Sheet Pan Ranch Pork is a simple meal that works so well for a hearty but simple weeknight dinner!
Sheet Pan Ranch Pork Chops
We are trying to eat at home more often for dinners, since it’s so much better for us and of course more affordable!
With just the two of us at home now, it doesn’t make sense to have a large family dinner with tons of food. Ultimately we end up with lots of leftovers, which may or may not be eaten.
If you love potatoes like we do, you probably know that they don’t keep well in the fridge for leftovers very well.
So, that brought up the need to make a full meal option with the fewest amount of leftovers as possible, and as a bonus, not too many dirty dishes to clean up either!
The nice thing about this Sheet Pan Ranch Pork recipe is that you can adapt the amount of veggies and meat to what you will need for your own dinner. If you only have two people at home, you can do one small pan of pork chops, asparagus and potatoes. For more servings, grab a larger cookie sheet and line up those veggies and meat cutlets to where you have servings for 4-6!
What Veggies to Add
You can opt to switch out the asparagus to another green veggie if you aren’t fond of this. We like the flavor of it against the milder flavors of the chops and potatoes, but really anything will work.
For this particular recipe you do need a packet of Ranch Seasoning, or your own from the pantry. See my DIY Ranch Mix Here!
Keep cooking times in mind if you want to switch out your veggies. For example, a vegetable that cooks rapidly won’t work with ones on the same sheet pan that will take a while.
For this recipe, wait until the pork and potatoes are almost finished cooking before adding the asparagus.
Here are some tips for a successful sheet pan meal:
- Use a heavy sheet pan that will evenly cook all vegetables
- Line with a silicone liner, or the “shiny” side of foil.
- If lining your pan with foil, spray with cooking spray! This is a must, or you might be peeling foil off of certain pieces of your veggies.
- Choose pork chops of similar size.
- Make sure all vegetable pieces are close to the same size (no large chunks of potatoes along with small diced ones).
- If you have a fast cooking vegetable like broccoli -or asparagus- you want to add, just wait until the last 10 minutes of cooking time and add to your pan.
- Season everything well!
Brush everything with butter before seasoning for several reasons. It makes the seasoning stick, and also provides a nice coating to keep moisture in the food and not evaporating (which causes dried out food).
What You Need for Sheet Pan Recipes
It’s always frustrating to open the oven thinking dinner is ready only to realize something hasn’t cooked evenly or isn’t done, so be sure to use a good sheet pan for this recipe.
For best results, I would use a heavy cookie sheet. Larger ones are ideal, especially if you’re thinking you won’t have enough room on your regular cookie tray to fit everything. I make sure to have one even layer of food, so everything is done at the same time. You can always open the oven and stir things around on the sheet pan too, just make sure the veggies are evenly spread out on the pan for cooking.
I love my Caphelon cookie sheet and it gets regular use in my kitchen. Just as a side note- it also makes great cookies since they cook evenly and it holds enough heat to let them continue cooking for a few minutes after I remove them from the oven- but that’s another recipe. 🙂
You can grab the a large Cookie Sheet here. I also use a silicone liner, which I found on Amazon a while back. These are great to limit wastage. In general we try to avoid paper plates, and other disposable kitchen stuff to be conscious of our local environment. These are the silicone liners I have.
Print your Sheet Pan Pork Chops Recipe Here:
- 1 lb Boneless Pork Chops (2)
- 3 White Potatoes Sliced
- 8 oz Asparagus
- 1/2 Cup (1 stick) Melted Butter
- 1 oz Packet Ranch Seasoning
Pre-heat oven 400 degrees.
Lay the pork chops & potatoes onto the sheet Pan.
Coat with butter.
Place sheet pan in the oven and bake for 35 minutes.
Remove from oven and place asparagus on the sheet pan.
Coat everything in butter.
Sprinkle with the ranch seasoning and place back in the oven for 10 minutes.
Serve & enjoy!
Ensure meat temp is 165 after cooking. Depending upon the thickness of the pork chops, cooking time may be longer.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 850Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 1356mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 9gSugar: 7gProtein: 72g
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