These pork chops were so good! Super simple and quick this smelled so good while it was baking. I served it with a side of spaghetti noodles. This would make an excellent meal to serve for a family get together.

All three of the kids loved it. They didn't even notice there were chunks of tomatoes sabotaging the kid friendly dish. My step kids are not the most adventurous eaters but they are getting better and this was a winner!

I need a name for it though, something that conveys the Italian breadcrumbs, the Parmesan cheese, the tomato pasta sauce, how moist and tender this was and easy! Too many adjectives and not enough time or creativity.

The ingredients:
  • Bone in pork chops 1 1/2 inches thick, do not trim
  • Italian dressing
  • Italian style bread crumbs
  • Dry Ranch dressing
  • 1/2 a jar of Pasta sauce (I love Paul Newman's Stockarooni)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • Cooked Spaghetti noodles
Heat the Italian dressing in a skillet and brown the chops. This took no time at all and I salt and peppered as I was browning.

With a fork mix breadcrumbs and dry Ranch dressing mix in a pie pan. When each chop is finished browning coat each side in the bread crumbs.

Pour the 1/2 jar of pasta sauce and the entire can of diced tomatoes, undrained. If you do not want to risk the tomato hatred reaction then skip this and add more pasta sauce and 1/4 cup of water.

Cover with tin foil and place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes turn the oven up to 400, take the tin foil off and generously sprinkle Parmesan cheese over all. Cook uncovered for 15 more minutes.

Make the spaghetti noodles during this time. Spoon some of the sauce over all when plating. Yum!

Bread and salad would make this dish perfect. So simple and so delicious. What shall we name it?
5 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Italian crummy chops! hahaha
    (get it, bread crums.... ok nevermind)

    CrockChops! CrockerChoppers... since you invented it after you....

    Red Bread Cheese Chops!

    Chops Italiano (say with Italian dialect...sounds better!)

  2. Anonymous Says:

    call it ...



  3. Anonymous Says:

    The Italian Pig!

    Oink and Sketti!

    Pigs swimmin' in Italy!

    Pork N Pasta!

    love the Swickey Family

  4. Those look so good.. Thanks for sharing the recipe.. Have a great week ahead.

  5. Jared Says:

    Those porkchops look delicious. I love baking meat. You really get a great flavor and texture out of it.