It’s sheet pan dinner night, and Mr. Cucina (our official dishwasher) is going to be happy! With just one baking sheet that I lined with foil, he is going to be finished with cleanup in minutes. Of course I took care of the prep bowls before we had dinner, he deserves a night off!
Dinner for two
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- 2 bone in pork chops, about 6 oz.
- 1/3 cup gluten free seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup 1% milk
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1 tbsp. canola oil
- 1/2 tsp. maple seasoning
- 1 Delicata squash
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- cooking spray
- Italian parsley, for garnish (optional)
Ready? Start by preheating your oven to 375º. Line a half sheet pan with foil and mist with cooking spray. The cook time is 40 minutes total, with the potatoes going in for a 10 minute head start, followed by the pork chops and squash cooking for the remaining 30 minutes.
For the potatoes
Peel and cut the sweet potato into cubes, toss with canola oil and sprinkle with maple seasoning and cinnamon. Arrange the potatoes on one side of the pan in an even layer. Give them a 10 minute head start in the oven while you prepare the pork chops and Delicata squash.
For the pork chops
This is how my mother made pork chops when I was young. At that time she belonged to weight watchers, and this was her lightened up version of traditional breaded and fried pork chops. Now I make mine the same way, with a simple substitution of gluten free seasoned breadcrumbs for regular. Set up two breading trays or bowls with the skim milk and the breadcrumbs. Dip each pork chop in the skim milk, then in the breadcrumbs. Add them to the center of the sheet pan.
For the Delicata squash
Wash the squash (you can eat the skin). Remove the ends, cut it in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Slice into half moons, toss with olive oil and Italian seasoning. Spread the squash out on the other side of the sheet pan in a single layer.
Once the pork chops and squash are in the pan, continue baking for another 30 minutes. Use tongs to toss the potatoes and turn the squash halfway through.
Garnish with parsley leaves and bring it to the table right in the pan!
Notes ♪♫ I love sheet pan meals like this! The variations are endless, here is another spin on the 3 course pork chop dinner, check it out here! Or, when you need a veggie side to feed a crowd check out my beautiful sheet pan roasted veggies!