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How to Bake Pork Chops with Cream of Mushroom Soup

Pork Chops with Cream of Mushroom Soup

Pork chops are among the most hearty, delicious, and quick meals you can enjoy. Although you may follow your traditional family pork chop recipe, there is always a way you can enhance the flavors. All you have to do is add something extra to make them even more mouth-watering. Among the many different ingredients you can add to pork chops, cream of mushroom soup might seem an unusual thing but trust me, it tastes divine and takes your dish to another level. So, if you are wondering how to bake pork chops with cream of mushroom soup…read ahead and find out!

Can You Bake Pork Chops with Cream of Mushroom Soup?

can of cream of mushroom soup

You may find the pairing of pork chops and cream of mushroom a bit odd, but you can definitely bake pork chops with cream of mushroom. In fact, adding the soup will make your pork chops more flavorsome and rich and will enhance their savory flavor.

Tips to Remember

Here are some tips you should remember while baking pork chops with cream of mushroom soup:

  • Choosing the right cut of pork chops is crucial for the right flavor. Bone-in chops are generally more flavorful and tender than boneless ones. Moreover, Thick-cut chops are ideal for baking because they don’t dry out easily. So, depending on your preference, you can choose either bone-in or boneless pork chops.
  • Seasoning the pork chops generously with salt and black pepper before baking enhances the flavor of the meat.
  • It is crucial to sear pork chops before transferring them to the baking tray. This will not only lock in the moisture but will also prevent them from sticking.
  • You can thin out the cream of mushroom soup by adding either water, vegetable, or chicken stock instead of beef stock.
  • You can add more flavors by seasoning the pork chops with dried herbs, paprika, etc.
  • If you are using frozen pork chops, thaw them completely before cooking them.
  • Do not forget to cover the baking tray with aluminum foil. This way, the pork chops will stay juicy and won’t dry out.
  • Check the internal temperature of the pork chops by using a thermometer. Once the internal temperature is 145°F, the pork chops are done.
  • Always let the pork chops rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing them.

 

What to Serve with Pork Chops with Cream of Mushroom Soup

bowl of mashed potatoes

Here are some ideas on what to serve with pork chops with cream of mushroom soup:

  • Mashed potatoes: Although Pork Chops with Cream of Mushroom Soup are rich but serving them with mashed potatoes will only make the dish taste better.
  • Roasted vegetables: Serve this dish with roasted vegetables, like asparagus, carrots, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts. It is not just a healthy combination but adds more flavors to the dish and makes it more wholesome.
  • Rice: You can serve Pork Chops with Cream of Mushroom Soup with either white or brown rice. Whether you serve this dish with plain boiled rice or vegetables fried rice, the combination is truly delicious.
  • Salad: a simple, refreshing salad with tangy vinaigrette is a perfect side to counter the richness of the pork chops.
  • Bread: If you are too tired to prepare a side dish, serve pork chops with bread. Whether it is garlic bread or any leftover bread, you can use it to soak up the rich gravy.

 

How to Store Pork Chops with Cream of Mushroom Soup

Here’s how to store pork chops made with cream of mushroom soup:

  • Let the pork chops reach room temperature before storing them.
  • Once the pork chops are cool enough, transfer them to an airtight container.
  • Store cooked pork chops by placing them in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • If you want to store them longer, you can place them in a freezer-safe container and freeze them for up to six months.
  • To reheat, allow the pork chops to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat them using an oven or a microwave.

 

How to Bake Pork Chops with Cream of Mushroom Soup

Pork Chops with Cream of Mushroom Soup

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Servings:  4

 

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops (1 ½ lbs. total weight)
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 canned cream of mushroom soup
  • ¼ cup beef stock
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt

 

Instructions

  1. Add oil to a large skillet over high heat. Pat dry pork chops using a paper towel, then season all sides with pepper, garlic, and salt.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the seasoned pork chops to the skillet and sear each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until brown.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the oven and preheat it to 350 degrees F.
  4. Once pork chops are brown, remove them from heat, pour mushroom soup on top, and tightly cover them with aluminum foil.
  5. Place the chops in the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the chops are tender and thoroughly cooked.
  6. Once chops are ready, remove from oven, allow to rest for some time, then remove foil and serve.

 

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How to Bake Pork Chops with Cream of Mushroom Soup

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking Time: 50 minutes; Total Time: 60 minutes; Servings:  4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pork chops 1 ½ lbs. total weight
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 canned cream of mushroom soup
  • ¼ cup beef stock
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt

Instructions
 

  • Add oil to a large skillet over high heat. Pat dry pork chops using a paper towel, then season all sides with pepper, garlic, and salt.
  • When the oil is hot, add the seasoned pork chops to the skillet and sear each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until brown.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the oven and preheat it to 350 degrees F.
  • Once pork chops are brown, remove them from heat, pour mushroom soup on top, and tightly cover them with aluminum foil.
  • Place the chops in the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the chops are tender and thoroughly cooked.
  • Once chops are ready, remove from oven, allow to rest for some time, then remove foil and serve.

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Author

  • Laurie Graves

    Laurie is a 50-something wife and boy mom, who loves to share easy recipes, DIY home ideas, and food hacks. She truly believes that with a little inspiration, anyone can make their home and meals feel special.

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