Smothered Pork Chops

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Smothered Pork Chops are tender, savory, and satisfyingly covered in a creamy mushroom gravy.  This one-pan dinner is the perfect comforting dinner at home that your family will love!

Forget everything you know about pork chops being dry and flavorless! These pork chops are so packed with flavor you won’t believe it, and they are so moist and perfectly cooked that my family instantly loved this recipe. After you try this recipe, you’ll have to try these fun Hawaiian Pork Chops, these delicious Baked Stuffed Pork Chops, and these easy Juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops.

Smothered pork chops in the pan.

Smothered Pork Chops in an Amazing Mushroom Gravy

When you need a restaurant-quality meal at home, these smothered pork chops are the perfect choice!  The creamy gravy is so flavorful thanks to the one-pan method this recipe uses.  Those delicious bits on the bottom of the pan get scraped up into the gravy along with earthy mushrooms and rich heavy cream.  Smother your pork in this flavorful and satisfying gravy for the perfect juicy meat. I love to serve them with mashed cauliflower and some sautéed garlic asparagus with bacon!

This classic dish is not only incredibly delicious, but it is also affordable and a family favorite. The creamy gravy and tender, fall-apart meat is homemade goodness that will make you a very popular cook! This is a great recipe to add to the meal-planning dinner recipes. For other meal planning ideas, check out these totally delicious healthy meals!

Ingredients

One thing you won’t see in this ingredient list is canned soup! This is a made-from-scratch smothered pork chops recipe that is just as easy as using cans, without all those unknown ingredients. You could throw in some onions with the mushrooms to add a little extra flavor. You can find the exact measurements below in the recipe card.

  • Olive Oil: Add to pan warmed to medium high heat before adding in pork chops.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste.
  • Thick Cut Pork Chops: Either bone-in or boneless will work, just adjust your cook time since bone-in will take a few minutes more on each side.
  • Sliced Mushrooms: Crimini, white, or portobello all work well.
  • Butter: Add to pan and whisk with flour to begin gravy.
  • Flour: Whisk together with butter until brown to start your gravy.
  • Beef Broth: Adds flavorful base to the gravy. You could use chicken broth instead.
  • Heavy Cream: Thick rich cream in the gravy mixed together with Worcestershire.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Adds a little bit of tanginess to the gravy.
Steps to make smothered pork chops.

Smothered Pork Chop Recipe

Depending on the size of your pork chops, this could easily be a 30-minute meal! On top of being quick, clean-up is simple because it is all made in one pan! Just another reason that these smothered pork chops will be a family favorite.

  1. Heat Oil: In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat add the olive oil.
  2. Season Pork Chops and Cook: Salt and pepper the pork chops and add to the sauce pan. Sear on each side for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through and golden brown.  Remove and set aside on a plate.
  3. Sauté Mushrooms: Add the mushrooms and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Set aside on plate with pork chops.
  4. Whisk Together Gravy: Add 4 Tablespoons butter and flour to skillet and whisk until it turns brown. Slowly stir in beef broth and heavy cream. Add Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard and bring to a simmer until sauce starts to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Combine and Simmer: Add the pork chops and mushrooms back to the skillet and let simmer for a couple of minutes.
  6. Serve: Plate and serve over mashed potatoes if desired.

Tips for Making Smothered Pork Chops

These smothered pork chops are so flavorful, and here I will share a few tips that make this recipe different from all the rest! They are super simple to whip up, and following these tips they will turn out perfect every time!

  • Pork Chops: Bring meat to room temperature and pat them dry before seasoning and cooking.  Make sure your pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  • Mushrooms: Do not salt your mushrooms until after you have sautéed them to allow them to get great color.
  • Don’t Wipe Out Pan: Leave the drippings and brown pieces in the pan after cooking the meat because it adds great flavor to the gravy. In fact you may want to scrape them off the bottom with your spatula to be sure they mix in.
Smothered pork chops plated with mashed potatoes on a black plate.

Storing Leftovers

One of the reasons that I love making these smothered pork chops is that they make great leftovers, and you can freeze them! It’s so nice to have a precooked meal ready to pull out of the freezer when you are tired or don’t know what to make for dinner.

  • In the Refrigerator and Freezer: Allow meat to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Cooked pork chops with gravy will keep well for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or 2-3 months in the freezer.
  • Reheat: To warm up stored leftovers, place on a skillet on medium low until warm throughout.

Smothered Pork Chops

4.93 from 13 votes
Smothered Pork Chops are tender, savory, and satisfyingly covered in a creamy mushroom gravy.  This one-pan dinner is the perfect comforting dinner at home that your family will love!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • salt and pepper for seasoning the pork chops
  • 4 thick cut pork chops
  • 6 ounce sliced mushrooms
  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat add the olive oil. Salt and pepper the pork chops and add to the sauce pan. Cook on each side for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through and golden. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the mushrooms and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Set aside on plate with pork chops.
  • Add 4 Tablespoons butter and flour to skillet and whisk until it turns brown. Slowly stir in beef broth and heavy cream. Add Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard and bring to a simmer until sauce starts to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the pork chops and mushrooms back to the skillet and let simmer for a couple of minutes. Serve over mashed potatoes if desired.

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Notes

Updated Jan, 2023
Originally Posted Jul, 2020

Nutrition

Serves: 4

Calories670kcal (34%)Carbohydrates12g (4%)Protein34g (68%)Fat54g (83%)Saturated Fat28g (140%)Cholesterol211mg (70%)Sodium723mg (30%)Potassium790mg (23%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A1336IU (27%)Vitamin C2mg (2%)Calcium64mg (6%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork chops, smothered pork chops
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    Sauce is amazing! I cooked the mushrooms with a little Sherry and did pork medallions but very tasty and over some egg noddles! Thanks!

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