I always enjoy spicing up the same old dishes. It’s fun to take something that we have on a regular basis and make it in a new and different way. My two favorite ways of making pork chops is to grill them or bake them and then smother them in either apples and onions or with homemade applesauce.

However, it’s kind of fun to do something different and I really enjoy one dish meals, where I can just toss everything in together and then just put together something quick and easy for the side dish – like a side salad or some steamed broccoli.

For us, it’s the perfect Sunday dinner, ready for us when we walk back in the door after church. The pork chops turned out succulent and juicy. Full of flavor but and moist! One of the tricks of this, I’ve found, is to sear the meat first in a fry pan and it helps to seal in the juices. In my experience, bone in pork chops also helps with this.

Then just mix together the apples, potatoes & spices and bake it all. Once it’s done, add your favorite vegetables (or whatever you happen to have on hand) and you’ve got a delicious meal ready to go.

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Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

Smothered pork chops that are lightly browned and then baked with delicious potatoes, onions and garlic. Seasoned with thyme and sage, this delicious dish is easy to put together. Just add your favorite vegetables to make it a perfect meal.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 279.54 kcal


  • 4 pork chops - bone-in (about 5 oz each)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil - divided
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth - or chicken broth
  • ½ lb Yukon gold potatoes - peeled and chopped
  • 1 large onion - sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp of the oil in a large skillet.
  • Cook the pork chops for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until nicely browned.
  • Place the pork chops in a baking dish.
  • Pour the broth over the pork chops.
  • Add the remaining oil to the pan once the pork chops have been removed.
  • Sauté the potatoes, onions and garlic in the oil for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, onion, garlic, sage, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Place the potato mixture on top of the pork chops.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the pork is cooked to desired doneness.


Calories: 279.54 kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 10.78 g (4%)Protein: 31.3 g (63%)Fat: 11.67 g (18%)Saturated Fat: 2.61 g (16%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.25 gMonounsaturated Fat: 7.18 gTrans Fat: 0.03 gCholesterol: 88.44 mg (29%)Sodium: 225.24 mg (10%)Potassium: 765.96 mg (22%)Fiber: 1.39 g (6%)Sugar: 0.59 g (1%)Vitamin A: 45.01 IU (1%)Vitamin C: 11.78 mg (14%)Calcium: 21.9 mg (2%)Iron: 1.51 mg (8%)
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Entire recipe makes 4 serving
Serving size is about 1 pork chop with about 1/2 cup vegetables
Each serving = 6 Smart Points
PER SERVING: 261calories; 10.3g fat; 2.2g saturated fat; 18.9g carbohydrate; 1.3g sugar; 23.1g protein; 2g fiber

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  1. A. M. Barletta Reply

    Hello. This looks delicious and does look like there are apples in the picture, but I don’t see any mentioned in the recipe. Am I missing something.

    Thanks for all of these wonderfully healthy and delicious recipes.

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