Ranch Pork Chops Grilled or Baked
Dinners that are quick! That’s what we like here at DinnerPlanner.com! Dinners that can be pulled together in 30 minutes or less. Maybe even less. Less is good.
Ranch Pork Chops either grilled or baked are perfect for any night that you need quick.
We make these both ways – Ranch Packets or Homemade Ranch Dressing. One of the nicest things about using dry ranch dressing is your can sprinkle some on your vegetables and potatoes!
Grilled Pork Chops
4 thick-cut, bone-in pork chops
2 tablespoons ranch dressing, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
Salt & pepper
Rub a small amount of oil into both sides of the pork chops. Then, lightly salt & pepper both sides of the pork chop.
Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with Ranch powder dressing. Let sit for about 10 minutes. Grill 7-8 minutes per side or until pork is cooked through.
HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING MIX
There is no need to always buy pre-packaged ranch dressing or seasoning, when it is so easy to make your own. Use the recipe below as a guideline, then adjust the seasonings to suit your own tastes.
Once you’ve found the perfect blend, you can mix up larger batches and store the excess in an airtight container for several months.
This seasoning is excellent on meats, in homemade salad dressings, or blended with Greek yogurt for a healthy vegetable dip.
Baked Ranch Pork Chops
Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning:
2 tablespoons dried dill weed
3 tablespoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons ranch seasoning (recipe above)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 bone-in thick-cut pork chops, approximately 1” thick
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
To make the ranch seasoning, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.
Rub pork chops with 1-2 tablespoons dry ranch seasoning (divided evenly among all 4 chops), until coated. (Store remaining ranch seasoning in an airtight container for later use).
Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat before adding seasoned pork chops to skillet. Sear pork chops on each side until browned, approximately 2 minutes per side.
Once browned, transfer pork chops to the lined baking sheet, leaving room between each pork chop so they are not over-crowded. Place baking sheet in the pre-heated oven and roast for 8 minutes before turning each chop. Continue roasting another 8-10 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of the chop reads 145°F (medium-rare) to 160°F (medium).
Remove chops from oven and let rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.
Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix, 16 Ounce