Sheet Pan Pork Chops and Potatoes
I’m kicking myself for not taking more photos of this recipe. I honestly didn’t have high hopes for this one and was tired at the time. Figured, I’d skip documenting our dinner for the night. Boy, did I miss an excellent opportunity on an outstanding dish!
I thought about waiting till I made this recipe again to share it with you, but that didn’t seem fair either. You are going to want to go ahead and add this into your rotation of easy weeknight meals.
The only photo I managed to take was of the finished product. Why? Because it smelt that good coming out of the oven, I knew I had missed an opportunity and wanted to atlas have proof of the sheet pan.
The ingredients are simple:
4-5 boneless, not-to-thick, not-to-thin pork chops
1 pound of yellow potatoes (or any preferred small potato variety)
Ranch seasoning packet
1 Tbsp Mike’s All Purpose Seasoning **
Let me introduce you to Mike’s All Purpose Seasoning- It is made in Crystal Springs, Mississippi and found at Kroger (and I am sure in other places), but that is where I met Mike’s cousin who was demoing the product near the meat aisle.
You know what I am talking about, the product displays where you get a sample and a coupon and go about your business. Well, Mike’s cousin was more than a sample shoveler; he was a passionate promoter of the product and had the biggest smile. Not to mention, he had all kinds of goodies made up with the seasoning, I just had to buy a bottle.
In fairness, that bottle sat in my cabinet for longer than I care to admit. I had good intentions on using it soon after I bought it, but just never got around to it. Well, in comes this recipe and the original called for paprika, I was out of paprika and became pouty. I caught this bottle sitting at the back of my cabinet and decided to give it a try. The rest is history!
I look forward to learning more about Mike’s story and sharing it with you, for now, I encourage you to find it at your local Kroger, or online and give it a try. I’m happy to provide him with free advertisement.
The instructions for the sheet pan pork chops and potatoes are as easy as the ingredient list.
Wash and cut the potatoes in half (they cook faster).
In a small bowl add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.
In another small bowl, mix in the ranch seasoning packet and Mike’s All Purpose Seasoning.
Next, take your pork chops and lightly cover both sides with olive oil, and then cover it in the seasoning mix and repeat with all the chops. Assemble seasoned chops on the sheet pan.
You may need to add a touch more olive oil to your potatoes, but use the leftover seasoning mix and coat your vegetables, well. Don’t be alarmed the pork chops were rubbing around in there. It’s all cooking together.
Assemble the seasoned potatoes on the other side of the sheet pan.
Place your sheet pan into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
You know it’s done when the potatoes are soft, and the pork chop is at minimum 145 on the inside. They will continue to cook once you remove it from the heat. Learning to take them out of the oven or off grill 5-10 degrees below ideal temperature (which is 155 for pork) will make a world of difference in tenderness!
Feel free to recheck the temp 5-10 minutes after removing it from the oven, to prove to yourself that it rose another 5-10 degrees on the inside.
Complete this sheet pan meal with a side salad or other vegetable and dinner is served.
It turned out delicious!