Smothered Pork Chops in Oven

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Move over dried out pork chops, enter my juicy and tender, sweet and savory Smothered Baked Pork Chops! And bonus – they are roasted to perfection in just 30 minutes! Smothered Pork Chops in the oven are a quick and easy dinner that is fabulous served with Mashed PotatoesButter Rice or simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Don’t take my word for it though…see what reader Teri had to say:

“Yummy! The best pork chops ever! I’m so impressed with myself! I felt like I was eating at a five star restaurant. Even my young granddaughters loved it! Awesome recipe 😋 loved,loved,loved it!!”

smothered baked pork chops in baking dish

This Baked Bone In Pork Chops Recipe is the fastest and easiest dinner!

I am so thrilled to be sharing with you the easiest and tastiest dinner today! My kids gobbled this up. With just 8 pantry staple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, you can have flavorful baked pork chops smothered with a simple garlic, rosemary honey mustard sauce fresh from the oven! Pair with some of my favorite side dishes and you have a healthy filling dinner for the whole family.

Bone-In Pork Chops in Oven ingredients

Flavorful pork chops start with 1) bone in pork chops and 2) the seasonings and flavorings that go along with it! Here’s what you will need:

  • Pork Chops – a pork chop is a loin cut taken from a pig (usually with a rib attached). This cut of meat is leaner than other cuts from the pig (hiiiii bacon!) which means it’s healthier for you than some other cuts. Packed full of protein and juicy flavor. More about bone-in versus boneless below.
  • Dijon Mustard – bold, thick, and super mustardy. Great tangy flavors from this ingredient. If you don’t have Dijon you can also use yellow mustard.
  • Fresh Rosemary and Garlic – rosemary brings a great sharp herby flavor while garlic is always welcome come dinner time.
  • Honey – a little sticky but also sweet. A great balance to the other strong flavors happening.
  • Salted Butter – this helps bring the sauce together but it also adds flavor and helps the sauce penetrate the pork chops.
  • Salt and Ground Pepper – salt and pepper to go into the sauce. It is so important to remember to season during cooking. Salt is a mineral that needs a little help (heat) dissolving into each dish.

Can I use Boneless Pork Chops?

I used Bone-In Pork Chops for this recipe but, yes, you can absolutely use boneless pork chops no problem. Boneless pork chops are leaner than bone-in and don’t need nearly as much baking time. Bone-in chops bake up juicier thanks to the extra fat around the bone plus it adds a ton of extra natural flavor. Simply cut the chop from the bone after baking to easier serving. Scroll down to read my notes in the recipe card about baking times. No matter what kind of pork chop you are baking, I’ve got you covered.

Need more dinner recipes for your collection? Here you go: Baked Chicken Legs*Amazing* Pot Roast Crockpot RecipeBaked Salmon with Garlic Butter Bread Crumbs, and Perfect Roast Turkey.

pork chops in pan

How to Bake Bone In Pork Chops in Oven

Baking pork chops is one of my favorite ways to cook pork chops! It’s quick, easy, and because they’re smothered in this yummy sweet and savory sauce, they turn out so so delicious! This is a great recipe to have on hand for those busier weeknights. Dinner will be on your table in three easy steps:

Step 1: Make the Sauce

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl stir dijon mustard, rosemary, garlic, honey, butter, salt, and pepper together. Microwave until the butter has melted completely. This obviously melts the butter and creates more of a sauce, but also helps bring out the flavors in the rosemary.

Step 2: Smother Your Chops!

Spray a 9×13 pan or other baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place your pork chops into the baking pan so they lay flat.

Pour half the sauce overtop pork chops, turn and spread the remaining sauce over top.

Step 3: Bake Your Pork Chops

Bake pork chops uncovered for 25-30 minutes at 375 degrees or until the interior of the chop is no longer pink and the internal temperature has reached 150-160 degrees F. More on cooking temperatures below. Remove from oven and cover with foil to rest 10 minutes before serving warm.

sauce ingredients before mixing

How Long to Bake Pork Chops

I baked my pork chops for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. But in general, you’re going to want to bake until the internal temperature of the meat is 150-160 degrees (depending on preference). Every oven will vary, so the most accurate way to know your pork chops are done is by using an instant read thermometer. This is the one I have and use.

What do Pork Chops Look Like When They Are Done Baking?

When you cut into your pork chops it’s okay if you see a little pink. This is absolutely not my preference (I like most of my meat cooked completely well done…except for Prime Rib).

Unlike chicken, you shouldn’t get food bourne illness from pork that is cooked to medium. You can see my cooking temperature guide in the notes section of the recipe card below.

For well-done pork chops, bake until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees. The meat should be white, juicy, and steaming (serve hot)!


Baked Pork Chops Bone In tips and tricks

  • Use Room Temperature Meat: Although you can use your chops straight from the fridge, considering taking them out of the fridge beforehand. Room temperature meat tends to cook more evenly.
  • Don’t Overbake: over-baked pork chops tend to get more and more tough the longer you cook them! Since we want juicy and tender pork, do your best to not over bake. For you over achievers, aim for 150-160 degrees Fahrenheit, no higher.
  • Let them Rest: After everything is done baking, try tenting your baking dish with tin foil and letting the meat rest for about 10 minutes. Resting really helps lock in moisture!
pork chops in sauce

Storing Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops

Any leftover pork chops can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days, though I doubt they will last that long. These are so so delicious, you will be licking your plates clean.

