Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops Recipe (no canned soup) (2024)

By Kim Hardesty

This cream of mushroom pork chops recipe features flavorful bone-in pan seared pork chops with cream pan sauce cooked in one skillet for an easy low carb weeknight meal.

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One can never have enough fast and easy dinner recipes. My favorites are those that combine vegetables in the preparation - like this recipe for cream of mushroom pork chops. Earthy mushrooms add a nice rich flavor to the gravy and double as a side.

Typically, I love a nice thick boneless pork chop recipe like this Parmesan crusted pork chop, but bone-in pork chops are a great option, too. Thinner bone-in pork chops are full-flavored and cook in minutes, making them perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

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It's my experience that sometimes pan seared pork chopscan get a bit dry. It took me a while to learn how to cook juicy pork chops. I believe that letting them come to room temperature for 20-30 minutes is key. Why? They cook more evenly, avoiding the dreaded raw meat at the bone and dried exterior. And, the hot pan doesn't shock the cold meat causing it to toughen.

Some people think that meat bones conduct heat. That's false. They actually work as insulators. That's why the meat near the bone is often under-cooked or raw.

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While this cream of mushroom pork chops recipe doesn’t quite qualify as a smothered pork chops, it does have a nice homemadepan sauce. Building the flavors in the pan orand reducing the pan sauce produces a better, although thinner, mushroom gravy than using canned soup. It's a better option for those on low carb diets, like me.

If you’ve spent any time on Low Carb Maven looking at my low carb dinner recipes then you know I like to use my pan. What can I say? It’s easy and I like a little sauce with my skillet diner.

This Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops Recipe is 5 net carbs per serving.

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Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops Recipe

This cream of mushroom pork chops recipe features flavorful bone-in pan seared pork chops with cream pan sauce cooked in one skillet for an easy low carb weeknight meal.

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Course: Dinner

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 483kcal


  • 4 thin, bone-in pork chops (½ inch each)
  • 2 ½ tablespoon avocado oil (olive oil or bacon grease), divided
  • 1 pound sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • cup dry white wine
  • cup unsalted chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • teaspoon powdered dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper



  • Let the pork chops come to room temperature for at least 20 minutes. This ensures they cook evenly and don't get tough. Then rub both sides of the pork with approximately 2 teaspoons of oil and season with salt and pepper. (My pork chops were ½ inch thick.) Mince the onion and garlic and chop the thyme. Pour the wine and chicken broth together in a small bowl.


  • Heat a large pan over medium high heat. When hot, add 2 -3 tsp. oil or enough to swirl and coat the bottom of the pan. The oil is hot when the surface shimmers. Add the pork chops to the pan and turn the heat down to medium. Cook for about 3 ⅓ minutes per side. (If your pork chops are thicker or cold, add more cooking time.) Remove to a plate and tent with foil.

  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and swirl to coat. When the oil shimmers, add the mushrooms and stir to coat. Cook undisturbed for 2 minutes. Stir the mushrooms and add the onions and garlic to the pan. Cook for 1 minute and stir. Cook for an additional minute then add the wine and chicken broth scraping all of the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Let simmer and reduce by half.

  • Add the heavy cream, powdered sage and fresh thyme, cooking until the sauce thickens (this is a thinner sauce). Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Either nestle the pork chops into the pan and bring to table or pour the mushrooms and sauce over the pork chops and serve. I served with aged cheddar cauliflower mash and sauteed greens with garlic.


Nutrition Facts

Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 483Calories from Fat 360

% Daily Value*

Fat 40g62%

Sodium 142mg6%

Carbohydrates 6g2%

Fiber 1g4%

Protein 21g42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 40g | Sodium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g

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  1. Nan Tharp

    Oh my goodness, cooked this last night and it was a big hit with the family! Love it-it's a keeper and I will be looking for more recipes!


  2. Sandy Eckels

    Kim I pan fry pork shops and have hooked my very picky grandkids and daughter and son in law on them. Room temlp a must. Pre season with salt pepper papprika. 2 tbs butter and 2 tbs avacado oil in a skillet heat it up place seasoned chops in cook until browning on each side flip then when second side is browning remove drom skillet place on platter cover with foil so you get carryover cooking to finish the cooking. Add mushrooms to the meat/butter/avacado oil pan. Saute rapidly then when the color of mishroom changes remove from skillet place on chops add cream and another tbs butter to pan along with some fresh thyme and sautee till starts to thicken abit. Pour over chops on serving platter. Pscript I like pepper a lot so it figures greatly in " Montreal season pepper".


    • Kim Hardesty

      Thanks for sharing, Sandy! -Kim


  3. Jeff Persing

    I didn't have every ingredient but came close. Very tasty! Thanks


  4. Kathy

    Great, quick meal. It was a hit with my husband, too. He's pretty tough to please.


    • Kim

      So great to hear, Kathy. Isn't it fun when our loved ones enjoy our meals? Thanks for taking the time to let me know. Have a wonderful week. -Kim


  5. Abby S

    It's 8:30am, and I'm already searching for dinner recipes..... I need look no further! This is it.


    • Kim

      I hope you like it, Abby. Enjoy your day and your dinner. -Kim


  6. Shaunna

    Wonderful! I used bacon grease in place of the avocado oil... So glad the recipe suggested it in place of avocado oil bc that stuff is expensive & I feel the bacon grease added even more delicious flavor! Thank you so much for the recipe!


    • Kim

      Fantastic, Shaunna, I'm happy you liked the recipe. You can always use your Fat of choice in a savory recipe like this. I started using avocado oil and macadamia nut oil after being called-out on Facebook for using olive oil. So always use what you want unless it sounds like the ingredient might be important. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a nice comment. Enjoy your week. -Kim


  7. Matt

    Delicious! Thank you!


    • Kim

      Great. I'm happy you enjoyed the recipe. Have a great day. -Kim


  8. Adina

    Oh my, you are making me hungry. I haven't had pork chops in ages! I would love to have this immediately. :)


    • Kim

      Thank you, Adina. We love them. Enjoy the rest of your week. -Kim


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