This recipe for Sheet Pan Pork Chops with Green Beans has dinner ready in less than 25 minutes! So fast and easy! The pork chops and the green beans boast a sweet savory glaze. This recipe can be part of a low-carb, keto, dairy-free, Paleo, or Banting diet.
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This recipe makes moist, tender pork chops with notes of mustard and thyme and just a touch of sweetness. A sprinkle of red pepper flakes gives them just a little zing.
The green beans are coated in the same glaze as the pork chops and roasted into veggie goodness. My photos of the green beans do not do them justice. These beans are so good they may outshine the pork chops in this recipe. Trust me, it’s a sad moment when the last one is eaten
Sometimes it takes me several tries to get a recipe to the point that I’m ready to share it with you. Not with this one. I nailed this recipe the first time. Even though I got it right the first time, I made it three more times–once to confirm the recipe and two more because my husband kept buying pork chops and green beans in hopes that I would make it again.
He had no trouble convincing me to make it again. Those green beans were calling my name. This recipe is so fast, easy, and delicious that it has quickly become a family favorite.
This Sheet Pan Pork Chops recipe was inspired by the same article in Southern Living where I got my inspiration for my Lemon Garlic Shrimp Sheet Pan Dinner with Broccolini recipe.
After reading their article on sheet pan meals, I’ve found them to be an ideal solution for busy households to make a healthy, home cooked meal. They are fast, easy, and require minimal cleanup.
How to bake pork chops
Baking is one of the easiest ways to prepare pork chops. Part of the ease of this recipe is that it requires almost no prep.
Just wash and dry the green beans and clip off the ends (if desired). Mix together the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl, then coat the pork chops with the glazet. Put the chops on an oiled pan.
Next, coat the green beans with the glaze and spread them on the sheet next to the pork chops.
Finally, put the sheet into the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. You will need to turn them half-way through the baking process so they cook evenly.
How do I know when the pork chops are done?
Overcooking pork chops makes them dry and tough. Luckily, there are several ways to tell if they are cooked to the right temperature. Two of them can be done without a thermometer.
Testing by touch
One way to tell when a pork chop is done is by pushing on it with tongs or a spatula. The resistance you feel gives information about what is going on inside the chop. If it is soft and squishy, it is still rare. If it is hard, it is over-done. You are looking for the pork chop to be firm, but not hard. This method can take a bit of practice.
Testing by cutting
A second way to tell if a pork is by cutting into the meat. Transfer a chop to a cutting board and allow to rest for a few minutes. Resting allows the juices to absorb into the meat and the inside temperature to elevate a few degrees. Next, cut into the thickest part of the chop.
If the chop is done, it will be white throughout, but a slight bit of pink is acceptable.
Testing with a meat thermometer
To test with a meat thermometer, insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the pork chop. Be sure it isn’t touching the bone as this will cause the reading to be inaccurate. The internal temperature should be between 145º Fahrenheit and 160º Fahrenheit. At 145º, they are safe to eat, but will be slightly pink in the center.
What to eat with pork chops for dinner
The thing I love about this sheet pan recipe is that it’s truly a whole dinner. You don’t need to make anything else–especially if your family eats low-carb.
However, if you still want something in addition to the pork chops and green beans, some ideas of healthy sides for pork chops include a side salad, Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Cauliflower with Mushroom Gravy, or our Low-Carb Pecan Stuffing.
What are some other low-carb recipes for pork chops?
Other low-carb recipes for pork chops include our Boneless Pork Chops with Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe and these Parmesan Dijon Crusted Pork Chops from Peace Love and Low Carb.
In addition to recipes for pork chops, we also have other recipes for pork on the blog including our Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Cream Sauce, Paleo Crusted Pork Cutlets, and our Paleo Slow-Cooker Pork Roast.
Sheet Pan Pork Chops Recipe
This recipe for Sheet Pan Pork Chops with Green Beans gets dinner on the table in less than 25 minutes! The pork chops and the green beans boast a sweet savory glaze. This recipe can be part of a low-carb, keto, dairy-free, Paleo, or Banting diet.
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar-free maple flavored syrup (may use real maple syrup if you prefer)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 6 ounce Pork Chops
- 8 ounces green beans (dry and ends removed)
Preheat oven to 425º Fahrenheit.. Prepare sheet pan by spraying it with oil, if desired. In a medium bowl, whisk together avocado oil, thyme, mustard, maple syrup, sea salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
Place pork chops in the mixture and turn to completely coat. Place on the prepared sheet pan.
Place green beens in the remaining oil mixture and mix to coat the beans completely. Spread them on the pan with the pork chops. Drizzle any remaining liquid over the pork chops.
Bake chops and beans in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes, Turn pork chops and stir green beans. Bake for an additional 10-14 minutes, or until chops are cooked through and the thickest part measures is 145ºF to 160º F when a meat thermometer is inserted. Allow Pork to rest for 5-10 minutes to allow the juices to reabsorb.
The seasoning on for these pork chops was delicious! And this recipe was so quick and easy, can’t wait to make this again.
Making this for dinner tonight! It’s so good.
Sheet pan dinners are wonderful and so easy to make! Adding this one to the dinner rotation!
I love the combo of pork chops and green beans. In fact, I use beans with meat a lot because they go so well together. It is amazing how healthy this dish is, too, and the fact that it can be ready in under half an hour is a bonus!
Would I be able to try this lamb chops? I like the flavors and it sounds so interesting.
Sure! You may not want to cook them as long, especially if you like your lamb medium or medium rare.
I made this for a group of friends – and then sent the recipe to all of them because it was a perfect summer meal – used fresh green beans from the garden and served with blueberry, strawberry, and mango salad sprinkled with cinnamon and ginger. I made the salad while dinner cooked. Love, Love, Love this simple meal and will definitely keep handy to use frequently.
This was excellent seasoning for the thick pork chops I had. I don’t think the broccoli was in the oven long enough, though, because it seemed a bit undercooked. Great flavor! We are eating low carb so no potatoes for us, but we enjoyed the pork chops and broccoli.
The recipe uses green beans rather than broccoli. The thin green beans cook a bit faster than chunks of broccoli, that is why your broccoli seemed undercooked.
Can I use pork chops with bone in and more marbling (fat) in the meat?
They are much tastier and more moist.
Besides, research is starting to show these fats are healthy for your diet also. Would I have to reduce cooking time?
Thanks a mill!
Yes, bone in pork chops should work fine. They may cook a bit faster, but I don’t think it will change the cooking time by more than 4 to 5 minutes. Just keep an eye on them.