Creamy Garlic Mushroom Pork Chops
Pork chops smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce, a weeknight classic! You may have grown up making pork chops with canned cream of mushroom soup, but this recipe is the sophisticated adult version featuring a decadent homemade mushroom cream sauce. It contains a hearty helping of fresh cremini mushrooms, lots of garlic, and a hint of smokey heat. This dish is extremely filling and will impress any family or guests.
The dish itself is made in one large skillet in two simple steps. First searing your pork chops, then creating your mushroom sauce. The overall cooking process is easy, it just takes time (as all good things do). At the end of the recipe, you will add your pork chops back into the skillet to infuse with flavour and finish cooking. The bubbling aromas of smoked paprika, garlic, and mushrooms will make your house smell fantastic, and be sure to beckon everyone to the dinner table. The earthy element of garlic and smokey heat of paprika and cayenne is what makes this dish next level. Making what could be a boring mushroom cream sauce interesting. This is personally one of my favourite meals and for sure my partner who is mushroom obsessed.
We love to serve this dish over white rice or pasta drizzling the extra mushroom sauce over top. For a healthier alternative you could swap the refined goods for fresh vegetables like cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles!
As always, please use this recipe as a guide and adjust ingredients as necessary to your personal taste! I encourage you to have fun in the kitchen and make things your own. If you decide to make this recipe, please come back to rate it and share with us on social media! I love seeing your creations.
Creamy Garlic Mushroom Pork Chops
A family favourite, this creamy dish is perfect for a hearty week night supper or to impress your guests while entertaining! Cream of mushroom soup doesn't stand a chance compared to this freshly made decadent mushroom sauce and perfectly seared pork chops.
4 pork chops - bone in about 1 inch thickness
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Freshly ground black pepper and salt
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
8 oz sliced cremini mushrooms
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tbsp butter
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Light dusting of cayenne pepper
Light dusting of smoked paprika
2 tbsp gluten free flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
- Salt & pepper to taste
Garnish with fresh parsley
Ingredients for Pork Chops
Ingredients for Mushroom cream sauce
Season pork chops with paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper (lightly), salt and pepper on your butcher paper.
Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until butter is melted.
Sear your pork chops until golden browned on both sides (roughly 5 minutes each side depending on your heat). Transfer pork chops to a plate and set aside. We like to put ours in the toaster oven to keep warm.
Mushroom Cream Sauce:
In the same large skillet, add your mushrooms. Scrape any leftover bits from the pork chops off of the skillet and use left over oil as base for the mushrooms.
Add butter, garlic cloves, Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, and cayenne stirring until fragrant. Cook mushrooms until browned.
In a cup, add flour and equal amounts broth to make a slurry. Mix well to ensure it's smooth and there is no lumps.
Add remaining chicken broth to mushrooms, then add your slurry in small amounts at a time, stirring until it just begins to thicken up.
Pour in cream to mushroom mixture and stir. Place pork chops back into the skillet and allow to simmer for a couple more minutes until sauce has thickened up.
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot! We like to have our Creamy garlic mushroom pork chops over fresh pasta or rice. Enjoy!