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marry me pork chops

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jennifer S
Philadelphia, PA

I defrosted chops and had a plan but didn't have the ingredients. I made this with chicken before but never with pork chops. This is a winner. The chops are tender and have lots of flavor. I had mushrooms and tossed them in too. I may try this with a handful of peas. I also used 2 tomatoes that I had and didn't want to waste. Served this with rice but can use any pasta.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you're not already married you may be after your spouse tries these Italian-inspired pork chops. We used sun-dried tomatoes because we love their texture and flavor. But, you could easily use chopped tomatoes or a combination of both for texture. The thick and chunky sauce is wonderful with the tender pork chops. Jennifer suggests serving it with rice or pasta, but we thought it was so filling it could be a meal by itself.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For marry me pork chops

  • 7-8
    boneless pork chops
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • dash
    salt and pepper
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    dry oregano
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1/2 c
    cream, half and half or milk
  • 1/2 c
    chopped tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 c
    Pecorino Romano grated cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped basil
  • 2 Tbsp
    Panko bread crumbs

How To Make marry me pork chops

Test Kitchen Tips
The recipe calls for 1 tsp of crushed red pepper. Unless you like things spicy, we suggest cutting that down to a 1/4 tsp or a 1/2 tsp.
  • Frying pork chops.
    Heat oven to 350 F. Heat oil in a frying pan. Season chops with salt and pepper. Fry chops until they get some good color (about 5-6 minutes on each side; low to medium heat).
  • Fried pork chops in a baking dish.
    Oil a 13 x 9 casserole pan and place fried chops.
  • Toasting garlic, oregano, thyme, and red pepper.
    Using the same pan add the garlic, oregano, thyme, and red pepper just until toasty, about a minute.
  • Adding chicken broth to the skillet.
    Add chicken broth.
  • Scraping up brown bits on bottom of pan.
    Scrape up any pieces on the bottom of the pan; good stuff there.
  • Tomatoes, cream, and parsley added to the skillet.
    Add tomatoes, cream, and parsley.
  • Grated cheese added to the sauce.
    Add grated cheese to the sauce.
  • Panko crumbs and basil sprinkled over the pork chops.
    Sprinkle Panko over the cooked chops. Top off with basil if using.
  • Sauce poured over the pork chops.
    Pour sauce over the chops.
  • Marry Me Pork Chops baked.
    Bake for 30 minutes until chops are tender. Check that sauce doesn't get too thick.