Tired of dinner decisions? Enjoy a 14 day trial to our meal plan service, voted #1 by Lifehacker, and reduce your mental load today.

Seared Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce
with apple spinach salad

Active: 20 min Total: 35 min
We love serving proteins with sauces - it feels fancy and is a foolproof way to ensure a tasty meal. This mushroom sauce will go perfect with your golden-seared pork chops!
Tags

Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Seared Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce:
  • Pork chops, boneless - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Onions, small - 1, diced
  • Mushrooms, brown - 1 lb, sliced
  • Parsley - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Sherry (opt) - 2 Tbsp
  • Thyme, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Arrowroot powder - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Stock, chicken - 1 1/2 cups
  • Peas, frozen - 2 cups
Spinach Salad with Apples and Almonds:
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, dijon - 1 tsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
  • Apples, any type - 1, sliced
  • Baby spinach - 4 oz
  • Almonds, sliced or slivered - 1 oz

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts

Prep

  1. Pork chops - Season with salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Onions / Mushrooms / Parsley - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and cooking oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Apples - Slice.

Unlock this meal along with hundreds of smart meal plans and never stress about "What's for dinner?" again

Try for free
Learn More

Make

  1. Heat a saute pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil and then pork chops to heated oil. Sear on both sides for 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium, cover with foil and cook for another 3 to 6 minutes (depends on thickness), until pork reaches 145F / 63C. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Return pan to medium heat. Add butter and then onions to melted butter. Saute until tender, ~3 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms with sherry and thyme and saute for 5 to 7 minutes until mushrooms are tender.
  4. Stir in arrowroot powder and cook for ~30 seconds.
  5. Add stock, frozen peas, and parsley. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, until mixture is thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Toss vinaigrette with spinach, apples, and almonds. Spoon mushroom sauce over pork chops and enjoy with salad on the side!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts


Reviews

Ratings

Original (149)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (20)
Vegetarian (14)

74 reviews

Yum! Used leftover turkey to add a little extra to it after trying the original version a while back.

By: Matt
Posted: Dec 27, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This looked like it was going to be tastier than it wasn't. Mushroom sauce could have done without the peas.

By: Sundi
Posted: Mar 08, 2017
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Added fresh bell pepper and chicken breast to the pot pie. Used a bag of frozen mixed veggies with carrots, peas, corn, and green beans. Added craisens to the salad. Great! -R

By: Rachel
Posted: Jan 05, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I would add red pepper flakes or a spicy sauce to this, but it was very delicious. Easy, and had comforting flavors.

By: Trilce
Posted: Sep 12, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Not a favourite. Although it sounded good it lacked flavour in the end.

By: JENNY
Posted: Jul 13, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super tasty and easy!

By: Rachel
Posted: May 04, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful