Make your pork chops and scalloped potatoes in the same pan for even bigger flavor and fewer dishes! Maw-Maw definitely had the right idea when she started making this delicious dinner!
This is a hearty and delicious meal baked in one dish. The potatoes and the pork chops cook together and give each other flavor as they do. This is one of those things where they are better together than separate, plus it’s easier too! Make this filling meal and watch your family rush to the table!
Carlee and I have been after Maw-Maw to share some of her recipes with us. We couldn’t understand why we were receiving any.
It turns out that she didn’t use recipes for the things she cooked. She usually just cooked.
We understand because even if we have a recipe, we tend to make up our own version. I called Maw-Maw and she coached me through this recipe.
This is one I remember eating quite often when I was a child. I believe Bob, Bonnie and I liked it a lot.
I started helping my mom cook meals when I was fairly young. She worked long hours some days, but still wanted us to have a nice home cooked dinner.
I have probably made this recipe hundreds of times, but it really took some thinking to make a recipe for it.
I guess that’s the way it is when you’re used to just throwing things together. This turned out just the way I remembered it to be.
These are the only scalloped potatoes that I have ever seen that are made without cooking the white sauce first. The sauce just magically thickens as it bakes.
You can make them without the pork chops on top. The pork chops make this dinner extra flavorful.
I hope your family enjoys this as much as I did growing up. More of Maw-Maw’s recipes will be shared soon. Her love for cooking may not be as strong as mine, but what she does make is perfection.
I’m glad she taught me to be independent in the kitchen. I’ll always remember the first meal I cooked. It was for a Girl Scout badge. I’ll share that sometime also.
If you like the idea of this tasty, filling meal, but don’t want to cut all those potatoes, check out my cheesy potato and pork chop casserole. It uses hash browns, so you can have it in the oven in no time.
You may also like scalloped potatoes with ham. It’s a great way to use leftover bits of holiday ham.