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How Do I Make Baked Pork Chops?

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author image Shelley Frost
Based in the Midwest, Shelley Frost has been writing parenting and education articles since 2007. Her experience come from teaching, tutoring and managing educational after school programs. Frost worked in insurance and software testing before becoming a writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education with a reading endorsement.
How Do I Make Baked Pork Chops?
How Do I Make Baked Pork Chops? Photo Credit Scott Miller/Demand Media

Baking pork is a healthy way to prepare the meat without messing with popping grease in a skillet or heating a grill. When prepared properly in the oven, pork chops come out moist and flavorful, making them the focal point of the meal. Overcooking the pork makes it tough and dry with less flavor, so watch the pork closely and bake it only as long as necessary to cook it through completely.

Step 1

How Do I Make Baked Pork Chops?
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Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F before you begin preparing the meat. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Step 2

How Do I Make Baked Pork Chops?
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Cut away the leftover fat around the edges of the pork chops. You can leave the fat on and cut it off after you finish cooking the pork, but trimming it off ahead of time reduces the overall fat content of the meat.

Step 3

How Do I Make Baked Pork Chops?
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Drizzle the pork chop with oil. Brush it around so all surfaces of the meat are covered. Add a dash of salt and pepper to each chop. Add more seasonings, such as grated Parmesan, dry mustard, cayenne or oregano, depending on your preferences for pork seasonings.

Step 4

How Do I Make Baked Pork Chops?
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Lay the pork chops in the greased pan without overlapping any of the edges. Bake the pork for 30 to 35 minutes at 375 degrees F. Turn the pork chops over once during the baking.

Step 5

How Do I Make Baked Pork Chops?
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Cut into the thickest pork chop to ensure no pink remains in the meat. If the pork isn't cooked through, place it back in the oven for an additional five to 10 minutes and check again.

Step 6

How Do I Make Baked Pork Chops?
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Remove the cooked pork chops from the oven and let them rest for five minutes before you transfer them to plates for serving.

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