3 Ingredient Baked Pork Chops

Simple, savory, and super quick to make! Besides being incredibly tasty, these 3 Ingredient Baked Pork Chops take less than 5 minutes to prepare!  All you need is pork chops, caesar dressing and a little parmesan… voila – your main course is ready to go!

3 Ingredient Baked Pork Chops

Do you cover pork chops while baking?

Aluminum foil is sometimes used to cover dishes in the oven to prevent the food from burning or drying out. With this particular dish, foil isn’t necessary. You absolutely can cover, but cooking uncovered yields a juicy, moist chop with no complaints!


What temp should Pork Chops be cooked to?

Whether you’re grilling bone-in loin chops or oven-roasting pork tenderloin, 145°F is the sweet spot of tender, juicy pork perfection. This temperature holds true for all cuts of pork (with the lone exception of ground pork, which should be cooked to 160°F).

How long do you cook pork chops with bone in the oven?

The easiest method is to bake your pork chops at 350 F in a shallow, uncovered roasting pan. Using this method, expect bone-in pork chops to require about 20 minutes cooking time per pound, and boneless pork chops to need about 23 minutes per pound. We use fairly thin cuts for this dish so cooking time for us is about 25 minutes.

Ingredients for 3 ingredient baked pork chops

  • Caesar dressing (we love this one!)
  • Thin-sliced pork chops
  • Grated parmesan cheese

How to alter for your diet

Want to make this dairy-free? We recommend this caesar dressing! This is one of Ashley’s favorites. She typically reserves it for herself because it is a little pricier, and uses the Kraft for the rest of the family 🙂 Just leave off the parmesan cheese or use of of the many delicious dairy free cheese options!

How to prepare and cook 3 ingredient baked pork chops

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Take your fresh pork chops, rinse with cool water, and pat dry. Trim excess fat if necessary.

Spread a thin layer of caesar dressing in a 9X13 dish.

Take your pork chops and generously coat both sides of the pork in the dressing.

Pork Chops dredged in caesar dressing

Place coated pork chops in the 9X13 dish.

Sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes or until pork reaches internal temp of 145 degrees F.

Serve immediately!

Caesar covered pork chops in baking dish with parmesan cheese
3 Ingredient Baked Pork Chops

These 3 ingredient baked pork chops pair great with wild rice, green beans, steamed broccoli, spinach salad, corn casserole, broccoli salad… just about anything! This dish definitely breaks up the monotony of chicken or beef every night. Bottom line: they are incredibly simple to make. And did I mention it takes less than three minutes from start to oven?? Last but certainly not least, our kids love them! It’ll be a definite mom-win.

Finished plate of 3 ingredient baked pork chops
Yield: Serves 4

3 Ingredient Baked Pork Chops

3 Ingredient Baked Pork Chops
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package thin sliced pork chops (approx 6-8 pork chops)
  • 1.5 cup creamy caesar dressing
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Trim excess fat if necessary.
  3. Spread a thin layer of caesar dressing on bottom of 9X13 baking dish.
  4. In a separate dish, pour remaining dressing and dredge pork chops until coated on both sides.
  5. Place coated pork chops in one layer in baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of pork chops.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145 F.
  8. Remove from oven and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 612Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 44gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 1313mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)


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