Enjoy a home-cooked, comfort style meal, that isn’t hard to prepare with this easy Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Stuffing. Juicy, tender pork chops are cooked long and slow with apples, stuffing and a creamy gravy!
Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Stuffing
With the Fall months on the horizon, we have been craving comfort food. Warm recipes that slow cook all day in the crockpot and stick to your bones. This Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Stuffing recipe is exactly that kind of meal!
The pork chops turn out juicy and tender from slow cooking all day, with a flavorful stuffing filled with fresh apples to go along with them. It’s the kind of meal that will remind you of all those childhood dinners you’d have with your loved ones.
This is one of those perfect “dump and go” style slow cooker recipes where we just layer everything in the crockpot, turn it on and go about our day. Later that afternoon, dinner is done and all you need to add is a fresh vegetable on the side!
Why Make Pork Chops In The Slow Cooker?
I think the better answer is why not? The great thing about this recipe is that it’s not difficult to prepare such a delicious meal. While you may not have a lot of time to dedicate to cooking dinner in the kitchen, this meal is a simple one that lets the slow cooker do most of the work for you.
By cooking the pork chops low and slow for several hours in your seasoned gravy, they become incredibly juicy and tender. Pork chops can tend to be dry if you ignore them while they cook, but thankfully that isn’t a problem in the slow cooker!
Make this meal at your convenience on busy nights to ensure that you have a wholesome and delicious meal ready to eat with the family. You can expect this dish to become a family favorite, with your loved ones requesting you to make it more often!
Be sure to buy the ingredients needed to make the Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Stuffing before you get started. You’ll need:
- Pork Chops: You will need about two pounds of boneless pork chops for this recipe, but you can also substitute chicken breasts or boneless chicken thighs.
- Apple: I used a Granny Smith because I love the tartness, however any apple will do.
- Cream of Mushroom Soup: You can also use cream of celery, cream of onion or even cream of chicken. They will all work in this recipe.
- Dry Stuffing Mix: You can use Stove Top dry stuffing, but we really recommend trying the Pepperidge Farm dry stuffing. It holds it’s texture better.
- Chicken Broth
- Salt & Pepper
How to Make Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Stuffing
This recipe is super easy to throw together and then the slow cooker does the rest of the work. It’s what we lovingly like to call a “dump and go” recipe. Dump everything into the slow cooker, turn it on and let it go!
Spray: Spray slow cooker with non stick spray. Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper and set them to the side.
Cover: Cover the bottom of slow cooker with half of the onion, celery and half of the apple slices.
Pork Chops: Lay the pork chops on top of the vegetables and cover the chops with remaining onion, celery and apples. Pour cream of mushroom soup over the pork chops and spread around as needed.
Stuffing: In a medium size bowl, add stuffing, melted butter and broth and stir until blended. Add stuffing mixture on top of pork chops.
Cook: Set slow cooker to high and cook for 4 hours. You can also cook the pork chops on low for 6 hours.
Variations to Try
- Different types of stuffing. Use different types of stuffing in the Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Stuffing Recipe. For example, you can use turkey stuffing, chicken stuffing, pork stuffing, or even cornbread stuffing.
- Added vegetables. You can add some vegetables into the slow cooker with your pork chops, stuffing, and other ingredients. Some of the vegetables that would work best with this dish include carrots and broccoli, but you can choose any of your favorites to use to make this incredible meal.
- Chicken substitute. If you’re not the biggest fan of pork chops, or if you want to make this meal but don’t have pork available, you can replace it with boneless chicken breast. The dish will still taste just as good.
These are some of the best variations to try. After making the Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Stuffing Recipe once, you may want to try some of the other variations to spice it up and offer something different each time you prepare it.
Tips for Making the Stuffing
- Dry Stuffing: We used Pepperidge Farm stuffing and like it a little better than Stove Top stuffing. It has more texture to it and holds up better in the slow cooker compared to the Stove Top brand.
- How Much Broth: We tested this recipe with 1 cup of broth, 3/4 cup broth and 1/2 cup of broth. We found 3/4 cup to be happy medium, but if you like your stuffing a little drier, you can also use 1/2 cup of broth.
- Dried Fruits + Nuts: If you would like, you can also fancy up your stuffing. You can add cranberries (fresh or dried), cherries, pears, walnuts or pecans as desired!
- Pears: You can also switch out the sliced apple for pears or even an apricot! Both go wonderfully with pork chops!
Tips for Success
- Non-Stick Spray: Apply a coating of the non-stick spray to your slow cooker before you add any of your ingredients into the appliance. You want to add a generous amount of the spray to keep your ingredients from sticking to the slow cooker.
- Crockpot Liner: You can also use a slow cooker liner to avoid a mess. It’s a great way to make the cleanup process that much easier for you.
- Cream Of Mushroom Soup: If you don’t want to use cream of mushroom soup, you have other options. You can use cream of celery or cream of onion soup in the slow cooker with your ingredients, both of which will go well with everything else. You can also use homemade cream of mushroom if you prefer it over the canned stuff!
When making this easy Slow Cooker Pork Chops With Stuffing recipe, you’ll have enough food to serve four hungry people. If you are going to double this recipe, we recommend using two slow cookers. If you try to fit 2x the recipe into one slow cooker, it will become very soup-y.
This recipe is pretty great all on its own for dinner, but we do recommend adding a vegetable on the side. Here are a few of our favorites to pair with these pork chops and stuffing:
- Green Beans
- Brussels Sprouts
- Side Salad
- Mashed Potatoes
- 1.5 to 2 pounds boneless pork chops (4 large pork chops)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
- 2 1/2 cups dry stuffing mix (I used Pepperidge Farm)
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- Spray slow cooker with non stick spray. Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper, set aside.
- Cover the bottom of slow cooker with 1/2 of the onion, celery and 1/2 of the apple slices.
- Lay the pork chops on top of vegetables and cover the chops with remaining onion, celery and apples. Pour cream of mushroom soup over pork chops, spread around into an even layer.
- In a medium size bowl, add stuffing, butter and broth. Stir until well combined and add stuffing on top of the pork chops.
- Cook in slow cooker for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 707Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 1088mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 43g
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