Creamy Basil Skillet Pork Chops


  • 1 pounds thin boneless pork chops
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely minced
  • 3-4 ounces roasted red peppers thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup fresh grated parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken stock
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • In a large non stick pan on medium-medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Season pork chops with salt and pepper, then sear, 4-5 minutes on each side, until just cooked. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same skillet add 1 tablespoons butter. Add onion, garlic, peppers, paprika, red chili pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Saute for about five minutes, until onions and peppers are softened.
  • Add wine to deglaze the skillet and bring to a gentle simmer until reduced by half.
  • Reduce heat to medium low. Add cream to the skillet and stir until a creamy sauce forms. Add Parmesan, stir until melted into sauce. Taste sauce and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed. Stir in basil, simmer until wilted, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add pork chops back to the skillet, allow to warm up if needed. Serve.