I’ve got a new really simple dinner recipe for you, but first let me share what sparked this idea. I was recently at an agricultural event where the farmers were talking about how everyone always goes for the pork chops, and they hoped people would branch out. Funny enough, I was thinking to myself, “I almost NEVER buy/cook pork chops. I must be missing out.” I usually go for ground pork (in tacos) or the shoulder roast, which is sooo darn tasty in my slow cooker.
So my takeaway was clearly the opposite of what they were hoping for because now here I am cooking up some Unstuffed Pork Chops. :) And let me tell you what, I’m so glad it inspired me to do just that because this recipe turned out even better than I hoped! I served it with whole grain wild rice, which I thought was a great accompaniment. Enjoy.
Other Pork Chop Recipes You Might Enjoy
- Creamy Braised Pork Chops (or Chicken)
- Easy Braised Cajun Pork Chops
- Rosemary Pork Chops with Roasted Garlic
- Crispy Pork with a Cracker Crust
20 thoughts on “Unstuffed Pork Chops”
I had pork chops, pepper and onion mix, celery and italian sausage in the freezer that I needed to use up. Picked up some apricots and heavy cream at the store, and made this for dinner. Quick, easy, and delicious as advertised. My husband was uncertain about it while I was cooking it, but really enjoyed it once it was served!
We loved this dish! Substituted the apricots with dates and used homemade turkey sausage instead of Italian. Can’t wait to have this again.
Great swaps! Sounds delicious. – Nicole
Sausage and pork was too much meat (pork especially) for us. Just made the the sausage stuffing using a mild Italian chicken and mushroom sausage (organic, simple and clean ingredient brand that was minimally processed) and almond milk (brand with just almonds and water) instead of cream. Served with cauliflower-rice or brown Basmati rice for others and a salad for all. Very good quick and easy weeknight dinner!
Made tonight but subbed dates for apricot and milk for cream since that what we had. Also used hot sausage and seasoned chops with salt and pepper.. My husband was practically licking the plate!
I am going to make these for supper. I thought I had some Italian sausage in the freezer, but only apple sausage. I am going to use that and hoping it turns out.
This sounds delicious!!!! I like to make double batches and freeze one…..how well do you think this would freeze?
Hi there. This might help with freezing: http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/freeze-keep-moist-pork-chops-23455.html.
I made this last night for dinner and it was great!! My husband and daughter didn’t care for it they said the sausage was too spicy. I did use the mild Italian sausage. So I guess that just means that I get to eat all the leftovers!
I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious! I did substitute apples for the apricots and it was perfect. My family was all asking for more. Thanks for the great recipe.
This looks so yummy! Perfect for dinner. I will try this one of these days. Do you think it will taste weird if I put some oranges or pineapples?
Hi Rachel. We’ve not tried fruit in this recipe. Let us know if you give it a go. :)
Had this for dinner tonight–we all loved it! Didn’t have apricots, so I substituted golden raisins–yum!
This looks heavenly!!! Gotta make these right away :)
Looks great, I will have to try this – we have a freezer full of pork chops!
Sounds awesome! I’m going to try it this weekend with apples instead of apricots. I’m not too crazy about apricots. Thanks!
Father’s Day meal….done! Thank you!
This looks so good. I bet you could even put more cooked veggies over the top of that? Who said healthy food has to taste like cardboard?! :)
Sausage in pork chops is genius. I’m kinda mad at myself for never thinking of doing it before.