The weather might be cold outside which means it's all about cozy and comforting food. Gluten Free Stuffed Pork Chops with Roasted Sweet Potatoes is a hearty dish the entire family will love.
Pork chops are a comfort food unto themselves. Whether they fried up crispy like Easy Gluten and Dairy Free Fried Pork Chops or served up over a bed of spiced sweet potatoes, they're a go-to for a comforting and easy meal any night of the week.
When you start with amazing spices, it doesn't take much to pull together a meal packed with flavor. Gluten Free Stuffed Pork Chops with Roasted Sweet Potatoes is all about combining fresh ingredients with just the right accent to allow them to shine.
- Thick Cut Pork Chops - Whether you pick bone in or boneless chops, you want to make sure that they're thick enough to slice a pocket in so you can stuff them.
- Healthy Rican Savory Mix - Made with all natural herbs and spices, this seasoning blend is lower in sodium and black pepper free. It packs the bright flavors of cilantro, coriander, bay leaves, and oregano with the savory bite of garlic and turmeric.
- Healthy Rican Adobo - This spice blend is salt free allowing you to use as much or as little as you like. It adds depth to every recipe with garlic, turmeric, coriander, oregano, and cumin. Made with all natural ingredients, it has no MSG, is non-GMO, and Gluten Free.
- Gluten Free Panko - Gives texture to the sweet and savory stuffing.
- Apple - Adds sweetness to the stuffing.
- Leek - Gives a delicate and mild onion flavor to the stuffing.
- Dried Cranberries - Gives tangy fruitiness to the stuffing in the pork chops.
- Parsley - Gives a burst of grassy freshness.
- Orange Juice - Brings moisture to the stuffing while giving a sunny burst of sweet citrus.
- Sweet Potatoes - The base for the pork chops, they roast along with the chops making this a one dish meal.
- Honey - Adds a little sweetness to the entire dish and helps caramelize the pork chops.
- Olive Oil
- Salt - Enhances all of the flavors of the ingredients.
How to Make Gluten Free Stuffed Pork Chops with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
There's no need to dirty up a bunch of dishes for this one pan meal! The sweet potatoes roast right along with the pork chops, absorbing all of their rich and meaty flavor.
Time needed: 45 minutes.
Sweet, savory, and bursting with bold flavor, these pork chops are sure to become a part of your regular rotation.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Sweet Potatoes
Place your sweet potatoes in a bowl along with olive oil and two teaspoons of the adobo seasoning. Toss to combine. Spread the sweet potatoes out into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish or 12" skillet.
Add the panko breadcrumbs, apple, leeks, cranberries, parsley, orange juice, and two teaspoons of adobo seasoning to a bowl and mix to combine. Cut a slice in the side of the pork chops to form a pocket. Stuff them with the filling and season both sides of the pork chops with the savory seasoning.
Place the stuffed pork chops on top of the sweet potatoes. Drizzle honey over the top of them and season them with a pinch of salt.
Allow the pork chops and sweet potatoes to bake for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the internal temperature of the pork is 150 degrees.
Allow them to rest for several minutes before serving. Enjoy!
This recipe is completely Gluten Free. However, you can substitute the Gluten Free panko breadcrumbs in this recipe with regular panko breadcrumbs. Make sure they are unseasoned so you can control the flavor and salt content.
- 9x13 Baking Dish - This recipe fits a 9x13 baking dish. You will want a baking dish that is tall enough to accomodate the bed of sweet potatoes and the thick cut pork chops. You can also use a 12" oven safe skillet.
- Instant Read Digital Thermometer - There is nothing like cutting into a juicy pork chop. Using an instant read thermometer makes it easy to ensure you re move your chops from the oven when they reach 150 degrees.
Top Tip for Gluten Free Stuffed Pork Chops with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
As tempting as it is to cut into those juicy chops as soon as they come out of the oven, always let them rest first. This will allow the juices to redistribute into the meat instead of all over your plate.
Gluten Free Stuffed Pork Chops with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 1 9x13 baking dish or 12" skillet
- 2 mixing bowls
- 5 thick cut pork chops
- 1 tbsp Healthy Rican Savory Spice Mix
- 4 tsp Healthy Rican Adobo Seasoning, divided
- ¾ cup Gluten Free panko breadcrumbs
- 1 apple, grated, about ½ cup
- 1 leek, cleaned and thinly sliced
- ⅛ cup dried cranberries
- ⅛ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed large
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Add the sweet potatoes, olive oil, and 2 tsp of adobo to a bowl and mix to combine.
- Spread the sweet potatoes into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
- Add the panko, cranberries, leeks, parsley, orange juice, and remaining 2 tsp of the adobo seasoning to a bowl and mix.
- Cut a slice into the side of the pork chops to form a pocket. Season both sides with the savory seasoning mix.
- Stuff the pork chops with the leek and cranberry stuffing. Place the pork chops on top of the sweet potatoes.
- Drizzle honey over the top of the pork chops. Season them with a pinch of salt.
- Bake the pork chops for 25-30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender and the internal temperature of the pork chops is 150.
- Allow the pork to rest for several minutes before serving. Enjoy!