Baked Italian Pork Chops

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Baked Italian Pork Chops is a fail-proof oven baked pork chop recipe. The pork chops are baked slowly in the oven for a juicy, fork-tender dinner. Say goodbye to dry, tough pork chops with this easy Italian pork chop recipe.

How to make pork chops in the oven

Pork chops are a great option when you are trying to feed your family. You can usually find them for a good price at the grocery store and they are mild in flavor so even your pickiest eaters should approve.

Oven baked pork chops are my go-to when it comes to this cut of pork.  The trick is to cook them at a low temperature in some type of liquid to prevent the pork chops from drying out.

Another trick of the trade is to baste the pork while cooking. Basting means to pour liquids over the food to keep it moist during cooking. Since pork chops tend to be less fatty than other cuts of meat, basting is a very important step.

Some recipes call to cover the baking dish to help keep the moisture in so the pork chops don’t dry out. This recipe uses the basting method.

Easy Italian Pork Chops Ingredients:

Bone-In Pork Chops

Garlic Salt

Black Pepper

Vegetable Oil

Canned Mushrooms (optional)

Italian-style canned tomatoes (diced tomatoes with basil and garlic)

White Wine (substitute water or broth instead)

Baked Italian Pork Chops is a fail-proof oven baked pork chop recipe. The pork chops are baked slowly in the oven for a juicy, fork-tender dinner. Say goodbye to dry, tough pork chops with this easy Italian pork chop recipe. 

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How to make Baked Italian Pork Chops Recipe:

The full recipe and ingredient list for oven baked pork chops are at the bottom of this post.

  1. Season pork chops with garlic salt and black pepper.
  2. Brown in hot oil on both sides. Remove and place in a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  3. Combine canned, diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings, drained, canned mushrooms and white wine.
  4. Pour tomato mixture over browned pork chops in baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle dried oregano over top of pork and tomatoes.
  6. Bake, uncovered for 1 to 2 hours. (See notes for exact times), basting every 30 minutes with pan juices.
  7. Serve over rice, if desired.

Baked Italian Pork Chops is a fail-proof oven baked pork chop recipe. The pork chops are baked slowly in the oven for a juicy, fork-tender dinner. Say goodbye to dry, tough pork chops with this easy Italian pork chop recipe. 

How do I make my own Italian-style diced tomatoes?

An easy substitute for Italian style diced tomatoes is as follows:

Take a regular can of diced tomatoes, and stir in 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried basil, and 2 teaspoons garlic powder.

What type of wine should I use when cooking?

For savory dinners, it is best to use dry or crisp wines.  A sweet wine will only become sweeter during the cooking process which is not usually the direction a main course is headed.

When cooking beef, go for a dry red wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or a Pinot Noir.  For chicken and/ or pork, use a white wine such as a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or a Pinot Grigio.

Notes About Baked Italian Pork Chops:

  • Pork chops come in different thicknesses.  Add additional cooking time up to 2 hours for thicker chops.
    • For 1/2 inch thickness, bake around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
    • For 1 inch thick chops, bake for 1.5 to 2 hours at 325 degrees. F.
  • Baste pork chops with pan sauces every 30 minutes during cooking.
  • Substitute water or broth for wine, if desired.
  • A dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc is perfect in this easy baked pork chop recipe.
  • Substitute dried basil or parsley for dried oregano, if desired, or leave the dried herbs out completely in the case that you don’t have any on-hand.
  • Omit canned mushrooms, if desired. If you choose to use them, drain them first.
  • Can’t find Italian-style canned tomatoes? Create your own by stirring in garlic and basil to the tomatoes.
  • Pork steaks can be used instead of pork chops.
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Baked Italian Pork Chops

Baked Italian Pork Chops is a fail-proof oven baked pork chop recipe. The pork chops are baked slowly in the oven for a juicy, fork-tender dinner. Say goodbye to dry, tough pork chops with this easy Italian pork chop recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked italian pork chops, easy baked pork chops
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 675kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 - 6 pork chops (see notes for thickness recommendations)
  • Garlic salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces canned mushrooms, drained
  • 15 ounces Italian-style canned tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine (substitutions in notes below)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Season both sides of pork chops generously with garlic salt and black pepper.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium high heat; brown both sides of pork chops.
    Baked Italian Pork Chops is a fail-proof oven baked pork chop recipe. The pork chops are baked slowly in the oven for a juicy, fork-tender dinner. Say goodbye to dry, tough pork chops with this easy Italian pork chop recipe. 
  • Place browned pork chops in prepared baking dish.
    Baked Italian Pork Chops is a fail-proof oven baked pork chop recipe. The pork chops are baked slowly in the oven for a juicy, fork-tender dinner. Say goodbye to dry, tough pork chops with this easy Italian pork chop recipe. 
  • In a bowl, mix drained mushrooms (optional), canned tomatoes with the juices, and wine; pour over browned pork chops.
    Baked Italian Pork Chops is a fail-proof oven baked pork chop recipe. The pork chops are baked slowly in the oven for a juicy, fork-tender dinner. Say goodbye to dry, tough pork chops with this easy Italian pork chop recipe. 
  • Sprinkle dried oregano over top of pork chops.
    Baked Italian Pork Chops is a fail-proof oven baked pork chop recipe. The pork chops are baked slowly in the oven for a juicy, fork-tender dinner. Say goodbye to dry, tough pork chops with this easy Italian pork chop recipe. 
  • Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on thickness of pork. See below for recommendations. Be sure to baste pork in its liquids every 30 minutes.
    Baked Italian Pork Chops is a fail-proof oven baked pork chop recipe. The pork chops are baked slowly in the oven for a juicy, fork-tender dinner. Say goodbye to dry, tough pork chops with this easy Italian pork chop recipe. 
  • Serve over rice, if desired.
    Baked Italian Pork Chops is a fail-proof oven baked pork chop recipe. The pork chops are baked slowly in the oven for a juicy, fork-tender dinner. Say goodbye to dry, tough pork chops with this easy Italian pork chop recipe. 

Notes

  • Pork chops come in different thicknesses.  Add additional cooking time up to 2 hours for thicker chops. 
    • For 1/2 inch thickness, bake around 1 hour and 15 minutes.  
    • For 1 inch thick chops, bake for 1.5 to 2 hours at 325 degrees. F. 
  • Baste pork chops with pan sauces every 30 minutes during cooking.
  • Substitute water or broth for wine, if desired.
  • A dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc is perfect in this easy baked pork chop recipe.
  • Substitute dried basil or parsley for dried oregano, if desired, or leave the dried herbs out completely in the case that you don't have any on-hand.
  • Omit canned mushrooms, if desired. If you choose to use them, drain them first.
  • Can't find Italian-style canned tomatoes? Create your own by stirring in garlic and basil to the tomatoes.
  • Pork steaks can be used instead of pork chops.
  • Love tender, oven baked pork chops ? Try our fancy version!

Nutrition

Calories: 675kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 74g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 224mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 1534mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 4mg

Baked Italian Pork Chops is a fail-proof oven baked pork chop recipe. The pork chops are baked slowly in the oven for a juicy, fork-tender dinner. Say goodbye to dry, tough pork chops with this easy Italian pork chop recipe. 

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