Baked Pork Chop and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

Baked Pork Chop and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner
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Juicy baked boneless pork chops and asparagus are roasted together on a sheet pan to make for one easy, quick, healthy dinner that’s sure to please even the pickiest of palates.

Sheet Pan Dinner to the Rescue Again

You’ve got to figure out yet another weeknight dinner plan, and so we’ve got get another genius easy weeknight sheet pan dinner recipe for you! Irresistibly delicious and healthy, this tender baked pork chop and asparagus sheet pan dinner is flavored with a garlicky mayo-mustard sauce and comes together in just 30 minutes.

Baked Pork Chop and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

Four Steps to an Easy Keto-Friendly Sheet Pan Dinner

This springy, easy baked pork chop recipe is everything a brilliant weeknight dinner should be—one pan, ready in 30 minutes, and involving just a few simple, healthy ingredients. Boneless pork chops are slathered with a juiciness-ensuring mayo-and-mustard sauce, and then baked on a sheet pan along with asparagus and scallions. That’s all there is to this family-friend, keto-friendly pork chop recipe. Here’s the step-by-step:

  1. Whip up a quick sauce: combine mayo, mustard, chili flakes Worcestershire and garlic.
  2. Pop your pork chops on one side of a baking sheet and slather with the garlicky mayo-mustard sauce.
  3. Lay out your asparagus on the other half of the baking sheet, and gently toss them with a little olive oil and salt.
  4. Bake! The cooking time for your baked pork chops will vary slightly depending on the thickness of your chops. Our pork chops were one-inch thick, and took about 20 minutes. If you’re nervous about cooking pork, or worry that you don’t know how to tell if pork is done, don’t be! You can always use your trusty meat thermometer (we love this one) to check for doneness—the rule for pork chops is to cook them to an internal temperature of 145°F.

What Is a Pork Chop?

Well, it’s never simple, is it? A few different cuts of pork fall under the category of “pork chop”. All pork chops are cut from the loin, but which part of the pork loin the chop is cut from can make a difference—some parts are going to be more marbled, while other are leaner. For this baked pork chop recipe, the main consideration is cooking time. You’ll want to ask your butcher for boneless pork chops, and you want to be sure that your pork chops aren’t cut too thick. Since this is a one-pan dinner, you want the pork chops to roast at about the same rate as the asparagus, and asparagus cooks quickly.

Baked Pork Chop and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

Spring Produce, We Love You.

After a long winter of labor-intensive, long-cooking root vegetables and squash, the sight of spring produce makes our hearts leap. Whether you’re shopping at the grocery store or the farmers market, by April or May at the latest, you’ll find yourself surrounded by leafy baby greens, tendril-y pea shoots and of course, the undisputed king of spring—asparagus!

Asparagus is a big favorite in our kitchens for quite a few reasons:

  • It needs almost no prep. If the ends seem a bit woody, just snap or chop them off. No need to peel or otherwise fuss with them. Just a quick rinse and on to the sheet pan.  
  • Asparagus cooks quickly.
  • It’s technically a finger food! Asparagus is arguably one of the most fun-for-kids vegetables because it’s meant to be eaten with your fingers.
Baked Pork Chop and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

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We’re head-over-heels for sheet pan dinners. Minimal prep, easy clean up, veggie-loaded—they’re practically perfect in every way. If you’re looking for more one-pan dinners to love, look no further:

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Baked Pork Chop and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

Serves 6

Ingredients

6 boneless pork chops, 1-inch thick
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp stone-ground mustard
1/4 tsp chili flakes
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3" pieces

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, stone ground mustard, chili flakes, Worcestershire and garlic. Arrange pork chops on one half of a rimmed baking sheet and coat with mayonnaise mixture.
  3. Arrange prepared asparagus on the other half of your baking sheet, and toss it with olive oil and salt.
  4. Place baking sheet in oven on center rack and bake for 20 minutes or until pork chops are cooked through.