This easy recipe for pork chops and scalloped potatoes is the most hearty, comforting combination that will warm you up on any chilly day.
The pork chops are perfectly seared on the outside and remain juicy while cooking in the oven on top of potatoes smothered in a rich, creamy sauce.
If you’re looking for an easy dish that you can make quickly, but will also satisfy the whole family, this should be your next go-to meal.
Common Questions about Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes
What is the secret to making tender pork chops?
Pork chops can be super tender as long as you take a few steps to ensure it. Bone-in pork chops that thick cut are a game-changer and letting them rest after you take them out of the oven is important, too.
What meat goes well with scalloped potatoes?
Why do you soak pork chops in milk?
While it’s not a step in this recipe, you can soak pork chops in milk to brine them. Soaking in milk helps to prevent your pork from becoming dry.
While you can store the pork and potatoes together when refrigerating, it’s ideal to store them separately when freezing.
Refrigerator: Cover the casserole dish with the leftover pork and potatoes with plastic wrap or aluminum foil or store in another sealed airtight container for 3-4 days.
Freezing: Freeze pork chops and potatoes separately in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag.
There are few tips or tricks necessary to make this delicious dish.
- Avoid cooking the pork all the way through on the stovetop. You’ll only need a quick sear on either side — the oven will do the rest of the work.
- If you’re stretched for time, instead of making the white sauce, use cream of chicken soup or cream of celery soup (slightly thinned with milk) to pour over the potatoes. You may want to season with salt and pepper (or your other favorite herbs or spices).
- To slice the potatoes thinly and quickly, try using a mandoline slicer.
Besides the potatoes and pork, all you need are some simple kitchen staples to whip up this comforting meal.
- Potatoes (thinly sliced)
- All-purpose flour
- Onion powder
- Salt and black pepper
- Chicken broth
- Olive oil
- Boneless pork loin chops
- Fresh parsley (chopped)
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
You don’t need much to put together this simple meal.
How to Make Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes
This easy recipe is the best way to get a whole meal on the table quickly.
- After placing sliced potatoes in the baking dish prepared with cooking spray, melt butter in a medium-sized pot.
- Whisk in the all-purpose flour and seasonings.
- Continue to whisk while slowly pouring in the chicken broth.
- Once the mixture boils, reduce the heat and cook until the sauce has thickened.
- Slowly pour the sauce over top of the potatoes.
- Add oil to a preheated skillet.
- Place pork chops in the skillet. Brown pork chops on each side, but do not cook through.
- Then, place seared pork chops on top of the potatoes in the baking dish.
- Cover and bake.
- Toward the end of the cooking time, remove the foil and cook until the pork is at the appropriate temperature and the potatoes are fork-tender.
- After removing from the oven, place pats of butter on top of the pork chops if desired.
- Sprinkle paprika and/or parsley on top, if desired, before serving.
What to Serve With Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes
Since you already have protein and carbs, all you need are some vegetables to round it out.
- Salad – Try tossing together a green salad and vinaigrette as a light side for this dish.
- Vegetable sides – Prepare a simple side dish like air fryer carrots, oven-roasted asparagus, or oven-roasted mushrooms with garlic and thyme.
- Bread – If you want to double down on the carbohydrates, serve warm crusty bread with softened butter or a seasoned olive oil dipping sauce.
Why You Should Make Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes
If comfort food is what you’re looking for, this dish may become your new go-to.
- Delicious – Rich, creamy scalloped potatoes and juicy pork chops are a perfect pairing.
- Easy – Hands-on prep time is fairly minimal and you can clean up the dishes before dinner is ready to be served.
- Crowd-pleasing – This is the kind of meal that the whole family can sit down to enjoy together. Or, you can make it for a gathering, too.
- Convenient – This dinner is perfect for meal prepping. Make it ahead and have leftovers for most of the week.
Variations and Add-ins
There are all sorts of swaps or changes you can make to vary the flavors in this dish.
- Heat – Add cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or other spices to add heat to the creamy sauce.
- Meat – Instead of pork chops try chicken breast, sausages, or a plant-based favorite.
- Potatoes – Switch out white potatoes for sweet potatoes or line the baking dish with diced potatoes or shredded hash browns.
- Herbs – Incorporate any fresh herbs that you like.
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Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes
- 6 cups thinly sliced potatoes about 4 pounds
- 3 tablespoons butter plus additional for garnish (if desired)
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 ¾ cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 boneless pork loin chops you can use 6 if that is all that will fit in the pan.
chopped parsley for garnish
ground paprika for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place the sliced potatoes into the prepared baking dish.
- In a medium stockpot, melt the butter.
- Add the flour and seasonings to the melted butter and whisk until bubbly.
- Slowly add the chicken broth, whisking until combined.
- Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring often. Reduce the heat and continue cooking for an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
- Pour the sauce over the potatoes.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil.
- Season the pork chops with salt and black pepper.
- When the oil is hot, add the pork chops to the skillet, searing on each side but not cooking completely through.
- Transfer the seared pork chops to the casserole dish, placing them on top of the potatoes.
- Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil tightly and bake for 1 hour.
- Remove the foil and check the potatoes for tenderness. Continue cooking, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
- If desired, add pats of butter on the pork chops and allow them to melt.
- Garnish the casserole with parsley and paprika, if desired.
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate. Please double-check with your own dietary calculator for the best accuracy. We at Taste of the Frontier cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.