Cheddar Bacon Pork Chops

Today I want to share on of the recipes from the Home Cooking section of my cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight. Today my cooking has been in print for 2 whole months and I just have to celebrate it! I picked this recipe because it is one of the easiest – not to mention tastiest – recipes from the book – Cheddar Bacon Pork Chops!

Cheddar Bacon Pork Chops
Cheddar Bacon Pork Chops

Cheddar – yes please! Bacon – heck yes please! AND Pork Chops – my mouth is watering just typing this post up! The simplicity of this dish is what makes it so easy. It’s a simple combination of ingredients that comes together like a glorious singing chorus of deliciousness.

If you need some side dish ideas for these yummy Cheddar Bacon Pork Chops – you could always just do some roasted potatoes (but put them in the oven before you start preparing the pork chops since the potatoes take about 40 minutes). But if you want to get a little more exciting try one of these: Citrus & Herb Whipped Cauliflower, Spicy Potato Corn Salad or Lemon Dill Orzo Salad. The cookbook also has a whole collection of Side Dishes – so if you have don’t have a copy yet, maybe you should?

If you aren’t a big pork fan – I mean it is the Other White Meat still, right? You could totally make this recipe with some Chicken Breasts. You would just need to increase the pan cooking time to 8 minutes on each side and then increase the bake time to 20 minutes.


Cheddar Bacon Pork Chops

So much of Homemade on a Weeknight, is just adding something extra to a simple dish that you already know how to make. Like taking a regular baked pork chop and piling cheddar and bacon on top of it to make a for a delicious entrée.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cheese, pork, pork chops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 6 Pork Chops boneless
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 lb Bacon cut in ½-in pieces
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley


  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400 deg
  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add bacon. Fry until crispy and remove to a paper towel covered plate. Remove all but 1 tbsp of bacon grease from the pan.
  • After sprinkling the pork chops with the seasoning, add to the same saute pan and cook on each side for 5 minutes. Then place pork in 13×9 baking dish. Cover with shredded cheese, and bacon bits. Put in oven for 20 minutes.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


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4 thoughts on “Cheddar Bacon Pork Chops

  1. ChirpyDebs – Greece – Hello, I’m Debbie otherwise known as ChirpyDebs and thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet. Now the children are all grown up I’m happiest when I’m out with the dogs or hiking a trail with my camera in hand. My blog is where I like to share photographs showing the wild beauty of Zakynthos that most people don’t get to see, recipes and other seemingly random things that come to mind.
    Debbie says:

    Hi Estelle, a decent Cheddar is one of my favourite cheeses and I love bacon! Iwould never have thought to use them as a topping for a pork chop (one of my favourite meats). This is a recipe that I will be trying and I’m guessing is my family will be happy with it too.

    Popped by from the #happynowlinkup.


  2. Sarah – Ik ben Sarah. Chocoholic en een beetje kerstgek. Ja, ik durf daar voor uit te komen. Ik zeg het maar al meteen want dat vat eigenlijk heel goed samen wie ik ben. Om mezelf helemaal voor te stellen moet ik er nog aan toevoegen dat ik 25 jaar ben, Disneyfan, verzot op zoete dingen en dus niet enkel chocolade en ik heb een hele lieve Engelse Cocker Spaniël.
    Sarah says:

    Oh my this look so good! Thanks for sharing this recipe 😀

  3. Your awesome post is featured on our 500th Full Plate Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing with us, we will all enjoy your post. Hope you have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Laurie – Tennessee – Off grid living on 26 rural acres in East TN, building our off grid homestead cabin, DIY life, herb gardening, greenhouse, pursuing a plant based healthy lifestyle Find us on our blog, YouTube , Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest. Ridge Haven Homestead on all profiles.
    Laurie Cover says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at the Homestead Blog Hop!!

    Blessings! Have a great weekend!


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