Sheet Pan Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes is an easy sheet pan fall dinner made with delicious pork tenderloin with apples and sweet potatoes.
This post is sponsored by NC SweetPotatoes. All opinions are my own.
You’ve probably got the memo that we love sheet pan meals in this house. I mean, they’re so easy, how can you not? Like with this Italian chicken sausage sheet pan meal, this easy sheet pan fall dinner is a no brainer.
If I haven’t mentally planned for a meal, something like this pork chop recipe with sweet potatoes comes together quickly, like I mentioned in my recent postpartum check in.
What I love most about sheet pan meals is the ease of preparation and clean up. Because let’s be honest – not one busy mamma wants to spend hours preparing a meal that the kids may or may not eat. And then on top of that, spend more time washing dishes.
During the fall season, especially, there just seems to be even less time since the light hours are limited. Can we just get rid of Daylight Savings Time already? I think you get the point – I’m not a fan.
Which is why you need this sweet potato and pork chop sheet pan dinner. With apples too!
Obviously, we LOVE sweet potatoes in this house. I probably have over 20 sweet potato recipes throughout this blog (if you haven’t looked, sweet potato pizza crust, sweet potato cookie dough and sweet potato turkey burgers are among my favorite).
If you love pork chops or want a flavorful alternative to chicken, you must try this pork chop and sweet potato recipe. It will become your new favorite!
And remember what I said above? Minimal prep and clean up – a busy family’s dream.
You could also easily add some other vegetables in this fall sheet pan dinner, like squash, brussel sprouts or parsnips.
If you don’t want the sweetness of maple syrup, you can leave that out. I love the flavor of baked maple pork chops so I chose to marinate mine in maple syrup for an hour before cooking to make easy maple glazed pork chops.
If you don’t have time to do this, just pour the syrup on before you toss it in the oven. It may be a little liquidy but you’ll still get some flavor.
You’ll just chop the onion and apple and sweet potatoes and mix them in a bowl with the spices.
Then, transfer them to a sheet pan (I love these) with the pork chops and bake! I like to turn everything half way through to allow for even cooking.
I also love to broil everything for a few minutes at the end to crisp everything up a bit. It produces such a beautiful medley and colorful arrangement of fall flavors.
I get this question a lot and the answer is no! I never peel my sweet potatoes.
The skin of a sweet potato is actually where a large chunk of nutrition is! The sweet potato skin is full of Vitamin A. In fact, when eaten with the skin on, a medium sweet potato contains over 100% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin A, helping with immune function, vision and even bone development.
When eaten with the skin on, one medium sweetpotato contains over 100% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin A, which plays a role in vision, bone development and immune function.
The skin also contains important fiber and antioxidants to support overall wellbeing.
Yes, you can. If you’re feeling motivated to cook a bunch of sheet pan meals at once, planning for maternity leave meals, or just have extra that you won’t eat, you can freeze this fall sheet pan dinner of pork chops with apples and sweet potatoes.
According to the USDA, for the best quality, try to eat within 3 months.
The flavor will diminish overtime so I would recommend the sooner the better!
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It is optional to marinate the pork chops beforehand. You can skip this step and instead, just brush the maple syrup over the pork chops before cooking.
Depending on the thickness of your pork chops, you may need to cook a little longer. Yours will be done when they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
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