Sheet Pan Pork Chops and Sweetpotatoes is an easy sheet pan fall dinner made with delicious pork tenderloin with apples and sweetpotatoes and flavorful onions.
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, especially this pork chop and sweetpotato sheet pan dinner.
I mean, they’re so easy, how can you not? Like with this Italian chicken sausage sheet pan meal, this easy sheet pan pork chops with sweetpotatoes and apples is a no brainer.
If I haven’t mentally planned for a meal, something like this pork chop with sweetpotatoes comes together quickly, with minimal prep time. That’s why it’s a great Wednesday night dinner idea for mid-week.
Let’s just combine a protein, carb, veggie and a fruit into one dish for the whole family. Pork and sweetpotato recipes work perfectly.
And, obviously, we LOVE sweetpotatoes in this house. I probably have over 30 sweetpotato recipes throughout this blog (some of my favorites being sweetpotato pizza crust, sweetpotato cookie dough and sweetpotato turkey burgers).
Sweetpotatoes pair well with nearly everything, including pork. Here are some of my favorite pairings for what to eat with sweetpotatoes.
Why You’ll Love Sheet Pan Pork Chops and Sweetpotatoes
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 thanks to these stellar qualities:
- Great for quick dinners – During the fall season, especially, there just seems to be even less time since the light hours are limited during busy weeknights. These easy sheet pan pork chops with sweetpotatoes and apples are just what you need.
- Minimal prep and clean up – Who wants to wash more dishes than they have to!? 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, cleaning loads of dishes. Easy clean up and quick prep is the name of the game.
- Balanced meal – Looking for a meal with lean protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber, fruit and veggies? This baked pork chop recipe with sweetpotatoes has got it all. Sometimes I also like to add green beans for some extra veggies and nutrients, especially if I’m cooking for more people. 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!
- Great for a crowd or small gathering – These pork chops with sweet potatoes are easy to cook in bulk, whether you’re hosting for dinner or bringing something to a pot-luck. You can even serve the sheet pan sweetpotatoes, apples and onions as a side!
- Under 30 minute cook time – You can pre-plan for this recipe by marinating pork early in the morning or the night before, so when it’s time to cook dinner, you just need to stick it in the oven for 25 minutes!
Here are the ingredients you need for this one pan meal.
- Boneless pork loin chops – Mine were about 1 inch thick.
- Sweetpotatoes (you can also use squash – so many ways to cook squash!)
- Apple – I love a crisp, sweet honeycrisp or gala apple, but use whatever you like!
- Onion – I reccomend a white onion or yellow onion. A red onion would add more tanginess, if you prefer that
- maple syrup – optional, but I think it really ties everything together. I love the flavor of baked maple pork chops so I chose to marinate mine in maple syrup and a little olive oil for an hour before cooking to make easy maple glazed pork chops.
- Olive oil or avocado oil
- Spice blend for marinade – I chose to use salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme. Onion powder is another favorite, or you could also make your own seasoning mix!
- Large rimmed baking sheet – Big enough for all of your ingredients.
- Meat thermometer – this is important to make sure you can check for doneness
You could also easily add some other vegetables in this fall sheet pan dinner, like squash, brussels sprouts, green beans or parsnips.
How To Make Easy Sheet Pan Porkchops
Firstly, I recommend marinating the pork chops for at least a few hours before baking. This helps tenderize them and give them much more flavor, and increases cook time.
If you don’t have time to do this, just pour the syrup on before you toss the pork chop in the oven. It may be a little liquidy but you’ll still get some flavor.
Make sure to scroll down for the full recipe!
Next, just chop the onion and apple and sweet potatoes and mix them in a medium bowl with the spices.
Then, transfer them to a sheet pan and put your pork chops and sweetpotatoes in oven.
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 sweetpotatoes. 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.
You can freeze this sheet pan pork chops with sweetpotatoes! 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 pork chop sheet pan dinner. 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!
Other Tips For Baked Pork Chops and Sweetpotatoes
- After cooking, make sure the pork is cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees. You can test this with a simple food thermometer.
- I love to broil everything for a minute or two after cooking so the veggies crisp up a bit. You may like them softer, this is a personal preference!
- If you want to gather ingredients for a make ahead sheet pan dinner, you can chop up the ingredients ahead of time and add them all to a large ziplock bag with a little oil and spices to let them marinate. Place the pork chops with maple syrup in a separate bag. When ready to cook, lay everything out on your sheet pan.
- If your pork chops are thick, you may need to cook a little longer. You’ll know they are done when they reach 145 degrees.
- Other pork seasoning favorites – cinnamon and nutmeg, lemon and pepper, smoky BBQ, chili lime ginger
You may enjoy some of these other SHEETPAN recipes!
- Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Nachos
- Honey Garlic Shrimp and Veggies
- Sheet Pan Chicken Sausage and Vegetables
- Alaska Halibut with Avocado Salsa
- One Pan Salmon and Veggies
- Vegan Maple Balsamic Brussel Sprouts
- 4 boneless pork loin chops (about 1 inch thick)
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup, divided
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 1 large apple, diced (I used Honeycrisp)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp thyme
- Put pork chops in ziplock bag and add maple syrup for marinade. Leave it in the fridge for 1-2 hours beforehand (if you don’t have time to do this, just pour the maple syrup over the pork on the sheet pan).
- Preheat oven to 425. Season pork chops with salt, pepper and place on sheet pan.
- Mix sweet potatoes, onion and diced apple in mixing bowl. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic salt, thyme and remainder of maple syrup. Mix, and then transfer mixture to sheet pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through.
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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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 20gProtein: 24g
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