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Stuffed Pork Chops

Learn how to make traditional savory stuffed pork chops. This easy dinner makes a beautiful presentation for an alternative holiday dinner.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bone in pork chops, easy stuffed pork chops, how to stuff pork chops, pork chop recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Clark

Ingredients

For the pork chops:

  • 2 bone-in thick cut pork chops (about 1 1/2" thick)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for browning the chops)

For the stuffing:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • cups  dry bread cubes*
  • 1 teaspoon teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock

Instructions

Prepare the pork chops:

  • If the pork chops do not already have a pocket cut in them, slice the meaty side of the pork chop in half almost to the bone so that it creates a pocket.
  • On both sides, sprinkle the pork chops with salt and pepper. 
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, sear the pork chop on both sides just until golden brown.
  • Remove the pork chops to a plate.

Prepare the stuffing:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a skillet, melt the butter. Add the celery and onion. Saute the celery and onion until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the bread cubes, butter mixture and the remaining stuffing ingredients. Mix well. 
  • Stuff about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup stuffing in each pork chop so that it fills the pork chops and also sticks out a little bit. This will give the pork chop a pretty look!
  • Place the pork chops in a baking dish, either 9x13" or a bit smaller.
  • Arrange the remaining stuffing around the pork chops. 
  • Bake the pork chops for about 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature there will be a blush of pink in the pork which means they will be nice and juicy!
  • Allow the chops to rest for 3-4 minutes, then serve. 

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