These are too easy to love.
A skillet can change your game in the kitchen when it comes to easy, low-maintenance meals. It’s ready to go whether you’re cooking on the stovetop, in the oven, or even on the grill, making it a true Southern staple to have on hand in the kitchen. Besides, nothing makes us happier on a busy weeknight than quick one-dish dinner ideas, and we definitely appreciate the versatility and hassle-free nature of pork (and it’s budget-friendly!). So, for us, the perfect answer to weeknight dinners lies in a deliciously easy pork supper made right in the skillet. From pork chops to pork-speckled pizzas, here are some perfect pork skillet dinner recipes that we’re loving right now.
Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
Granny Smith apples give a touch of sweetness to this savory one-dish dinner, and bourbon adds a zing of decadence. Brown the chops well in order to give your mustard sauce a deeper flavor afterwards.
Fried Pork Chops with Peas and Potatoes
Get that classic Southern fried pork chop taste with a little less fat in this recipe. Wine and chicken stock are the base for a lovely, lighter sauce; and, along with petite green peas and roasted potatoes and onions, you’ll have a savory, satisfying meal with all the taste of the classic Southern favorite.
Cast-Iron Pork Cacciatore
Recipe: Cast-Iron Pork Cacciatore
We swapped out the traditional chicken for pork chops in the recipe. It will only take 30-minutes and one cast-iron skillet for this dinner to come together.
Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy
Recipe: Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy
Though there’s not butter or cream in this gravy-laden pork chop skillet, it’s still full of indulgent flavor that will satisfy the whole family. Mushroom gravy is a weeknight staple that makes everything easy and delicious.
Thai Skillet Pork Chops with Coconut Rice
A Thai glaze gives these pork chops all of the tangy flavor you could want—with coconut milk, peanuts, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and more—and the fluffy coconut rice is the perfect side.
Skillet-Baked Ziti with Andouille, Tomatoes, and Peppers
An Italian-American classic gets a little dose of Southern flavor in this easy weeknight dinner. To start this flavorful supper, just throw andouille sausage, peppers, onions, and garlic into your cast-iron skillet.
Deep-Dish Pork and Collard Greens Skillet Pizza
This deep-dish pizza is absolutely bursting with savory ingredients in a fluffy, thick crust. Collards and pork always work well together, and this is no exception!
Pork Chops with Herb Gravy
Recipe: Pork Chops with Herb Gravy
Slicing the marinated pork loin filet is the trick to this super quick and delicious dinner perfect for a busy weeknight. An easy gravy with sage, garlic, and thyme gives you a sauce that will make just about any side dish better.
Skillet Pork Tenderloin with Mustard and Smoked Paprika
A rub of Dijon mustard and smoked paprika is the simple secret to this skillet dish. Give the pork tenderloins a nice browning before transferring to the oven!
French Onion Pork Chop Skillet
Recipe: French Onion Pork Chop Skillet
Serve this entire hearty dinner right out of the skillet. Worcestershire sauce, onions, and stuffing (you heard that right) make this French onion pork chop recipe a savory, filling meal.
Skillet Pork and Peppers
Recipe: Skillet Pork and Peppers
You get a lot of bang for your buck in this one-skillet meal. The seasoned pork chops, peppers and onions, and flavorful sauce are all made in the same ovenproof skillet before going in the oven to finish off the cooking process. You're going to love the minimal clean-up.
One-Skillet Pork Pasta
Recipe: One-Skillet Pork Pasta
Cracked pepper and a small dose of red pepper flakes give this pasta an extra kick that we just love. Pasta, pork tenderloin, and grated Cheddar make up the heartiness of this quick dish.
Salsa Pork Chops
Recipe: Salsa Pork Chops
Letting these chops simmer in the salsa makes sure they stay extra juicy (because no one likes a dry pork chop). Zucchini and squash round out the saucy dish.
Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet
Recipe: Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet
We're making a case for apple butter as one of the most underutilized pantry staples. This pork chop skillet uses it as a secret weapon cooked straight onto savory chops. The apple slices are cooked with chili powder and brown sugar to give a good balance.
Recipe: Potato-Bacon Hash
A hearty hash satisfies any day, and this recipe with russet potatoes, bell peppers, onions, and thick-cut bacon is sure to hit the spot.
Honey-Orange Pork Tenderloin
Recipe: Honey-Orange Pork Tenderloin
An orange marmalade kicked up a notch with vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and honey is the key to this flavorful dish. Simply brown the tenderloin and then finish it off in the oven, brushing the marmalade onto the baking pork throughout. Serve with roasted or steamed Brussels sprouts.
Brussels Sprouts Bacon Pizza
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Bacon Pizza
We love roasted Brussels sprouts with just about any meal, especially with a little bacon added for flavor. This skillet pizza combines those two perfect ingredients in an easy, new way.
Pork Chop Sauté with Peaches
Recipe: Pork Chop Sauté with Peaches
This skillet pork dinner is full of fresh, crisp ingredients like peaches, thyme, honey, and white wine—make it super easy and serve with quick-cooking couscous.
Mexican Chorizo Hash
Recipe: Mexican Chorizo Hash
This breakfast-for-dinner skillet gets a little heat from Mexican chorizo. To make sure the potatoes get a good crisp in the pan, try not to stir them too much.
Balsamic Pork Chops
Recipe: Balsamic Pork Chops
Balsamic vinegar is the flavor profile base for these simple and tasty browned chops. Serve with long-grain wild rice.
Pork Chops with Grits and Red-Eye Gravy
Who doesn’t love some classic red-eye gravy and grits? These bone-in pork chops get even better once drenched in the coffee-infused sauce and laid atop Southern-style grits.
Barbecue Pork Skillet
Recipe: Barbecue Pork Skillet
If you’re in the mood for a hearty Southern comfort-style dinner, these chops will cover your bases. And even better, only four ingredients is all it takes.
Recipe: Garlic-Lemon Pork
Coating the sliced pork tenderloin in flour (infused with lemon zest for a hit of freshness) dries the surface to ensure a nice crust and also helps thicken the sauce. Lemon slices, garlic, and chicken broth make up the light sauce.
Pork and Tomato Skillet Sauté
Recipe: Pork and Tomato Skillet Sauté
Balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, and fresh basil give this dish a little Italian flair. Use heirloom tomatoes for a great taste and beautiful presenation.