Pork Chops and Potatoes

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Perfect easy one-pan dinner – main dish is baked pork chops and side dish potatoes, roasted in the oven to tender, juicy perfection!

Pork chops and potatoes in a baking dish. This mouthwatering dish combines tender pork chops with golden-brown potatoes, creating a satisfying and hearty dinner option. The pork chops are beautifully seasoned and
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Sheetpan Pork Chops with Roasted Potatoes

To start, bone-in or boneless pork chops are seasoned with a delightful blend of dried thyme, dried rosemary, garlic, salt, and black pepper. These seasonings infuse the pork chops with a savory, aromatic quality that perfectly complements their natural richness. The pork chops are then placed on a sheet pan alongside peeled and diced potatoes, thinly sliced onions, and minced garlic. The potatoes, as they roast, absorb the savory essence of the pork and become beautifully golden brown and tender, while the onions caramelize to add a sweet and aromatic note.

Olive oil plays a crucial role in this recipe, ensuring that both the pork chops and potatoes cook evenly and develop a desirable crispness. As the dish roasts, the kitchen fills with the mouthwatering scents of herbs, garlic, and roasting meat, creating an irresistible anticipation of the meal to come.

The result is a wholesome and satisfying dinner that requires minimal effort and leaves you with just one pan to clean. Whether served as a family dinner or for a casual gathering, Sheet Pan Pork Chops and Potatoes is a crowd-pleasing recipe that celebrates the comforting combination of tender pork, perfectly roasted potatoes, and a medley of savory seasonings. It’s a testament to the beauty of uncomplicated cooking and the joy of savoring home-cooked meals.

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How to Make Pork Chops and Potatoes

To make this recipe, we need the following ingredients:

  • Pork Chops (4): Pork chops are the star protein of this dish. They provide a hearty and savory element to the meal, offering a meaty texture and rich flavor.
  • Potatoes (4-6 medium-sized, peeled and diced): Potatoes serve as a substantial side and absorb the flavors from the pork and seasonings. They add a comforting starchiness and a hearty bite to the dish.
  • Onion (Thinly Sliced): Thinly sliced onions add a sweet and aromatic note to the dish. They caramelize as they roast, enhancing the overall flavor and texture.
  • Garlic (2 cloves, minced): Minced garlic contributes a pungent and aromatic depth of flavor, infusing the potatoes and pork with its savory essence.
  • Olive Oil (2 tablespoons): Olive oil coats the pork chops and potatoes, ensuring they cook evenly and preventing them from sticking to the sheet pan. It also adds a subtle Mediterranean flavor.
  • Dried Thyme (1 teaspoon): Dried thyme provides an earthy and herbaceous note, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the dish.
  • Dried Rosemary (1 teaspoon): Dried rosemary adds a woody and aromatic quality to the dish, complementing the pork and potatoes beautifully.
  • Salt and Black Pepper (to taste): Salt and black pepper are essential seasonings that enhance the flavors of all the ingredients and provide balanced seasoning.
  • Chicken Broth (1/2 cup): Chicken broth adds moisture and depth of flavor to the dish. It helps create a flavorful sauce as it combines with the juices from the pork and vegetables during roasting.
  • Chopped Fresh Parsley (Optional for Garnish): Chopped fresh parsley, when used as a garnish, adds a burst of freshness, aroma, and a touch of color to the finished dish.

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, we will use the following process:

  • Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). This will ensure a nice and even cooking temperature.
  • Prepare the Sheet Pan: Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup. Grease the foil or parchment paper with a bit of cooking spray or oil to prevent sticking.
  • Season the Pork Chops: Season both sides of the pork chops with salt, black pepper, dried thyme, and dried rosemary. Set them aside.
  • Prep the Potatoes: In a large bowl, combine the diced potatoes, thinly sliced onion, minced garlic, and olive oil. Toss them together until the potatoes are evenly coated with oil and the seasonings.
  • Arrange on the Sheet Pan: Spread the seasoned potatoes and onions evenly on the prepared sheet pan.
  • Add the Pork Chops: Place the seasoned pork chops on top of the potatoes and onions.
  • Pour Broth: Pour the chicken or vegetable broth over the potatoes and into the sheet pan. This will help keep everything moist and flavorful.
  • Bake in the Oven: Place the sheet pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the pork chops are cooked through (reaching an internal temperature of 145°F or 63°C) and the potatoes are tender and golden brown.
  • Garnish and Serve: Once done, remove the sheet pan from the oven. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired. Let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy: Serve the delicious Pork Chops and Potatoes One-Pot Sheet Pan Dinner hot, and don’t forget to spoon some of the flavorful juices from the pan over the pork chops and potatoes.
Pork chops on a plate with seasoned potatoes.

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Pork Chops and Potatoes

Choose the Right Pork Chops: Opt for bone-in or boneless pork chops that are about 1 inch thick. Thicker chops are less likely to overcook and become dry.

Even Slicing and Dicing: When preparing the potatoes, try to slice them into uniform chunks. This ensures even cooking, so you don’t end up with some undercooked and others overcooked.

Season Generously: Don’t be shy with seasonings. Pork chops and potatoes both benefit from a generous seasoning of salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs and spices.

Preheat the Sheet Pan: Place your empty sheet pan in the oven while it’s preheating. This helps ensure that the pork chops and potatoes start cooking as soon as they hit the hot pan.

Space Them Out: Arrange the pork chops and potatoes on the sheet pan in a single layer with some space between them. Crowding can lead to steaming instead of roasting.

Use High Heat: Roast the pork chops and potatoes at a high temperature (around 425°F or 220°C) to encourage browning and crispiness.

Flip for Even Cooking: About halfway through the cooking time, flip the pork chops and toss the potatoes to ensure even browning on both sides.

Check Doneness: Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pork chops. They should reach 145°F (63°C) for safe consumption. Potatoes should be tender and golden brown.

Rest the Pork: After removing the pork chops from the oven, let them rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, keeping the meat moist.

Garnish and Serve: If desired, garnish with freshly chopped herbs like parsley for added freshness and flavor.

Customize Seasonings: Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices to suit your taste. Rosemary, thyme, paprika, or garlic powder can add exciting variations.

Use Parchment Paper or Foil: To make cleanup easier, consider lining your sheet pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil before arranging the ingredients.

Consider a Meat Marinade: Marinating the pork chops for a few hours or overnight in your favorite marinade can infuse them with extra flavor and tenderness.

FAQs

Can I use boneless pork chops instead of bone-in?

Yes, you can use boneless pork chops if you prefer. Just be mindful of their thickness to ensure they cook evenly. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as boneless chops may cook slightly faster than bone-in ones.

Can I use other types of potatoes?

Yes, you can use different types of potatoes like red potatoes, Yukon Gold, or russet potatoes. Adjust the cooking time based on the type and size of the potatoes you choose.

How do I prevent the potatoes from sticking to the pan?

Using parchment paper or aluminum foil to line the sheet pan can help prevent sticking and make cleanup easier.

Can I add other vegetables to the sheet pan?

Absolutely! You can customize this recipe by adding other vegetables such as bell peppers, asparagus, or green beans. Just keep in mind their cooking times and adjust accordingly.

What if my pork chops are thicker or thinner than 1 inch?

Thicker pork chops may require a slightly longer cooking time, while thinner ones may cook faster. To ensure doneness, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Adjust the cooking time as needed.

Can I marinate the pork chops beforehand?

Yes, marinating the pork chops in your favorite marinade for a few hours or overnight can add extra flavor and tenderness to the meat.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover pork chops and potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I freeze Cooked pork chops?

While you can freeze the pork chops and potatoes, keep in mind that freezing may affect the texture of the potatoes. To freeze, place them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag, and they should be good for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

What can I serve as a sauce or dip with this dish?

