Smothered Pork Chop and Scalloped Potato Casserole Recipe

Indulge in the comfort of tender pork chops smothered in a creamy, savory sauce, baked to perfection atop layers of thinly sliced scalloped potatoes. This hearty casserole is a delightful fusion of rich flavors, perfect for a cozy family dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Pork Chops: Season the pork chops with salt, pepper, and paprika. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the pork chops for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Make the Sauce: In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the onion and garlic, cooking until softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes until golden. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and heavy cream, bringing the mixture to a simmer. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the thyme and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  4. Layer the Casserole: In a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, arrange half of the sliced potatoes in an even layer. Season with salt and pepper. Pour half of the sauce over the potatoes and sprinkle with half of the cheddar cheese. Repeat with the remaining potatoes, sauce, and cheese.
  5. Add the Pork Chops: Arrange the seared pork chops on top of the layered potatoes and sauce.
  6. Bake: Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown.
  7. Serve: Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve hot.

Enjoy the perfect combination of succulent pork chops and creamy, cheesy scalloped potatoes in this irresistible casserole!

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