Herbed Pork Chop and Golden Stuffing Bake

Greetings, culinary enthusiasts! Today, we’re revisiting the warmth of home with a timeless recipe that has earned its place in the hearts of many.

Prepare to indulge in the comforting embrace of a classic Herbed Pork Chop and Golden Stuffing Bake—a dish that effortlessly combines tender pork chops with flavorful stuffing, creating a symphony of satisfying flavors.

This meal encapsulates the essence of cherished family dinners, festive gatherings, and the joy derived from a wholesome, delicious dish.

The genesis of this culinary gem lies in resourcefulness and tradition, marrying pork chops and stuffing for a harmonious blend born out of practicality.

The result is a culinary masterpiece—a dish that delivers richness without complexity, embodying the spirit of tradition and a dash of love.

For companions on this culinary escapade, consider pairing it with green beans almondine, a crisp garden salad, or a medley of roasted root vegetables.

Opt for sides that complement the robust pork and the herb-infused richness of the stuffing.

Servings: 4

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.

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.