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Tender & Juicy Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Tender & Juicy Parmesan Crusted Pork ChopsThis post is sponsored by CVS Pharmacy #FindYourHealthy. Thanks for supporting our site partners!

I’m just a girl, staring at the fridge, waiting on dinner to fix itself.

Can you relate? We’ve all been there.

With the weather cooling down, I’m back in the mood to start cooking more, but I don’t have time for lots of prep. What I’ve done is given up on trying to cook everything  from scratch even if it means it comes from a box. We recently found a boxed favorite at our local CVS Pharmacy; Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese. Made with only the good stuff, we could have it every day if we wanted to. It’s an easy side to prepare while veggies steam and the main course comes to a finish.

 

I love that I can find healthy foods at CVS on busy nights when going into the grocery store is an absolute “no”. We always run into those situations where we’re out of milk, bread, or something needed to carry us into the next day. CVS is doing a great job at offering a wide assortment of healthy, food options making it more convenient to bring home better foods when pressed for time. Realize you’re out of pepper? They have seasonings, too, under their Gold Emblem abound™ line.

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Last week, we had our Annie’s Mac & Cheese with Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops that were tender and juicy and full of flavor. We also enjoyed steamed asparagus as an additional side. The hubs raved about how good dinner was and tried to remember the last time I cooked a full meal. It goes to show how often I cook. Yeah, I need to get better about that…

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It’s been ages since I’ve made pork chops and these hit the spot. Today, I’m sharing the recipe for these Tender & Juicy Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops as a quick way to get dinner on the table. I’m generally heavy on the garlic powder, paprika, and Parmesan, so this is a guideline!

Tender & Juicy Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. dried parsley
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 5 tbsp. flour
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Optional: Use a Creole blend seasoning instead of salt to kick it up a knotch.
Directions
  1. Season each side of the pork chops with Parmesan cheese and the remaining dry seasonings. Coat each side with flour and pat to make sure the seasonings and flour sticks to the meat.
  2. Sear pork chops in a pan of vegetable oil on medium heat. Let them crisp up for 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Place pork chops in an oven-safe pan and cook according to thickness. Our chops were about a ½ inch thick, so I cooked them for 15 minutes at 300 degrees F.
Notes
Bone-in pork chops are cheaper than boneless. Removing the bones yourself will save you a few dollars. :)

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I hope you enjoyed this quick meal idea. If you decide to make this recipe in your own kitchen, feel free to leave a comment, or tag me at #Sophistishe on INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK!

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26 Comments

  • Reply Christina Aliperti

    We haven’t had pork chops in a while. They were getting kind of boring, but they are going back on the menu now.

    View Comment November 14, 2016 at 12:28 PM
  • Reply Amanda Love

    Those pork chops look so yummy! They’re going to be a huge hit with the kids! I love that you added parmesan in the crust!

    View Comment November 13, 2016 at 8:56 PM
  • Reply Melissa @ The Staten Island Family

    Love your photos!! And I am so glad to hear that I can get grocery shopping done for my dinner items at CVS! thanks so much for sharing!!

    View Comment November 12, 2016 at 7:53 AM
  • Reply Rosey

    Thats a good tip about the bones. I never thought to remove them myself. The dinner here is fast and it looks tasty. I know my family would love it.

    View Comment November 12, 2016 at 4:34 AM
  • Reply Ourfamilyworld

    Wow, looks good. I can’t wait to try this, I love pork chops, nice idea!

    View Comment November 11, 2016 at 9:05 PM
  • Reply Ora Lee Gurr

    The recipe and photo of the Parmesan Pork Chops grabbed my attention and didn’t let go. I especially liked the line about staring at the fridge waiting for dinner to fix itself. There’s been a lot of that around here lately. I know when I make the chops they will be a favorite twice-a-month or more dinner. We like Annie’s mac and cheese, too.

    View Comment November 11, 2016 at 4:29 PM
  • Reply Kayla @ Kay's Adaptable Adventures

    Seriously, I’m pretty sure I just drooled on myself when I saw that delicious looking picture of your dinner! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe, too.

    View Comment November 11, 2016 at 2:08 PM
  • Reply Joyce Brewer

    OMGoodness these pork chops look divine. I think I know what we’re having for dinner this weekend.

    View Comment November 11, 2016 at 12:32 PM
  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia

    These pork chops look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some for dinner this week.

    View Comment November 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM
  • Reply Brianne

    Those pork chops look amazing. My children would definitely eat these.

    View Comment November 11, 2016 at 8:37 AM
  • Reply Toni | BoulderLocavore.com

    These pork chops look SO good! I know my husband will love this! Amazing!

    View Comment November 11, 2016 at 7:08 AM
  • Reply Aziel Morte

    Looks simple enough and very tasty! I’ll definitely be giving these a try.

    View Comment November 11, 2016 at 2:06 AM
  • Reply Kiwi

    I love the details in your photos for this recipe! It looks delish but I would opt out the pork and make it chicken.

    View Comment November 11, 2016 at 12:12 AM
  • Reply Tonya

    These sound delicious. I haven’t made pork chops for awhile because I’ve gotten sick of the one way that I normally bake them. This will be a tasty change.

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 10:44 PM
  • Reply Reesa Lewandowski

    This looks really good! I never know how to make pork chops!

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 9:46 PM
  • Reply Lisa Favre

    I find it’s hard to perfect pork chops but you seemed to have nailed your recipe! Will definitely take a look into trying this out.

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 8:11 PM
  • Reply Mandee Suchland

    Those pork chops look yum! I didn’t realize CVS had dinner items, like sides. I need to stop in there more because the grocery store is too far sometimes.

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 7:21 PM
  • Reply Teresa

    These look so juicy and tender. I have a problem with pork and I always – always – overcook it. I have figured out how to grill it without killing it, but inside – I’m toast.

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 7:17 PM
  • Reply Liz Mays

    Gosh, these look like the best pork chops! I’d absolutely love to make some like this!

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 6:14 PM
  • Reply Meagan

    Those pork chops sound so delicious. I may have to try this with my family.

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 4:50 PM
  • Reply Rach Ferrucci

    Can you come over and cook us dinner please! This looks amazing. I need to bookmark and try it!

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 3:13 PM
  • Reply Pam Wattenbarger

    Those parmesan crusted pork chops look really good. I actually just got some pork chops and was wondering how to prepare them.

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 3:11 PM
  • Reply Tracey

    Those pork chops tho!! Pinning this recipe for later as those look soooo good (and I know hubby will enjoy them).

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 1:18 PM
  • Reply Jen Rattie

    You win the internet for the day! Pork chops are delicious, but they are SO played out. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 10:56 AM
  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Those sound so good! I routinely make pork chops, and this is a great variation on my old standby. Thanks!

    View Comment November 10, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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