Parmesan breaded baked pork chops are the new favorite substitute for chicken Parmesan!
These parmesan crusted pork chops are browned on the stove and finished in the oven.
Each chop is smothered in melted cheese and homemade pasta sauce!
You’re going to love this quick and easy comforting dinner idea. Made to taste like chicken Parmigiana but with pork chops and a simple homemade marinara sauce on top, this dish is a wonderful combination of flavors and textures in every bite. It’s an instant classic and hit with everyone and perfect for everything from a weeknight dinner to impressing dinner guests too. Serve it up with some Caramel Italian Cream Cake for dessert and your night will be simply unforgettable.
What Are Parmesan Breaded Baked Pork Chops?
Baked pork chops are so easy, super tender and everyone loves them! This recipe features thick pork chops that are coated in bread crumbs and Italian seasoning, then coated in a homemade tomato sauce. A sprinkle of cheese makes them extra flavorful!
This recipe is very similar to chicken Parmesan. I like using pork because of the flavor. Pork is a great source of lean protein that pairs with so many flavorings. It is quick cooking, tender, versatile.
- Boneless pork loin chops
- Bread crumbs
- Panko bread crumbs
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Olive oil
- Minced garlic
- Crushed tomatoes
- Petite-diced tomatoes
- Tomato sauce
- Italian seasoning
- Red pepper flakes
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How To Bake Breaded Pork Chops
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Place flour in a shallow bowl, combine the eggs and water in a second shallow bowl and then place the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in a third shallow bowl.
- Season your pork chops with salt and pepper.
- For this recipe I take thick cut pork chops (boneless) and dredge them in flour, then an egg wash, and then finally in seasoned bread crumbs, I brown the pork chops in olive oil in a large skillet. You may need to work in batches. Cook them in the skillet for about 5-7 minutes or until browned on each side.
- Once the pork chops have browned, remove them and place them in a greased baking dish.
Prepare the Marinara Sauce
- Heat your remaining olive oil in a small saucepan.
- Add in the garlic and cook for one minute.
- Add in the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
- Stir in the sugar, salt, and seasoning.
- Cook until the mixture begins to simmer and then reduce the heat to low and cover.
- After the pork chops have been cooked and arranged in the casserole dish, ladle 1/2 cup to 1 cup of sauce over the top of the chops.
- Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted.
Pasta Sauce. I LOVE making my own sauce because then I can control the sodium, seasoning, texture, and I can make a big batch of sauce very economically. This recipe can be made while the pork chops brown. The recipe uses a large can of crushed tomatoes, a small can of diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and some seasoning, that is it! It is totally ok if you want to use a jarred sauce, however. It is certainly time-saving and pasta sauce is often a pantry staple.
Pork Chops. These pork chops will not take long in the oven. For one thing, they are boneless but also because the skillet has done most of the work already. It is ok for pork to have a little pink inside when they come out of the oven. The pork is ready to come out of the oven when the cheese has melted and the pork registers 145 degrees with a meat thermometer.
Recipe Scaling. This recipe can easily be halved or doubled if you are feeding a crowd.
How long can you keep breaded pork chops in the fridge?
You can keep these pork chops in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. For best results, I recommend eating within 2 or 3 days as the breading may become a bit soft or soggy as the pork ages.
How to store the leftover marinara sauce
If you find yourself with the leftover sauce you can keep it stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. you can also freeze it in an airtight container for up to 3 months. USe your marinara sauce as a pizza topping, base for soup, in chili, or over other pasta dishes and you should have no trouble finding uses for these tasty leftovers!
What To Serve With Bread Pork Chops
Serve these chops and the homemade sauce with your favorite pasta. Add an Easy Spinach Salad or Balsamic Green Beans for your side dish!
If you love pork, try this Pork a Sauerkraut Recipe, Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fig Sauce, and Mediterranean Stuffed Pork Chops!
Pork Parmesan with Homemade Marinara Sauce
Pork Parmesan is the new favorite substitute for chicken Parmesan!
Breaded pork chops are browned on the stove and finished in the oven.
Each chop is smothered in melted cheese and
homemade pasta sauce!
- 6 Boneless pork loin chops
- 3/4 cup flour
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3Tablespoons olive oil divided
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 14oz can petite-diced tomatoes
- 1 8oz can tomato sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place flour in a shallow bowl, combine the eggs and water in a second shallow bowl and breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in a third shallow bowl. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Dip pork in flour, then eggs, followed by breadcrumbs. Cook in skillet about 5-7 minutes or until browned on each side. Arrange pork chops on a casserole dish coated with cooking spray.
- Meanwhile, heating remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a small saucepan. Add garlic and cook for one minute. Add crushed tomatoes, diced, tomatoes and sauce. Stir in sugar, salt and seasoning. Cook until mixture begins to simmer. Reduce heat to low and cover.
- Preheat oven to 400. When pork chops have finished browning and are arranged in your casserole dish, ladle ½ to 1 cup of sauce over pork chops. Sprinkle chops with shredded cheese. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until cheese has a completely melted.
