Keto Stuffed Pork Chops

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Keto Stuffed Pork Chops are filled with tangy cream cheese, fresh spinach, and wonderful seasonings to make for a simple yet elegant meal.

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Stuffed pork chops on a plate with salad

Juicy pork chops are delicious, but these stuffed pork chops are next level yummy. We enjoy making these stuffed pork chops when we want a fantastic dinner without too much effort. The pork is moist and filled with creamy goodness.

Keep your meal low-carb with these stuffed pork chops and a light salad or veggie on the side. It’s easy to make and they’ll be a hit with everyone, not just those on a keto diet.

Ingredients You Need

  • Pork Chops – Use a pork chop that is thick enough to cut a pocket into, around 1 1/2″ thick. They can be bone-in or boneless.
  • Spinach – Fresh spinach yields the best results as frozen spinach will release too much liquid. If you have to use frozen spinach, you’ll want to drain the water from it before adding it to the stuffing.
  • Mushrooms – Use any type of mushroom you have on hand. White or button mushrooms work great or any wild mushroom.
  • Seasonings – To give the pork chops some great flavor, we use a blend of seasonings, including Spanish paprika (or smoked if you want to add a smoky flavor), garlic salt, Italian seasoning (you can use oregano if that’s all you have), salt, and ground black pepper.
  • Cooking oil – it’s best to use a neutral-flavored oil in this recipe like canola.
  • Garlic – we recommend using fresh garlic in this recipe.
  • Cream Cheese – Full-fat cream cheese has the best flavor and texture. Be sure to take it out of the refrigerator a few minutes before using it to let it soften up a bit.
  • Mayonnaise

How to Make Keto Stuffed Pork Chops

Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into each piece of pork, being careful not to cut all the way through. It can be easier to do this when the pork is a bit frozen. If you’re using fresh pork chops, just be sure to use a sharp knife and keep it even.

Cutting a slit in a pork chop

Mix the paprika, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Sprinkle all sides of the pork with the seasoning. Set the pork aside until you’ve got the filling ready.

Spice mix to coat the pork chops

This is also a good time to preheat the oven to 375° F.

Pour half the cooking oil into an oven-safe pan over medium heat. Add the spinach and mushrooms and cook until the spinach is wilted. This takes about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. You don’t want to burn it, so just give it a quick toss and remove it from the heat.

Mushrooms and spinach in a pan

Stir in the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and salt. Give the mixture a taste to make sure you’ve seasoned it to your liking. You can always add more salt, if you want to.

Cooked stuffing mix

Spoon even amounts of the filling into each piece of pork. Seal the edges of the pork with toothpicks to keep the filling in. This can be quite difficult if you’ve filled the insides pretty full. Just closing the edges is good enough to keep the filling from really spilling out as it cooks.

Raw pork chops stuffed

Pour the remaining oil in the same pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork and sear on both sides for 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer it to the oven. If you can’t put your pan in the oven, you can transfer the pork to an oven-safe dish instead.

Cook for 20 minutes, or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 145° F. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the pork to a plate to rest for 3 minutes. This will allow the filling to firm up a bit so it doesn’t spill out when you remove the toothpicks. Serve it with your favorite side dish.

2 stuffed pork chops

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What to Serve With This Dish?

These side dishes go well with this main dish and you can make them alongside, so they’re done at the same time.

Substitutions & Variations 

  • You don’t have to use pork chops for this recipe. The creamy filling works well for other meats, so try it with chicken or skirt steak.
  • You can swap the seasonings if you want to try different flavors or don’t want to mix your own spices. You can use any pre-made seasoning blend. Try using red pepper flakes, parsley or chili powder.
  • Add cheese. Along with the cream cheese, you can also add another cheese to make it even more decadent. Try Parmesan cheese, blue cheese, feta cheese, or cheddar.
  • You can stuff the pork chops with other vegetables, besides spinach, like sun dried tomatoes, kale, or broccoli.
Cooked stuffed pork chop on a plate with salad

Questions About the Recipe

Can I grill the stuffed pork chops?

Yes. Follow the same steps for baking until it’s time to cook the pork chops. Place the stuffed chops on a hot grill and cook for 3 minutes for each side, or until the pork is golden. Carefully turn over the pork when cooking each side. 

Then, put the pork chops on the indirect heat area of the grill. Close the grill and let the pork chops cook for 5 minutes per side. Take it off the grill and let it rest for about 5-10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

How can I store leftovers?

Let the stuffed pork chops cool completely, then store them in an airtight container. Keep the pork in the fridge for 3 days, and in the freezer for 2 months. 

Reheat them in an oven that has been preheated to 350°F with a splash of water or broth. Cover the pan in aluminum foil and let it bake for 10-15 minutes.

Tips

  • You can use bone-in or boneless pork chops for this recipe, but be sure to buy chops that are thick enough to cut a pocket in.
  • The pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 145°F. A meat thermometer is the best way to check the pork’s doneness.
  • If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, transfer the pork to an oven-safe baking dish instead.

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Stuffed pork chop

Keto Stuffed Pork Chops

Keto Stuffed Pork Chops are filled with tangy cream cheese, fresh spinach, and wonderful seasonings to make for a simple yet elegant meal.
5 from 42 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 26 mins
Total Time: 31 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Laura

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops 6 oz each
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish or smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup white mushrooms chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into each piece of pork, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  • Mix the paprika, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Sprinkle all sides of the pork with the seasoning. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  • Pour half the cooking oil into an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach and mushrooms and cook until spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Remove from heat. Stir in the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and salt.
  • Spoon even amounts of the filling into each piece of pork. Seal the edges of the pork with toothpicks to keep the filling in.
  • Pour the remaining oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and sear on both sides for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer skillet to the oven. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 145° F. Remove from oven and transfer pork to a plate to rest for 3 minutes. Remove the toothpicks and serve.

Notes

  • If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, transfer the pork to an oven-safe baking dish instead.
  • You can use bone-in or boneless pork chops for this recipe, but be sure to buy chops that are thicken enough to cut a pocket in.
  • You can season with any seasonings you like, if you don’t have paprika, garlic salt, and Italian seasonings. We also like seasoned salt with Oregano.
  • Substitute the Parmesan cheese with blue cheese or feta cheese, if you want something a little different.

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3266IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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