You can serve this dish with a variety of sauces or dips such as gravy, barbecue sauce, aioli, or a simple pan sauce made from the drippings on the sheet pan.

Can I use different herbs and spices for seasoning?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different seasonings, such as fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme or spices like paprika or garlic powder, to create flavor variations that suit your taste.

Pork chops and potatoes on a plate.

What to Serve With Pork Chops and Potatoes

Green Salad: A fresh green salad with a light vinaigrette dressing can provide a refreshing contrast to the richness of the pork and potatoes.

Steamed Vegetables: Steamed vegetables like broccoli, carrots, or green beans add color, nutrition, and a different texture to the meal.

Applesauce: The natural sweetness of applesauce pairs wonderfully with pork chops and can balance out the savory flavors.

Coleslaw: Creamy coleslaw with cabbage and carrots offers a cool and crunchy side that complements the dish.

Roasted Vegetables: Roasted vegetables like asparagus, Brussels sprouts, or cauliflower can add a flavorful and slightly caramelized side.

Mashed Potatoes: If you’re a fan of potatoes, you can serve mashed potatoes alongside the roasted potatoes for a double potato delight.

Corn on the Cob: Grilled or steamed corn on the cob is a classic choice that pairs well with pork chops.

Gravy: A homemade or store-bought gravy can be drizzled over the pork chops and potatoes for added flavor.

Bread or Rolls: Slices of fresh bread or dinner rolls are perfect for mopping up any delicious juices or sauces on the plate.

Fruit Chutney: A homemade fruit chutney, like apple or cranberry, can add a sweet and tangy element to the meal.

Herb Butter: A pat of herb butter on top of the hot pork chops can melt and infuse them with extra flavor.

Rice: Steamed white or brown rice is a versatile option that can make the meal more filling and provide a neutral base.

Grilled Pineapple: Grilled pineapple slices can bring a tropical and sweet twist to the dish.

Caramelized Onions: Sautéed or caramelized onions add a rich and savory component that pairs beautifully with pork.

Pickles: Pickled cucumbers or other vegetables can add a tangy and crunchy contrast to the meal.

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Pork Chops and Potatoes

Delicious easy roasted pork chops and potatoes – perfect tender pork chops with crispy roasted potatoes all on one sheetpan!
Course Pork Chops
Cuisine One Pot
Keyword dinner, main dish, one pot meal, pork chops, potatoes, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 647kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops bone-in or boneless
  • 4-6 medium-sized potatoes peeled and diced into chunks
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) to ensure it's hot when you're ready to roast.
  • Season both sides of the pork chops generously with salt, black pepper, dried thyme, and dried rosemary. Set them aside while you prepare the potatoes.
  • Peel and dice the medium-sized potatoes into bite-sized chunks. Place them in a large mixing bowl.
  • Thinly slice the onion and mince the garlic cloves. Add them to the bowl with the potatoes.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes, onions, and garlic. Season with additional salt and black pepper to taste. Toss everything in the bowl to coat the potatoes evenly with the oil and seasonings.
  • Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup. Grease it with a bit of cooking spray or additional olive oil. Spread the seasoned potatoes, onions, and garlic evenly on the sheet pan.
  • Place the seasoned pork chops on top of the potatoes and onions on the sheet pan.
  • Pour the chicken or vegetable broth over the potatoes on the sheet pan. This will help create a flavorful sauce and keep everything moist.
  • Place the sheet pan in the preheated oven and roast for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the pork chops are cooked through (reaching an internal temperature of 145°F or 63°C) and the potatoes are tender and golden brown.
  • Once done, remove the sheet pan from the oven. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired. Allow the pork chops to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve your delicious Pork Chops and Potatoes hot, spooning some of the flavorful juices from the pan over the pork chops and potatoes for extra flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 375mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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