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Smothered Pork Chop Casserole

smothered pork chop casserole Entree
Smothered Pork Chop Casserole
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 4

When the days get colder, this easy casserole is the kind of cozy dinner that’ll warm you right up any night of the week. It starts with a creamy mashed potato base that gets topped with tender, seasoned pork chops and finished with a hearty helping of savory caramelized onions and mushrooms. MORE+ LESS-

August 17, 2018

Ingredients

1
pouch (4.7 oz) Betty Crocker™ creamy butter mashed potatoes
Water, butter and milk called for on mashed potato pouch
2
oz cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
3
tablespoons butter
4
boneless pork loin chops, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick (6 oz each), trimmed of fat
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
medium onions, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices (4 cups)
1
package (8 oz) cremini mushrooms, sliced
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
4
teaspoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottom of 11x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Make mashed potatoes as directed on pouch; stir in cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of the parsley and 2 teaspoons of the thyme. Spoon mixture into bottom of baking dish; set aside.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Season pork with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper; add to skillet. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until browned on both sides; arrange pork on top of potatoes in baking dish.
  • 3
    Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter, the onions, remaining 1 teaspoon thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt to skillet. Cook 7 to 8 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until onions are browned and tender. Stir in mushrooms; reduce heat to medium, and continue cooking 4 to 5 minutes or until tender.
  • 4
    In 1-cup glass measuring cup, mix chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce and flour. Pour into skillet; heat to boiling. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Spoon mixture on top of pork chops in baking dish.
  • 5
    Bake 18 to 25 minutes or until pork registers 145°F with instant-read thermometer. Garnish with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley before serving.

Expert Tips

  • White button mushrooms can be substituted for the cremini mushrooms in this recipe.
  • Selecting pork chops of equal size and thickness helps ensure even cooking and doneness.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
680
Calories from Fat
350
% Daily Value
Total Fat
39g
60%
Saturated Fat
19g
95%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
170mg
57%
Sodium
1520mg
63%
Potassium
1200mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
7g
Protein
43g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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