I remember those late afternoon (4:00 o’clock supper-time-on-the-farm) dinners on our little farm near Wheeling, West Virginia when my mom would cook up some of her wonderful fried pork chops with cream peas and onions from the garden.
Her meats were always wonderful and her vegetable recipes were the very best around!
Boy, were those good suppers!
While my mom didn’t have a multitude of ways to cook them back then (she basically always just fried them), she knew just what to do to make them tasty and a part of many memorable occasions for this little girl.
Fortunately there are many pork chop recipes available today that you can incorporate into your family dinner menus, and finding the pork chop recipe that works for kids is easy to do today as well.
Check our recipes for pork chops here to see which one of these recipes you want to serve first to your family this week!
Pork Chop Recipes
Creamed Corn Chops
- 3-1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 6 pork chops
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 (15 ounce) cans cream style corn
- Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Heat extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper on each chop. Then pan fry about five minutes on each side to brown on both sides.
- Place each chop into the baking dish and spread the chopped onions over all the pieces.
- Going back to the skillet, pour water into skillet you just fried the meat in, and bring the water and meat juices to a boil over the medium heat.
- When heated and mixed well, pour this over the pork chops.
- Spread creamed corn evening over the meat pieces.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes or until pork is tender.
Meal Planning Idea:
Kids love this with green beans or a green bean casserole, rolls, and sugar free jello fruit salad for dessert!
Pork Chops with Cream Sauce
- 6 pork chops
- 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 Tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can golden mushroom soup
- 2 cups milk
- Combine flour, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder in a bag or bowl.
- While pan in preheating, coat pork pieces in flour mixture. Then fry over medium heat until well browned on both sides, about 4 to 5 minutes each side.
- Put chops in a baking dish which has been sprayed with cooking oil spray.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake covered in 350 degree oven for 1 hour.
- While baking, mix cream of mushroom soup, golden mushroom soup, and milk.
- When pork chops have baked about 1 hour, remove from oven, and pour soup / milk mixture over chops.
- Replace foil and continue baking, covered, at 350 degrees for another 45 minutes, turning chops over a couple of times.
Meal Planning Idea:
The creamy mushroom gravy makes this ideal with mashed potatoes.
For an easy side, heat canned sliced carrots; then drain, and top with a mixture of 1 Tablespoon melted butter and 1 Tablespoon brown sugar (per can of carrots).
I’m sure one of those baked pork chop recipes will hit the spot, but just in case you want another one, here’s one of our quick and easy recipes that has an ingredient almost every child loves… Stovetop Stuffing!
This breaded pork chop recipe may look like you’ve been cooking on the farm for years, but you’ll know the trick is really in the ziplock baggie!
Stove Top Stuffing Coated Pork Chops
- 1 (6 ounce) box chicken or whole wheat chicken stuffing mix
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 6 pork chops
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- Pour stuffing mix into a large ziplock baggie, then crush into small crumbs by running a rolling pin over the mix.
- Add Parmesan cheese to the crushed bread crumbs and shake to mix. Set aside.
- Heat oven to 425 degrees. When hot, put butter in baking pan and place in oven to melt butter.
- Remove baking pan from oven when butter has melted.
- Lightly salt and pepper meat, then dust with flour and dip in beaten egg, one at a time.
- Drop each pork chop into the bag of stuffing crumbs with Parmesan, toss to coat, then place each one into the baking pan which has the melted butter spread to cover the bottom of the pan.
- Continue until all chops have been covered with crumbs, placing each one into baking dish when coated.
- Bake in a 425 degree oven, uncovered, for about 45 minutes, turning once while cooking.
Easy Meal Planning Idea:
Serve with a corn casserole or mixed corn with lima beans and sweet potato pie.
While it is sometimes hard to find pork recipes for kids that both the children and parents will enjoy, these pork chop recipes are sure to delight the entire crew at your house tonight!