Spring Vegetable & Cheesy Pork Chop Casserole

Nothing says spring in our cozy corner of the world like the first tender veggies bursting from the earth in our gardens. Inspired by that fresh-growth energy, I’ve crafted a dish that combines the heartiness our families crave with the fresh flavors we all start pining for as the frost thaws: a Spring Vegetable & Cheesy Pork Chop Casserole. This meal is a perfect excuse to gather your loved ones around the dinner table, catch up on the day’s happenings, and enjoy the bounty that the changing seasons bring to our kitchens. This casserole has that comforting homestyle feel with a vibrant seasonal twist, just right for making new memories.

A slice of crusty bread to sop up the flavorful juices, or a light mixed greens salad with a vinaigrette dressing, would complement this casserole beautifully. For those who like a little extra on their plate, a scoop of garlic mashed potatoes or buttered egg noodles would be delightful aside.


– 4 boneless pork chops, about 1-inch thick
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1/2 teaspoon paprika
– Salt and black pepper, to taste
– 1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
– 1 cup asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
– 1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed
– 1 small yellow onion, diced
– 1 cup chicken broth
– 1 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella or a blend works nicely)
– Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

2. Season the pork chops with olive oil, garlic powder, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. In a skillet over medium heat, brown each chop for about 2 minutes per side, then arrange them in the baking dish.

3. Scatter the carrots, asparagus, sugar snap peas, and onions around and between the pork chops.

4. Pour the chicken broth over the vegetables and pork chops.

5. Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly on top of the casserole.

6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).

7. Let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Variations & Tips

– Feel free to swap out or add any spring vegetables you have on hand! Zucchini, green beans, or bell peppers would all be delicious.
– For an extra cheesy casserole, mix some parmesan cheese with the mozzarella.
– Picky eater in the house? Simply set aside some cooked pork chops before adding the veggies and cheese so they can enjoy a simple, fuss-free dinner.
– Leftovers keep well in the fridge, making for tasty lunches the next day—just reheat in the microwave or oven.

Gather everyone up and share a meal that’ll have them smiling and asking for seconds. Enjoy the flavors of the season with this warm, cheesy, and downright delightful casserole.

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