Smothered + Covered Onion Pork Chops

This is a man’s meal. Not to be sexist or anything. Ladies love pork chops. But Smothered + Covered Onion Pork Chops is a dinner recipe you can keep in your back pocket when you need to feed a hungry man. You know, when you get “Honey, what are we eating tonight?” and he has that I-need-a-pork-chop look on his face.

Oh, you know the look I’m talking about?

a close up shot of a pork chop covered in onion gravy

Smothered + Covered Onion Pork Chops = delicious (and easy) dinner recipe!

My favorite part about this dinner recipe is that you can use any type of pork chops you would like. Me? I use whatever is on sale.

These were 1/2 inch bone in loin pork chops. I browned the pork chops first in a cast iron skillet. No need to cook them all the way through. Cook for a few minutes on each side to get a nice, golden brown color.


browned pork chops in a skillet


In the same pan, cook the onions until they are caramelized and yum!

Don’t you love cooked onions? They add so much flavor to your savory meals and they smell amazing.


caramelized onions cooking in a cast iron skillet


If you like this recipe, check out more of our posts:

Easy Grilled Pork Chop Marinade

Sweet + Smoky Oven Baked Baby Back Ribs

Baked Cheddar Cheese Grits + Crab Cakes

Coffee Rubbed Steak

Oven Baked Catfish

Cajun Butter Baked Chicken Thighs


The gravy part is SO easy. See our Smothered & Covered Onion Pork Chops recipe at the bottom of this post for the easy how-to directions.

This onion gravy is what makes this recipe. Can’t you taste it already over some mashed potatoes?




a pan with homemade onion gravy


In a shallow baking dish, place the chops in a single layer. Smother the pork chops with the onion gravy. Then, cover with foil and bake.

That’s it. Too easy, right? I love an easy pork chop dinner recipe, don’t you?


A pan of pork chops covered with onion gravy


Serve with your favorite side dish, potatoes, or a salad and enjoy.

Ask your man what he thinks about this Smothered Pork Chop Recipe. Go ahead.  Show him.


A plate with a smothered and covered onion pork chop


Ladies love pork chops. But Smothered Onion Pork Chops is a dinner recipe you can keep in your back pocket when you need to feed a hungry man. Tender and tasty baked pork chops with an easy homemade onion gravy.
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Smothered Onion Pork Chops

A classic recipe for baked pork chops smothered and covered in an easy onion gravy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword smothered pork chops
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 347kcal
Author Buy This Cook That


  • 6 pork chops 1/2" to 3/4" thick
  • 3 white onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 TB butter divided
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 TB Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TB all purpose seasoning blend
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a shallow baking dish with non stick spray. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle the pork chops on both sides with the all purpose seasoning blend. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium high heat.
  • Brown the pork chops on each side. Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes, turn, and cook on the other side. Work in batches, and do not crowd the pan. Add 2 more tablespoons of the butter as needed to keep the pan greased.
  • Place the browned chops in a single layer in the bottom of the baking dish. Set aside.
  • In the same skillet you browned the pork chops in, add the remaining butter and the onions. Reduce heat to medium-low to medium. Stir and cook the onions until they are golden and tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the Worcestershire sauce until well combined. Add the flour. Stir and cook for 2 minutes until the flour is well incorporated.
  • Gradually stir in the water, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Taste and reseason as desired.
  • Pour the onion gravy over the pork chops. Cover the pan with foil, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. (Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your pork chops.)


Serving: 1g | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 679mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2.4mg


    • Teri says

      Oh I am so glad you tried it and liked it. Sometimes the easiest recipes are the best. Thank you for taking the time to share. ????

  1. Oklahoma says

    So excited to have found this recipe! Most call for a gravy made with chicken broth…my hubby can’t stand a pork dish with chicken broth. I know he will love this, and I plan to add mushrooms. Thank you, you have saved my Thanksgiving menu.

    • Teri says

      Mushrooms are a great idea. I’ve actually doubled the gravy and onion part before to have extra for topping for mashed potatoes. Next time I’m going to add mushrooms and peppers. Hope you enjoy it.

