Seared ranch pork chops
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Seared Ranch Pork Chops

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This Seared Ranch Pork Chops recipe could not be more simple! It is a great way to make bone-in pork chops that are flavorful and will little cooking time to make for a quick dinner recipe with an amazing bold ranch flavor. 

With this easy ranch pork chop recipe, not only will you get deliciously juicy pork chops, but the flavor is out of this world, even with only 4 seasonings used to make this easy weeknight dinner. 

The whole family will enjoy these tender pork chops. Just serve them with your favorite side dishes, and you’ll have dinner ready in no time!

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Ingredients for Seared Ranch Pork Chops

Seared ranch pork chops ingredients
  • Meat: for this recipe, I use boneless (or bone-in) pork chops
  • Seasonings: packet hidden valley ranch seasoning mix, salt, black pepper, and paprika
  • Oil: you can use your favorite oil, but I always use olive oil with this recipe
  • Butter: use unsalted butter, it does not need to be room temperature

How to make Seared Ranch Pork Chops

Sprinkle the seasonings on the pork chops.

Seared ranch pork chops

Heat a large skillet to medium heat and add in the oil and butter. Once the butter has melted add in the pork chops. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

Seared ranch pork chops

The pork chops will be done once they reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F and they are cooked to your liking.

Seared ranch pork chops

How to store leftover pork chops:

Fridge: After you are done with dinner and the seasoned pork chops are cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container and place them in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Tips and tricks for making pork chops for the first time: 

The internal temperature of pork chops: 

If you are unsure if the pork chops are done, use a meat thermometer and make sure that the pork chops at the thickest part have reached at least 145 degrees F. This will make sure that the meat is safe to eat. 

Seared ranch pork chops

How to get a good sear on pork chops:

When cooking pork and wanting to have that nice browned, crisp outside, make sure both the pan and the oil are hot before putting the meat into the pan. This will make sure that the outside gets seared well on both sides. 

After that, you can reduce the temperature until the pork reaches 145 degrees F. 

Type of ranch to use:

When making this seared pork chop recipe I like to grab a package of the Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix to make it super simple. But, you can also make homemade ranch dressing mix too! 

Seared ranch pork chops

More pork recipes to make:

Smoke Sausage Mac and Cheese

Italian Cobb Salad Sub

Seared Pork Chops and Instant Pot Baked Beans

Pork Chop Sheet Pan Dinner

Seared Ranch Pork Chops

Recipe by Julia Pacheco
Course: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4-6

servings
Prep time

2

minutes
Cooking time

8

minutes

Super simple yet extremely flavorful Seared Ranch Pork Chops that the whole family will love, made in two steps!

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Ingredients

  • 4-6 Boneless (or bone in) pork chops

  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning mix

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Black pepper

  • 2 tsp Paprika

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

  • 1 tbsp Butter

Directions

  • Sprinkle the seasonings on the pork chops.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium heat and add in the oil and butter. Once the butter has melted add in the pork chops. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

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