Oven Baked Pork Chops

Make deliciously golden brown oven baked pork chops in less than 30 minutes. Lightly seasoned and perfectly tender.

Table of Contents
  1. About this Recipe:
  2. Cut Pork Chops from Pork Loin
  3. Which spices are best with pork?
  4. How to Bake Pork Chops
  5. Internal Temperature of Pork
  6. Oven Baked Pork Chops Recipe
  7. Storage and Reheating Instructions
  8. Other Pork Recipes

When nights are busy and you have less than 30 minutes to get dinner ready, what do you turn to? It may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but this baked pork chop recipe is not only quick to prepare, but bakes in about 20 minutes.

Plan potatoes, broccoli, green beans or rice for side dishes and you’ve got a dinner the family will love.

pork chops in a skillet with fresh thyme

Thanks to the Ohio Pork Council for sponsoring this post and allowing us to share this pork chop recipe. Ohio has more than 3500 family pork farms that raise enough pork to feed more than 25 million people.

About this Recipe:

  • Flavor: Pork chops are flavorful on their own, but with our quick seasoning blend, you’ll taste hints of paprika, garlic, onion and oregano.
  • Texture: Pork, when cooked correctly, is tender and juicy. Below are the tips to ensure your baked pork chops turn out just that way. After all, every 3 ounces of pork is packed with 22-24 grams of protein, which will help fuel your body.

Cut Pork Chops from Pork Loin

This recipe is made with boneless pork chops. In order to be economical, I bought a half pork loin and sliced it into pork loin chops. Not only was this way cheaper than buying pre-cut chops, but it also allows me to cut thick pork chops, which will help them stay juicy in the oven.

Can you use bone-in chops? Yes. They’ll bake similarly. You can use any pork chop cut you’d like, just make sure it is at least 1-inch thick.

seasonings in a bowl

Which spices are best with pork?

My favorite spice rub to use with pork includes paprika, onion powder, garlic, oregano, thyme, pepper and salt.

You can switch this up and add just about any seasonings you’d like. Try Italian or Mexican seasonings for a twist.

collage of how to cut and season pork chops

How to Bake Pork Chops

To prepare, you’ll need a baking dish or baking sheet to bake the pork in. Or, if you have a cast iron skillet, it’s a great option.

  • Seasonings. Mix the seasonings in a small bowl.
  • Prepare the chops. Rub the pork chops with olive oil, the sprinkle with the spice rub on both sides.
  • Bake. Bake the pork chops in a 400ºF oven for 15-20 minutes. My 1-inch pork chops took about 17 minutes.
pork chops, potatoes and broccoli on a plate

Internal Temperature of Pork

Oven baked pork chops should be cooked to 145ºF. It’s ok if there is still a blush of pink inside. If you cook pork chops to the correct temperature, they won’t be dry and tough.

overhead view of pork chops in a skillet
overhead view of pork chops in a skillet

Oven Baked Pork Chops

4.61 from 33 votes
Make deliciously golden brown oven baked pork chops in less than 30 minutes. Lightly seasoned and perfectly tender.
Servings 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops 1” thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Spray a 9×13” baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Rub each pork chop with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the seasoning mix.
  • Rub the pork chops on both sides with the seasoning mix, then place in the baking pan.
  • Bake the pork chops for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature tests 145ºF (test with a meat thermometer). Mine took about 17 minutes.
  • Allow the chops to rest for 5 minutes to seal in the juices, then serve.

Notes

Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 4 pork chops, with 1 serving being 1 pork chop. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 713mg | Potassium: 1070mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 879IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 554
Keyword 30 minute dinner, easy dinner recipe, pork chop recipe
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Make it a meal.

So what should you serve with these easy baked pork chops? Try one of these side dishes:

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any oven baked pork chop leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave, or sear the leftover chops in a skillet for just a few minutes to heat through.

Other Pork Recipes

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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