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Gluten Free Stuffed Pork Chops with Homemade Applesauce

I love pork chops and stuffed pork chops are even better. I came up with this recipe quite by accident. I was home from college and my mom was traveling so I made dinner for me and my dad. I honestly just put ingridents together that I thought would taste good and wow did it taste good!

Of course, it’s easy to make this recipe with regular breadcrumbs instead of gluten-free, everything else is naturally gluten-free. Most of the time we use crushed up cereal as our breadcrumbs but I just tried a can of gluten-free breadcrumbs and they were really good so I might continue to use them.

Homemade Applesauce

Servings 4 people


  • 5 medium Macintosh Apples, peeled and sliced off the core or cored and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water


  • Make the applesauce ahead of time so it has time to cool a bit before you mix it into the stuffing mixture. 
  • Peel and either slice off the core or chop the apples, add to a microwave safe bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and add water. Stir. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. 
  • Stir. Check the apples for doneness. Microwave again if needed. The apples should be soft and a little mushy. You might need to add a little water as well. This is the reason I use Macintosh apples. I’ve never found another apple variety that makes better applesauce. 
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and set aside and let cool. 

Gluten Free Stuffed Pork Chops

Servings 6 people


  • 6 1-1/2″ thick boneless pork chops
  • 3-1/2 cups gluten-free stuffing, divided or regular stuffing if not making gluten free
  • 1 cup homemade applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • salt & pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 deg. Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the pocket into the side of the pork chop.  Sprinkle salt and pepper onto the pork chops. Set aside.
  • Prepare the stuffing.  In a large bowl add 3 cups of gluten-free stuffing, Italian seasoning, and crushed garlic. 
  • Mix these ingredients together then add enough applesauce to make the breadcrumb mixture moist.  It should stick together.  Using a spoon, stuff the pork chops with enough stuffing so the pocket is full.
  • Take the remaining 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, add salt and pepper and mix together.  Spreading onto a plate.  Dredge the stuffed pork chops in the egg wash and then into the breadcrumbs.  Arrange on a baking dish/cookie tray.  Repeat with the remaining pork chops.
  • Cook the pork chops for 25 mins or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.  At this temperature, there will be a blush of pink in the pork which means they will be nice and juicy.
  • Allow the pork to rest for 3 or 4 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!

PRO TIP: Make your life easy and you this garlic press. It’s the only one I’ve ever used that really works. And I leave the skin on the garlic, I’m lazy. But it’s quicker and this garlic press can handle it.

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