Ranch Pork Chops

Hidden Valley Ranch had a successful commercial! They advertised making these super easy ranch pork chops and I made them the next night. Really you just sprinkle pork chops with the dry ranch dressing mix and bake them. However I still found the recipe on their website (find it here!) to make sure there weren't any secrets stuck in there.

For the pork chops
1 packet (1 ounce) Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
Salt and freshly ground black pepper*
6 pork loin rib chops about 1-inch thick*
Dash of paprika (optional) 
  **A few notes here: I did not include extra salt and pepper; figured the dressing mix had plenty of flavor! I also used thin sliced pork chops.

Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Liberally sprinkle the porkchops on both sides with the dressing mix.
Arrange the chops on a baking sheet or try with a rack. Bake the pork chops for 20 minutes, turning once until browned or an internal temperature of 160ºF is reached. Serve immediately.
  **Obviously with our thin sliced pork chops we adjusted the cooking time dramatically. I can't remember exactly how long they took now though.

Served with sauteed squash
Our first batch of squash from the CSA! We love squash. I could probably get our whole allotment of CSA goods in squash for a week. This is our simple sauteed squash that we do a lot--sauteed squash and onions with some seasonings in evoo.

And here's the dinner! File this away in your 30-minute meal folder.

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