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Apple Pecan Stuffed Pork Chops is an easy dinner recipe that is filled with fall flavors!
Do you ever have one of those recipes that you make and you just love it so much that you start coming up with ways to incorporate it into all sorts of other dishes? That’s how I felt about our Apple Pecan Stuffing. It is so good! From the buttery bread crumbs to the sweetness of the apples it’s just the bomb-diggity. It’s great all by itself but from the first bite I was trying to figure out what I could stuff with it.
Traditionally it would go inside of a turkey, but seriously, who wants to cook a whole turkey if they don’t have to? Instead I bought a couple of thick, bone-in pork chops and fill them with the sweet, salty, buttery apple pecan stuffing. I seared the pork chops in a cast iron pan over medium high heat until the top and bottom where nice and browned and then I popped the whole pan in the oven where I finished them off. Wow! Guys, I can’t tell you how good these were! The stuffing gave the pork chops so much extra flavor and it helped to keep the pork chops nice and moist which can be a challenge with pork.
Since I already had the apple stuffing, and the pork chops only took about 30 minutes in the oven I kept things super simple and whipped up a quick batch of Idahoan Signature Russets mashed potatoes to make it a meal. Have you had these before? They only take 5 minutes to start to finish and they have a nice smooth taste, like original homemade mashed potatoes with just a hint of butter and cream. I promise I wouldn’t steer you wrong on this. I take my potatoes pretty seriously and you would never know these came out of a package. The secret to the great taste of new Idahoan Signature Russets mashed potatoes is that Idahoan potatoes are grown to perfection in Idaho’s rich soil during in warm summer days and cool summer nights. You get more than six pounds of premium Idahoan russet potatoes in every 16 oz. pouch! I love the fact that they come in a resealable pouch so you can store them in between meals.
Pork chops, apple pecan stuffing, and a big helping of mashed potatoes turned this easy weeknight meal into something that tasted like a Sunday dinner. You know a recipe is a success when there are no leftovers!
- 4 Bone-In Pork Chops
- Apple Pecan Stuffing
- 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Salt and pepper both sides of the pork chops and make a pocket in each pork chop by cutting into side of chop toward the bone.
- Fill each chop with ½ cup of Apple Pecan Stuffing.
- Use 2 toothpicks per pork chop to hold chop closed around the stuffing.
- In a skillet, cook pork over medium heat, turning once, until brown (about 3 minutes per side).
- Place pork chops in 13x9-inch pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until pork is slightly pink when cut near bone. Depending on pork chop thickness you may need to add a little time.
- When done baking remove toothpicks and serve.
You can find Idahoan Signature Russets Mashed Potatoes nationwide (including Walmart and Kroger) starting September 19, 2016.