Cheesy Pork Chop Casserole

Here’s a delicious recipe for Cheesy Pork Chop Casserole:


For the Pork Chops:

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Casserole:

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Season and Sear the Pork Chops:

  1. Season pork chops with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  2. In an oven-safe skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Sear the pork chops for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

3. Prepare the Casserole:

  1. In the same skillet, add butter and sauté diced onions, mushrooms, and red bell peppers until softened.
  2. Sprinkle flour over the vegetables and stir to combine.
  3. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and heavy cream, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  4. Simmer the mixture until it thickens.
  5. Add cooked rice, frozen peas, shredded cheddar, shredded mozzarella, and dried thyme. Mix well until cheese is melted.
  6. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

4. Assemble and Bake:

  1. Nestle the seared pork chops into the rice mixture in the skillet.
  2. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the pork is cooked through and the casserole is bubbly and golden brown.

5. Garnish and Serve:

  1. Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  2. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
  3. Serve the Cheesy Pork Chop Casserole directly from the skillet.

Enjoy this comforting and cheesy pork chop casserole that combines flavorful pork chops with a creamy and cheesy rice mixture. It’s a satisfying dish perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion!

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