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Easy Baked Pork Chops & Purple Mashed Potatoes

This recipe will surely be added to the “go to” family dinner list. These pork chops can easily be made on Sunday afternoon and used throughout the week. Take a cookie cutter to them to give shaped nugget flair. The potato not only taste amazing, kids will love the extra color on their plate.

Easy Baked Pork Chops & Purple Mashed Potatoes

Easy Baked Pork Chops & Purple Mashed Potatoes

This recipe will surely be added to the “go to” family dinner list. These pork chops can easily be made on Sunday afternoon and used throughout the week. Take a cookie cutter to them to give shaped nugget flair. The potato not only taste amazing, kids will love the extra color on their plate.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops, fat trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 pounds purple potatoes
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Spray large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place pork chops on cooking sheet and brush tops with mustard.
  3. Combine breadcrumbs, cheese, oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sprinkle tops of pork chops with breadcrumbs and press down to adhere. Spray well with cooking spray.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, to until internal temperatures reach 145°F and coating is browned.
  5. While pork chops bake, place potatoes in large stock pot, cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  6. Drain potatoes and return to pot. Add milk and garlic, and mash until smooth and well combined.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450Total Fat: 7gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 433mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 8gSugar: 5gProtein: 34g

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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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