Ranch Pork Chops

Homemade ranch seasoning is fresh, bright, and so much better than anything in a pouch.

Ranch Pork Chops

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Cook Time:
20 mins
Active Time:
5 mins
Marinate Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins

Ranch is a universal flavor, at least in the South. It adds richness to casseroles, enlivens roasted vegetables, and is welcome in almost any dip. We're not even mentioned the classic salad dressing. So it's no surprise that the warm, herby flavor of ranch is a great way to dress up classic boneless pork chops.

Pork chops are notoriously basic. They can dry out quickly, and they're not quite as forgiving as chicken breasts. So when you're looking for recipes for pork chops, look for ones with bold spice mixes like these Ranch Pork Chops or even these Maple-Chipotle Air Fryer Pork Chops. They cook quickly to help keep the pork chops moist, and they don't need any fancy dipping sauces or gravies.

Perhaps the best thing about this baked ranch pork chops recipe is that you actually prep for two meals with one. The ingredients for the homemade ranch seasoning make enough for two meals. You'll use some with this batch, and then you've got leftover seasoning for whatever you want to make next—chicken thighs, more pork chops, even roasted asparagus. (Use the leftover ranch seasoning in this recipe for Air Fryer Asparagus in place of the everything but bagel seasoning.)

What To Serve With Ranch Pork Chops

These classic side dishes are perfect pairs with these baked pork chops:


  • 1/3 cup buttermilk powder

  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder

  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder

  • 1 Tbsp. dried parsley

  • 1 tsp. dried dill

  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder

  • 4 boneless pork chops (about 1 pound)

  • Minced chives, for garnish


  1. Add buttermilk powder, onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, dried dill, kosher salt, black pepper, and mustard powder to a small bowl, and whisk to combine. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons of seasoning mix over the boneless pork chops, and press until the seasoning clings to the meat. Transfer the rest of the seasoning to an air-tight jar for later use.

  2. Place the pork chops on a baking sheet, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  3. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

  4. Bake the seasoned pork chops for 20 minutes, flipping them over after 10 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to test the temperature; it should reach 145°F.

  5. Remove the baking sheet and transfer the pork chops to a large plate or cutting board. Allow the pork chops to rest for 5 minutes. Serve with a light sprinkling of minced chives.


If you want to add a “wet” layer between the pork and the dry seasoning mix, a tablespoon of mayonnaise works really well. The neutral flavor won't complete with the homemade ranch seasoning's flavors.

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