Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops (Whole30)
These Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops are pan-seared and ready in about 8 minutes, then topped with a dairy-free cream of mushroom sauce, making this recipe Paleo/Whole30, too! A "fancy" dinner that's quite easy to prepare.
- 2 bone-in pork chops
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
for the sauce:
- 2 tablespoon ghee
- 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms sliced
- 2 large garlic cloves minced
- 14 oz. full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot
- salt and pepper to taste
for the sauce:
Heat ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it's melted, add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until they're soft. Next, add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
Add the remaining sauce ingredients, whisking so that the arrowroot dissolves. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer for 3-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
for the pork chops:
While the sauce is simmering, prepare the pork chops. Season each pork chop with salt and pepper then set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet or cast iron over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the pork chops and cook for 2 minutes, then use kitchen tongs to flip them over and cook for 1 minute on the other side. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking them for 1 minute per side until they reach an internal temperature of at least 145° (Mine took 8 minutes total); cook time will depend on how thick your pork chops are.
To serve: Spoon the mushroom sauce over the pork chops and serve with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!
*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
*Storage -- Refrigerator: store pork chops in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days; Freezer: wait for chops to cool, then wrap them in plastic wrap, place in a plastic bag and store in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Calories: 641kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 1152mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg