Here is a guide to show you how long to bake pork chops at 350 F. It provides instructions on how to cook pork chops in the oven and air fryer, and how long to cook boneless, bone-in, breaded, and stuffed pork chops as well. No matter the type of pork chop you want to make, this guide will provide you with the answers on how to make it.
Can You Bake Pork Chops at 350 F?
Yes, you can bake pork chops at 350 F. In fact, it is one of the most suitable temperatures for baking pork chops. By cooking the chops slowly at 350 F, they remain tender and juicy rather than drying out.
How Long to Bake Pork Chops at 350 F in the Oven
Cooking pork chops at 350 F will take 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops, whether they are boneless or not, and whether they are covered with foil or not.
If you cook 1-inch thick boneless pork chops at 350 F, they will take between 25 minutes and 30 minutes to cook through. The cooking time for bone-in pork chops with the same thickness (1 inch) will be 5 minutes longer at about 30 to 35 minutes.
How Long Do You Cook 1-inch Thick Pork Chops at 350 F?
Baking pork chops with 1-inch thickness at 350 F takes 25-30 minutes. However, if you are cooking thinner pork chops, the duration may be about 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, if your pork chops are thicker (more than 2 inches), cook them for at least 5 to 10 minutes longer and make sure to check the temperature every 2 minutes to ensure they don't overcook.
How Long to Bake Pork Chops at 350 F After Searing
Searing pork chops can reduce the baking time. You will be able to bake pork chops in the oven for about 18 to 20 minutes because pork chops that have been seared typically take 5 to 10 minutes less to cook than pork chops that have not been seared.
Searing pork chops on the stove is relatively easy. The chops should be seared for 2 to 3 minutes on each side on the stovetop until browned.
Then, once the pork chops are cooking, you should be particularly careful of their baking time as you don't want them to dry out. Simply check the temperature 5 minutes before the recommended time has elapsed to determine if they need the extra 5 minutes or not.
How Long to Bake Pork Chops at 350 F in an Air Fryer
Pork chops that are baked in an air fryer at 350 F will take 15 to 20 minutes or 7 to 10 minutes per side. The air fryer typically takes less time than the oven simply because of the hot air inside it speeds up the process.
To cook pork chops in the air fryer, begin by preheating it to 350 F. Then, spray oil on the air fryer basket and add the pork chops. Cook the pork chops for 7 to 10 minutes, and then flip them and cook them for another 7 to 10 minutes. Once the cooking time has elapsed, test their temperature with a thermometer (it should reach 145 F) or give them another 2 minutes and check again until they are cooked through.
How Long to Bake Stuffed Pork Chops at 350 F
Cooking stuffed pork chops in a 350 F oven can take 25 to 30 minutes. The time may vary depending on the thickness of the pork chops, the stuffing, and the temperature of the oven. A thermometer is the best way to determine the doneness of your pork chops. It is recommended that you check the internal temperature 5 to 7 minutes before the suggested baking time has elapsed to ensure they don't overcook.
How Long to Bake Breaded Pork Chops at 350 F
Baking breaded pork chops will take 30 to 40 minutes at 350 F in the oven. The coating on the pork chops will make it take longer for the pork chops to fully cook, which is why breaded chops take longer.
In my opinion, 350 F is not the ideal temperature for cooking breaded pork chops, because you won't get the brown color and crispy texture you desire. I recommend that you bake breaded pork chops at 400 F or higher instead.
How Long to Bake Smothered Pork Chops at 350 F
Basically, smothered pork chops are chops prepared with onions, garlic, and gravy. To make them, you sear the pork chops for 1 to 2 minutes, and then bake them at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes. The longer you sear pork chops, the less time you will have to bake them. Generally, smothered pork chops will take less than 30 minutes at 350 F.
Note: Bone-in chops normally require an extra 5 minutes, which means you should cook bone-in pork chops for about 25 minutes at 350 F.
- Vegetable oil or butter, for greasing
- 4 pork chops, boneless or bone-in, 1 inch thick
- 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Place the rack in the upper third of the oven.
- Grease the baking pan lightly with vegetable oil or butter.
- Put the pork chops on the baking pan.
- With paper towels, dry the pork chops, and then rub them with olive oil all over.
- Mix the garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
- Apply the seasoning mixture evenly to both sides of the pork chops.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle reads 145 F.
- Let the pork chops rest on a plate for 3 minutes after removing them from the oven.
- Serve and enjoy.
Bone-in chops normally require an extra 5 minutes, which means you should cook bone-in pork chops for about 25 minutes at 350 F.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 483Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 693mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 41g