These spinach mushroom pork chops have a creamy garlic sauce that comes together quickly and makes an excellent weeknight dinner.
These creamy mushroom spinach pork chops are ready in about half an hour. To make them, start by searing the pork chops on both sides in a skillet (I prefer cast iron, but any frying pan that's not too shallow is fine). You then take the pork chops out of the pan and transfer them to a plate. The sauce is made by sautéing the mushrooms with some garlic and Italian seasoning, then adding in some flour (thickening agent), chicken broth, lemon juice, and cream. The pork is finished in the sauce, and then spinach is added in right at the end. (Full ingredients & instructions are in the recipe card below).
Recipe notes & tips:
- Pork production has changed over the years, and so it's now safe to eat pork that's 145F (use an instant read thermometer to take the guesswork out). Pork that's still a bit pink inside is fine to eat. You can cook it a bit more if you wish, but keep in mind that pork can go from supple to dry and leathery really quickly.
- You can use boneless or bone-in pork chops for this recipe. Just pick up whatever looks good at the store. 🙂
- As always, sub ingredients at your own discretion. Something with lower fat than heavy cream (like half-and-half or milk) will yield a thinner sauce and may curdle due to the high heat it's cooked at.
- Fresh spinach works best, but if using frozen, be sure to thaw it then squeeze the water out really well.
- You can definitely change up the variety of mushrooms if you wish (I used cremini).
What to serve with creamy mushroom spinach pork chops:
Try mashed potatoes, rice, pasta, or steamed veggies. Crusty bread would also be delicious to mop up that cream sauce.
Other pork recipes to try:
Will you make these spinach and mushroom pork chops? Questions about this recipe? Talk to me in the comments below!
Creamy Spinach Mushroom Pork Chops
- 4 pork chops see notes
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter divided
- 7 ounces cremini or white mushrooms sliced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3/4 cup heavy/whipping cream
- 2 cups (packed) fresh baby spinach
- Take the pork chops out of the fridge 15-30 minutes before starting the recipe if possible. Season the pork generously with salt & pepper on both sides.
- In a deep skillet, add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Let the pan heat up for a few minutes, and once it's hot, cook the pork chops for 3-5 minutes/side or until lightly browned (3 minutes for thinner chops and 5 minutes for pork chops that are up to 1" thick). Once the pork chops are done searing, transfer them to a plate.
- Add the remaining butter and the mushrooms, garlic, and Italian seasoning to the skillet. Cook the mushrooms for about 5-6 minutes or until they've released their water and the water has just about cooked off.
- Sprinkle the flour in and cook for about a minute, stirring nearly constantly.
- Add in the chicken broth and lemon juice. Stir it well so the flour dissolves and let it cook for 1-2 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half.
- Stir in the cream.
- Add the pork back into the skillet and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened up a bit (let the sauce bubble a bit but not furiously boil) and the pork chops are fully cooked through (145F). Keep in mind the pork's temperature will continue to rise once you stop cooking it.
- Add in the spinach (I just lift the pork chops up with tongs and tuck it under them). Take the pan off the heat and let the spinach wilt for a minute or two. Season the sauce with extra salt & pepper if needed, then serve immediately.
- You can use boneless pork chops like I did or bone-in. I recommend pork chops that are 0.75-1" thick. Anything much thicker or thinner is likely to end up under or overcooked with this particular recipe since it's finished in the cream sauce.
- It's very easy to overcook pork. I highly recommend using an instant read thermometer to take the guesswork out. Pork that's 145F and pink inside is safe to eat.
- Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.