Bacon Cheddar Pork Chops

Many of you have noticed Bacon Cheddar Pork Chops on my weekly menu plans, and I have gotten several requests for the recipe.  So, I figured it was about time to share it.

I came up with these a while back when I needed to make something for dinner, but was running low on groceries.  I hadn’t yet made a trip to the store because of an illness I suffer from called ‘Grocery Store Crowd Avoidance Syndrome’ – also known as GSCAS.  If you are also a sufferer of GSCAS, I completely understand your condition – and you can rest easy knowing that you can find support here.  

Anyhows – back to these pork chops.  Looking through what groceries I did have, I pulled out a few things & set to work to see what I could come up with. What I came up with was marvelous, and became a main dish staple in my home.  Everyone raved over it the night that I created it, and my 2 year old devoured a whole pork chop himself.  And even though I have made it countless times, the raving never stops – and it still gets devoured by every member of my family.

Ready for the recipe?  Of course you are.  Why else would you be here?  Oh wait, that’s right.  For the GSCAS support group.  We meet down the hall, second door on the right.

Here’s what you need:




Set out two pie dishes, or similar kind of dish.  In one dish, whisk together 2 eggs and a couple splashes of milk – and in the other, mix together your bread crumbs, shredded cheese, & bacon bits.

Now, I’ve tried freshly fried bacon with this too…but it just doesn’t taste as good.  Go figure.




Dip the pork chops into the egg mixture & then dredge into the breadcrumb mixture.  Shake any excess off, and then repeat – making sure to press the breadcrumb mixture into the pork chops on both sides the second time around.

Lay in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.  If you have a cast iron, use it as it helps form a beautiful crust.  However, if you don’t have one – don’t worry about it.

Sprinkle any remaining breadcrumb mixture on top of the pork chops, and press down lightly.




Bake in a preheated oven (set to 400 degrees) for 30 minutes – carefully flipping the chops halfway through.

Sprinkle with a little bit more cheese & pop them back in the oven for a couple of minutes, just enough to melt the cheese. Remove from the oven, and garnish with chopped green onions if desired.




Serve ‘em up to your family and watch how fast they get gone.  


Bacon Cheddar Pork Chops - one of my favorite meals EVER! #pork #bacon



Bacon Cheddar Pork Chops
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Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, medium thickness pork chops
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 1.5oz real bacon bits (half of a 3oz package)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar or cheddar blend cheese
  • chopped green onions to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Set out 2 pie dishes, or similar dish. In one, whisk together the eggs & milk. In the other, mix together the bacon bits, bread crumbs, & 1 cup of the shredded cheese.
  3. Dip the pork chops in the egg/milk mixture & then into the breadcrumb mixture. Shake off any excess crumbs & then dip back into the egg/milk mixture again. Dredge in the breadcrumb combination & press the mixture into each side.
  4. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, and place the pork chops in. Cast iron works best as it helps crisp the crust better, but it’s not a necessity if you don’t have one. Sprinkle on any remaining breadcrumb mixture, and press down lightly.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, carefully flipping over halfway through cooking. Sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup of cheese & return to the oven for 2 minute, just enough to melt the cheese.
  6. Garnish with chopped green onions.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4
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Authored by: Crystal Light Faulkner
  • http://twitter.com/DerpalinaE Sarah E.

    Those look superly good – stopping in from Hunk of Meat Monday incredibly late :)

  • Lakeshia Grayson

    HI, I have a family of eight, would I double the ingredients or triple the ingredients for 16 pork chops?

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      The recipe calls for 4 pork chops, so I would triple or even quadruple it.

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  • Alex Myers

    Just put this meal in the oven. Can’t wait to try it – smells delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • ty ertmer

    I bet if you added garlic and ranch seasoning to this mix it would be really good.

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      That does sound good!

  • Ally

    I made this a few weeks ago for my large family of 6 including two toddlers who don’t like to eat anything unless it’s sweet or has a cartoon character on it. I put these on their plate, paired with roasted red potatoes and glazed carrots, and let me tell you: THEY. TORE. IT. UP. Now this recipe is a staple in our home. Thank you so so so so so much for sharing!!