Cheesy Pork Chop Potato Casserole

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Cheesy Pork Chop Potato Casserole Recipe

I broke down and started the oven the other night to make Cheesy Pork Chop Potato Casserole, because we ran out of briquettes to barbecue, and comfort food was calling my name. 

LJ told me about 3 times Cheesy Pork Chop Casserole tastes like Christmas dinner! I'm assuming it's the Potatoes Au Gratin I usually make around the holidays he's referring to, but I don't think I've ever seen that kid so excited about food! 
Actually the whole family was beyond content and dibs started going around the table on the leftovers for lunch the next day.

This recipe for Cheesy Pork Chop Casserole combines Potatoes Au Gratin, with Fried Pork Chops, with plenty of extra Cheesy Sauce, for smothering over the top of your pork chop. 

It's comfort food at it's finest, and sure to be a family favorite.


Peel and slice under 1/4" thick 8-9 Medium Sized Potatoes. Place them in cold water until ready to use to prevent browning, and rinse off excess starch. 

This step can be done several hours ahead of time, and potatoes refrigerated in water, until ready to use.


In a large skillet melt 4 tablespoons Butter and 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil over medium-high heat until hot. Stir in 1 medium Onion Sliced Thin and cook until starting to caramelize.  


Sprinkle with 2/3 cup All-Purpose Flour and whisk until flour starts to bubble. I find it works best for getting into the corners of the pan when making gravies, sauces, and puddings.


Slowly whisk in 3 cup Chicken Stock, about 1/2 cup at a time to prevent lumps.

Then slowly stir in 2 cups Milk, until well combined and smooth. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened.


Stir in 2 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese and 1/4 cup Diced Chives, until smooth and cheese is melted.


Taste cheese sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

At this point I had to chase people out of the kitchen who are trying to dip fingers, chips, crackers, and whatever else they can get their hands on into my sauce.


Drain the potatoes well. Place 1/2 the Potatoes evenly on the bottom of a 10"x15" deep Casserole Pan.


Cover with half of Cheese Sauce, and then remaining potatoes. I like to add the Cheese Sauce in 2 batches to make sure the onions are evenly distributed.


Cover with remaining sauce. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, while making Pork Chops.


Mix together 1 cup All-Purpose Flour, 1 teaspoon Salt, 1 teaspoon Pepper, and 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic, until well combined. Dredge 6 of your favorite cut Pork Chops in Flour mixture. 


In a heavy duty skillet add 2 tablespoons Butter and 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add 3 pork chops to pan, and cook until brown.


Flip Pork Chops, and brown other side. Don't worry about cooking pork chops until done since they will finish cooking in oven.


Place browned Pork Chops on top of Cheesy Potato. Repeat browning remaining pork chops.

Cheesy Pork Chop and Potato Casserole Recipe the ultimate comfort!

Once all pork chops are on top of potatoes bake an additional 40 minutes until potatoes are bubbly and soft when poked with a knife or skewer. 

Allow to rest for about 5-10 minutes before serving.

Cheesy Pork Chop and Potato Casserole Recipe

Serve Cheesy Pork Chop and Potato Casserole with leftover cheese sauce out of the pan over the top of pork chop if desired, and garnish with chives.

It's not fancy pantsy, it's far from cutting edge but it sure hits all the right spots when your craving homestyle cooking! One of our all time favorite Pork Chop Casserole recipes.

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Yield: 6

Cheesy Pork Chop Potato Casserole

Cheesy Pork Chop Potato Casserole recipe is the perfect comfort food.A favorite Pork Chop Casserole recipe. It's a recipe the whole family will love!
5 out of 5 based on 9 user ratings
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 30 M


  • 8-9 whole Potatoes, Medium-Sized Cut under 1/4" Thick
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Onion, Medium-Sized Cut In Half and Sliced Thin
  • 2/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 1/4 cup Chives, Chopped
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  • 6 whole Pork Chops
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Additional Chives For Garnishing (Optional)


