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! The best pork chops ready in less than 30 minutes.

Italian Baked Pork Chops on a pan with lemon and parsley

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Italian baked pork chops are a delicious and flavorful dish that combines juicy pork chops with Italian-inspired seasonings and ingredients in an easy meal.

Not only are these Italian Baked Pork Chops easy but they are very versatile! And a quick pork chop recipe the whole family will love.

Whether served with roasted potatoes, rice, or even Italian pasta, the pork chops are a great dinner staple. And they are a perfect easy weeknight dinner with a fast cooking process that will be ready in less than 30 minutes. Find more of our easy pork chop recipes below.

This easy Italian pork chop recipe is also a great way to enjoy a low calorie diet while also being gluten free and keto low carb. All you need is a few simple ingredients and then pop the pork in the oven for an easy dinner idea.

Serve up the pork with some white wine, fresh basil, and your favorite sides like angel hair pasta for an amazing dinner.

Pork chops on a cutting board


You can find quantities and the full recipe for these easy Italian pork chops in the recipe card below.

These are the ingredients you need for Italian-style pork chops:

Pork Chops – bone-in pork chops are best for flavor, but you can also use boneless pork chops


Italian Seasoning

Garlic Powder – fresh garlic can burn easily which is why I recommend the powder instead


Black Pepper


This is the equipment you need for this Italian pork chops recipe:

Small Bowl


Paper Towels

Measuring Spoons

Baking Sheet

Basting Brush


Close up of pork with parsley

Instruction Overview

You will have dinner ready in a total time less than 30 minutes!

Preheat your oven and baking sheet to get it hot.

Melt the butter and add the seasonings.

Dry the pork chops with a paper towel. 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, in a single layer.

(Optional: You can sear pork chops before baking in a large skillet over medium-high heat to ensure you get great golden brown color on the meat, which will give you deep flavor).

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

Let the pork bake until cooked through. The internal temperature should be 145F. It is best to use a meat thermometer to ensure your meat is cooked through, but check it as desired.

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.

Want a little heat? Add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes to the herbs.

Top with a grating of fresh Parmesan cheese!

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 over medium-high heat 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. Bone-in pork chops require longer cooking times.


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

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Italian Baked Pork Chops

These easy Italian Baked Pork Chops are coated in an herb butter and ready in just minutes!
5 from 20 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
By on July 15th, 2020

About Kim

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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13 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.

  2. I tried this recipe a couple of nights ago and these pork chops are simply delicious. So much so that we are having them again tonight. Everyone loved them!


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