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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.

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Thursday 8th of July 2021

I thought the 35 minutes at 350 degrees sounded too good to be true unless you have the super thin cut maybe. Oven totally shut and running full 40 minutes with a check it was clearly not done. Increased the oven temp for 5 more minutes thinking this will take way more still.. and now sitting with everything else ready and checked every 5 more minutes and still barley at 130 on the temperature. I will stick to my old cookbook on recommendation for temperature and timing.

Danette

Sunday 6th of June 2021

It needed oil. I’m glad I only made enough for 2 people.

Destiny

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

I followed recipe to a tee but for some reason, the sour cream separated while cooking. is that normal? what did i do wrong to cause this?

Brenda

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

I made this for Supper on Monday and my husband and I both loved it!! They were quick & easy with some mashed potatoes and carrots & broccoli with cheese sauce. I will be making this again!

Margaret S Groves

Saturday 27th of February 2021

While cleaning out my kitchen cabinets last week I found a package of french fried onions. I`d bought them for green bean casserole for Christmas, but decided on green beans with bacon instead. Then today I had a couple of boneless pork loins I needed to use.....looking for an idea for them, I came across your recipe, I had all the ingredients, sour cream instead of dip, but mixed spices into it. I guessed on the amounts since I only had 2 pork loins, but cooked for 35 min. Easy to make make, simple ingredients, and yummy! This is a keeper!I will make for company because to too good not to share!

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