How to cook Cheesy Pork Chop Potato Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Soak sliced potatoes in a bowl of cold water to remove excess starch and prevent browning. This can be done a few hours ahead of time and stored in fridge.
  3. In a large sauce pan add 4 tablespoons of butter and olive oil. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and sauté until caramelized. Sprinkle 2/3 cup flour over the top and cook until hot and bubbly. Slowly stir in chicken stock 1/2 cup at a time to prevent lumps and then milk. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened. Stir in cheese and chives until melted. Taste sauce, add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
  4. Drain potatoes well.
  5. In a 10"x15" casserole dish evenly layer half of potatoes. Cover with half off cheese sauce. Add remaining potatoes, and then cover with remaining cheese sauce.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes while browning pork chops.
  7. Combine 1 cup flour, salt, pepper, and granulated garlic until well combined. Dredge pork chops in flour mixture.
  8. In a heavy duty skillet heat 2 tablespoons butter and 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  9. Cook 3 pork chops at a time until brown on both sides. Pork chops don't need to be cooked through as they will finish cooking in oven.
  10. Placed browned pork chops over potatoes.
  11. Repeat with remaining pork chops.
  12. Cook uncovered for 40 minutes until potatoes are hot, bubbly, and tender when poked with a skewer.
  13. Allow to rest 5-10 minutes before serving.
  14. Serve extra cheese sauce in pan over pork chops and garnish with additional chives, if desired.
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  1. This is definitely comfort food! And I love your cheese sauce!

  2. I'm in such a dinner rut. This casserole would be a nice change---and Bill would be thrilled with his favorite meat and potatoes. And cheesy potatoes are the best!

  3. This looks absolutely amazing! I'll be trying this ASAP. I live in New England, this looks like,cozy comfort, Fall deliciousness

  4. I cooked this up last night and, trust me, it is every bit as fabulous as it looks! No changes from the recipe itself, although I do not have a baking dish that size so I used an 11x11 dish (4" deep), which was filled to the brim. The next time I will use more shallow dishes because it took about 30 extra minutes to cook the potatoes.

    A couple of notes:
    1. The sauce is as tasty as any cheese sauce recipe I have ever tried. I think the reason for that is in the caramelization of the onions - plan extra time and make sure they do are cooked well past the opaque stage. Also, do not think that you should use less onion because it looks like SO much - in the finished sauce, the onions almost disappear but that fantastic caramelized flavor is definitely still there!
    2. I used boneless center cut chops - to make sure the chops are browned evenly, cut through the fat around the edge in a couple of places; otherwise they may tend to cup a bit. Also, listen to Serena about not needing to worry about cooking them too long in the frying pan. They cook beautifully in the oven. Even with my extended cooking time, the chops were tender and moist.
    3. About that sauce: It will also work well with asparagus or broccoli.

    Serena, thanks for the fabulous recipe! I think I could make you a fan of lima beans if you have an open mind.

  5. I have made this quite a few times and only once or twice have I used the exact amount of ingredients, mostly I improvised for four chops and it still turns out super yummy every time! Thank you for one of our family’s regular meals!

    1. That's what I'm doing tonight. Improvising for 4 chops. What size pan did you use to bake it all?

  6. Hi Erin! If your reducing the potatoes by a few too a 9"x13" should be large enough for 4 chops. Thanks, Serena

    1. Instead of putting it in the oven could I use a crockpot?

    2. Hi Anne, I have used the crock pot for this recipe and it does work great! The pork chops won't brown much more so make sure to get them a nice brown color before adding. -Serena

  7. I’ve made this several times with much success. Tonight I added some broccoli with the potatoes to add more veggies and it turned out great. I’ve had this pinned for years!

  8. Loved this recipe! Next time thinking of putting in the crock pot. Is that possible?

    1. Yes! I've done it and it works great in the crock pot! Just make sure to get the pork chops a nice golden brown color before adding! Thanks, Serena

  9. In the oven as I write this. Looks delisious and smells even better. I didn't have enought white potatoes so used some sweet potatoes. Can't wait to eat it. Thanks

    1. You're welcome! Let me know how the sweet potatoes go. I think that would be delicious. Thanks, Serena

  10. Made this tonight. Very tasty. However i ended up using a 9x13 so maybe I had too many potatoes for the cook time that was given since my potatoes came out a tad still hard unfortunately. The only other thing is when I took it out there was so much oil/butter on top. Any suggestions?


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