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Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Prosciutto and Cheese

Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Prosciutto and Cheese by 2sistersrecipes.com

Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Prosciutto and Cheese.  I haven’t made pork chops in a long time. These are boneless center cut pork chops stuffed with prosciutto and cheese, coated in extra virgin olive oil and bread crumbs and baked for 20 minutes.  The stuffing inside is what makes these pork chops so good!!

My family doesn’t care for pork chops because they are not that tasty, and need a lot of help to make them tasty.

Since they were craving for my Chicken Rollatini’s; and instead, I had a package of these boneless pork chops in the fridge, I figured why not give them a try.

 

Just simply cut a deep pocket  in each pork chop, but keep the sides in tact.

Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Prosciutto and Cheese by 2sistersrecipes.com

Then stuff each one with a slice or two of prosciutto and cheese.  Coat both sides with olive oil, then with the bread crumb mixture and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until they are fully cooked.

 

Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Prosciutto and Cheese by 2sistersrecipes.com

The bread crumb mixture also gives these stuffed pork chops a lot of flavor to them.  It contains  plain bread crumbs, grated pecorino cheese, dried parsley, black pepper and 2 fresh garlic crushed.

The fresh garlic, along with the pecorino cheese in the mixture is what gives these stuffed pork chops a wonderful depth of flavor.  So don’t leave them out.

Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Prosciutto and Cheese by 2sistersrecipes.com

I will say, I used 2 slices of prosciutto in each pork chop. If you buy prosciutto in a package, the slices are very thin and about 6-inches in length and you can stuff each pork chops with 2 slices. If you purchase freshly sliced prosciutto from a deli, which are usually longer (and sometimes thicker) then you will need only 3 slices (one for each chop) and cut them in halves or fold them to fit each pocket.

Also, you can use mozzarella, Havarti, Swiss and even provolone cheese in the stuffing.  All work equally well.

Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Prosciutto and Cheese turned out to be very flavorful.  They were crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside.

Serve them with a side of Garlic Mashed Potatoes, some gravy and a green salad and call it a day.  Everyone enjoyed them!

Hope you will try this recipe!!

 

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Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Prosciutto and Cheese
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Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Prosciutto and Cheese. These are boneless center cut pork chops stuffed with prosciutto and cheese, coated in extra virgin olive oil and bread crumbs and baked for 20 minutes. The stuffing inside is what makes these pork chops so good!!
Ingredients
  • 3 boneless center cut Pork Chops (about 1-inch thick)
  • 6 slices of prosciutto
  • 3 to 6 slices of Swiss cheese, or Havarti or mozzarella
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, and extra
Bread Crumb Mixture
  • ⅓ cup of plain bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • ½ tsp. dried parsley
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves - crushed
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F degrees. Drizzle some olive oil on the bottom of a baking dish. Set aside.
  2. First, using two breading trays. In one tray, mix bread crumbs, pecorino cheese, dried parsley, minced garlic and ground pepper and salt until well combined.
  3. In the other tray, pour the olive oil, for dipping. Set both trays aside.
  4. Take each boneless pork chop, place on a cutting board and using a sharp knife, carefully slice a deep pocket, horizontally almost through, leaving the sides in tact.
  5. Stuff each pork chop with 2 slices of prosciutto, 1 to 2 slices of Swiss cheese or mozzarella, fold them in half if you need to.
  6. Then dip each pork chop entirely into the olive oil to coat both sides. Then dip into the bread crumb mixture to coat both sides. It's easier if you use your hands to dip and coat the chops.
  7. Transfer onto the prepared baking dish or pan.
  8. Take the remaining olive oil left in the tray and drizzle some on top each pork chop, this will keep them moist while baking.
  9. Bake, uncovered for 20 to 30 minutes, or until they are fully cooked. Remove and serve.
  10. Serves 3

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Matt
    December 30, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Is there an internal temperature I should be aiming for? I baked at 425 for 20 min and it came out very pink inside.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      January 2, 2019 at 11:09 pm

      Dear Matt, I don’t know if this helps, and I’m not really sure why they were still pink inside. But I can tell you this, I have a new oven and they were fully cooked in 20 minutes. However, my sister Liz has a much older oven in her kitchen and told me she needed to bake the pork chops a few minutes longer. But I will change that and edit it in my recipe.

      • Reply
        by Anna and Liz
        January 2, 2019 at 11:17 pm

        thanks!

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