These French onion pork chops make for the ultimate easy one-pan meal. This recipe combines juicy pork chops and French onion spices in a rich and creamy sauce with crispy fried onions on top. Not only do these pork chops taste incredible, but they're so easy to make too.
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The Best French Onion Smothered Pork Chops
If you love French onion soup and pork chops, just wait until you get a bite of these smothered pork chops.
This recipe basically takes all of the delicious savory flavors of French onion soup and infuses the pork chops with them to make incredibly juicy and tender pork chops. The flavor combo is seriously out-of-this-world good, and the crispy fried onions on top just take it to a whole other level.
Plus, making these French onion smothered pork chops is beyond easy. Everything gets assembled in one baking dish, and the oven does all of the heavy lifting, making this a great weeknight dish with minimal cleanup.
Oh, and while your pork chops are baking in the oven, you'll have plenty of time to whip up a few tasty side dishes to serve with them. If you're looking for what to eat with pork chops, I love serving baked pork chops with these twice baked mashed potatoes or these Chinese green beans. For the ultimate French onion soup vibes, I serve it with my French onion pasta.
- Pork chops- I recommend slicing boneless pork chops since they require less prep work. Bone-in pork chops will work, too. They'll just have to cook longer.
- Salt and pepper- to taste.
- Sour cream- adds creaminess and keeps the pork chops extra tender.
- French onion mix- usually labeled as French onion soup and dip mix.
- Crispy fried onions- for that addictive crunch.
By the way, if you're looking for more tasty recipes to use up your French onion mix, then I definitely suggest trying this French onion chicken casserole next! And if you want another easy pork chop recipe, you can use the crispy fried onions in this incredible pork chop casserole.
How To Make French Onion Pork Chops
Step 1: Season The Pork Chops
First, begin by preheating the oven to 350°F and greasing a 9-inch baking dish with some cooking oil or butter.
Next, you can place all of the sliced pork chops in the baking dish and try to make sure they are lying flat and not overlapping. It's okay if they're touching one another and overlapping slightly, but for the most part, they should be lying flat.
Anyway, once you've layered all of the sliced pork on the bottom of the baking dish, you can season them with as much salt and pepper as you want
Step 2: Make The Creamy Sauce
Now that you've seasoned the pork chops, you'll want to combine the sour cream with the French onion soup mix and spread the mixture over the pork chops. You can use a spatula to evenly layer the creamy mixture over top all of the slices of pork.
Then after you've used up all of the sour cream mixture, you can top the whole thing with your crispy fried onions.
Step 3: Bake The Pork Chops
Ok, now this pork chop recipe is assembled, you can cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake it in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until the pork chops are cooked through. You can check the internal temperature of the chops and make sure it's 145°F.
Lastly, when your baked pork chops are out of the oven, serve them warm with anything you want and enjoy!
How To Store These Oven Baked Pork Chops
You can store leftover pork chops in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Alternatively, if you want your pork chops to last even longer, you can freeze them for about 2-3 months.
Oh, and I suggest storing the leftovers without the French fried onions on top. Otherwise, they'll get soggy, and nobody wants soggy fried onions!
How To Reheat Pork Chops
When you're ready to eat your leftover pork chops again, you'll definitely want to reheat them. To do that, just put your leftovers back in a baking dish and cover them with foil. Then, warm the baked pork chops in the oven at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes - or until the pork chops are fully reheated. If you're reheating from frozen, plan on needing about 30-40 minutes to reheat 'em.
Frequently Asked Questions
What goes with French onion pork chops?
Is it better to Bake Pork Chops at 350 or 400?
It is better to bake pork chops at 350°F. This is just the right temperature to bake the pork chops in a relatively short amount of time without overcooking them. It results in really tender and juicy chops that are cooked to perfection.
How long does it take to cook a pork chop in the oven at 350?
It takes about 45 minutes to cook a pork chop in the oven at 350°F.
Is it better to Bake Pork Chops covered or uncovered?
It is better to bake pork chops covered. This will make sure that they stay nice and juicy without overcooking the top of them.
How long does it take to cook pork chops in the oven at 400 degrees?
It will take about 25 minutes for every inch of thickness in the pork chops. So if you're using standard cuts of pork chops, it'll take around 30 minutes to cook pork chops in the oven at 400°F.
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- 8 pork chops thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 10oz. sour cream
- 1oz. French onion mix
- 6oz. crispy fried onions
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease a 9-inch baking dish with some cooking oil.
- Place the pork chops into the baking dish. Do not overlap them, but it is okay if they are touching a bit.
- Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.
- Combine the sour cream with the French onion mix.
- Spread the sour cream mixture over the pork chops and add the crispy fried onions on top.
- Cover the pork chops with aluminum foil and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.
- Serve the pork chops warm with any sides of your choice.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 25g