Classic Pork Chop Marsala

Classic Pork Chop Marsala is an easy one-skillet recipe cooked with thick pork chops in sweet marsala wine and mushroom-onion sauce. The pork always turns out tender, juicy, and oh-so-delicious!  A Southern Italian recipe, these boneless pork chops are first seared, and then simmered with their flavorful ingredients.  It’s the perfect dish to serve for date night, special occasions, or an intimate soiree.

 

Classic Pork Chop Marsala…

Pork Chops are wonderful to make any time of year, especially when you can easily make them on the stove-top and in one skillet. This dish for pork chops is not complicated. 

  • We’ll show you how to make them with ease. 
  • Our recipe guarantees that your pork chops will always be tender and full of flavor.
  • Don’t settle for anything less than perfection – try our recipe today and taste the difference for yourself!
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 Questions and Tips to Make Classic Pork Chop Marsala…

  • First, what kind of pork chops should we buy?  The best pork chops to buy are “center-cut, boneless” pork chops.
  • Where can we buy the best quality? For the best quality, always buy pork chops at your local butcher shop or Whole Foods. 
  • Are they expensive? They are not as expensive as everyone may think.
  • How thick should the pork chops be? The pork chops should be at least 1-inch thick.  Keep in mind, that if they are less than one inch, you will need less time to cook them.
  • Do we need a Thermometer when cooking pork chops? Yes, it is a good idea to always have a meat thermometer nearby. (see my notes below)
  • Where can we find Marsala Wine? Italian Sweet Marsala Wine can be purchased at any local liquor store or the Costco liquor store (photo below).  It’s not expensive, and it contains alcohol.  It’s a sweet wine that blends well with onions, mushrooms, and olive oil.

 

How to Make Classic Pork Chop Marsala?

This is an easy recipe to follow. First, caramelize the onions, then cook the mushrooms. Shortly after, the pork chops are seared, and the mixture is combined and simmered with the wine. Very easy!

Ingredients Overview for Pork Marsala (your shopping list):

  • boneless center-cut pork chops: about 3 pork chops, 1-inch thick.
  • large onions: you will need 2 large onions, and finely dice them.
  • white button mushrooms: one basket, up to 1 pound.
  • cloves of garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil 
  • butter: only need 1 tablespoon.
  • all-purpose flour:  to coat the pork chops, before searing them.
  • sweet marsala wine:  about 1 cup is needed.
  • seasonings: some dried thyme, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.

*Follow along with our STEP-by-STEP Directions! (*Full recipe card below!)

Directions To Make Pork Chop Marsala:

1.   In a large non-stick skillet, heat on moderate heat,  2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil with butter, and toss in the diced onions and garlic.  Simmer on low heat and stir often for about 15 minutes, or until the onions soften and caramelize.  Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Photos of onions diced and sauteed. by 2sistersrecipes.com

2.   In the same skillet, drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil and toss in the mushrooms, red pepper flakes, 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder, and thyme.  Sauté on moderate heat, until the mushrooms are golden brown, and pour in 1/4 cup of Marsala wine.

3.   Simmer until the wine reduces and the mushrooms are fully cooked for about 10 to 12 minutes.  Season with a little salt and black pepper to taste.  Transfer to a bowl, and set aside.

mushrooms cooking in a skillet by 2sistersrecipes.com

4.   Season each pork chop with some salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.  Using the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil again on moderate heat.  On a shallow plate, add the flour.

5.  Dredge in flour all the sides of each pork chop and transfer to the skillet.

photo of pork chops, coating in flour by 2sistersrecipes.com

6.   Sear the pork chops on both sides and give them a few minutes per side to make sure they get a nice, golden brown color, about 8 minutes per side.  Next, add in the 1/4 cup of marsala wine and lower the heat to a simmer.

searing the chops in the skillet, by 2sistersrecipes.com

7.   Transfer the onions and mushrooms back into the skillet, on top and around the sides of the pork chops.  Pour in the remaining Marsala wine.  Cover and simmer on low heat for an additional 5 to 8 minutes, until the wine reduces.

8.  Use a Meat Thermometer or slice into one pork chop, to make sure it is cooked to your desired preference.  If they are cooked to your liking, then transfer them to a serving platter, and top with the mushroom and onions over the top and around the chops.  Then serve.

Photos of the sauce in the skillet and platter of the chops by 2sistersrecipes.com

What temperature should the pork read?

When checking to see if the pork chops are perfectly cooked, the meat thermometer inserted in the center of the chop should read 145 F. Then it is perfectly cooked, and not turn out dry.

What sides to serve with our Classic Pork Chop Marsala?

There are so many options to serve this dish with. Serve these pork chops with any of your favorite sides and some crusty bread to soak up that flavorful sauce. Here are a few options to try:

A great wine to pair with this Pork Chop Marsala is one with a deep red color and robust flavor.  A Sicilian wine called Nero Davola would be a fine choice to pair with this exquisite dinner.

And ENJOY!!

Classic Pork Chop Marsala by 2sistersrecipes.com
Yield: 3 servings

Classic Pork Chop Marsala

Classic Pork Chop Marsala by 2sistersrecipes.com

Classic Pork Chop Marsala always turns out tender, juicy, and delicious tasting when cooked with a sweet marsala wine sauce. Boneless pork chops are cooked with a simple sauce made with mushrooms, onions, and marsala wine. And it's a perfect dish to serve for any date night, special occasion, or intimate soiree.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless center-cut pork chops (about 1-inch thick)
  • 2 large onions- finely diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic - diced
  • 1 (16-ounces) package of white button mushrooms - sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder - divided
  • 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil - divided
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sweet marsala wine - divided
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large non-stick skillet, heat on moderate heat, 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil with butter, and toss in the diced onions and garlic. Simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes, or until the onions soften and caramelize. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and toss in the mushrooms, red pepper flakes, 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder, and thyme. Sauté on moderate heat, until the mushrooms are golden brown and pour in 1/4 cup of Marsala wine.
  3. Simmer until the wine reduces and mushrooms are fully cooked for about 10 to 12 minutes. Season with a little salt and black pepper to taste. Transfer to a bowl, and set aside.
  4. Season each pork chop with some salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Using the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil again on moderate heat.
  5. On a shallow plate, add the flour. Flour all the sides of each pork chops and transfer to the skillet.
  6. Sear the pork chops on both sides until golden color, about 8 minutes per side. Next, add in the 1/4 cup of marsala wine and lower the heat to a simmer.
  7. Transfer the onions and mushrooms back into the skillet, on top and around the sides of the pork chops. Pour in the remaining Marsala wine. Cover, and simmer on low heat for an additional 5 to 8 minutes, until the wine reduces.
  8. Use a meat thermometer to read 145 F, or slice into one pork chop to make sure it is cooked to your liking. Then serve.
  9. Serves: 3

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3 servings

Serving Size:

1 pork chop

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 735Total Fat: 47.7gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 34.8gFiber: 3.6gProtein: 25.5g

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Susan! I always wanted to try it with pork chops, and it turned out great! So, I hope you will try our recipe. 🙂