Ranch Baked Pork Chops

These delicious ranch pork chops are an effortless dinner option that you can have ready in less than half an hour. This family-friendly dish is seasoned with tangy ranch seasoning that will surely delight everyone.

A Flavorful Main Course

Indulge in these tender and juicy baked pork chops, generously coated with a flavorful ranch seasoning mix. If you and your loved ones share our passion for ranch dressing, then these pork chops are an absolute must-try.

A Versatile Pork Chop Recipe

In our dinner rotation, we always make room for a good pork chop recipe. Whether it’s air fryer pork chops, spicy sheet pan BBQ pork chops, or Instant pork chops with mushroom gravy, they never fail to satisfy our cravings.

Easy Baking in the Oven

These ranch pork chops are incredibly easy to make in the oven, making them perfect for a quick and hassle-free weeknight dinner. Serve them alongside roasted ranch potatoes, air fryer sweet potato fries, or mashed potatoes for a complete and satisfying meal.

Ingredients You’ll Need

To recreate this simple recipe, gather the following ingredients:

  • Pork Chops: Opt for 1-inch thick pork chops. Increase the baking time if your chops are thicker.
  • Homemade Ranch Seasoning: You can either use your own homemade ranch seasoning (check out our recipe here) or choose two pre-made dry ranch seasoning packets available at your local grocery store. To make your own ranch seasoning at home, you’ll need Dry Buttermilk Powder, which is commonly found in the baking aisle near the evaporated milk.
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Baking Time for Perfectly Cooked Pork Chops

The cooking times for baked pork chops vary depending on their thickness. For thinner 1-inch pork chops like the ones used in this recipe, bake them for approximately 15 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees F. If you’re dealing with thicker pork chops, increase the baking time to 20 to 25 minutes at the same temperature. Remember to always check the internal temperature to ensure they are thoroughly cooked.

Benefits of Baking versus Frying Pork Chops

When it comes to pork chops, we prefer baking them over frying. Baking requires less oil, making the dish healthier and the clean-up easier. If you’re looking for an even healthier alternative, consider cooking them in an air fryer.

Air Fryer Instructions

Not an oven fan? No problem! You can easily prepare ranch pork chops using an air fryer. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Before seasoning the chops, lightly coat each chop with about a teaspoon of olive oil.
  2. Proceed with the seasoning process, dipping the chops in the dry ranch seasoning mix.
  3. Place the pork chops in the air fryer basket, making sure not to stack them. Arrange them side-by-side with sufficient space in between.
  4. Set the temperature to 375 degrees F and the timer to 9 minutes. Start cooking the chops.
  5. Halfway through, pause the timer and carefully flip the pork chops. Resume cooking by replacing the basket.
  6. Once cooked, measure the internal temperature with a thermometer to confirm they have reached 145 degrees F. Remove the pork chops from the air fryer.
  7. Let them rest for 3 minutes before serving.
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Make-Ahead Tips

Pork chops are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven, as reheating can dry them out. However, if you need to prepare them in advance, you can store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. To reheat, we suggest slicing them and microwaving for 1 to 2 minutes or until warmed through. Alternatively, heat them in a skillet over medium heat until heated evenly.

More Pork Recipes to Try

Looking for more pork inspiration? Check out these mouthwatering recipes:

  • Instant Pot Pork Roast and Gravy
  • Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin
  • Instant Pot Pulled Pork
  • Instant Pot Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy
  • Provolone and Prosciutto Stuffed Pork Loin
  • Instant Pot Pork Belly Tacos
  • Low Carb Moo Shu Pork
  • And many more…

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This article was originally published on the Hook’d Up Bar and Grill website.