I have been getting braver with Cast Iron Cooking lately, and this Garlic Butter Cast Iron Pork Chops Recipe was a huge hit with my whole family. Now pork chops are already a favorite of all, but you can only cook pork chops the same way so many times. These pork chops turned out so juicy; cooking in butter is the way to go for this.
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Garlic Butter Cast Iron Pork Chops Recipe Ingredients:
- Minced Garlic
- Ground Black Pepper
- Pork Chops- You can use bone-in or boneless pork chops; if the meat is a thicker cut, it may take longer to cook than thicker pork chops.
- Olive Oil
How TO Make garlic butter pork chops:
Brush your pork chops with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Now I let my pork chops set out for about half an hour before I cook them. I like to have the meat at room temperature before I cook it. We also had a combination of bone-in, and boneless chops either style of pork chops will work for this recipe.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
In a microwaveable bowl, have your butter, garlic, and thyme ready to be melted.
Note you can add more salt and pepper to the butter if you want to.
Pour some olive oil into your cast iron pan and turn a burner to medium heat. This will help the meat not to stick to the pan.
Start melting your butter in the microwave, and I do this in 15-second intervals so I can mix in the seasonings a bit as the butter melts.
Once your oil is warmed up, place the pork chops and then cover with your melted butter.
**I did use a bacon splatter screen to stop some of the splashings of the butter and while the pork chops cooked**
Allow the pork chops to cook for about five minutes on each side, and then move the pork chops to the oven. I made Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes (See the recipe -> here) to pair up with the pork chops.
Allow the pork chops to bake for about 25 minutes.
I flipped mine halfway through for evenness and wanted to see how they were cooking.
I took the time to add more Thyme to add more flavor. You can skip this step if you want or are afraid of overseasoning.
Serve and enjoy!!
I paired this up with Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes, Baby Bok Choy, and an Avocado!
Other Cast Iron Recipes:
- Smoked Loaded Baked Beans
- Dutch Oven Smoked Turkey Chili
- Hearty Beef Stew In Cast Iron Dutch Oven
- White Chicken Chili In Cast Iron Dutch Oven
- Pulled Pork Baked Beans In Dutch Oven
- Smoked Brisket Chili In Cast Iron
- Corned Beef And Cabbage Dutch Oven
- Dutch Oven Beef Chili
- Smoked Turkey Dumpling Soup In Cast Iron Dutch Oven
- Dutch Oven Smoked Turkey Chowder
- Leftover Pulled Pork Chili In Cast Iron Dutch Oven
How To Store Leftover Garlic Butter Pork Chops
Store in the fridge in an airtight container or a ziploc bag for up to four days.
Garlic Butter Cast Iron Pork Chops Recipe
- Brush your pork chops with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- In a bowl have your butter, garlic, and thyme ready to be melted.
- Pour some olive oil in your cast iron pan and turn the burner to medium heat.
- Start melting your butter in the microwave.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Once your oil is warmed up place in your pork chops and then cover with your melted butter.
- Allow the pork chops to cook for about five minutes on each side and then move the pork chops to the oven.
- Allow the pork chops to bake for about 25 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!!
Kenton Brown says
The only thing I didn’t see in the recipe, was when to add the minced garlic. I assumed, that when we added the melted butter & Thyme into the cast iron skillet, the minced garlic was added at that point. We found it to be an excellent result as you described, finishing the cooking in the skillet in the oven. You are right, it was juicy and very tasty following your recipe. We drizzled the garlic and butter & Thyme left over in the skillet over the pork chops before serving & it was scrumptious. Flipping over the chops halve way through the 375 bake was an excellent idea as well. Thanks!!!
Cooked this while teaching my 9 year old how to use my cast iron. It was so good! I have a hard time making pork chops not dry. This was perfect. I figured out when to add the garlic eventually.
You didn’t mention when to put the garlic in. This is for garlic butter pork chops!
Guy Who Grills says
I added it! You put it with the butter sorry about that!!
Chassiti Winters says
How much minced garlic and thyme did you use?
Guy Who Grills says
This is kind of a flavor to taste. I go by how it is smelling to decided how much to add to it.