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Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy potatoes with fork tender pork chops. Comfort food really doesn't get better than this.

As a kid my dad made scalloped potatoes with pork chops and it was one of my favorite childhood dishes. The issue I have with his dish is that it is made with canned cream soup. I found this lighter recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook. It is very close to his without the cream soup. I love to sop up the gravy with a piece of bread. Check out our homemade Yogurt Bread with Wheat Germ.

Crock-Pot & Stove Top

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $32.49 as of July 2022.

  • If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $21.10.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 6

Serving size: 1 pork chop

Equipment needed: crock-pot and fry pan

Total time: 8 – 10 hours


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

There is about a $11.39 savings for a well stocked pantry. 

Pantry & Spices

Total: $11.39 as of July 2022

  • season all salt $1.82
  • canola oil $3.47
  • butter $3.98
  • flour $2.12


Total: $21.10 as of July 2022

  • 6 bone-in pork chops $12.41
  • 1 bag potatoes 5 pound $2.88
  • 1 bag onions 3 pound $3.38
  • 1 can chicken broth 14.5 oz $0.67
  • 1/2 gallon milk $1.76

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Season each side of the pork chop lightly with season all salt
  2. Heat a skillet with 1/2 tablespoon canola oil and 3 brown pork chops 1 – 2 minutes per side. Place browned pork chops on the potatoes. 
  3. Add the other 1/2 tablespoon canola oil and brown the rest of the pork chops 1 – 2 minutes per side. Place browned pork chops on the potatoes. 
  4.  Sauté the onions with a dash of salt and pepper for 3 – 5 minutes until they are tender and brown. Spread onions and drippings evenly over pork chops. 
  5. Add 2 teaspoons of butter to the pan then slowly pour in the broth and flour mixture. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes. Slowly add the milk and bring to a boil for 4 – 5 minutes until thickened. 
    • The sauce will thin over the cooking time. 
  6. Pour sauce over the onions, pork and potatoes. Cover and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Menu 1 – Family of 2

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