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Cornbread Pork Chop Casserole

Cornbread Pork Chop Casserole is a baked boneless pork chops dinner perfect for a weeknight dinner or easy meal prep. With a simple creamy sauce and juicy chops, this pork loin recipe gives you a delicious dinner in 30 minutes.

front view of finished pork plated on serving plate, rice and broccoli in the background

This recipe was first posted in 2013 and has been updated.

Another casserole dear goodness no! But yes. We need this recipe because it is EASY. SO easy.

We also need this baked boneless pork chops recipe because it is pretty light. I mean “pretty light” as in it is not heavy, not overly cheesy, not greasy, and so on.

Because while those casseroles are needed in our lives, they are not needed all the time. Or even regularly.

front view of finished pork, cut to show doneness plated on serving plate, rice and broccoli in the background

Moderation people. Moderation.

SO. Here we are. I have had this pork chop casserole recipe in my little pocket for so many years I cannot even remember where or how I came by it in the first place.

And still to this day, despite all my cooking and all my trials and tribulations, THIS single recipe remains as the one for a baked boneless pork chops dinner that I have the most confidence in.

It has never failed me.

uncooked boneless loin pork on a white cutting board to show seasoning

Why a Baked Pork Loin Recipe is the Way To Go for Easy Meal Prep

  • Without the bone, boneless chops cook more evenly and predictably — which is saying a lot for really lean meat.
  • If you cook to temperature, as I always recommend, it doesn’t matter the thickness of the meat. So you can use this recipe for cooking thick pork chops too, just adjust the cook-time and always use a thermometer regardless to get the meat to a perfect 155F degrees. Simple pimple.
  • The sauce for this baked pork chop recipe is ridiculously easy: mix flour and wine (or stock); add sour cream. Like seriously? How easy is that.
  • Let’s be real… if you’re grilling, bone-in chops are better. The bone helps keep the meat from drying out and becoming a puck on the grill. But for a weeknight, boneless pork chops, baked in the oven, are better by far. Just because.
pork chop searing in a skillet to show browning

Why are Pork Loin Chops Great for Weeknight Cooking?

  1. We can cook inside.
  2. For grilling pork chops outside (especially if boneless), I HIGHLY recommend brining them for 30 minutes first. This dramatically helps them stay juicy. But in this baked recipe, this is not necessary.
  3. Pork loin chops are a lean protein option and great alternative if you’re sick of chicken breast. We tend to eat healthier during the week, so I to go lean proteins more often then.
  4. This casserole is great for easy meal prep if you want to make it in advance to have later or have leftovers for lunch the next day.
top view of seared boneless chops in a casserole dish

Not that this recipe is altogether healthy. It isn’t healthy because of the flour and cornbread stuffing.

And that’s ok, if your diet allows those ingredients.

Because other than those ingredients, this recipe isn’t too shabby in the health department…

browned mushrooms in a skillet

What are the Ingredients for Cornbread Pork Chop Casserole

  • lean, boneless pork loin chops
  • garlic
  • wine (or substitute chicken or vegetable stock)
  • olive oil
  • mushrooms
  • a little parmesan – only 1 tablespoon!
  • reduced fat sour cream

See? None of those ingredients are anything to worry about for this easy pork loin recipe.

top view of browned mushrooms on the seared chops in a white bake dish

How to Make Cornbread Pork Chop Casserole

  • Sear the pork chops in a skillet.
  • Brown mushrooms in the same skillet.
  • Mix together flour and wine (or stock), then add sour cream and cheese.
  • Layer the mushrooms on the pork chops; the pour the sauce over and bake until pork is cooked to 155F.
  • Top with the cornbread stuffing, then broil a minute or so until golden.
because this is a recipe for easy meal prep, this photo shows the quick sour cream sauce being poured over the mushrooms and seared chops

Extra Tips for Making Cornbread Pork Chop Casserole

  • Always always always cook pork to temperature. This is first and foremost, especially with lean chicken or pork, so important. For pork, go for 155F and you’re good.
  • Always let meat rest 5 minutes before serving. Juices do fancy things while meat cooks, so we always need to let it rest a couple minutes before cutting into it so they (the juices) redistribute and stay in the meat once cut. Sounds stupid, but it matters.
  • When browning the mushrooms, put them in on high heat, and COOK them. Leave them, toss them occasionally, but cook them for a nice golden brown.
top view looking down on the saucy mushrooms and chops

This dinner reheats very well in the microwave also. Simply put a portion on a plate, and zap for 30 seconds. Check to see if the meat is warmed through, and if not, zap another 30 seconds.

We want to microwave like this, in portions and for not that long, because we don’t want to make the meat tough. Over zapping will do that.

top view of cooked casserole to show the lightly browned cornbread stuffing topping

If you love pork recipes, check these out

front view of finished pork, cut to show doneness plated on serving plate, rice and broccoli in the background

So that’s it folks. Delicious, juicy baked boneless pork chops for easy meal prep. This is a family-friendly, kid-friendly, mom-friendly recipe!

No cream soup, no actual cream, and no overuse of cheese. Just a couple ingredients to make a quick dinner but one that is still made with a little love for those you love.

close front view of finished pork, cut to show doneness plated on serving plate, rice and broccoli in the background

…but yeah, if you are like me and just want to get it done during a busy week and move on to homework, showers, bedtimes, then a little peace, here’s a great go-to.

Cornbread Pork Chop Casserole
front view of finished pork, cut to show doneness plated on serving plate, rice and broccoli in the background

Cornbread Pork Chop Casserole

Erica
Cornbread Pork Chop Casserole is an easy, baked boneless pork chops dinner perfect for a weeknight dinner or easy meal prep.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 394 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lb fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup dry white wine see Notes
  • ½ cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • ½ cup dry cornbread stuffing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Brown the pork chops until nicely browned on either side (turning once). Transfer to a baking dish.
  • In the same skillet with the remaining oil, saute the mushrooms until browned, tossing occasionally. Add the garlic and saute briefly. Transfer the mushrooms-garlic mixture to the baking dish on top of the pork chops.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour and wine until smooth. Whisk in the sour cream, parmesan, and a pinch each salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the mushrooms and pork chops.
  • Bake, covered, at 350°F for 20 min or until temperature hits 155F.
  • Set oven to broiler setting. Top the casserole with the cornbread stuffing. Spritz with cooking spray and bake 2-3 minutes until golden. Serves 4.

Notes

Chicken or vegetable stock may be substituted for the wine, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcal (20%) | Carbohydrates: 96g (32%) | Protein: 29g (58%) | Fat: 20g (31%) | Saturated Fat: 7g (44%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 96mg (32%) | Sodium: 562mg (24%) | Potassium: 451mg (13%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 3g (3%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword baked boneless pork chops, cooking thick pork chops, pork loin recipes, pork steak recipes
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