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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops are pan fried golden brown thick savory pork chops filled with melted smoked Gouda cheese and crisp bacon.

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

 

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This recipe is easy, low carb, and quick, ready in just 30 minutes. It makes an impressive lunch or dinner for two. Try it for date night or Valentine’s Day.

 

How to make Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops:

Preheat a large cast iron skillet on medium heat. Click here for a cast iron skillet.

 

Cut the bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook in the skillet until crisp, stirring often.

bacon pieces cooking in a cast iron skillet

 

Drain the bacon on paper towel, leaving the grease in the pan and leaving the pan on medium heat.

 

 

Lay the pork chop flat on a cutting board, and with a sharp filet knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, going all the way to the bone (or to within ¼ inch of the side for boneless). Leave one side intact. Click here for a filet knife.

two pieces of thick pork chop, one butterflied

 

Repeat with the second pork chop.

 

In a small bowl, combine the smoked Gouda cheese, bacon, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper.

gouda cheese, bacon, parsley and black pepper in a bowl

 

Stuff the cheese mixture into the pockets of each of the pork chops.

gouda cheese mixture stuffed into the butterflied pork chop

 

Fold the pork chops closed and insert wooden toothpicks to hold them together.

pork chops with toothpicks holding them closed

 

Season the pork chops with salt and more black pepper.

 

 

Carefully add the pork chops to the skillet and cook for 8 – 10 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches between 145 degrees F and 160 degrees F.

 

Allow to rest about three-minutes.

 

 

Remove the toothpicks and serve with your favorite side dishes.

 

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two

 

 

5 from 1 vote
Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe serves 2
Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops are pan fried golden brown thick savory pork chops filled with melted smoked Gouda cheese and crisp bacon. This recipe is easy and quick, ready in just 30 minutes. It makes an impressive lunch or dinner for two. Try it for date night or Valentine’s Day.

Course: Date Night, Dinner, Game Day, Lunch, Main Course, Valentine's Day
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoked gouda and bacon, stuffed pork chops
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 549 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese shredded
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 boneless or bone-in pork chops (1 ½ - 2 inches thick)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat a large cast iron skillet on medium heat. Click here for a cast iron skillet.
  2. Cut the bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook in the skillet until crisp, stirring often.
  3. Drain the bacon on paper towel, leaving the grease in the pan and leaving the pan on medium heat.
  4. Lay the pork chop flat on a cutting board, and with a sharp filet knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, going all the way to the bone (or to within ¼ inch of the side for boneless). Leave one side intact. Click here for a filet knife.
  5. Repeat with the second pork chop.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the smoked Gouda cheese, bacon, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  7. Stuff the cheese mixture into the pockets of each of the pork chops.

  8. Fold the pork chops closed and insert wooden toothpicks to hold them together.
  9. Season the pork chops with salt and more black pepper.
  10. Carefully add the pork chops to the skillet and cook for 8 - 10 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches between 145 degrees F and 160 degrees F. Allow to rest about three-minutes.

  11. Remove the toothpicks and serve with your favorite side dishes.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 549 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 606mg 25%
Potassium 755mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 6.6%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 21%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Smoke Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops are pan fried golden brown thick savory pork chops filled with melted smoked Gouda cheese and crisp bacon. This recipe is easy, low carb, and quick, ready in just 30 minutes. It makes an impressive lunch or dinner for two. Try it for date night or Valentine’s Day. #PorkChops #SmokedGouda #bacon #StuffedPorkChops #DinnerForTwo #LunchForTwo #RecipesForTwo #ValentinesDay #DateNight #LowCarb

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