The Smothered Pork Chop and Scalloped Potato Casserole is a heartwarming, filling dish that combines the savory goodness of Southern-style smothered pork chops with the creamy, cheesy delight of scalloped potatoes. This fusion creates a comforting casserole that’s perfect for family dinners or gatherings. Though its exact origins are unclear, this dish blends two classic comfort foods that have been long-time favorites in many households. With its tender pork chops layered amidst thinly sliced potatoes in a creamy sauce, this casserole is bound to be a hit.
This indulgent casserole, rich in flavor, is a complete meal by itself but pairs wonderfully with lighter sides like a crisp green salad, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, or sautéed green beans to balance its richness. For those who enjoy a bit of crunch, garlic bread or dinner rolls are great additions to mop up the delicious sauce.
Recipe: Smothered Pork Chop Scalloped Potato Casserole
4 bone-in pork chops, about 1-inch thick
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup chicken broth
2 pounds potatoes, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon paprika
Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high. Brown pork chops on both sides and set aside.
In the same skillet, cook onions and garlic until translucent.
Add flour to make a roux, stirring for a minute.
Gradually add milk and chicken broth, stirring until thickened. Remove from heat.
Layer half the potatoes in a casserole dish. Top with half the sauce and cheese
Repeat with remaining potatoes, sauce, and cheese. Sprinkle with paprika.
Place pork chops on top of the layers.
Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
Remove foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes until pork and potatoes are tender.
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Garnish with parsley.
Enjoy this Smothered Pork Chop Scalloped Potato Casserole with your preferred sides for a truly fulfilling and enjoyable meal.