Sunday, September 19, 2010

Baked Pork Chops with Apple and Onion Stuffing

With it being September, I have been on an apple kick! About this time every year I try to work apples into my cooking at least once during the week. This is one of the easiest, no fuss recipes I think I have come up with. It is so easy to change up depending on your mood or what you have in your pantry. I started this version with four boneless pork chops that I seasoned with salt and pepper.

Then in the bottom of an oven safe dish I spread around a regular size can of cream of celery soup.

I placed the pork chops on top of the soup.....

....and topped them with some shredded monterey jack cheese.

Then in a separate bowl, I mixed one box of whole wheat chicken flavored Stove Top stuffing mix with a regular can of chicken broth, no heating required. While the stuffing absorbed the broth, I chopped up one half of an onion and one granny smith apple.

When the onion and apple were chopped, I added them to the stuffing, gave it a stir and spread it on top of the pork chops.

I covered the dish with a lid and placed it in a 350 degree oven. An hour later, it was all bubbly and brown and smelled sooo good.

I even used the other half of the onion. I chopped it up and sauteed it in a small frying pan with a tbsp of butter and seasoned it with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of curry powder. When the onion was soft, I added a regular size can of cut green beans that I drained. Then I made myself a plate to eat.

Pork chops and stuffing with creamy gravy and green beans, Mmmmmm!

As I mentioned earlier, there are so many different variations that can be done with this concept. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are also a great option. Instead of cream of celery, you could use cream of mushroom or cream of chicken and I often use swiss cheese instead of the monterey jack. Countless vegetables could be chopped up and added to the stuffing and there are so many types of Stove Top stuffing, I don't think I could name them all! This meal is so adaptable to whatever your family's favorites are!

Pork Chops with Apple and Onion Stuffing

4 boneless pork chops
1- 10 3/4 ounce can cream of celery soup
1/2 onion, chopped
1 granny smith apple, peeled and chopped
shredded monterey jack cheese, 1 to 2 cups
1- 6 ounce box whole wheat chicken flavored Stove Top Brand stuffing mix
1- 14 ounce can chicken broth
salt and pepper

Season pork chops with salt and pepper. In bottom of oven safe casserole dish with lid, spread cream of celery soup. Place in pork chops in single layer and sprinkle with shredded cheese until covered. In separate bowl, mix stuffing mix with chicken broth then add in onion and apple. Spread over the pork chops and cover with lid. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until meat is thoroughly cooked.


  1. This looks yummy!!! I SOOOO look forward to your recipes every week. I am always on pins and needles waiting to see what's coming next!!!

  2. Whoa! I can't wait to try this! Sounds wicked good! Congrats on your new blog! Have it bookmarked.

  3. Thank you very much to the both of you!!

  4. I made this tonight for dinner. Actually I made it last night and Dan had to work over so i stuck the prepared dish in the refrigerator. Tonight though I cooked it and we had it for supper; really good! Especially on a cold, raining fall day. Dan approved! Will make again!