Oven Baked Pork Chops with a brown sugar garlic glaze and Yukon potatoes. One pan, almost no cleanup and the whole family will love them.
Pork Chops are a family favorite Dinner Recipe, and the brown sugar glaze on these will have everyone asking for more. This recipe is the answer to about 500 emails from readers asking for pork chop versions of Brown Sugar Garlic Pork with Carrots & Potatoes and Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin.
Many of the most popular recipes on the site are pork recipes. While people generally grill or pan sear pork chops, this easy sheet pan meal will take the active cooking time out of this recipe. It takes just five minutes to toss the cubed Yukon potatoes in oil, salt and pepper. Then season the pork chops with brown sugar and garlic. Add it all together on a sheet pan, then just bake for about 30 minutes until you have tender pork chops with yummy, crispy potatoes.
The brown sugar and garlic combine to make a sweet and savory sauce that is the perfect glaze on these juicy pork chops. By cooking them on a sheet pan, the tender pork and roasted potatoes are finished at the same time, with minimal cleanup! You can even line the baking sheet with parchment paper to make cleanup even easier.
Readers have LOVED our other brown sugar garlic recipes and have always asked “can I do this with pork chops?” Unfortunately, the answer was always “nope, sorry.” Here is an even EASIER version if that is even possible. Sheet Pan Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops WITH a side of potatoes like the original pork loin recipe. You could try to add carrots too, but with the heat you’ll need to keep a close watch in case they scorch.
We’ve discovered that brown sugar and garlic make a wonderful combination in many recipes. You’ll also love using chicken in our popular Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken, and Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken. You NEED to try, it is fall apart tender, sticky, garlicky and amazing. Serve pork chops with Rainbow Roasted Vegetables and Garlic Bread for a comforting weeknight dinner ready in less than an hour.
What are Pork Loin Chops?
Pork loin chops (like in this recipe) are primarily “white meat” of the pig. Meaning less fat than the darker meat you’d find in shoulder chops or country style ribs. This means you need to keep a close eye to make sure it doesn’t dry out. The “dark meat” chops you can normally find less expensively at the store can handle a longer cooking time or braising. Start with an extra five minutes in the oven then check for doneness.
How to Make Brown Sugar Garlic Oven Baked Pork Chops
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Toss the potatoes in the oil, ½ teaspoon Kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper and spread onto half the sheet pan.
In the same bowl, coat the pork chops with the garlic, brown sugar and the rest of the salt and pepper, and to the sheet pan. Spread any remaining brown sugar mixture on top of the pork chops.
Cook for 30-35 minutes or until the pork is at 145 degrees or more. Let rest before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bake oven baked pork chops at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 145-150 degrees. You can turn off the oven and leave the oven door open about 30% to let them rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.
Cooking with meat that is bone-in takes roughly 10-15% more cooking time. This recipe calls for bone-in chops so if they are boneless you can possibly cook them for 30-32 minutes.
In a baking pan, add the chops and roast for half the time. Cover with Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe, finish baking in the oven and serve. Even better, you can leave the mushrooms a larger size for a better, more luxurious feeling meal.
Make sure you are using bone in pork loin chops for this recipe so that the cooking time is accurate. The best way to keep pork chops from drying out is to cook them to an internal temperature of about 145 degrees and then let rest for 5 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to monitor the temperature. If you use boneless or another cut of pork chop, adjust the time accordingly and follow the 145 degree recommendation.
To cook this recipe, you’ll need a classic, inexpensive Sheet Pan that is high quality and can hold up to high temperatures in the oven. If you’d prefer you could also use a Cast Iron Skillet: This is our most used pan in the kitchen, heavy, keeps heat well and gives the BEST sear ever.
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Key Ingredients in Brown Sugar Garlic Oven Baked Pork Chops
- Pork Loin Chops: Choose a thicker cut pork chop to avoid dryness. Look for a nice fat cap and some marbling which will ensure a juicy pork chop.
- Yukon Potatoes: Yukons are softer and waxier than large baking potatoes, so they will be roasted to perfection in the time it takes the pork chops to cook.
- Brown Sugar: Brown sugar contains molasses to keep it moist and give it an extra caramel flavor. Use light brown sugar unless a recipe specifies for dark.
- Garlic: Freshly chopped garlic adds tons of flavor and an aromatic savory balance with the sweetness of the brown sugar.
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops
- You’ll want to cook the potatoes separately from the pork chops. They can be roasted in an air fryer or steamed and mashed with butter and milk.
- To make these pork chops with brown sugar sauce in a slow cooker, first season them with salt and pepper and sear a hot skillet with vegetable oil.
- Add them to the slow cooker, and rub the garlic and brown sugar over the tops of the pork chops.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Variations on Brown Sugar Garlic Oven Baked Pork Chops
- Pork: You can swap the pork loin chops for a preferred type of pork chop or even a boneless pork chop. If you use boneless pork chops, reduce the cooking time.
- Potatoes: You can replace the Yukon potatoes with another type of potato like red potatoes, sweet potatoes, or mini fingerling potatoes. For a low carb option, replace the potatoes with vegetables like mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, summer squash, or carrots.
- Seasonings: Add a kick to your garlic brown sugar sauce by adding red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, or a dash of hot sauce when seasoning the pork chops. You can also add some herbs such as dried thyme, basil, or sage for a yummy blend of flavors.
How to Store Oven Baked Pork Chops
- Serve: You shouldn’t leave cooked meat at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
- Store: Let the Pork Chops cool down, then seal it in an airtight container to store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Freeze: To keep leftover pork longer, you can freeze it for 2-3 months.
- 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes , cut into 1 inch cubes
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 pork loin chops , bone-in
- 2 tablespoons garlic , minced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt , divided
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper , divided
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, coat the potatoes in the oil, ½ teaspoon kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper and spread onto half the sheet pan.
- In the same bowl, cover the pork chops with the garlic, brown sugar and the rest of the salt and pepper.
- Add the chops to the sheet pan.
- Cover with the remaining topping.
- Cook for 30-35 minutes or until the pork is at 145 degrees or more.
- Let rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.
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