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A delicious baked pork chop recipe with zesty flavor, this Oven Baked Ranch Pork Chops recipe is super simple and takes less than 5 minutes to prep!

Juicy, succulent and flavorful Ranch Pork Chops - bake in the oven, on the grill or in a cast-iron pan. These mouth-watering pork chops use homemade ranch seasoning to achieve their unbelievable flavor

Baked Ranch Pork Chops Recipe

My daughter loves ranch everything. That zesty, savory flavor is just so good and satisfying, I’m constantly looking for fun new ways to incorporate it into our meals and snacks.

Today’s Ranch Pork Chops are juicy, succulent and have plenty of mouth-watering ranch flavor. They are naturally low-carb and gluten-free, too.

This recipe also works great on the grill or if you want to cook in a cast-iron pan.

I use my own homemade ranch seasoning to make these pork chops, but you can use a packet of ranch seasoning if you’d prefer. (Personally, I don’t love the cost at $2 a pop, plus the questionable ingredients like maltodextrin, monosodium glutamine – MSG, calcium stearate, etc.)

I’ve also used my homemade ranch seasoning to make ranch pretzels, homemade ranch dip, and use it to season popcorn, homemade french fries or potatoes, chicken wings, breaded chicken tenders, and on roasted veggies. The options are endless!

What is the best chop to use for ranch pork chops? I personally prefer bone-in chops, as they result in a juicier pork chop. Centre-cut pork ribs are also great for having a good amount of fat marbling, resulting in tender, juicy pork chops.

Can these ranch pork chops be frozen? Absolutely. After cooling, place in airtight freezer bags or freezer containers and freeze for up to three months. Let them thaw fully before reheating (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)

How do I know my pork chops are fully cooked? While there are physical signs that you can look for to ensure that your pork chops are safe to eat (no pink color when cut into and they should be firm to the touch), I highly recommend getting a reliable meat thermometer to prevent ever serving undercooked pork to your family. Pork chops should be cooked to 140ºF.

This is the meat thermometer I have been using for the past 6 years – I’ve never had to change a battery and it’s super sturdy and reliable. It was a bit pricey, but unlike the $15 models that you can buy, this one isn’t going to need replacement. It is waterproof and comes with a two-year warranty. (Thermoworks also has a $15 pocket-sized model if you want to try that out first before investing in the MK4.)

What to Serve with Ranch Pork Chops

Ranch Pork Chops Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: you can replace all herbs and spices with a packet of ranch seasoning.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Measuring spoons
  • Small bowl
  • Casserole Dish
  • Meat Thermometer <– This is the meat thermometer I have been using for the past 6 years and highly recommend

How to Make Ranch Pork Chops

Preheat oven to 350F

Combine all herbs and seasonings together in a small bowl.

Sprinkle or rub the seasoning on the pork chops, evenly seasoning both sides.

Optional: to sear your meat, melt the butter or heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add two pork chops at a time and brown, approximately 1.5-2 minutes per side. Otherwise, just place the butter or drizzle the oil overtop of the pork chops before baking.

Remove the pork chops to a casserole dish.

Bake the pork chops for 25-30 minutes, until an inserted thermometer reads 145ºF.

 

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How to make mouth-watering oven baked ranch pork chops using homemade ranch seasoning or ranch seasoning packets (can also be grilled or cooked on the stove). These easy pork chops take less than 5 minutes to prep

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Yield: 4 pork chops, 4 servings

Ranch Pork Chops

Ranch Pork Chops

A flavorful and super simple recipe for oven baked ranch pork chops.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 large pork chops
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or oil, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Combine all herbs and seasonings together in a small bowl.
  3. Sprinkle or rub the seasoning on the pork chops, evenly seasoning both sides.
  4. Optional: to sear your meat, melt the butter or heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add two pork chops at a time and brown, approximately 1.5-2 minutes per side. Otherwise, just place the butter or drizzle the oil overtop of the pork chops before baking.
  5. Remove the pork chops to a casserole dish.
  6. Bake the pork chops for 25-30 minutes, until an inserted thermometer reads 145F.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 416Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 662mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 41g

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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I hope your family loves this succulent ranch pork chop recipe as much as mine did!

For more delicious pork recipes, check out our Peach-Glazed Pork Chops or our Mesquite Pork Tenderloin with apples, onions and cranberries.

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