Using Leftover Cranberry Sauce- Quick Pork Chop Recipes

I originally posted  this Quick Pork Chop recipes in 2010 for an easy weeknight meal. Now that you might have some leftover Cranberry sauce and looking for a quick but elegant meal during the hustle of the holidays I decided to repost, with better pictures too.

 pork chop final

Now that school is in full swing, the afternoon schedules are starting up. Which means either a very early dinner for the kids or a quick late dinner. I was going through my cookbooks the other day and found this recipe I had printed out years ago and it got misplaced. I made it the other night and surprised everyone with a elegant looking dinner that did not take very long. There is no need to do much prep either, except for any side dishes you wish to fix. I made a side of orzo  and steamed broccoli.

I happened to find some amazing boneless Pork chops on sale so I had to make this recipe. It is one of our favorite pork chop recipes and I often forget to put it in our rotation.

quick pork chop recipe

Love the color you get with butter although not the healthiest of choices

porkchop dinner

My kids were more excited about the “wine sauce” and us explaining that the alcohol is actually burned off. If you are uncomfortable with using wine, grape or apple juice would be a good substitute.

quick pork chop

I love the colors of this recipe, great for holiday parties.


 We did have one pork chop left over, I tried microwaving it a few days later for myself. Pork and the microwave are not best friends. Try to make as much as you will need!

This is written for 2 servings, I tripled it using 6 think cut pork chops.

  • Pork Chops with Cranberry Thyme Sauce

    Pork Chops with Cranberry Thyme Sauce

    Yield: 6 Servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    A quick weeknight meal or great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. Pork Chops with Cranberry Thyme Sauce


    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 2 5- to 6- ounce boneless pork chops
    • 1/3 cup dry white wine
    • 1/3 cup cranberry sauce- homemade or whole berry jarred cranberry sauce
    • 3 green onions, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme


    1. Melt butter in heavy medium skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Sauté pork until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer pork to plate. Add wine to same skillet. Bring to simmer, scraping up browned bits in bottom of pan. Stir in remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly reduced, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Return pork and any juices to skillet. Cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Transfer pork to plates. Spoon sauce over and serve.


    This is made for 2 pork chops but you can double or triple it

    Adapted from Epicurious

    Nutrition Information
    Yield 6 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 453Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 111mgSodium 142mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 1gSugar 20gProtein 39g

    All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

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  1. I love using leftovers from Thanksgiving to make new yummy dishes like this one, we always have a lot of cranberry sauce left over too. Awesome recipe!

  2. Looks delicious! I was looking for a new pork chop recipe, and this one looks really good

  3. Those pork chops look amazing! I bet the flavor tastes so good and flavorful!