three smothered pork chops in mushroom gravy in a pan

Smothered Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy

Smothered Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce is a hearty low carb, keto-friendly one skillet dinner that will become a new family favorite! Pork chops are pan seared and smothered in a gluten-free mushroom onion gravy. Perfect over riced or mashed cauliflower, this is the ultimate in comfort food that is easy enough to make on a weeknight.

Best Easy Pork Chop Skillet Recipe – Low Carb, Keto, LCHF, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free

a white bowl with a smothered pork chop in mushroom sauce over cauliflower rice

When I was a kid, my mother would often make pork chops with a cream of mushroom sauce and serve it over rice. The sauce involved a can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup, and likely had no real mushrooms in it, but it was still one of those recipes that stuck with you. 

It was the perfect cold weather food, or Sunday night meal. It was one of those comfort recipes from childhood that lingers as you age.

But as an adult, I tend to steer clear of Campbell’s soup given that it contains MSG, wheat, and vegetable oil. However, I can still enjoy that same recipe in a more sophisticated way. This Smothered Pork Chop with Mushroom Sauce is a more refined version of what I remember, and actually contains tons of mushrooms and sauteed onions (which I would have never eaten as a kid, by the way).

This Pan Seared Pork Chop recipe is a skillet meal, and so easy to make that it can be done on a busy weeknight. We love to serve this over riced cauliflower, but it would be fantastic over my Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Mashed Cauliflower too!

I have no doubts that this recipe will become a fast family favorite at your house too. Hopefully you can enjoy a smothered pork chop on a chilly night and be transported back to childhood much like I am when I make this.

Smothered pork chops in mushroom gravy in a saute pan

How to make Keto Pan Seared Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork chops (at least 1 inch thick)
  • Yellow onion
  • Mushrooms (cremini, oyster, shiitake, baby bella, or a blend)
  • Garlic
  • Butter
  • Chicken bone broth or stock
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Heavy cream
  • Dijon mustard
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

Directions

Salt and pepper pork chops and set aside. Cut onions and mushrooms and prepare garlic.

Heat a large, deep saute pan over medium low heat. Add 1 tbsp butter. Once melted, sear chops in the butter, 2-3 minutes on each side, until a golden brown. Remove chops from the pan and reserve on a plate.

Return skillet to heat. Heat remaining butter. Add onion and cook down until translucent and soft. Add mushrooms and garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Deglaze pan with bone broth and apple cider vinegar. Scrape up any browned bits. Pour any juice that may have collected from the reserved pork chops into the pan. Add mustard, cream, and cheese, and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and allow sauce and chops to simmer until it thickens, about 5 minutes.

Return pork chops to the pan and smother with gravy. Simmer on low to finish cooking chops, about 8-10 minutes. Taste sauce and adjust salt and pepper as desired. Serve chops with gravy on top.

skillet with smothered keto pork chops

Tips, tricks, and take-aways about the Creamy Mushroom Pork Chop Skillet recipe and process:

Season your pork chops before preparing the recipe. I recommend salting your pork and letting it sit for at least 10 minutes. Pork tends to be a bit tough and rather bland, so giving the salt some time to permeate will only improve flavor and overall texture of the seared chop.

Pork is easy to overcook, so adjust your cooking time based on thickness. I tend to like my pork medium rare, so I will only pan seared it for about 2-3 minutes on either side before removing to make the mushroom sauce component. You will simmer your chops in the sauce at the end, so just be wary of overdoing it with cook time otherwise you’ll end up with tough pork.

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Smothered Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy
Yield: 4

Smothered Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Smothered Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce is a hearty low carb, keto-friendly one skillet dinner that will become a new family favorite! Pork chops are pan seared and smothered in a gluten-free mushroom onion gravy.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, roughly chopped (see note)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup chicken bone broth or stock
  • 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, shredded
  • sea salt
  • black pepper

Instructions

  1. Salt and pepper pork chops and set aside. Cut onions and mushrooms and prepare garlic.
  2. Heat a large, deep saute pan over medium low heat. Add 1 tbsp butter. Once melted, sear chops in the butter, 2-3 minutes on each side, until a golden brown. Remove chops from the pan and reserve on a plate. Return skillet to heat.
  3. Heat remaining butter. Add onion and cook down until translucent and soft. Add mushrooms and garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Deglaze pan with bone broth and apple cider vinegar. Scrape up any browned bits. Pour any juice that may have collected from the reserved pork chops into the pan. Add mustard, cream, and cheese, and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and allow sauce and chops to simmer until it thickens, about 5 minutes.
  4. Return pork chops to the pan and smother with gravy. Simmer on low to finish cooking chops, about 8-10 minutes. Taste sauce and adjust salt and pepper as desired. Serve chops with gravy on top.

Notes

Cremini mushrooms, baby bellas, shiitake, oyster, or a blend of these work perfectly in this recipe.

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