Pork chops are oven-baked with potatoes, tomatoes, and sauerkraut in this easy and delicious sheet pan dinner recipe.
As a lifelong cook and food blogger of close to 7 years, I don’t often make the same dinner more than once. I actually love the challenge of working with whatever ingredients are in season or whatever I happen to have on hand. Nothing excites me more than coming up with something healthy and delicious day after day.
That said, there are certain tried and true family recipes that I go to again and again including my mom’s famous baked pork chops with sauerkraut. While any type of potato works for this easy one-pan dinner recipe, I happened to have a bag of these gorgeous Chilean Splash potatoes on hand from The Little Potato Company.
My mom would serve this dish regularly growing up and continues to make it for us during our frequent Sunday dinner gatherings. Every time I take a bite of the perfectly cooked pork and potatoes coated in tomatoes, caraway seeds and sauerkraut I am immediately transported to a happy time in my childhood.
Now that I’m a mother myself, I love making this for my two little boys. The best part? It’s a one-pan sheet pan dinner that takes just 10 minutes to throw together in a roasting pan before popping it in the oven while it bakes for an hour. It couldn’t be easier or more delicious.
Your fork is waiting.
Oven Baked Pork Chops with Potatoes
- 16 Chilean Splash potatoes – The Little Potato Company (halved)
- 1 large yellow onion (thinly sliced)
- 4 pork loin chops (center-cut, boneless)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 32 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups sauerkraut (drained)
- 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and have a large baking dish or roasting pan ready to use.
- Scatter the halved potatoes in a single layer on the bottom of the pan then cover with onion slices. Season both sides of the pork chops evenly with salt and pepper then place on top of the potatoes and onions.
- Pour the crushed tomatoes and sauerkraut on top of the pork, along with the caraway seeds, tossing around the potatoes and onions a bit so that they are all covered in a bit of moisture.
- Place pan in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until pork is cooked through and potatoes are fork tender. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.
38 thoughts on “Oven Baked Pork Chops with Potatoes”
My partner is convinced that I should not drain the sauerkraut. Do you have any thoughts on this? Maybe half the liquid in an attempt to meet him half way in a new year’s resolution type way? Thanks!
If you don’t drain it, the flavor of the sauerkraut will probably be stronger, but I worry it would make the dish too watery. But you could try it! I like your idea of meeting him halfway.
Do I cover it before cooking?
Great dinner idea! My girls will love this – they adore pork chops!
I hope you love them!
Just checking…boneless chops at 350 for an hour?
I actually prefer bone-in but either works!
Very tasty and succulent.
I wish I had Chilean Splash potatoes but Russets were still good.
I cut up only two Roma tomatoes I don’t recall tomatoes being used in a sauerkraut recipe. We liked them in the dish.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
This sounds delicious- the ultimate comfort food! My family always had pork and sauerkraut for New Years, but I haven’t made it for a long time. I might have to make it this year with some Bubbies!
You would love this!!
You had me at Sauerkraut and baby potatoes!
Growing up we always had sauerkraut with pork. This dish looks so delicious!
It’s such great comfort food!
I adore sauerkraut, but don’t cook with it often enough. This looks like the ultimate bowl of comfort food!
Same here Dara!! Every time I do I wonder why I don’t more often!
Such an awesome recipe, beautiful and tasty!
Thank you so much!
The flavors in this sound amazing-caraway and sauerkraut? Delicious!
So good and easy too!
Love everything about this … comforting, cozy meal.
Thank you so much Sandy!
This looks delicious!! I’m loving the sauerkraut and my fam would totally love those cute little potatoes!
My boys love the potatoes!!!
I haven’t had pork in ages! Going to have to make this soon!
I need to make it more often! So easy!
This recipe is calling my name! Flavor perfection my friend!
Yeah! This is the kind of a dish that you can make every weekend and still won’t get bored of it! :D
My hubs is sauerkraut obsessed! This is definitely going to get a gold start from him!
You need to make this for him!!! So easy too!
Oh, I love anything that involves sauerkraut! It must be the Eastern European in me :) And my daughter is obsessed with The Little Potato Co potatoes. I’ll have to add this to our menu.
haha same here!!!!
This dish brings back memories for me, too, even though I grew up on Hungarian food. My mother made something very similar to this, though she did it on the stove top. I like the idea of doing it as a sheet pan dinner – one of my new favorite cooking techniques (simple to do, easy clean-up).
Awww I love that!!! Yes totally agree!