Baked Pork Chops

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings

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These Baked Pork Chops include a fool-proof method for perfect pork chops every time! This recipe is made with boneless pork chops and a simple homemade spice rub. Ready in just 20 minutes!

Got more boneless pork chops? Try my Juicy & Flavorful Smothered Pork Chops next!

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I’m not exaggerating when I say that these may just be the best, juicy pork chops I’ve ever had.

Now, while I do love my air fryer pork chops, instant pot pork chops, and crockpot pork chops, there’s something so great about a simple Baked Pork Chops recipe.

And this easy pork chop recipe is hard to beat!

It results in incredibly tender, juicy, and flavorful pork that makes the perfect easy weeknight dinner (and with simple ingredients!). Who knew that perfect pork chops could be so easy and so juicy?!

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“Made this tonight for dinner and they turned out perfect! So moist!” Megan

“The spices and the baking time was perfect!!! The chops were moist and not over done. Will be making this again and again.” Carol

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We love to serve these pork chops with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Green Beans, and a side of Mom’s Homemade Buns for soaking up all those delicious juices! It’s a great meal the whole family will love.

You can also see 25 of my favorite sides for pork chops here.

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Pork Chops: I use boneless pork chops for this recipe. I recommend pork loin chops that are about 1″ thick. If you use thinner pork chops, keep in mind that the cook time will change.
  • Spice Rub: we’re making a sweet and spicy homemade spice rub out of brown sugar, seasoning salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, ground mustard, black pepper, and paprika. This rub is great on pork or chicken! It is the key to super flavorful pork chops.
  • Oil: adds moisture and helps the seasonings stick to the pork. I use canola oil because it has a neutral flavor and high smoke point, but olive oil works as well.
ingredients needed to make baked pork chops

How to Cook Pork Chops in the Oven

These oven-baked pork chops come together in just 20 minutes! Find the detailed recipe down in the recipe card.

  1. Make the spice rub: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, seasoning salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, ground mustard, pepper, and paprika.
  2. Season the pork: Rub the pork chops with oil all over, then coat them in the seasonings. No need to sear! These delicious pork chops come together the easy way.
  3. Bake: Place the seasoned pork into a greased 9×13″ baking dish, then bake until golden and juicy! Be sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure that you chops do not overbake — overcooked pork chops are not appetizing.

FAQs for Oven-Baked Pork Chops

How long do pork chops take in the oven?

The 1″ thick pork chops take just 13-15 minutes to cook all the way through at a high oven temperature. So simple and so quick! Be sure to check the internal temperature so you know they are done cooking. All ovens cook differently!

What is the internal temperature for pork chops?

Cook your pork chops until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. This is more important than cook time — different cuts and different ovens will cook differently, so invest in a meat thermometer and use it! Tender pork chops are cooked just to the perfect temperature.

Is it better to bake pork chops covered or uncovered?

! Since the pork chops cook super quickly, they aren’t super likely to dry out in the oven. Plus, the exposure to the heat allows the tops of the pork chops to get nice and crispy!

How to store leftovers:

Leftover pork chops will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months. To reheat, thaw in the fridge if frozen, then warm in the oven until heated through.

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Tips for making easy Baked Pork Chops

  • Use a 9×13″ baking dish. This is the perfect size for the four pork chops we’re using in this recipe. The key is to have a baking dish that doesn’t leave a lot of extra room around the edges so the juices don’t burn on the bottom of the pan. If you notice they are burning, just add a small splash of water to the pan.
  • Check the temp. The internal temperature of pork should be 145ºF (you’ll need an instant-read thermometer to check). Once it reaches that, take the pork chops out right away so as not to overcook them! This is key for the best pork chops.

Why do I need to let meat rest after cooking?

After the meat is done cooking, cover with aluminum foil and let the pork chops rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. This gives the flavor and moisture time to settle back into the meat.

Serving Suggestions

These baked pork chops are perfect next to any of your favorite classic side dishes!

A few of my favorites are Roasted Red Potatoes, macaroni and cheese, air fryer broccoli, instant pot baked potatoes, and roasted veggies!

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JUICY Baked Pork Chops

5 from 28 votes
These Baked Pork Chops include a fool-proof method for perfect pork chops every time! This recipe is made with boneless pork chops and a simple homemade spice rub. Ready in just 20 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 197cal

Ingredients

  • 4 thick cut boneless pork chops (about 1" thick) room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and lightly grease a 9×13" baking dish — you want a baking dish that won't have a lot of extra room around the edges so that the juices don't burn on the bottom of the pan.
  • Combine brown sugar, seasoning salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, mustard, pepper and paprika in a small bowl.
    pork chop seasoning mixed together in bowl
  • Rub pork chops with oil and then coat well in seasoning on all sides.
    overhead image of uncooked pork chops on sheet pan well seasoned
  • Place in prepared pan and bake for 13-15 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (the internal temperature is more important than the time! Different ovens and different thicknesses will cook at different rates). They should be light golden and look very juicy!
  • Remove from the oven and serve.

Notes

Tips:
  • Use a 9×13″ baking dish. This is the perfect size for the four pork chops we’re using in this recipe. The key is to have a baking dish that doesn’t leave a lot of extra room around the edges so the juices don’t burn on the bottom of the pan. If you notice they are burning, just add a small splash of water to the pan.
  • Check the temp. The internal temperature of pork should be 145ºF (you’ll need an instant-read thermometer to check). Once it reaches that, take the pork chops out right away so as not to overcook them! This is key for the best pork chops.
  • Let it rest. After the meat is done cooking, cover with aluminum foil and let the pork chops rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. This gives the flavor and moisture time to settle back into the meat.
 
Storage:
Leftover pork chops will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months. To reheat, thaw in the fridge if frozen, then warm in the oven until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 197cal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Carol says

    The spices and the baking time was perfect!!! The chops were moist and not over done. Will be making this again and again.

  2. Terri Jones says

    Hi Ashley, This recipe was so delicious! The most juicy and the rub was right on point for baked chops. Definitely a 5 star rating. I can’t wait to share it with my friends and family. Thanks

  3. Josephine B says

    Hi Ashley,
    I haven’t tried it as yet, but sounds wonderful and I can’t wait ti try it. My question is – Can it be made in an air-fryer since I’m told that air-fryers are basically and extension of an oven. I’m new to air-frying, so wanting to use my air-fryer more.
    Thank you for all your wonderful recipes.

  4. dchouchen@gmail.com says

    How did I not know this recipe existed? It was super easy, quick and OMG Delicious!!!! There was a little sauce created that I will use on other things in future. The spices were perfect and jazzed up a “same old pork chop”. Absolutely a new go-to. Can’t wait to try it with chicken as well. YUM YUM.

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