If you like pork chops with apples, you’ll love Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apples and Butternut Squash! It’s an easy, healthy, one skillet dinner that is full of fall flavors!
One skillet meals are great! And this Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apples and Butternut Squash is a good one.
When I was growing up, we almost always had homemade applesauce with our pork chops. So, the combo is a natural one to me, and I added some butternut squash for a little extra nutritional oopmh.
I love savory and sweet dishes! Dinners like Slow Cooker Sweet Balsamic Pork are favorites at my house.
These pork chops were a big hit with the whole family. My two year-old is sick and has been picking at her food, but she loved this.
So, if you’re looking for an easy dish that’s sure to please, give this a try!
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Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apples and Butternut Squash
Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apples and Butternut Squash is an easy, healthy, one skillet dinner that is full of fall flavors!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 2 medium baking apples*
- 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar depending on desired sweetness
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch or two of salt
- 4 bone-in pork loin chops
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-low heat.
Meanwhile, peel butternut squash and apples. You can also leave the peel on the apples if you prefer.
Cut squash and apples into 1/2-inch cubes.
Place in pan, and stir to coat with butter.
Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Turn heat to medium.
Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine.
Cook for another 10 minutes or so, stirring regularly, until tender.
Remove to plate.
Add pork chops, and season with rosemary, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.
Cook about 10 minutes on each side, or until a thermometer reads 145 F.
Return apples and squash to pan and toss to warm.
*Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Braeburn, and Gala are all good choices.
**Nutrition values are estimates.