Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

This is one of Giada’s recipes that we have adapted to work with the thick-cut pork chops that we usually eat. This is an easy dinner that is sure to impress your family and friends.


2 large eggs                                                             $0.24

1 cup dried breadcrumbs                                 $1.00

3/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan               $1.50

4 thick pork loin chops                                     $2.00

Salt and pepper                                                    $free(ish)

6 tablespoons olive oil                                      $0.60

Total Cost (for 4)                                                 $5.34

Whisk the eggs and put them in a shallow bowl. Put the bread crumbs in another shallow bowl, and then put the cheese in another bowl. Coat each chop in cheese, making sure it sticks, then put it in the egg bowl (making sure no cheese comes off) and then dip it in the bread crumbs, coating the chop completely.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a non-stick skillet and brown two of the pork chops on both sides. Once sufficiently browned, add them to a pre-greased glass baking dish. Then do the same with the other two pork chops. Bake them in the oven for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 130 degrees. (This is if you like your pork pink like we do!) ENJOY!


(Here we served them with roasted potatoes and roasted squash with onions)

3 responses to “Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

  1. PERFECT way to cook thick cut porkchops!! My biggest problem would be the coating would be burned and the chops would be raw in the middle. not with this recipe!!! Thanks so much for sharing, I have made this twice in a week because of the rave reviews 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s