To freeze: Allow to cool completely, then wrap each chop individually in aluminum foil and then into an airtight freezer safe container or zip top bag for up to 2 months.

Baked Pork Chops in Oven FAQ

Should pork chops be covered when baking?

If you cover your pork chops while baking, it creates more of a steaming environment. I prefer to let some of the moisture evaporate, creating that nice browned crust on the meat. Cover the baking dish after you remove from oven, locking in moisture as it rests.

How to cook bone in pork chops to be tender?

To ensure tender bone in pork chops, be sure to use room temperature chops, don’t over bake and allow for resting time.

How do you keep pork chops from drying out when you bake them?

To keep chops from drying out when you bake them, use a marinade or cooking liquid (like my garlic dijon herb mixture), use a meat thermometer to ensure you don’t over bake, and allow to rest covered in foil.

Should you wash pork chops before baking?

It is generally not recommended to wash pork chops or any other meat before cooking. Washing raw meat can actually increase the risk of spreading bacteria around your kitchen through splattering water, potentially contaminating surfaces and other foods.

What to serve with Baked Bone In Pork Chops

I have tons of side dish options on my site to serve with meaty recipes like this one, but here are just a few that keep things on the healthier side.

baked pork chops

If you loved these easy baked pork chops, you’re going to love these other 30 Minute Meals!

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5 from 3 votes

Baked Pork Chops in Oven

Juicy and tender, sweet and savory, these Smothered Baked Pork Chops are roasted to perfection in just 30 minutes! A quick and easy dinner.
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 lbs pork chops* bone in
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp rosemary fresh, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 5 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place pork chops into baking pan.
    pork chops in pan
  • In a small bowl stir dijon mustard, rosemary, garlic, honey and butter together. Microwave 30 seconds to 1 minute or until butter has melted completely.
    pork chop sauce
  • Pour half the sauce overtop pork chops, and spread using the back of a spoon.
    pouring sauce on pork chops
  • Turn and spread the remaining sauce overtop. Bake 25-30 minutes or until baked to 150-160° F.
    pork chops in sauce
  • Remove from oven, cover with foil and rest 10 minutes. Serve warm.
    baked pork chops



I used 1/2 inch thick, bone-in pork chops. If using boneless pork chops, bake 20 minutes. If your pork chops are thinner than 1/2 inch, your bake time will be reduced even more. Be sure to use a meat thermometer so you don’t overcook, therefore resulting in dry meat.
  • 140-150° F: Medium Rare
  • 150-155° F: Medium
  • 155-160° F: Medium Well
  • 160+° F: Well


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked pork chops, pork chops, pork chops in oven

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32 Responses
  1. Telisa

    5 stars
    Yum my son was volunteering at a local bee farm and he scored some free fresh honey and I used it today! The most delicious pork chop recipe ever

  2. Priscilla

    This recipe was very good and easy to follow.
    I just made it for dinner and it was gone with no leftovers.
    Thank you

  3. Jody

    Made this tonight! Did not go over well with the family. We wipe the pork chops off with paper towels. Worse Pork chop receipe ever. Can not give it even 1 star. sorry!

  4. Sherry

    5 stars
    Tasted great. Fairly quick to make. I used 6 bone-in pork chops about one inch thick. I doubled the other ingredients. It took 45 minutes to bake. I checked it after 30 minutes and it still had blood running out of the pork chops. Everyone liked them. Will definitely make again!

  5. Roxie

    5 stars
    I came across your recipe a good while back. I have made it multiple times and I’m making it tonight. It is so good and very easy.

  6. Darlene

    5 stars
    Delicious,Made these pork chops tonight.First of all dinner was done so quickly and the taste.Amazing, I will be keeping this recipe and sharing it. Thank you

  7. Teri Mello

    5 stars
    Yummy! The best pork chops ever! I’m so impressed with myself! I felt like I was eating at a five star restaurant. Even my young granddaughters loved it! Awesome recipe 😋 loved,loved,loved it!!

  8. Michelle

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe tonight and it was delicious! I am not normally a fan of pork chops but this recipe really changed my mind. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Telisa

      Italian seasoning is what I used and I am not easy to impress. Italian seasoning has rosemary in it. Just try it, this is a good recipe.

    1. Lauren

      I’ve never tried it, but I think it might work! I would be concerned that the rice wouldn’t be cooked by the time the pork chops were or vice versa.

  9. Alexis Peffer

    These chops look awesome. Question, how much of the mustard can you taste? My husband has an aversion to a prominent mustard taste. Is there something that I can half the mustard with?
    Thank you.

  10. Natascha Stauffer

    Curious if you think olive oil would work instead of butter (for a dairy sensitivity)? Looks delicious, and I could probably use plant butter if I had to.

  11. Sarah

    5 stars
    Yum! This was such an easy and delicious recipe. My family really enjoyed it. It’s been added to our favorites list and we can’t wait to make it again!