Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

I must admit, pork chops is a recipe I had not tried before we switched to all real food eating, so I don’t technically know how it is supposed to taste. I do know that this version is really, really good, so while it may not be an exact replica of the not-so-healthy version, it is delicious!

These smothered pork chops are also a very quick meal and my husband and kids all love it. It came together in less than 30 minutes and only requires one pan to prepare!

healthy smothered pork chops

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Smothered Pork Chops




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Hearty and creamy pork chops rich with the flavors of garlic and onion tastes like high-end restaurant food but comes together in about half an hour!


  • 4 pork chops (or enough for your family)
  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of sliced button mushrooms (optional)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (or coconut cream)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • spices to taste: I used salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, thyme, rosemary, and a tiny bit of turmeric


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Beat the egg with about a teaspoon of water until smooth.
  3. Put the almond flour on a plate and mix with about 1/2 tsp each of onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Rinse each pork chop well.
  5. Dip each into the egg mixture and then in the almond flour.
  6. Put each pork chop into the pre-heated skillet with the oil and cook about 5 minutes per side (depending on thickness or pork chop) until starting to brown.
  7. While the pork chops are cooking, thinly slice the onions and mushrooms if not already sliced.
  8. Remove the pork chops and place on a plate.
  9. Add onions to pan and sprinkle with spices.
  10. Stir until caramelized and browned, about 8 minutes.
  11. Add mushrooms, if using, and cook until browned.
  12. At this point, scoot the onions to the side and return the pork chops to the pan. Spread the onions on top of and between the pork chops.
  13. Add the heavy cream and coconut milk and any additional spices and cook over low/medium heat for an additional 5-8 minutes until most of the milk has evaporated off and started to thicken.
  14. When sauce has thickened and pork chops are tender, serve each pork chop with a spoonful of the onion/mushroom sauce on top.
  15. Enjoy!

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Cuisine American

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Reader Comments

  1. These look YUM!!!!

    • Oh my GOODNESS!!! That was delicious… We literally just ate them, and I had to sit down and tell you that my family loved it! <3

  2. Where are we with the challenge?  Is it over?  Is it still going on?  Just haven’t heard much from you about the challenge recently (but I know you’ve had some craziness going on).  Thanks!

    • Still going on, and more info coming soon! Sorry for the lapse… I’ve been running a lot of pre-written posts while things have been so crazy here, but I’ve got more challenge stuff planned soon!

  3. i’m making this tonight. i’m so excited. my kids and hubby have no clue how healthy they are eating. 

  4. These look simply amazing!!  I can’t wait to try this recipe!!  We love pork smothered in anything!  🙂

  5. that really sounds good.  I’ve always just made them like my mom did.  dust lightly with flour, brown on both sides, top with 2 sliced onions separated into rings, cover and let cook til pork is done and onions are tender.  Simple easy and pretty healthy except for the white flour which could easily be exchanged for anything. I already use coconut oil for my frying anyway.  We eat with a side of brown rice and steamed broccoli.  I like my broccoli with just a little sea salt and a squeeze of lemon

  6. Just had these tonight and I’m still feeling the aftereffects of the meal-gasm they immediately induced. Simply. Amazing. Seriously. I used pork tenderloin because it was on sale, but I’m sure just regular pork chops cooked this way would still be amazing. This recipe is forever saved in my arsenal of yummy meals. Kudos to your creative culinary craftiness. 🙂 

  7. I made these a couple of weeks ago and they are AWESOME! I Still can’t get my daughter to touch meat, but my husband and I absolutely loved them. Im making them again tonight!

  8. These might qualify as the BEST pork chops we’ve ever had. Thank you!!!

  9. I tried this tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. This looks delicious and I def going to try this tonight. Question, I can use cream of coconut and coconut milk instead of the heavy cream right?

    • I apologize I just saw above that coconut cream substitutes the heavy cream. Thanks!

  11. Hi:
    Thanks for the recipe. I am wondering about the coconut milk. Are we talking the coconut milk in the carton, (Silk) or the stuff in the can? Wanting to make these tonight, and wasn’t sure which one to use.

  12. Can I just use all heavy cream instead of using coconut milk?

    • I don’t see why not… Let us now how it turns out!

  13. Made this tonight. Just found your blog and love the message. I am 44 and keep gaining and gaining. Hoping your recipes help reverse what’s going on. The recipe is Delicious. Making bone broth and have things on order for toothpaste. Thank you for your work.

  14. This was YUMMY! Made it last night and everyone devoured them. I like how there weren’t hard to find ingredients yet they were delicious. Tasty and Healthy. Thanks for sharing.

  15. This pork chop recipe is SO fantastic!… My new favorite ????

  16. These are sooooo gooood!!! I didn’t have time to make coconut cream (started dinner late), but I just used about 3/4 of a can of coconut milk and the sauce was AMAZING!! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  17. “spices to taste: I used salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, thyme, rosemary, and a tiny bit of turmeric”
    Could you be a little more precise for your instruction dependent readers please? Not a wing it kinda gal sorry. Thanks so much for sharing

  18. Wow! This was amazing! I did not bread the chops and used coconut milk and suggested spices (probably about 1 tsp each) I could not believe how good this was. Thanks!

  19. Looks so good. Say, when you make “smothered” porkchops should you serve them with a little “pillow” on the side. lol
    We will make this week! Thanks

  20. Can I replace the almond flour with coconut flour?