If you are looking for a simple but tasty dinner, you’ll love Keto Oven Baked Pork Chops and Broccoli One Pan Meal. It’s a super quick and delicious family favorite that everyone will love. Since it’s a one-pan meal, clean up is a snap, which is always a bonus.
Keto Oven-Baked Pork Chops One Pan Meal: Easy & Low Carb
Recently, as I was trying to decide what to make for dinner that wouldn’t require me standing over the stove, one-pan meals came to mind. With a full plate of life homeschooling, taking care of 4 kids, and running a business at home, dinner has to be easy. With one-pan meals, you don’t have a ton of dirty to wash, which is a fantastic plus. I spend enough time in the kitchen, and prefer my least favorite part of dinner, cleaning up, to be as painless as possible.
I also can get in a rut, switching back and forth from beef to chicken keto dinners. While I do enjoy pork, I just haven’t posted many keto pork recipes. With that in mind, I began to work on a new keto-friendly oven-baked pork chop recipe one-pan meal with the groceries I had in my fridge. I grabbed a pack of boneless pork chops and fresh broccoli and began throwing ingredients together to make this tender low carb pork chops and broccoli meal. I was delighted with the outcome, and everyone loved it.
What cut of Thin Pork Chops Should I Use?
Center cut thin pork chops, and loin pork chops both work well for oven baking.
Should You Cover Pork Chops When Baking?
By covering the pork chops the first few minutes of baking, you create steam that helps them to become more tender. Then, later in the cooking process, remove the foil so that the oven-baked pork chops can brown. Make sure to always start with a preheated oven for even baking.
What Seasonings Are Used in This Oven Baked Pork Chop Recipe?
Don’t be afraid of seasonings as they can add an incredible depth of flavor to baked boneless pork chops. In this recipe, I used a mixture of cheese, seasonings, olive oil, and butter to make this easy low carb one pan meal extra tasty. While you could swap out the seasoning or add extra, here is a list of what I used:
- Fresh Minced Garlic Cloves (you can sub for garlic powder if you prefer)
- pink salt and pepper
Instead of a baking dish, I used a cookie sheet or sheet pan so that I could make this easy baked pork chops recipe a keto one-pan meal by cooking the broccoli in the same pan. I love easy recipes like this because they not only taste amazing, but they take minimal time to prepare and clean up is minimal.
I tossed the broccoli with the rest of the oil/butter/seasoning mixture before adding it to the sheet pan alongside the pork chops. As the pork chops baked, the juices helped to steam the broccoli and add extra flavor.
What Temperature Should Pork Chops Be Cooked?
The National Pork Board recommends cooking pork chops until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees measured by a meat thermometer then allowing them to rest for 3 minutes. In my testing, these tender baked pork chops were ready in 20 minutes, but it may take a few minutes longer in your oven.
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Why Did My Oven-Baked Pork Chops Turn Out Tough?
Thin cut boneless pork chops can become tough if they are cooked too long. While I did add a suggested bake time to the recipe card, keep in mind that every oven heats differently so the cooking time may vary. It is always best to test doneness with a meat thermometer.
This delicious one-pan meal is divine. I turned the oven to broil the last 2 minutes so that the mozzarella cheese would bubble and brown. Roasted broccoli is one of my favorite keto side dishes, and it pairs perfectly with tender oven-roasted pork chops.
Yum! A homecooked meal around the table with all of my favorite people makes my heart happy. Serve this great recipe for a keto one-pan meal with a garden salad or as is.
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How to Make Keto Oven Baked Pork Chops One Pan Meal:
Keto Oven-Baked Pork Chops Recipe with Broccoli One Pan Meal
- 8 center cut thin boneless pork chops
- 4 cups fresh broccoli, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 3/4 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp pink salt (or regular salt)
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp parsley (for topping pork chops after they are baked)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash and chop fresh broccoli then pat dry.
- Cover baking sheet (cookie sheet size) with parchment paper or grease.
- In a bowl combine melted butter, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and spices (except the second parsley listed at the bottom of the ingredient list that is reserved for sprinkling on pork chops when they are done).
- Place pork chops in the middle of the baking sheet.
- Brush one third to half of the spice, oil, butter, and parmesan cheese mixture on the top of the pork chops.
- Spoon the remaining spice mixture over the broccoli in a bowl and toss until evenly coated.
- Place the broccoli all around the pork chops. The sheet pan will look very full, but as the pork chops and broccoli bakes, they will shrink in size. Cover the pan with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 5 minutes then remove the aluminum foil and bake for 5 more minutes.
- Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top of the pork chops and turn broccoli over, so both sides bake evenly then return to the oven.
- Continue baking for 10-12 minutes or until done. I use a meat thermometer as all ovens bake differently. The internal temperature should read 145 degrees.
- Turn oven to broil, and move pan to the top shelf. Broil for 1-2 minutes so that the mozzarella cheese begins to bubble and brown. Leave the oven door slightly ajar while broiling as it helps the food to brown without steaming. Watch carefully as the pork chops and broccoli can burn quickly. Be especially mindful if you use parchment paper when broiling. Depending on your oven, broiling temperatures can reach up to 550. Typically, I have noticed that my parchment paper begins to turn brown when broiling. I would not broil for longer than suggested if using parchment paper and I would watch VERY carefully.
- Remove from the oven and let oven-baked pork chops rest for 3 minutes then sprinkle the remaining 1 tsp parsley on top.