Pork Chops Parmesan (with Video)

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Today we’re sharing a unique take on a classic – Pork Chops Parmesan features crispy double-coated breading, a burst of brightness from tomato sauce and a melted cheese topping for a fun new way to enjoy pork chops!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Illinois Pork Producers Association. All opinions and content are 100% mine.

Crispy Pork Chops Parmesan Recipe

Succulent, juicy pork chops take center stage in this easy, family-friendly recipe that is ready to serve in less than 25 minutes!

Pork chops are double-coated for extra crunch before being pan-seared until golden brown in just two tablespoons of oil, then topped with a bit of your favorite tomato sauce and a sprinkle of cheese before being baked for just 4 minutes (just enough time to melt the cheese and finish up your side dishes).

One of my favorite aspects of this simple recipe is that you can play it up a little differently each time you serve it – I tend to use Italian seasoning in the breading, but you can swap that out for ranch, cajun or poultry seasoning; you can use different sauces (like Alfredo sauce or hit up the tomato sauce with some hot sauce or sundried tomatoes); and of course, swap out the cheeses for any personal favorites!

Pork chops are a staple in my household because they are budget-friendly, tasty and incredibly versatile.

One of the reasons I’m incredibly passionate about sharing recipes on my website is because I think knowing how to cook different things well is so empowering! Being able to make a delicious meal that your entire family loves is a wonderful feeling that we all should get to experience on a regular basis. (And I think this is more important now more than ever as many of us are trying to live on a budget!)

With pork chops, two important things to keep in mind are to choose a thick cut and to avoid over-cooking it. Pork chops only need to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145ºF – 20ºF less than chicken. The best way to ensure that any meat is properly cooked is to use a meat thermometer. (A good meat thermometer is a very inexpensive investment that will more than pay for itself in helping you avoid over-or-undercooking meat.)

If you always tend to overcook pork chops, one way to offset that is to marinate your pork chops before cooking. For this recipe, you can marinate the pork chops in a mixture of 2 eggs and a bit of garlic and parsley overnight – or you can simply brine in salted water. (For this recipe, I recommend the egg mixture.)

For this recipe, I used boneless, sirloin tip chops. Using a cut without a large amount of gristle or any bones is ideal for this recipe since it is breaded and you can’t see what you’re cutting into. I like using bone-in for other recipes (like our maple garlic pork chops or ranch pork chops) for the added flavor – and a fattier cut (like a shoulder chop) is great for grilling or high-heat cooking where the fat helps keep the chop juicy (like in our peach-glazed pork chops).

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Be sure to check out our step-by-step video to see how to make these pork chops parmesan at home – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:

Pork Chop Parmesan Ingredients

  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Eggs
  • Italian Seasoning <– grab our homemade Italian seasoning recipe here
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Panko-style Breadcrumbs
  • Cooking Oil
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Shredded Cheese

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: to avoid overcooking your pork chops, use a meat thermometer and cook until the pork reaches 145F and allow to rest after baking for 3 minutes.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Skillet
  • Casserole Dish
  • Cheese Grater
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 3 Shallow Dishes
  • Tongs
  • Spoons

How to Make Pork Chops Parmesan

  1. Double Bread Pork Chops by dredging in a seasoned flour mixture, then beaten eggs before giving a final coat of breadcrumbs
  2. Brown the Pork Chops in a skillet over medium heat and about 2 Tablespoons of oil, about 3-4 minutes per side
  3. Top the Pork Chops with Tomato Sauce and Cheese (transfer to a casserole dish if your skillet isn’t oven-safe)
  4. Bake for 4 minutes at 475F.

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Yield: 4 Servings

Pork Chops Parmesan

Pork Chops Parmesan

Succulent, juicy pork chops take center stage in this easy, family-friendly recipe that is ready to serve in less than 25 minutes! Pork chops are double-coated for extra crunch then topped with tomato sauce and a sprinkle of cheese.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Small Pork Chops
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Panko-style Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese

Instructions

  1. Place the flour in one shallow bowl and the Panko bread crumbs in a second. Beat the eggs in a third dish.
  2. Have a clean plate ready and also grease a 9” x 13” casserole dish and set aside.
  3. Stir the Italian seasoning into the flour.
  4. Dredge each pork chop in the flour, then the egg mixture and then into the Panko bread crumbs.
  5. Place on a plate as you coat all of the pork chops.
  6. Place 1-2 Tablespoons cooking oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  7. Once hot, brown each pork chop, about 3-4 minutes per side until an inserted thermometer reaches 145F, and then place in the prepared casserole dish.
  8. Preheat oven to 450F.
  9. Scoop 2 Tablespoons of tomato sauce overtop of each pork chop, then top with 2 Tablespoons of shredded cheese.
  10. Bake the pork chops for about 4 minutes until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 745Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 558mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 53g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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