Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

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If you grew up not being a big fan of pork chops, chances are you are in good company. Happily, these Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops are a game changer. They are so flavorful and crunchy on the outside, and the center is so juicy. The best part is that they are so simple to throw together and only need a few ingredients!

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THE PERFECT BAKED PORK CHOPS

Pork chops are a great way to add some variety to your diet. They are a great source of protein and fat, and you can prepare them in a variety of ways.

When it’s time to cook up some pork chops, there are many different cooking options you can choose from: pan-fried, broiled, grilled… and then there’s the baked Parmesan Crusted Pork Chop which I am sharing with you today.

As a busy mom to four boys, I know it can feel challenging to put a healthy meal on the table at the end of a hectic day. These Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops are an easy way to do just that, and your family may even wonder if you ordered takeout. Seriously! They’re really THAT GOOD. Even better, this recipe proves that you can have tasty, protein-packed dinner on the table with very little fuss in 30 minutes or less.

The ingredients for this recipe are simple: boneless pork chops, an egg, almond milk, panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and some basic seasonings. It’s great for when you’re in a hurry or don’t want to spend money on an expensive cut of meat. Almond milk is a great healthier alternative to dairy milk, although you can absolutely use that if you prefer.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE PARMESAN CRUSTED PORK CHOPS

  • This dish will impress your family or dinner guests without taking up hours of your time in the kitchen.
  • It is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re having family over for dinner or are looking to prepare a savory dish for date night.
  • This recipe comes together quickly and easily, and it also tastes amazing.
  • These pork chops won’t dry out while cooking due to the coating process.
  • Pork chops are delicious and versatile, easy to cook, and great for leftovers.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE PARMESAN CRUSTED PORK CHOPS

EQUIPMENT

  • Two plates
  • Whisk or fork
  • Baking dish

INGREDIENTS

  • Boneless pork chops: You can use thin-cut or thick-cut pork chops for this recipe. The only difference will be the cooking time, which I outline below in the instructions.
  • Egg and plain, unsweetened almond milk: You will coat the pork chops in this mixture first.
  • Panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and seasonings (salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning): You will coat the pork chops in this mixture next. This will form a crispy, crunchy crust that is so flavorful.

Preparing to make Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops. Baking dish, plate with pork chops, plate with egg and almond milk, and plate with panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and seasonings. Cooking With Fudge

HOW TO MAKE PARMESAN CRUSTED PORK CHOPS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Next, get two plates.
  • In the first plate, whisk the egg and almond milk.
  • In the second plate, mix the panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • Next, coat the pork chops with the egg mixture and then the bread crumb mixture.
  • Finally, place in a baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes if thin-cut pork chops or 30-35 minutes for thick-cut pork chops.
  • Once the pork chops are done cooking, allow them to rest for a few minutes before cutting into them.

Baking dish with Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops. Cooking With Fudge

VARIATIONS TO THIS RECIPE

  • Substitute almond milk for coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, rice milk, soy milk, or even skim milk.
  • If you don’t have panko on hand, you can use regular breadcrumbs instead.
  • Use different proteins! This recipe also works great with chicken or fish instead of pork chops.
  • Experiment with your seasonings. Try lemon pepper, red pepper flakes, Greek seasoning, and more.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Almond milk is quickly becoming a popular alternative to dairy milk among those with dietary restrictions. Because almond milk has fewer calories than dairy milk, it’s also popular with people who are looking to have a healthier lifestyle.

In this recipe, I use plain unsweetened almond milk. If you don’t have almond milk on hand, you can substitute any type of plant-based milk like coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, rice milk, soy milk, and more. Alternatively, skim milk also makes an excellent substitute for almond milk.

Plate with Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops. Cooking With Fudge

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT CAN YOU SERVE WITH PARMESAN CRUSTED PORK CHOPS?

I typically follow the general rule of thumb to include a protein, vegetable, and starch to make a well-rounded, nutritious meal. Here are some great suggestions to serve along with your pork chops:

CAN YOU MAKE PARMESAN CRUSTED PORK CHOPS IN THE AIR FRYER?

Yes! If you would prefer to make your pork chops in an air fryer, simply cook them at 375°F for 10 minutes, flip them over, and then cook for another 5-10 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F.

IS IT OKAY IF MY PORK CHOPS ARE PINK IN THE MIDDLE?

It’s perfectly fine for the meat to be slightly pink in the middle. Myoglobin, a group of pigments found in muscle fibers, is what gives the meat its pink hue during the cooking process. However, pink isn’t a good indicator of how long it should cook because the internal temperature and resting time matter.

According to the USDA, pork is safe to eat if it has reached an internal temperature of 145°F throughout. You can ensure that the pork chops are cooked thoroughly by checking the internal temperature with a meat thermometer in several places.

Plate with Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops. Cooking With Fudge

Nutritional Information

These Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops make four servings. Each serving comes out to 209 calories, 5 WW Green SmartPoints®, 5 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 5 WW Purple SmartPoints®.

Go here to calculate your own WW PersonalPoints™ for this recipe.

MORE PORK RECIPES

Are you looking for more pork recipes? Be sure to check out my Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops and One Pan Pork Chops With Apples And Onions!

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below, or post a picture and tag me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter with @cookingwithfudge or #cookingwithfudge.

Originally posted on October 1, 2020. Reposted on April 19, 2022 with different pictures and more detailed instructions.

Plate with Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops. Cooking With Fudge

Plate with Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops. Cooking With Fudge

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

If you grew up not being a big fan of pork chops, chances are you are in good company. Happily, these pork chops are a game changer. They are so flavorful and crunchy on the outside, and the center is so juicy. The best part is that they are so simple to throw together and only need a few ingredients!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Main Dish, Oven Roasted, Parmesan, Parmesan Cheese, Parmesan Crusted, Pork, Pork Chops
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 209kcal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Adjustable Servings: 4 servings

Equipment

  • Two plates
  • Whisk or fork
  • Baking dish

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless pork chops
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1/8 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Get two plates.
  • In the first plate, whisk the egg and almond milk.
  • In the second plate, mix the panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • Coat the pork chops with the egg mixture and then the bread crumb mixture.
  • Place in a baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes if thin-cut pork chops or 30-35 minutes for thick-cut pork chops.
  • Once the pork chops are done cooking, allow them to rest for a few minutes before cutting into them.

Notes

These Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops make four servings. Each serving comes out to 209 calories, 5 WW Green SmartPoints®, 5 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 5 WW Purple SmartPoints®.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/parmesan-crusted-pork-chops/

Nutrition

Serving: 1pork chop | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2mg
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    turned out crunchy on the outside and so good inside, we paired it with pasta and rice it was filling and delicious recipe.

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