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Italian Baked Pork Chops

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These easy Italian Baked Pork Chops are coated in an herb butter and ready in just minutes!
Italian Baked Pork Chops on a baking sheet with parsley and lemon

Italian Baked Pork Chops are perfect for an easy, fast dinner! Ready in less than 30 minutes.

Italian Baked Pork Chops on a pan with lemon and parsley

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Not only are these Italian Baked Pork Chops easy but they are very versatile!

Whether served with roasted potatoes, rice, or even Italian pasta, the pork chops are a great dinner staple.

All you need is a few simple ingredients and then pop the pork in the oven for an easy dinner idea.

Pork chops on a cutting board


These are the ingredients you need for this recipe:

  • Pork Chops
  • Butter
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


This is the equipment you need for this recipe:

  • Small Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Paper Towels
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Baking Sheet
  • Basting Brush
  • Oven
Close up of pork with parsley

Instruction Overview

Preheat your oven and baking sheet to get it hot.

Melt the butter and add the seasonings.

Dry the pork chops with paper towels. This will help them brown.

Add butter to one side of the pork chops.

When the sheet is hot, add the pork chops, butter side down.

Add more butter to the top side of the pork chops.

Let the pork bake until cooked through.

Rest before serving.

Modifications and Substitutions

You can use any thickness of pork chops, and either boneless or bone in. I prefer bone in when possible because the bones add extra flavor.

Kim’s Tips

One thing about baking pork chops is it is difficult to get a golden color on them since it has a quick cook time.

By using butter and also pre-heating the pan, you will get a little browning on the pork chops. But if you want a true brown, it is best to first sear the pork in a skillet before baking to finish cooking.

My default is to use oil based sauces and marinades for meat, but using butter for these Italian pork chops also gave them a silky, luxurious flavor. Oil could also work but will not bring as much flavor to the pork.

The exact cooking time will vary with the thickness of the pork chops and whether there is a bone or not.


How long does it take to bake pork chops in the oven?

It will take about 15 minutes for chops 1/2 inch thick, and 20 minutes for chops 1 inch thick at 425F.
Add another minute or two if the chops have the bone in them.

How do you keep pork chops from drying out in the oven?

The butter basting in this recipe helps keep the pork juicy!

Do you have to brown pork chops before baking?

In this recipe, we use a hot baking sheet and butter to give us a sear and color on the pork chops. This color is important because it means more flavor!

Italian Baked Pork Chops on a baking sheet with herbs
Italian Baked Pork Chops on a baking sheet with parsley and lemon

Italian Baked Pork Chops

These easy Italian Baked Pork Chops are coated in an herb butter and ready in just minutes!
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Keto/Low Carb, Pork
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 285kcal



  • Preheat oven to 425F. Preheat with a baking sheet in the oven so it gets hot.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Add the Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the pork chops on a plate and dry each side with a paper towel.
  • Baste one side of the pork chop with some of the butter.
  • When the oven is hot, add the pork chops directly on the preheated baking sheet, butter side down. Finish basting the pork chops on the top side with the remaining butter.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes for 1/2 inch pork chops (or 20 minutes for 1 inch pork chops) until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145.
  • Remove from oven and let rest 3-5 minutes before serving.


Bone in pork chops will take approximately 1 minute longer per 1/2 inch of thickness than a boneless pork chop.
If you want more browning on the pork chops, sear first over medium high heat quickly in a skillet and then finish cooking in the oven as needed.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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By on July 15th, 2020

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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11 thoughts on “Italian Baked Pork Chops”

  1. 5 stars
    I love cooking with pork chops. Such a delicious cut of meat that is less expensive than other cuts and I need all the help I can get right now with my food budget.


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