Herbed Pork Chop and Golden Stuffing Bake

Ingredients :

4 bone-in pork chops, approximately 1-inch thick.

1 tablespoon olive oil.


Ground black pepper.

1 package of your preferred stuffing mix.

1 3/4 cups chicken broth (low-sodium, if possible).

2 tablespoons unsalted butter.

1/2 cup diced onions.

1/2 cup diced celery.

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.

1/2 teaspoon dried sage.

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme.

Préparations :

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. While it warms up, generously season the pork chops with salt and pepper to create a delectable crust and lock in those savory juices.

Step 2

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and sear the pork chops on both sides until they achieve a golden brown hue, approximately 3-4 minutes per side.

Step 3

In a separate skillet, melt butter and sauté onions and celery until tender and fragrant. Add garlic powder, sage, and thyme, stirring to infuse the mixture with the aromatic blend.

Step 4

Prepare the stuffing according to package instructions in a bowl, using the chicken broth. Fold in the sautéed veggies.

Step 5

In a greased baking dish, evenly spread out the stuffing mix. Nestle the browned pork chops into the stuffing, pouring any accumulated juices from the skillet over the top.

Step 6

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 7

Allow it to rest briefly before serving—to let the magic settle.

Variations & Tips:

– Customize the stuffing with additional ingredients like chopped apples, dried cranberries, or chopped pecans for a personal touch.

– For a crisper topping, cover the baking dish with foil for the first half of the baking time, removing it for the second half to achieve that coveted golden crust.


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