Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

9 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 2012

These seared pork chops are topped with a rich and creamy mushroom sauce that gets flavored with fresh herbs.

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  • 4 bone-in pork chops, 1/2-3/4 inch thick (about 2 pounds), trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup minced shallots
  • 8 ounces sliced mixed mushrooms, such as cremini, shiitake & oyster
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, tarragon and/or parsley

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  1. Sprinkle pork chops with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and add 2 pork chops. Cook, turning once, until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to a plate and tent with foil. Repeat with another 1 tablespoon oil and the remaining chops.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add shallots and mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently until the mushrooms are browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Add wine and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring up any browned bits, until the liquid is mostly evaporated, 1 to 3 minutes. Stir in half-and-half and herbs; cook until bubbling, about 1 minute more. Serve the chops with the mushroom sauce.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 pork chop & about 1/3 cup sauce
  • Per serving: 356 calories; 21 g fat(6 g sat); 1 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 21 mcg folate; 74 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 492 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 63 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 362 mg sodium; 639 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Potassium (19% daily value), Zinc (18% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 2 fat

Reviews 9

June 25, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Fresh, simple, real ingredients! I'm so happy I found this recipe! I used baby portabella mushrooms, and pinot grigio, fresh parsley, oregano, rosemary, chives, sage, hyssop (don't actually know what that one is, but who cares!), basil. The fresh herbs MADE the sauce! The wine cooked down to just the right sweetness, and the mushrooms absorbed the flavors wonderfully. The pork chops cooked perfectly. It was a slam dunk for me! Check this one off as a keeper, and a 'hit' among too many cooking 'misses' recently. Pros: one pan, healthy, flavorful, easy
January 01, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Easy I didn't have fresh herbs, so I skipped them and it was perfect. Also, I added a couple of tablespoons of butter to the sauce, and returned the pork chops to the sauce at the end. The butter may not have been needed, but it was delicious. Might add garlic next time, but probably won't. It was fine without it. Pros: Easy to make, one pot
December 31, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Fast, easy and no fuss This turned out so flavorful despite the little effort and few ingredients needed. My husband loves his sauces though so there wasn't enough for him. I'll double the sauce for him next time. The herbs i used were parsley, sage, cilantro and watercress. I could have used more easily, but I love my greens! Pros: fewer dishes, fast, easy
September 16, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Great Meal This is a great recipe, my family love this meal even my 3 year old son. I didn't have any shallots, so I used green onions and add some fresh garlic for little extra taste and it was awesome. I love this recipe and I will cook again. Pros: Quick and Super Easy
August 01, 2013
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By: Lynn
Delicious Looked just like picture and taste just as good. I would recommend to friends and family. Pros: Quick and easy Cons: None at all
June 29, 2013
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By: klarson
so yummy! My husband is not a big mushroom fan but he said he liked this...a lot! Great taste! Pork chops were very tender. Leftovers were just as tasty! Pros: My husband and I both enjoyed this dish! We will definitely create it again.
October 03, 2012
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By: maarsha
loved it loved it and my husband really liked it. he doesn't usually likee new reciepes Pros: quick, easy, not alot of ingredients to buy
June 18, 2012
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By: Kelly Ramstack
Herbs overpower mushrooms I wasn't a big fan of how this sauce turned out. I used a combination of tarragon and parsley for the 1/2 cup of fresh herbs and they overpowered the flavor of everything else. I think a 1/4 cup of herbs would have been enough. I did love how fast and easy it was to cook the pork chops and then the sauce using the same skillet. Less dishes! Pros: quick to make, one pan Cons: bad sauce flavor
June 11, 2012
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By: Chriissie259
Quick and easy A definite keeper. Next time I might add a little dijon mustard.