Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

May 21, 2024

These Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops are not only a great source of protein, but they’re also one of those easy dinner recipes the whole family will love. The simple steps below on the printable recipe card will ensure you have juicy chops every single time. So, if you’re a big fan of juicy pork chops and cheesy goodness, you’re going to love that this dish has so much flavor!

 

parmesan crusted pork chops

After a long day at work, it’s important to reward yourself with easy dinners like this one. I’ll gladly say that these are the best pork chops and one of my favorite ways to cook them. The Panko breadcrumbs along with the parmesan coating gives these bone-in pork chops the perfect golden brown crust. With just a few minutes of prep work, you’ll be eating tender pork chops and loving every bite!

Why you’ll love this recipe

It’s always a good idea to think of new ways to make easy weeknight dinners, and the flavor of these parmesan crusted pork chops doesn’t disappoint.  These tender pork chops round out the menu for an easy and delicious weeknight meal – and all you need to do is pair it with a simple side salad or vegetables. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Ingredients

 

  • Bone in pork chops – Thicker pork chops work great for this recipe!

  • Salt

  • Black pepper

  • Garlic powder

  • Onion powder

  • Paprika

  • Panko breadcrumbs

  • Grated parmesan cheese

  • Olive Oil

  • Vegetable oil

  • Ranch dressing

  • Mozzarella cheese

How To Make Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Season both sides of the pork chops with 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper and ¼ teaspoon paprika. Then drizzle olive oil over each pork chop and massage it into the meat.

seasoned pork chops

Add breadcrumbs to a large plate and season with 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, ¼ teaspoon paprika and 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese. Stir until seasonings are well combined. Place each pork chop into the breadcrumb mixture and coat each side.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add enough vegetable oil to barely coat the bottom of the skillet. Once the oil is hot, place the pork chops in oil and allow them to sear 2-3 minutes on each side or until they develop a golden-brown crust.

golden brown crust on pork chops

Remove excess oil from the skillet, and then bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

While the pork chops are baking, prepare the topping. Add the ranch, shredded parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese to a mixing bowl and combine. Once the pork chops are finished baking apply a generous amount of topping to each pork chop. Swap the oven to a high broil setting and broil for 2-3 minutes until the topping starts to form a golden-brown crust.

ranch parmesan and mozerella cheese topping

Allow to cool slightly, serve, and enjoy!

Variations

 

  • Swap the pork chops out for boneless chicken breasts- You could easily swap the meat in this recipe and make parmesan crusted chicken if you are not a big fan of pork chops.
  • Use different seasonings – The fun thing about making delicious pork chops is that you can easily change the seasoning. Use Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, or even lemon pepper blend.
  • Boneless pork chops – You can make this with boneless pork chops as well! Pork chop recipes like this are very versatile!

FAQ

 

At what internal temperature is pork considered safe to eat?

  • Having an instant-read thermometer is key to making sure that the pork is thoroughly cooked. Once the internal temperature of the pork chops reaches 145 degrees, it is safe to consume.
  • A meat thermometer is the only safe way to gauge the temperature to make sure that it’s accurate. Also, don’t forget to let the pork rest for a short time as well so that the juices flow back into the meat!

Why is my pork chop dry?

  • There’s a good chance that you overcooked the meat if it’s too dry for your liking. Checking the internal temperature is the key to making sure that it’s not overcooked.
  • However, just because the pork is a little dry doesn’t mean that it’s wasted. You can easily eat it with your favorite dipping sauce (BBQ!), or slice it up and use it in tacos, on sandwiches, or in other delicious meals.

How do I store leftover pork chops?

  • I love cooking a big batch of pork chops because that means I’ll have leftovers for a few days. Once the pork chops are cooked, let them cool to room temperature before storing them in an airtight container and keeping them in the fridge.
  • You can easily reheat them and enjoy them over the course of the next two days. If you can’t eat them within that time frame, you can freeze the leftover pork as well by adding it to a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Just make sure that you label the contents of the bag and the date so that you know when you froze it, and what’s inside.

Have more questions? Drop a comment below!

 

If you enjoy recipes like this one, check out a few more of my favorites:

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Smothered Pork Chops & Onion Gravy

 

parmesan crusted pork chops

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

These Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops feature juicy bone in pork chops cooked in a parmesan crust and topped with a ranch, parmesan and mozzarella cheese mixture.
Adjust Servings4
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 4 bone in pork chops
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Season both sides of the pork chops with 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper and ¼ teaspoon paprika. Then drizzle olive oil over each pork chop and massage it into the meat.
  • Add breadcrumbs to a large plate and season with 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, ¼ teaspoon paprika and 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese. Stir until seasonings are well combined. Place each pork chop into the bread crumb mixture and coat each side.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add enough vegetable oil to barely coat the bottom of the skillet. Once the oil is hot, place the pork chops in oil and allow them to sear 2-3 minutes on each side or until they develop a golden-brown crust.
  • Remove excess oil from the skillet then bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • While the pork chops are baking prepare the topping. Add the ranch, shredded parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese to a mixing bowl and combine. Once the pork chops are finished baking apply a generous amount of topping to each pork chop. Swap the oven to high broil setting and broil for 2-3 minutes until the topping starts to form a golden-brown crust.
  • Allow to slightly cool, serve and enjoy!
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