Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Sautéed Apples

This recipe for pan-seared pork chops with savory sautéed apples makes an easy one-skillet meal, perfect for even busy weeknights!

Recently, a good friend was telling me about a dinner she made. She's French and so is her chef husband. She made sautéed apples, with savory spices- like thyme, oregano, or Italian seasoning, as her side dish! Wait, what?!? Apparently, she also makes a lot of savory apple dishes around the holidays too. Now, I've come across and even made a few recipes that included pork, apples, and onions. I guess I'm just so used to having vegetables at each meal, the idea of a fruit side dish never even occurred to me!

Well, sautéed apples with a little butter and oregano or Italian seasoning are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I have really been missing out, but not anymore!

Who says you always need to eat at least one veggie for dinner?!? Well, ok...probably a bunch of doctors and nutritionists...but, we can simply munch on some baby carrots while we're cooking!

Tonight, start with pan-seared, golden pork chops. Then, while the meat rests, sauté some diced apples. Super simple and created using only one skillet. Oh, and it will be ready in 30 minutes or less!

Apples are delish with cinnamon and butter, but savory is pretty incredible too!

Gluten Free Pan-seared pork chops on cutting board

Ingredients in Pork Chops with Sautéed Apples

  • Pork Chops
  • Apples
  • Italian Seasoning or Oregano
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Flour (I used almond)
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil

Pork Chop Tips

  • Let rest on the counter for 20 minutes, prior to cooking.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature
  • Cook until the internal temp reaches 145 degrees.
  • Cooking time varies based on thickness of the pork chops.
  • Let rest for a few minutes before slicing.


How to Sauté Savory Apples

  • Dice the apples into even-sized pieces.
  • Heat a skillet with butter and/or oil (olive or coconut.)
  • Add the diced apples to the skillet and cook for 4-7 minutes, until apples are fork tender and browned.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and savory spices (thyme, oregano, Italian seasoning.)
  • Enjoy!

If you're in the mood for something sweet...check out my 10-minute apple crisp!

Skillet pork chops with savory sautéed apples

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Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Sautéed Apples

This recipe for pan-seared pork chops with savory sautéed apples makes an easy one-skillet meal, perfect for even busy weeknights!



  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 pork chops
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 - 3 large apples. diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning or oregano
  • Heat a large skillet with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil and 1 Tbsp. of butter over medium-high heat.
  • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix the almond flour, onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Sprinkle and pat the mixture onto each side of the chops.
  • Add the pork chops to the skillet and allow the first side to brown for 3-5 minutes. Flip, lower the heat to medium, cover, and cook for an additional 6-12 minutes, depending on thickness. Internal temp should reach 145 degrees.
  • Set pork chops aside and allow to rest. Using the same skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. of butter until melted. Next, add the apples and sauté for 4-7 minutes, until fork tender. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.


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