Enjoy delicious comfort food without compromising your diet! This Whole30 version of smothered pork chops features flavor-packed pork chops in a delicious creamy mushroom sauce that’s both dairy free and gluten free!
Pat the pork chops dry before seasoning them on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt ghee for 2-3 minutes on each side until the pork chops have reached an even golden-brown color.
Garlic and Onions
This easy pork chop recipe makes the ideal weeknight dinner. Tender, juicy seared chops are simmered in a flavorful garlicky mushroom sauce full of caramelized onions and herbs for maximum umami taste! Perfectly gluten-, dairy-, paleo-, AIP- and low oxalate meal suitable for all the family!
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet, patting dry the pork chops with paper towels before cooking in two batches (if necessary) for approximately 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside; to the same skillet add slices onions and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook, stirring frequently until the onions become soft and begin to caramelize – about 5-6 minutes. Add chopped garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of paprika; cook, stirring continuously, for approximately 30 seconds more before stirring in sliced mushrooms and continuing the same method until all have become tender and start browning – another 5-6 minutes or so. Sprinkle mushrooms and onion mixture with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Combine reserved flour into mushroom and onion mixture and mix thoroughly before slowly pouring chicken stock while continuing to stir until thickened. Finally add splash of water as needed while simmering for approximately five more minutes before stirring in cream for final touch.
Pour the creamy mushroom pork chop sauce over the pork chops and simmer until warmed through. Serve this creamy mushroom pork chop recipe with plenty of sauce over some warm potatoes, cauliflower rice or jasmine rice and you have an absolutely delightful dinner that is sure to please!
Serve this smothered pork chop dish with green beans, roasted asparagus or no-knead Dutch oven bread for an ideal comforting and satisfying dinner. Additionally, leftovers make great lunchbox staples; just remember it’s best enjoyed immediately as reheating may dry out the pork chops!
If you want to prepare these smothered pork chops ahead of time, they can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months in the freezer, or cooked and frozen directly in an ice cube tray for six hours. When ready to enjoy them as directed above, simply allow to thaw overnight before heating as instructed above.
Mushrooms add that irresistibly satisfying umami flavor. I prefer cremini mushrooms for this recipe; however, feel free to use any variety you enjoy most! They add earthiness and sweetness – perfect if you love mushrooms as much as I do! If you enjoy using mushrooms in recipes such as these smothered pork chop recipes.
This one pan meal is ideal for weeknight dining! Pan searing the pork chops quickly is followed by adding them to a creamy mushroom, garlic and onion sauce that the entire family will appreciate! It makes an unforgettable dish!
These delicious pork chops can be served with any side you like; I personally prefer simple mashed potato or cauliflower mash; however, green beans or even roasted fennel would work beautifully too. Or if you prefer something lighter try serving them alongside a salad!
Start off by patting the pork chops dry with paper towels and seasoning both sides with salt and pepper before heating oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Place the chops into the hot oil, cooking for two minutes on one side before flipping with kitchen tongs for another two-minute cooking period on both sides.
Once the pork chops are fully cooked and tender, remove them from the pan to a plate and set aside. Meanwhile, saute shallot and mushrooms for 8-10 minutes in the same pan before stirring in garlic, anchovy paste or tomato paste, thyme and rosemary along with chicken broth and arrowroot and whisking well to incorporate. Simmer this sauce for 2-3 minutes until thickening occurs.
Add coconut cream and cook the sauce over medium-high heat, until bubbly but not boiling, tasting as necessary for seasoning (add additional pinches of salt and pepper if necessary) then return pork chops to pan, stirring to coat with sauce before serving.
These delicious pork chops are so simple to prepare and the sauce is simply irresistible! I can see these becoming a weekly dinner staple for us – gluten, dairy and Paleo friendly too.
This recipe for pork chops with mushroom sauce makes an amazing dinner when served on top of creamy cauliflower mash or butternut squash mash, alongside green beans or roasted broccoli as side dishes. Plus it is dairy free, gluten and grain free, low acid and sugar-free making it perfect for those on an AIP, elimination diet or low oxalate diet!
Chicken broth is created by slowly simmering a combination of meat and bones, vegetables, spices and herbs in water for an extended period. While lighter in flavor than stock, homemade chicken broth still provides enough substance for soups, stews and other recipes. Making homemade broth at home is easier than you might think and far superior to store-bought options – you can even do it all in your instant pot or by simmering meat and vegetables on the stove!
If you want a richer broth, simmer meat and bones longer, adding spices, herbs, and veggies for more intense flavors, before straining to produce a clear liquid. Refrigerate or freeze your broth – either way it is easy to use again later either in soups and stews directly or by heating in the microwave!
Use this versatile sauce as the foundation of chicken noodle soup or add it into risotto or pasta dishes for delicious side dishes. Furthermore, it makes an excellent base for making gravies and sauces for use on chicken dishes.
This recipe can easily be tailored to those following a low carb diet. Instead of using tapioca starch to thicken the sauce, whisk in some arrowroot powder instead and allow it to simmer for several minutes until thickened. You could also substitute some xanthan gum instead for further carb reduction – make sure that high quality fat is used so as to ensure silky sauce textures!
This dish is the epitome of comfort food: pan seared thick cut bone-in pork chops smothered in a creamy mushroom and onion sauce are sure to please guests, Sunday dinner guests or an easy weeknight meal alike! Sweet caramelized onions meet earthy mushrooms for an irresistibly creamy sauce made dairy-free by this recipe; creating the ultimate comforting meal suitable for any special event or gathering! This recipe makes an elegant yet healthy dinner any time!
Preheat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add pork chops, cooking each side until edges are golden-brown and meat is fully cooked through. Use a paper towel to soak up any extra moisture; season them with salt and pepper as desired before plating your creations! Once your pork has finished cooking, transfer to a plate. Return the skillet to medium high heat and saute the mushrooms until they have become browned – approximately 8-10 minutes. Stir occasionally and avoid overcrowding the pan (it may appear there is not enough space for all the mushrooms, but they will eventually reduce in size). Stir in garlic, anchovy paste or tomato paste and herbs (thyme and rosemary). Combine broth and arrowroot mixture; use wooden spoon or spatula to scrape up any brown bits from bottom of pan before simmering sauce for 2-3 minutes until thickened slightly before adding coconut milk and vinegar for final touches and tasting to adjust any seasoning needs.
Reintroduce the pork chops to the pan and turn to coat. Let them sit for one more minute before plating them atop a delicious mushroom sauce topped with fresh thyme or parsley for garnishing, and enjoy!
Smothered pork chops make a delicious meal when served with various sides, like Instant Pot mashed potatoes, jasmine rice, steamed vegetables or cauliflower mash. They can also pair perfectly with no-knead Dutch oven bread and beer bread!
Whole30 Creamy Mushroom Smothered Pork Chops are an irresistibly flavorful way to end a delicious day on Whole30 and beyond! Serve them warm or at room temperature; this recipe makes fantastic leftovers when stored in the fridge with sauce poured on. Alternatively, they make great frozen options–just remember not to include cream if planning on freezing!