Baked Pork Chop Recipes Even a Zombie Can Make

It’s a beautiful vision.

Can you see yourself?…

Opening that oven with a big Italian red oven glove, smiling as steam rolls out of the oven, your beautiful family waiting patiently and with joyous anticipation at the dinner table as you turn around with…

But WAIT!  It’s almost dinner time… nothing’s even in the oven let alone baked, and well… you’re already plum tuckered out!  In fact, you don’t feel like you could do any more than a zombie could!

Well, even if you’re busy and tired, not too keen on fancy cooking and ingredients that sound like they’re from Mars, or feel like you’ve just taken a trip to Mars and back, these baked pork chop recipes will help you make a nice and easy-to-prepare oven baked dinner for your family with little thought and in no time flat.

Not only are these pork chop recipes simple to make, they are kid friendly and family approved.  In other words, these are easy baked pork chop recipes, and they’re the kinds of dishes you can serve with positive results (that means kids will actually EAT them) when your cooking for kids.

Pork chop recipes baked in a hurry, don’t have to take the life out of you.  Find out how to have baked pork chops for dinner and still have time left to spare here!

All the oven baked pork chop recipes below can be prepared by an active, well prepared mom who has her dinners planned out three months in advance and has energy and time to spare.  However, if you kind of feel more like death warmed over, it’s nice to know your family can still eat well.

Tired and mindless today, Mom? Don’t worry. Even a zombie could make these baked pork chop recipes!
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Peter Rabbit Pork Chops

Ingredients:

  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • 2 (14 1/2 oz) cans sliced carrots
  • 1 can cream of celery soup

Directions:

  1. Drain carrots in a colander and run cold water over them to reduce sodium, and let them drain completely for a couple of minutes.
  2. Spray 9 x 13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. Place chops in casserole dish, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Arrange carrots on top of meat and top with cream of celery soup.
  5. Cover casserole dish, and baked at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.  (Very thick chops may take a few minutes longer.)

Menu planning suggestion:  Serve with wild rice, and complete your meal with some cut strawberries topped with a dab of whipped cream.

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Even quick and easy pork chop recipes can seem very elegant with a nice side or colorful dessert.  If you’re really rushed and your food prep time just doesn’t cut it for the extra special side dish or dessert, go for a cute linen tablecloth to spruce your family’s dinner up! 

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Mandarin Orange Pork Chop Casserole

(A favorite baked pork chop recipe of many kids)

If you love recipes with mandarin oranges, this is definitely one for your family’s dinner table!  No one will even know how effortless it was to bake.

Ingredients:

  • 6 boneless chops
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 (11 oz) cans mandarin oranges
  • Orange marmalade

Directions:

  1. Put chops in a zip lock with the 1/3 cup orange juice; close, and shake to coat meat.
  2. Place in refrigerator for at least one hour or overnight to marinate until ready for use.
  3. After pieces have marinated, remove from bag and juice, and place in 9 x 13 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper on meat.
  5. Cover chops with the can of mandarin oranges (with juice).
  6. Place about 1 teaspoon orange marmalade on top of each piece of meat.
  7. Cover dish, and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.

Menu planning suggestion:  Serve with green beans and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies or one of our other cookie recipes which you can find here at Padoozles.

Lemon Pepper Pork Chops

I think boneless pork chop recipes are best when you’re cooking for kids, and this boneless baked pork chop recipe will brighten your kids day as well with flavorful lemon pepper seasoning.

Ingredients:

  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • 1/2 cup pure olive oil (Pure olive oil is better than Extra Virgin Olive Oil in this instance as it takes the higher heat level that comes with these baked pork chops.)
  • 6 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 6 Tablespoons butter

Directions:

  1. Pour the olive oil in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. Coat both sides of each chop with olive oil by placing each one in the oil then turning over to cover both sides.
  3. Then sprinkle lemon pepper on both sides in a similar fashion, and arrange in baking pan.
  4. Drizzle Worcestershire sauce on top of pork pieces.
  5. Place 1 Tablespoon butter on top of each chop.
  6. Cover tightly, and bake in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Menu planning suggestion:  Serve with roasted asparagus spears to which you have topped (after cooking) with a little butter, soy sauce, black pepper, and a touch of balsamic vinegar, and add cranberry or blueberry scones to your meal for a nice compliment to the lemon pepper pork chops.

Cranberries and blueberries always compliment lemon flavored recipes!

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When you know you’ve got a busy day coming up and will need something easy to prepare, consider what slow cooker or crock pot pork chop recipes might work.  That way, when you KNOW you’re going to come home from someplace feeling a “little under the weather”, you’ll already have a handle on things at home!

In the meantime, the handy baked pork chop recipes here should give you a quick fix for a fine family meal straight from the oven!  Oh, and if you DO feel like checking out some other pork recipes, please feel free to check the related posts below or throughout the website here.


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