Amount Per Serving Calories 466Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 143mgSodium 1060mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 6gSugar 12gProtein 36g
Okay this looks delicious any time of the day for me. I pinned it! I would love for you to stop by Tuesday Trivia at https://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
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Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
Thank you Wanda Ann!
Oh, this pork chops look fantastic! I definitely have to make them!
This was devoured by the family! And easy to make!
This sounds AMAZING!!!
Thank you Dorothy!
Great twist to chicken parm! It looks so good!
Thank you Jessica!
The Domestic Rebel says
OMG, good for you for completing the marathon, Tanya! Isn’t the human body incredible? I can’t believe we were built to run and walk that far, that fast. So amazing! As is this pasta, which I would definitely down after walking for several miles!
I’m convinced my body isn’t made for running, just walking! But I marvel at those who actually run 26 miles! Thanks Hayley!
Maggie Wallace says
Looks so tasty! Will have to give it a try!
Thank you Maggie!
Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life says
Oh man, I could run fast and for a long time when I was a kids. Now I get winded running down the street! But I would run as far as I needed to for this pasta dish! Always looking for a new way to prepare pork chops. Fabulous!
Haha, I totally get winded too! I’m not meant to run, thats for sure!
Wow that looks amazing! I’m pinning it on my dinner ideas board!! Just entered your fabulous giveaway too! 😉
Thanks Amy! Good luck with the gift cards!
Meg Robins (@SweetTwist_Meg) says
Great job! I would be craving this too.
MMM I would love me some pork parm! But running- well maybe I would have to think about that! LOL
The pork is better than running for sure!
Congratulations on completing the marathon, Tanya, and for the reminder to get myself moving a bit more. Warm weather is here and it’s time to take advantage. And when I do, I can have a 2nd helping of your pork parmesan without any guilt attached. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.
Oh I definitely exercise so I can eat more!
I”m very proud of you for even attempting to do the 1/2 marathon but completing it? Heck, I’m impressed! I am very happy to find this Pork Parm. The hubs won’t eat pork chops even deboned ones because “he ate them so many times as a kid”. So none of the regular ways (frying or smothered) will do. He loved chicken parm so I’m thinking I will sneak these in and see what happens. Thanks!
Thanks Kelli. My son hates pork, but he ate this easily!
One other thing: I am a pinner for RecipeNewZ – is it okay with you if I pin some of your posts over there? The board had 25,000 + followers last time I looked and it really gives great traffic – you can ask Anita about her Macaroni Salad over at The Hungry Couple as a reference. It all comes back to your blog. Full disclosure – I just thought to ask you after I already pinned a few. I was looking for the above recipe – it just looks so good I know it will be popular!
Susan Dee says
Looks scrumptious. Pinned.
Consider yourself hugged,
Gloria Phillips (@simplygloria1) says
Pinning! I love this recipe! I’m so happy for you for completing the marathon, Tanya! You go!
Thank you Gloria!
How did I never think to use pork chops for this dish? Love the idea.
It’s a nice change from the normal chicken!
Cathy Compeau says
Found you through 36th Avenue Party Time. Love your blog!
I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!
Thank you Cathy!
Oh! So Random. says
Can we use egg instead of the egg product? 🙂
Yes you can, I would add a little water to your lighten beaten eggs.
Sadly, this recipe, as is, is laden with unhealthy ingredients. There are healthier alternatives that can be substituted. 🙁
I’m sorry you feel that, I don’t agree with you however. The beauty of recipes such as this is you can change them up to fit your lifestyle.
Peggy Esposito says
Then don’t make it don’t leave a negative comment and move on
Tanya Schroeder says
Thank you 🙂
I am SO happy I found this recipe a few months ago. The pork is fantastic, but for me, the star is the marinara. It is now my go-to sauce and I tell everyone who will listen. It is SO easy to make and remember the ingredients. It is definitely a star on its own. There is always a big container of the sauce in my fridge. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you Karen! I’m so happy you like this recipe. I use this marinara sauce for everything too! It is so easy, tastes better than jarred and chances are you always have the ingredients in your pantry! Thank you for writing in and for reading!
Karen T says
Both of the recipes you posted look delicious and like I am going to make them too, delicious. Good for you for doing a half marathon. Congratulations. I am an X runner and I loved it and it was mostly effortless….the furthest I ever ran was about 10 miles but the only race I ever ran in was about 6, so I never participated in a half marathon. I know how hard it is. I ran until i was almost 50 and then, replaced it with indoor workouts which I am still doing. I am at the point now where I can’t run anymore, but I am so glad I did for those 10 year while I could. Good for you, and keep on doing whatever you can while you can. Thank you for the delicious recipes!
Tanya Schroeder says
Thank you! I don’t think I”ll be doing any more marathons, but I admire all of you runners for sure!
These look absolutely delicious! I am always looking for new recipe ideas for pork and this is next on my list to make!
We looooved these. My boys gobbled them up like they were going out of style.
Yes!! This could easily become a staple in my house. Easy, and it’s something kids will love too!
My family loves chicken parmesan but I never thought to use pork chops. This is definitely going on next week’s menu!
I am all about this pork recipe, looks and sounds amazing.
This is such a perfect meal for weeknights!
This looks delicious Tonya!