Parmesan Pork Chops

*** I tend to bread my pork chops because I find that they will dry out in the oven. This breading is rather light so you are not adding a lot of calories. We like it a lot and will use it for other things like chicken. This is a simple yet easy recipe and you can change out the spices for ones that you like***


4 boneless pork chops

1 TBS olive oil

1 cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. garlic powder


on a plate combine the last 4 ingredients

Rub the pork chops with olive oil then coat each one in the cheese mixture. Press the mixture over the pork chops to make sure they are covered well.

Line a pan with foil and spray with cooking spray

Place the chops on the pan and bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.


Cook’s Notes: I did not have boneless chops. When I went shopping they were more expensive than the bone in chops. So I used them. It came out perfectly fine with the bone in chops. You may have to cook them slightly longer if you are using the bone in chops like I did.


Parmesan Crusted Chicken

*** I adapted the recipe from the Hellmann’s site. This is the recipe that you see in their commercials and I made it last night. The changes I made will be at the bottom of this recipe. It was really good!***


1/2 cup of Hellmann’s or Best Foods Mayonnaise

1/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Combine Hellmann’s or Best Foods Mayo and cheese in bowl. Arrange chicken on a baking sheet. Evenly top with the mayo and cheese mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.

Bake chicken 20 minutes or until done.


*** Cook’s Tips: Since I did not have any Hellmann’s or Best Foods mayo on hand, I used the Kraft mayo I had. I added some granulated garlic, seasoned salt, and cayenne pepper as well as the cheese to the mayo. I also used Panko bread crumbs instead of regular ones. The Panko really make it crunchy and yummy. This was a great dinner, although I will say watch the size of the chicken breasts, if you have large ones, you will have to cook them for more than 20 minutes.***