The Smothered Pork Chop and Scalloped Potato Casserole is a heartwarming, filling dish that combines the savory goodness of Southern-style smothered pork chops with the creamy, cheesy delight of scalloped potatoes. This fusion creates a comforting casserole that’s perfect for family dinners or gatherings. Though its exact origins are unclear, this dish blends two classic comfort foods that have been long-time favorites in many households. With its tender pork chops layered amidst thinly sliced potatoes in a creamy sauce, this casserole is bound to be a hit.
This indulgent casserole, rich in flavor, is a complete meal by itself but pairs wonderfully with lighter sides like a crisp green salad, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, or sautéed green beans to balance its richness. For those who enjoy a bit of crunch, garlic bread or dinner rolls are great additions to mop up the delicious sauce.
Recipe: Smothered Pork Chop Scalloped Potato Casserole
4 bone-in pork chops, about 1-inch thick
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup chicken broth
2 pounds potatoes, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon paprika
Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
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