The ultimate no-mess sheet pan dinner recipe, pork chops are rubbed with olive oil and herbs then roasted with apples, onions and sweet potatoes. You won’t believe how delicious or easy this pork recipe is to make!
I’m a firm believer that dinners can be both simple and elevated. This delicious sheet pan pork chops dish doesn’t use very many ingredients, cooks all on one pan, but combines unique flavors like apples and sweet potatoes to bring together a fantastic meal the whole family will enjoy! Fresh herbs are the secret to the strong flavor crust on these chops.
- Pork chops: Usually a leaner cut of pork, you can use boneless pork chops, but keeping the bone on your pork chop if possible will help you get a more flavorful, tender cook.
- Olive oil: Heart healthy, light oil to help everything cook evenly and keep the seasoning on.
- Apples: I like to use a sweeter apple, like a gala or fuji, as it pairs nicely with the sweet potato.
- Onion: Yellow onion is a great choice for this dish as it adds flavor without overpowering the other ingredients.
- Sweet potatoes: Sweet and nutty, they roast to a creamy texture.
- Fresh herbs: Rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, garlic. The options are endless, but make sure to use fresh to really make the flavors pop.
How to Make Sheet Pan Pork Chops with Apples, Onions, and Sweet Potatoes
Start your sheet pan pork chops by preparing your fresh herbs. I used sage, rosemary, thyme, and garlic to season my pork. Destem the herbs and finely mince them.
Then in a small bowl, grate some garlic with a microplane.
Add the minced herbs, salt and pepper, and drizzle in some olive oil.
Then on a prepared baking sheet, lay out your pork chops.
Take your herb mixture and coat both sides of the pork chops.
Then core and chop your apples, onion, and sweet potatoes.
Spread your chopped produce around the pork chops on the sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil.
And sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste before tossing in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145.
Serve garnished with any extra fresh herbs, and enjoy your sheet pan pork chops with apples, onions, and sweet potatoes!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Should pork chops be covered or uncovered in the oven?
Cook pork chops uncovered in the oven. You can cover with foil after taking them out to let them rest if you wish.
Do you have to brown pork chops before baking?
You can, but it isn’t necessary as long as you season and prepare your pan correctly.
What is the secret to tender pork chops?
Use a thicker cut, and keep the bone on while you cook!
More One pan Recipes
- Sausage Pesto Pasta with Caramelized Onions and Peas
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
- One Pan Roasted Chicken with Broccoli
- Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Vegetables
- Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Shrimp
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Simple and quick to make, but delicious and unique, these sheet pan pork chops with apples, onions, and sweet potatoes will take your next meal to another level.
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Sheet Pan Pork Chops with Apples, Onions, and Sweet Potatoes
- 4 pork chops (bone-in preffered)
- ¼ cup olive oil (divided)
- 2 large apples (cored and sliced)
- 1 large yellow onion (halved and sliced)
- 2 large sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
- 2 tablespoons fresh poultry herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, sage) (minced)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil the spray with cooking spray.
- Mix together half the olive oil (two tablespoons) with the fresh herbs, garlic, salt and pepper then rub pork chops evenly to coat on both sides. Place in single layer on baking sheet.
- Scatter the apples, onions and sweet potatoes around the pork chops. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, salt and pepper to taste then mix well with hands. Bake until pork is golden and cooked through, about 25-30 minutes depending on thickness of pork.