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French Onion Smothered Pork Chops

A closeup image of a pork chop being served.

If you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner that will feed your whole family, have I got a winner for you.  French Onion Smothered Pork Chops are so easy to make with only 4 ingredients and are ready in under one hour. 

We like to eat these creamy baked pork chops with mashed potatoes and green beans for a simple weeknight meal.

A pork chop and roasted green beans on a white plate next to serving dishes.

This might sound weird, but people that I know give me food, specifically random ingredients, all the time. Like, I bought the wrong brand of such and such and thought you could maybe use it. Or I accidentally bought too much of this, would you like it? Etc.

That’s how I ended up with a carton of party sour cream dip and a container of French fried onions that needed to be used.. I already had a package of pork chops so I decided to throw them all together, with some shredded cheese for good measure. 

The results were absolutely divine. You end up with tender pork chops in a creamy and cheesy sauce topped with bits of crunchy french fried onions on top. Now I never end up with leftovers when I make this! 

If you love this easy Pork Chop recipe, you might also like these Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops

A close up image of a pork chop stuffed with a cheesy spinach filling.
Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops

 

Making these smothered pork chops couldn’t be any easier.

  1. Turn the oven to 350 degrees. Put your pork chops in a 9×13 pan. 
  2. Spread a container of your favorite flavor sour cream based dip over the pork chops. I used Party dip, but French Onion, Toasted Onion, Ranch and Dill, Bacon and Cheddar all work well. Feel free to change it up and use what’s available. Alternately, you can use plain sour cream, just season your pork chops well with salt and pepper before spreading the sour cream over the pork chops. Sour cream dip is spread over the pork chops.
  3. Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheddar over the dip and then finish them off with a small can of French fried onions. A pan of French Onion Smothered Pork Chops ready to go in the oven.
  4. Put it in the oven and let it bake for about 35-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads at least 145 degrees. Or to your preferred level of doneness, I like my pork chops well done and always cook them to 160 degrees.  

I always use an instant read thermometer to test my meat. They are inexpensive and are so handy in the kitchen when it comes to meat, checking your oil temperature when your frying, or even baking bread.  I recommend this thermometer  available on Amazon

A 9x13 pan of pork chops after they have finished baking on top of a red kitchen towel.

A closeup image of a pork chop being served.

French Onion Smothered Pork Chops

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Cheesy and creamy pork chops baked with crunchy French fried onions on top. A 4 ingredient, 4 step easy weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

  • 8  boneless pork chops
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream dip* See note 1
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 3 ounces crispy French fried onions

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the pork chops in the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan and spread the sour cream dip evenly over the pork chops.
  3. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top of the sour cream dip and then evenly spread the French fried onions over the top.
  4. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reaches a minimum of 145 degrees or your preferred level of doneness.* See note 2.

Notes

1. Feel free to use your favorite variety of sour cream based dip. French onion, Toasted Onion, Chive, Bacon and Cheddar, or Ranch and DIll all work really well with this pork chop recipe.

2. For well done pork chops baked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

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Cheesy and creamy pork chops baked with crunchy French fried onions on top. A 4 ingredient, 4 step easy weeknight dinner in under an hour.

Suze

Saturday 25th of June 2022

I plan to make this for my mom's assisted living residents and was thinking of using boneless country style pork ribs cut into chunks instead of pork chops. Any ideas on this? And what would you suggest for side dishes? I am thinking mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables

Amanda

Wednesday 13th of April 2022

Only thing I would like to point out for anyone making this, if you don't already know, sour cream needs to be at room temperature before baking. It can only be left out of refrigerator no more than 2 hours before bacteria becomes a problem. Also be sure you don't have the oven temp too high and don't over cook the sour cream. Unfortunately sour cream curdles when its baked from cold to hot and at high temps or for too long. While it looks unpleasant, it still tastes virtually the same.

Nichole

Friday 25th of February 2022

Can you use bone-in pork chops?

Amy D

Tuesday 1st of March 2022

Sure Nichole! But you'll probably need to adjust cook times a little bit. Bone in chops usually take a little longer to cook.

Drew

Friday 25th of February 2022

Made this for my family last night. LOVED it! It's also so so quick and simple. With a 7mo old at home- simple, quick and delicious is all we are looking for in a dinner!

Amy D

Tuesday 1st of March 2022

Glad your family enjoyed it Drew! My teenagers do too, so hopefully it's a recipe you can enjoy for years to come.

Yvonne

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

Do you season the pork?

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