Upon discovering this recipe, I instantly knew it would be the star of our dinner! Its flavors are even more delightful on the following day. The Smothered Pork Chop and Scalloped Potato Casserole offers a comforting and satisfying blend of Southern-style smothered pork chops and the creamy, cheesy goodness of scalloped potatoes. This fusion results in a hearty casserole, ideal for family dinners or gatherings. While the exact origins of this dish remain unclear, it seamlessly marries two timeless comfort foods that have graced many households. With its tender pork chops nestled among thinly sliced potatoes in a luscious sauce, this casserole is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
This indulgent and flavorful casserole stands as a complete meal on its own but pairs exquisitely with lighter sides such as a crisp green salad, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, or sautéed green beans to offset its richness. For those seeking a delightful crunch, consider adding garlic bread or dinner rolls to savor the delectable sauce.
Recipe: Smothered Pork Chop Scalloped Potato Casserole
4 bone-in pork chops, approximately 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 the oven to 350°F (175°C).
Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops on both sides and set aside.
In the same skillet, cook onions and garlic until translucent.
Add flour to create 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 an additional 15-20 minutes until pork and potatoes are tender.
Allow it to stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Garnish with parsley.
Enjoy the Smothered Pork Chop Scalloped Potato Casserole with your favorite sides for a truly fulfilling and enjoyable meal.