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Monday, October 18, 2021

One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes

One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes, just like Mom made.....food doesn't get much better than this! Food made with love served with love and loved by all who enjoy time around your table. That's a pan of One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes!


I know I just posted Sweet Potato Gratin with Fresh Sage, and now this One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes. But there are some dishes from your childhood that never leave your "I would sure like some of that tonight", request list. And this big pan of pork and potatoes is one of those!. Tried and true, real home cooking. This old fashioned comfort food is always a hit, and if there are leftovers, rest assured they are delicious the next day. 

I know I am beginning to sound like a broken record, but home cooking is nothing more than a process of using what is available in your pantry. That process repeated time after time becomes a recipe. And those recipes become family favorites!

And all those family favorite recipes are more than just food, they are nourishment, memories, and love all rolled into one! Just like this recipe for One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes

I am sure I watched my Mom make this many, many times. It was a super easy supper, one she could fix and forget about, for an hour, anyway! And don't we all need more recipes like that? To serve just add a vegetable side dish, and fresh fruit, and if you have some a cookie and you have just given the family a memorable meal, because yes (once again) you added a bit of that special ingredient, love...


While this does have a list of ingredients, it really is more a process than an exact recipe, so if you want more onion, make it so! If you don't like thyme, by all means, yes, you can leave it out. But no matter what or how you customize it, it will always be homemade and delicious!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • pork chops
  • potatoes
  • onion
  • garlic salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • thyme
  • flour
  • canned evaporated milk
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • oil
You will also need the following:
  • kitchen knife
  • cutting board
  • frying pan
  • deep 11X15 baking pan
  • measuring cup
Now you are ready to begin!


One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes, just like mom made!
One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes.


One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes - a freestyle recipe!
by the seat of my pants!
375-degree oven 
Updated: 10.18.2021

4 pork chops
oil for browning the chops
4-6 potatoes, depending upon the size 
1 large onion
garlic salt
1 t thyme leaves, divided 
1/4 c flour
black pepper
2 cans of evaporated milk
Parmesan cheese (yep the green shaker can stuff)

In a frying pan large enough to hold the pork chops, add 1 tablespoon of oil, sear, and cook the pork chops to a medium brown color, turn and repeat on the other side. 


Browning the pork chops adds delicious flavor to One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potates.
Brown the chops before adding the potatoes for One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes.

Place the browned pork chops into the bottom of the 11X15 baking pan, sprinkle with some garlic salt, pepper, and 1/3 of the crushed thyme.


Perfectly browned chops for One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes.

Peel the potatoes and the onion. Slice 3 of the potatoes, dice 1/2 of the onion.







Cover the chops with the diced onion, and the sliced potatoes.






Season with more garlic salt, pepper, and 1/3 of the crushed thyme. Sprinkle with the 1/4 c flour.



Slice and dice the remaining vegetables.


Ready to bake, One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes!

Season the top with more garlic salt, pepper, and the final 1/3 of the crushed thyme.



Pour the two cans of milk over the top, cover with foil, sealing well. Bake for 1 hour.




One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes, just like Mom made, a tutorial recipe.


Remove the foil, and sprinkle generously with the Parmesan cheese over the top of the potatoes. 

Reduce the oven temperature to 350-degrees, return the pan to the oven, and continue baking for 30 minutes. 

Note: if desired you may place under the broiler to crisp and brown the top before serving. 

Remove from the oven, and let rest 10-15 minutes before serving.

Storage options for One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes. Store in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 days. You can freeze this dish, but expect some loss of quality upon thawing. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating. 


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes has been included below. 



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Printable "copy and paste" version:

One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes - a freestyle recipe!
by the seat of my pants!
375-degree oven 

4 pork chops

oil for browning the chops
4-6 potatoes
1 large onion
garlic salt
1 t thyme leaves, divided 
1/4 c flour
black pepper
2 cans of evaporated milk
Parmesan cheese (yep the green shaker stuff)

In a frying pan large enough to hold the pork chops, add about 1 tablespoon of oil, sear, and cook the pork chops to a medium brown color, well on both sides. 

Place the browned pork chops into the bottom of the 11X15 baking pan, sprinkle with garlic salt, pepper, and 1/3 of the crushed thyme.

Peel the potatoes and the onion. Slice 3 of the potatoes, dice 1/2 of the onion.

Cover the chops with the diced onion, and the sliced potatoes.

Season with more garlic salt, pepper, and 1/3 of the crushed thyme. Sprinkle with the 1/4 c flour.

Pour the two cans of milk over the top, cover with foil, sealing well. Bake for 1 hour.

Remove the foil, and sprinkle generously with the Parmesan cheese over the top of the potatoes. 

Reduce the oven temperature to 350-degrees, return the pan to the oven, and continue baking for 30 minutes. 

Note: if desired you may place under the broiler to crisp and brown the top before serving. 

Remove from the oven, and let rest 10-15 minutes before serving.

Storage options for One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes. Store in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 days. You can freeze this dish, but expect some loss of quality upon thawing. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating. 

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  1. We love both but I never thought of combining them. Yum!!! Thanks!!!

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    1. I remember my mom putting this together for our supper! I hope you like it, I love pork cooked in milk.

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  2. Think we'll give this one a try. Thanks!

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    1. I think you will find that the ingredient list is easy to divide by half for smaller families, thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This looks fantastic , pinned for later . Thanks for sharing

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  4. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  5. First time here from Weekend Cooking. I love cooking from scratch as well.

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    1. Welcome, and thanks for stopping by! Scratch cooking is definitely my favorite way to spend time in the kitchen.

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  6. This sounds like a fantastic meal! Thanks, I've got it on my to make list for this coming week.

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    1. This is how my mom did it! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week ahead.

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  7. I have never tied potatoes and evaporated milk, intriguing! Great way to cook the pork chop with the potatoes and get all those lovely flavours mingling!
    Thank you for bringing this to Fiesta Friday :)

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    1. I like keeping evaporated milk in the pantry, preferring to use it for cooking over fresh milk. Cooking pork in milk is so delicious, I hope you enjoy this homey dish as much as we do. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. A great flavorsome dinner here! This looks to be tender and enjoyable. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday!

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  9. I love one pan meals, looks good! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 21, open until February 26. Shared on social media.

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    1. Thank you for hosting! I appreciate sharing with your readers, have a great day.

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  10. really like your posts. could you please make your recipes printable? thank you so much

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    1. That would be so nice, and I am searching for a print recipe button as we speak! Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

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  11. Congratulations your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday, 521 this week. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks. They are great "comfort" food to enjoy with family and even friends, because yes, they are tasty.

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  13. This looks delicious. My sister makes this, and for some reason I don't have a recipe for it. Pinning and will definitely try it!

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    1. Thank you! So many of my mom's recipes were not written down, slowly I am recreating them to enjoy once again and share with the grandchildren so they know a bit about their great grandmother.

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