Today’s recipe is for juicy, tender, and delicious 4 Ingredient Oven Baked Pork Chops. You will love it because it needs only 4 ingredients, and screams fall with the pairing of bone-in or boneless pork chops and scrumptious apples. No grilling or BBQ is required. While BBQ is surely amazing, a quick, hassle-free meal also has its own benefits. Let’s check out how to make the perfect moist 4 Ingredient Oven Baked Pork Chops efficiently.
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You know those nights during the week when you are standing in the grocery store and can’t think of a thing to make, 4 Ingredient Oven Baked Pork Chops to the rescue. You want something hardy and filling, comforting! It is cold outside, and you are craving comfort food but don’t have anything left in your tank to pull together a tedious meal.
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What Goes Into 4 Ingredient Oven Baked Pork Chops?
All you need is four ingredients to grab, and you will have dinner on the table in no time with 4 Ingredient Oven Baked Pork Chops. This quick, easy recipe is also hardy and has been a favorite of ours for so many years!! Sometimes these old-school recipes just can’t be beat!!
Grab some pork chops, apple pie filling, Stove Top Stuffing, and fresh parsley, and you are good to go!! We are not talking about a gourmet meal but a quick fix!! The total cooking time is 55 minutes, and the preparation time is 5 minutes.
Keep the pork chops thin, thinner the better, definitely under 1-inch thick is the best.
Try different types of Stovetop Stuffing too. They have turkey, chicken, cornbread, savory herb and even pork. Choose what you like; they would all work great! Today we have chosen cornbread for something different as I have always used chicken or turkey as that is what the store had available.
A delicious easy dinner pulled together in no time flat! Enjoy!!
Stove Top Stuffing
Can apple pie filling
Large thin pork chops
Salt and pepper
Parsley to garnish
How To Bake Pork Chops in the Oven
This easy baked pork chops recipe is such an easy dinner. This is all you have to do!
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Make Stove Top Stuffing according to the package.
Spray an 8×11″ or suitable baking dish with cooking spray. Spread out pie filling. Salt and pepper pork chops and lay on top. Top with stuffing.
Bake for 40 min. covered with tin foil or until pork chops are cooked through.
Remove foil for the last 10 min.
Garnish with parsley.
Do you Cook Pork Chops in the Oven Covered or Uncovered?
If you prefer tender, juicy and moist pork chops, wrap them in foil like we do with this recipe. This is the best recipe for tender pork chops, and the pairing with the stuffing and apple pie filling is just so crazy good.
In other recipes, if you cook them uncovered, the pork chops turn out crispy, chewy, and firm. So it depends on what you’re seeking to achieve, juicy and tender or crisp pork chops.
How do you Keep Pork Chops from Drying out in the Oven?
To prevent dryness in the oven, choose the right cooking time for the particular pork. Pork can be of various ranges, from boneless to bone-in and of varying quantity and quality. The right time and temperature are the key to have juicy and tender pork chops. Do not overcook or over brown; you still want a bit of pink. Pork is cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 145F.
You can also follow tips such as cooking on a stove prior to the oven. This sears and seals in the juices, and then you finish them off in the oven. Or adding extra butter to the chops while cooking makes them not only juicier but tastier too. Also, before prepping the pork, leave it at room temperature for about 20 minutes for pork chops, longer for bigger cuts of meat.
How Long does it Take to Cook Pork Chops in the Oven at 350?
Again, this depends on the type of pork. It takes around 20 minutes to cook the boneless pork at 350 degrees F or 175 degrees Celsius. Bone-in pork requires more time due to the presence of bones.
Once the pork is brown, the pork needs to be turned over and baked for another 20 to 25 minutes or so. Hence it takes somewhere from 40-45 minutes in total. Bone-in pork chops require a few more minutes, i.e., anywhere between 3 to 4 additional minutes. This is for a thicker chop and one that is cooked on its own.
But you can never rely on time to make sure your pork is cooked. Always use an instant-read thermometer and look for an internal temperature of 145F for pork.
For a recipe like we have today, where the pork is sandwiched between other ingredients, it will take longer.
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- 1 package Stove Top Stuffing
- 1 19 oz. can apple pie filling
- 4 large thin pork chops
- Salt and pepper
- Garnish with parsley
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Make Stove Top Stuffing according to the package.
- Spray an 8x11" baking dish with cooking spray. Spread out pie filling. Salt and pepper pork chops and lay on top. Top with stuffing.
- Bake for 40 min. covered with tin foil or until pork chops are cooked through. Remove foil for the last 10 min.
- Garnish with parsley
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 467Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 256mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 41g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.