Traditional Comfort: Savory Pork Chops with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Oct 24, 2023 | Main Courses


Prep Time

Cooking Time

20 minutes
20 minutes

Pork Chops with Mushroom Cream Sauce

As a food critic and enthusiast, I’ve tasted countless dishes that have inspired me. However, there’s something special about an old family recipe that evokes warm memories and a true sense of comfort. Today, I’m excited to share with you my personal take on a classic dish – pork chops with mushroom cream sauce.

In my family, this recipe has been passed down through generations, originating from my great-grandmother who was a master in the kitchen. It’s a dish that symbolizes the simplicity of home-cooked meals but with a touch of elegance from the creamy mushroom sauce. Join me as we embark on a culinary journey that effortlessly blends tradition and sophistication.

Searing the Pork Chops

– 4 thick-cut pork chops
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 onion, finely chopped
– 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1 cup heavy cream
– 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


1. Seasoning the Pork Chops:
– Sprinkle each pork chop generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
– Allow the chops to rest at room temperature for 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to penetrate the meat.

2. Searing the Pork Chops:
– Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
– Add the seasoned pork chops to the skillet and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
– Once seared, transfer the pork chops to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.

3. Preparing the Mushroom Cream Sauce:
– In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and cook over medium heat until softened and translucent.
– Add the sliced mushrooms and garlic, sautéing until the mushrooms release their moisture and turn golden brown.
– Pour in the heavy cream, Dijon mustard, and dried thyme, stirring well to combine.
– Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.

4. Bringing It Together:
– Place the seared pork chops back in the skillet, nestling them into the mushroom cream sauce.
– Allow the chops to cook in the sauce for an additional 6-8 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C), ensuring they’re cooked through and tender.
– While cooking, periodically spoon some of the mushroom cream sauce over the pork chops to keep them moist and flavorful.

5. Serving and Presentation:
– Once cooked, transfer the pork chops to a serving platter.
– Spoon the rich mushroom cream sauce generously over the pork chops.
– Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley for a pop of color and freshness (optional).

Pork Chops with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Tips and Variations:
– For a more decadent sauce, you can add a splash of white wine or brandy to the mushroom sauce while simmering.
– If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can whisk in a tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with cold water towards the end of the cooking process.
– Pair these succulent pork chops with a side of creamy mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables for a well-rounded meal.

This pork chops with mushroom cream sauce recipe holds immense sentimental value to me, reminding me of the love and dedication that goes into creating a delicious and memorable home-cooked meal. It’s a dish that combines comforting flavors with a touch of sophistication, transforming an everyday staple into an exceptional culinary experience. Whether you’re creating a special dinner for loved ones or simply treating yourself, this recipe is sure to create everlasting memories of indulgence and satiation.

Pork Chops with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 pork chop (165g)

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 546
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 54%
  Saturated Fat 23g 115%
  Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  Sugars 2g  
Protein 37g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6% Iron 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
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