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Creamy Mushroom Pork Chops (Dairy Free)

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Enjoy this stove top pork chops recipe, smothered with sautéed mushrooms, and in a creamy wine sauce that's also dairy free!

Winter time makes it hard to grill pork chops, so why not try this stove top quick and easy recipe?

This is an elegant recipe that anyone can make in less than an hour.

Pork chops smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce dairy free


Pork chops: I’d highly recommend farm fresh pork chops from your local farmer or from our farm store. The flavor will be better than anything you can find anywhere else.

Lard/pork fat/shortening: Any animal fat can be used in this recipe, even 100% grassfed beef or lamb, if you are blessed to be able to get any from your local farmer. You could use butter too, if you can tolerate dairy in small amounts.

Mushrooms: Of course, farm fresh is always best, but if you get them from the store, try to get whole mushrooms and slice them yourself. They will be fresher and have better flavor. Any type of mushroom will work.

Chicken broth: You can purchase this at your local store, or make it yourself from locally purchased chicken – either will work fine. It will add a little extra flavoring to your sauce.

Wine: I’m not a wine snob….other than sweet vs dry, I can’t tell you much else about one vs another. For this recipe I used a red merlot and it was superb.

Herbs/seasonings: If you are able to get fresh spices, wonderful! Otherwise, any dried spices from your local grocery store will be perfect.


  • If you would prefer to use butter in the recipe, it substitutes well for the recommended lard.
  • You could use 100% grassfed beef or lamb broth instead of of chicken.

Farm kitchen cooking tips:

  • We like to leave extra fat on our Berkshire pork chops, to add premium flavor to our meat. For this recipe, I would recommend cutting off the excess fat after searing the meat. It will make for a better eating experience after the sauce is added.
  • If you are able to create this recipe with Berkshire pork, you may be able to leave out the extra added lard/pork fat when making the sauce, since the pan may have enough in it already. Check the level of the grease in the pan and add more accordingly.
Berkshire pork chops

Equipment to use:

  • A frying pan – make sure it’s big enough to fit your chops, as well as the sauce.
  • A bowl with a spout – I used a large measuring cup to mix up the broth. The spout makes it super easy to pour into the pan to make the sauce.
  • A whisk – essential for making your sauce creamy and keeping lumps from forming.

Storing leftovers:

Pork chops can be stored in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 4 days.

What goes well with pork chops:

  • A tasty spinach salad
  • Fried or raw green beans
  • Garlic and butter mashed potatoes
  • Baked winter squash

How to make these mushroom pork chops:

  1. Salt your pork chops.
Salt on farm fresh pork chops.

2. Mix your wine broth.

wine broth for pork chops

3. Sauté the mushrooms

sautéed mushrooms in a pan

4. Sear your chops.

Seared pork chops in a pan

5. Create your roux (the flour and lard mix).

Creating a roux for a wine sauce
Thickening the roux for the chops

6. Thicken your wine broth.

dairy free wine broth for pork chops

7. Finish cooking your chops.

Cooking pork chops for creamy sauce

8. Add the mushrooms.

mushrooms on pork chops

9. Enjoy!

Creamy mushroom pork chops with no dairy

Other pork chop recipes we like:

Smoked Southern Pork Chops

The “Goodest” Balsamic Pork Chops

Creamy Mushroom Pork Chops (Dairy Free!)

Enjoy this stove top pork chops recipe, smothered with sautéed mushrooms, and in a creamy wine sauce that's also dairy free!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1 Frying pan that fits 2 pork chops


Sautéed mushrooms

  • 2 tbsp lard/pork fat/shortening You could use butter if your recipe doesn't need to be dairy free.
  • 4 oz mushrooms chopped

Pork chops

  • 2 farm fresh pork chops bone-in or boneless
  • salt to taste

Wine broth

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 cup red wine any type

For thickening the sauce

  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp lard/pork fat/shortening You could use butter if your recipe doesn't need to be dairy free.


Prepare the chops and sauce

  • Sprinkle both sizes of each pork chop with light amount of salt. Let rest.
  • In a bowl with a spout, add together the ingredients for the sauce. Mix well with a whisk and set aside.

Sauté the mushrooms and sear the chops

  • In a frying pan large enough for the sauce as well as the pork chops, add the chopped mushrooms and pork fat. Cook on low heat until the mushrooms are nicely brown.
  • Remove mushrooms from the pan and put on a plate.
  • Add the pork chops to the pan.
  • Sear the pork chops about 5 minutes per side on medium heat. You're looking to get a nice crispy brown texture on the outside.
  • After the pork chops have browned on both sides, set the pork chops on the plate by the mushrooms.

Create the wine sauce

  • While on low heat, add the lard and the flour to the pan and whisk until well mixed in a creamy paste. This is called a roux.
  • Add a bit of the broth to the hot lard/flour mix. Whisk until smooth. Repeat this until all the sauce is in the frying pan. It should be thickening up.
  • Add the chops back to the pan, cover the pan, and cook on low until the pork chops reach an internal temp of 140 degrees. Add the mushrooms to the sauce and cook covered until chops reach 145 degrees.
  • Serve up the chops on plates and cover with lots of mushrooms and sauce!


If you don’t need the recipe to the dairy free, you can use butter in place of the lard/fat.
It’s important to stir in the broth slowly to keep your sauce thickening.  If you stir it in too fast, the sauce stays more liquid, which tastes fine, it just rolls off your chop faster. 

Meat used in this recipe

Hey, I’m Naomi Johnson!  We grow tasty pork on our farm and I’m here to show you how to cook with it. May you bring tasty and nutritious dishes to your next meal. 

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