Baked Parmesan Pork Chops


4 to 6 boneless pork chops (1/2 to 1-inch thick)

1/2 c melted butter

2 c Italian seasoned Panko bread crumbs

1 c grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish measuring 9×13 inches.

In a freezer bag combine the seasoned Panko bread crumbs and grated Parmesan cheese. Shake the bag well to mix them together.

Take each pork chop. Dip it, into the butter ensuring that it is fully coated.

Place each butter-coated pork chop into the baggie, seal it and shake vigorously to coat them with the mixture of breadcrumbs and cheese.

Arrange the pork chops in the baking dish. Sprinkle any remaining breadcrumb mixture on top.

Bake without covering for 30 minutes or until the pork chops are thoroughly cooked and have a brown crust.

Serve your delightful Baked Parmesan Pork Chops immediately crispy on the outside, with cheesy goodness inside. Enjoy your meal!


To add a variation, to this delicious recipe you can easily replace the Italian seasoned Panko bread crumbs with gluten-free bread crumbs.

Additionally make sure that the grated Parmesan cheese you use is also gluten-free.  By making these adjustments you can maintain the crispy and cheesy goodness of our Baked Parmesan Pork Chops while catering to those, with sensitivities.

This versatile recipe allows everyone to enjoy a tasty meal together.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size: 1 pork chop

Calories: 447 | Total Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 750mg | Total Carbohydrates: 15g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Sugars: 1g | Protein: 33g | Vitamin D: 1.3mcg (7% DV) | Calcium: 263mg (20% DV) | Iron: 1.8mg (10% DV) | Potassium: 433mg (9% DV)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use bone-in pork chops instead of boneless ones?

Yes, you can use bone-in pork chops if you prefer. Just ensure they are of similar thickness to the boneless ones, and adjust the cooking time as needed to ensure thorough cooking.

I’m trying to cut down on butter. Can I use a substitute or reduce the amount?

While butter adds flavor and helps create a crispy coating, you can experiment with alternatives like olive oil or melted ghee.

You can also reduce the amount of butter used, but keep in mind it may affect the texture and taste slightly.

I don’t have Italian seasoned Panko bread crumbs. Can I use regular bread crumbs?

Yes, you can use regular bread crumbs instead of Italian seasoned ones.

You may want to add some Italian seasoning or herbs to the bread crumb and Parmesan mixture for added flavor.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can use gluten-free bread crumbs or crushed gluten-free crackers as a substitute for the Panko bread crumbs to make this recipe gluten-free.

Just ensure all ingredients used are gluten-free.

How do I know when the pork chops are thoroughly cooked?

The pork chops are thoroughly cooked when they reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C) as measured with a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chop.

Additionally, the juices should run clear when pierced with a fork, and the meat should no longer be pink in the center.

Can I make this recipe without using breadcrumbs?

While breadcrumbs provide a crispy coating, you can omit them if desired.

However, the texture will be different, and you may need to adjust the cooking time to ensure the pork chops are cooked through.

I’m allergic to Parmesan cheese. Can I use a different type of cheese?

Yes, you can use a different type of cheese such as cheddar, mozzarella, or Swiss as a substitute for Parmesan cheese.

Choose a cheese that melts well and complements the flavors of the dish.

Can I prepare this dish ahead of time and bake it later?

Yes, you can prepare the pork chops up to the point of coating them in the breadcrumb mixture, then refrigerate them until ready to bake.

When ready, simply coat them in the breadcrumbs and bake as directed.

How do I prevent the pork chops from drying out during baking?

To prevent the pork chops from drying out, ensure they are not overcooked.

Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness, and remove them from the oven as soon as they reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).

Can I add additional seasonings or herbs to the breadcrumb mixture?

Yes, feel free to customize the breadcrumb mixture with additional seasonings or herbs such as garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or dried herbs like thyme or rosemary for added flavor.

What side dishes pair well with Baked Parmesan Pork Chops?

Side dishes such as roasted vegetables, steamed broccoli, mashed potatoes, or a simple green salad make excellent accompaniments to these pork chops.

Can I freeze leftovers of this dish?

Yes, leftover pork chops can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Are there any alternative cooking methods for this recipe, such as grilling or pan-searing?

While baking is the recommended method for this recipe, you can also grill or pan-sear the pork chops before finishing them in the oven to achieve a crispy exterior.

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