      • Beth Tarter says

        I sautéed mushrooms butter celery salt poultry seasoning sea salt pepper corn parsley basil dried onions and garlic chopped and put it in pan mixed this mixture with twork cans of cream of mushroom mixed with milk 1/2 cup and water 1/2 cupcover aluminum pan with foil cut up medium to LG potatoes ” to “1/2 yellow or russet bake 350 1 hr 30 minutes

    • Teri says

      Thank you so much, Ms. Rebecca, for visiting our site, trying the recipe and taking the time to let us know how it turned out. Such a simple recipe that everyone loves. Thank you so much, I am honored you tried it and love it.

    • Teri says

      That is such a compliment, Mrs. McLendon. Thank you so much for trying it, and tell your husband I said thank you, too. (Great call on the garlic mashed potatoes. YUM!)

    • Teri says

      I am a firm believer that just about anything is possible in a crockpot. But I have never tried it. You wouldn’t want to cook the pork too long or it would dry out and lose texture. If you try it let me know how it works out.

    • Teri says

      Glad you asked! It really varies, but I’m into two or three all purpose seasonings right now that I love. I mostly use a spice blend from So La Seasonings, low sodium version. It is a great all around spice.

      I also like the new Himalayan Salt + Garlic Spice blend from McCormick. You can find it just about anywhere (Kroger, Walmart, Publix, etc.)

      And, there’s always Lawry’s All Purpose seasoning, and even a salt-free option like Ms. Dash. Whatever you like to use will work, just adjust the amount to your taste preference.

  2. Joyce says

    If your trying to curb your carb intake instead of potatoes try roasted cauliflower, I put the cauliflower on a pan spray Pam or what ever you like to use put it in the oven at the same time you do the porkchops salt and pepper do one side for 10 mins flip it and do the other side for 10 it tastes so good

  3. Laura Rodriguez says

    I made this tonight & my family said they felt they were at restaurant. I love the fact that it didn’t use a condensed soup or package just ingredients that I already had at home. Bravo!

    • Teri says

      Thank you so much! I am glad they loved it. It is a go-to recipe around our house, and we mix it up based on what we have at home.

      I appreciate you taking the time to let us know! 🙂

  4. Laney says

    I’ll admit, when I first looked at this recipe I was a little overwhelmed because of all the steps. But, it was easy to make and delicious!!! My husband said this is a meal he’d request for his birthday. The kids enjoyed their gravy over rice. I’m not a big onion lover, but I enjoyed the gravy. This will definitely be “going in our binder” (where our hit recipes go). Thank you!!

    • Teri says

      That’s awesome! And most of my recipes I overexplain …but aren’t too hard. I am so happy to hear you loved it, and that your family did, too. (And thank you for taking the time to leave this comment.)

  5. Tina Fox says

    It’s my son’s 7th bday and he’s requested this with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts in butter sauce for supper tonight. Will be back with the verdict later

  6. LeCresha Davis says

    Thanks so much for this recipe. I will be cooking this with mushrooms tonight for dinner and I will let everyone how good it is.

  7. JO says

    Made this for second time. 2 chips, 1/2 ingredients for gravy. Such an easy recipe but tastes like you worked on it for hours! Easily my favorite pork chop recipe.

    • Teri says

      Yay!!!! Thank you so much for your kind words. I am happy you enjoy it so much. I’m thinking about modifying it a little and making it with round steak, soon.

  8. Lisa Phipps says

    Has anyone tried this over rice? I am wanting something different than mashed potatoes all the time. This sounds delicious!

  9. John says

    I made a few modifications to make clean up easier ( an almost 1 pot meal) , I switched from a cast iron frying pan to an enameled dutch oven (no need for a baking dish) and added garlic, carrots and celery all in the same pot as the pork chops and onions. since I was making this for 2 , I cut down to 2 pork chops and 2 onions

  10. Sandi Jean says

    I made this 2 weeks ago for my family and it was a HUGE hit (esp. with my hubby). I added mushrooms as well. I made it gluten free by subbing in a gf flour mixture and it worked just fine. For gf Worchestershire sauce buy French’s. I’m making it again tonight! My husband can hardly wait.

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