10 Easy and Tender Pork Chop Recipes for Weeknights Dinner

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March 22, 2023
Andi Gleeson

You’ll never think pork chops are dry or boring again after you try these 10 Pork Chop Recipes just right for weeknight dinners!

These 10 Pork Chop Recipes are all just right for weeknight dinners!


We eat a lot of chicken around here. Besides ham, bacon, and the occasional carnitas, I kind of forget about pork as a meat option. Poor old pork. I always pass it up for beef or poultry, but not today! This time I’m putting the other white meat in the spotlight with these 10 Pork Chop Recipes just right for weeknight dinners! Now when I walk past the meat section at the store, I’ll think of all these tasty dinner ideas and grab the value pack of pork chops for the week!

These Pan Seared Lemon Sriracha Pork Chops by Maebell’s look better than a restaurant dinner to me! Annie says they are great over plain or fried rice, for a quick and easy meal.

Pan Seared Lemon Sriracha Pork Chops | Maebell's

Stuffed Pork Chops sound a little fancy and complicated, but not these Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops! They only need a few ingredients and are ready in about a half-hour.

Pesto Stuffed Oven Baked Pork Chops

These baked pork chops by The Daring Gourmet have honey mustard AND dill AND cheese! They look amazing and are simple to throw together.

Honey Mustard Dilly Cheese Pork Chops | The Daring Gourmet

The recipe for these Lemon Basil Pork Chops by Bitz & Giggles calls for a grill, but I’m sure they would be great in a grill pan or iron skillet too if you don’t have a grill at the ready. I’ll try them out on my stovetop and let you know!

Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops | Bitz & Giggles

Karen at The Food Charlatan calls these Saucy Pork Chops a “no-brainer meal” which we all need sometimes, right?

Saucy Pork Chops | The Food Charlatan

Do you love BBQ sauce? Me too, so these 15-minute Barbecued Pork Chops by Recipe Girl are going on my must-try list for sure!

Barbecued Pork Chops | Recipe Girl

We all know pork chops and applesauce go well together, but why not try these Pork Chops with Apple Gravy instead? The sauce is only lightly sweet and pairs great with the meat.

Pork Chops with Apple Gravy

Nothing beats a slow cooker meal on busy weeknights, so these Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops with Potatoes by Taste and Tell look just about perfect.

Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops with Potatoes | Taste and Tell

These Herb Rubbed Pork Chops by Love Grows Wild are simple to make but look so flavorful because of all the seasonings rubbed in before searing. Serve them with pan juices for a delicious meal!

Herb Rubbed Pork Chops | Love Grows Wild

I’ll leave you with these heavenly Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops by Gimme Some Oven. The sweet and savory combo with fresh apples looks amazing!

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops | Gimme Some Oven

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Andi Gleeson


Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
9 years ago

I love pork chops prepared every which way and you did such a fantastic job with this roundup, YUM!! I’m looking forward to trying some of these and I really appreciate your inclusion of my recipe – it’s great to be in such good company :)
Cheers, Kimberly

9 years ago

Thanks, Kimberly! I love the flavor combo on yours. Looks delicious!

9 years ago

We love pork chop sandwiches for a fast dinner.
We just liberally season flour and coat thin chops on both sides. Fry in a small bit of oil and serve on bread/buns with some mayo and maybe mustard.

You can add provolone cheese or sautéed mushrooms/onions too, but we’re lazy ;)

9 years ago

That sounds really good! I would think the pork chops would be hard to bite through in a sandwich, but I’ll have to try it! I’m kinda lazy too, but I can’t pass up mushrooms and provolone! Thanks for the idea, Jessica :)

9 years ago

I got a bunch of nice pork chops on sale a while back that have been sitting in my freezer begging for some new ways to be cooked. Thanks for gathering this list together, I can’t way to try out a least half of the recipes.

9 years ago

Glad you found some ideas for your pork chop stash, Felicia! Thank you :)

Annie @Maebells
9 years ago

Perfect round up! I agree, pork chops are a bit under appreciated, aren’t they?! I love the idea of the pesto pork chops. I usually only pair pesto with veggies, pasta or chicken!

9 years ago

I loved those pesto pork chops, but I can’t wait to try yours next. They look awesome, Annie!

Sara @ Bitz & Giggles
9 years ago

My family LOVES pork chops and all of these recipes you rounded up look absolutely delicious! Thanks for including me, Andi! Pinning and sharing!

9 years ago

Glad to include your tasty pork chops, Sara! I hope you found some new ideas to try too :)

Karen @ The Food Charlatan
9 years ago

Mm this has got me craving some pork chops for sure. Annie’s lemon sriracha ones look amazing!! Thanks for including me Andi!

9 years ago

Happy to include you, Karen. I can’t wait to try Annie’s recipe either! I’m a sucker for sriracha.

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