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
- 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