipe every then and now but every time I eat it, I think it's most delicious than the last time.

  • I've never had stuffed pork chops before, they do look delicious! I bet my husband would love these. Will have to work this into our meal planning routine.

    • The pork and stuffing are so good together! And making them like this is an easy way to have a great meal.

  • 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.

    • We eat a lot of chicken, too. I haven't tried this with chicken before, but it probably would be good!

    • Happy Holidays to you, too! This is such a delicious, easy pork chop recipe, I hope you all enjoy it!

  • I have been craving pork chops so badly! These look amazing. I'm going to have to try making them soon.

    • Sounds like good timing, then! This is an easy recipe to put together and should help with those pork cravings!

  • Yum, this looks like a delicious dish that my entire family will love! I am looking forward to making it for Sunday Supper!!

    • We make it often here, and we all devour this one. My boys aren't so sure about the stuffing sometimes, but it just means more for me!

  • I gotta love a recipe that doesn’t limit my serving size of stuffing. This way, I can load up on it! Yum.

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