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Stuffed Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

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When you make stuffed pork chops in the air fryer, the result is a show-stopping dish that no one would believe only took 30 minutes to throw together!

Air Fryer Stuffed Pork Chops on a plate with veggies on the side.

When I want to impress my family but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, the air fryer is my secret weapon. For example, I love making these stuffed pork chops in the air fryer!

They get a beautiful crust on the outside while the tender meat and stovetop stuffing combination make the whole dish unforgettable.

And the best part? They only take about 30 minutes to make! 

Whether I’m hosting a dinner party or just making a nice dinner for my family, I can spend the evening enjoying everyone’s company instead of being stuck in the kitchen. How wonderful does that sound?

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • How to make air fryer stuffed pork chops
  • Fun ideas for stuffing flavors you can try
  • How to cook frozen stuffed pork chops in the air fryer
  • How to use the air fryer to make premade store bought stuffed pork chops

Stuffed pork chops are the kind of hearty, flavorful meal you never get tired of. And when you see how easy they are to make, you may find yourself inventing special occasions just to have an excuse to cook them again!

I made this recipe using the 5.8 QT Cosori Air Fryer. Its square basket makes it the perfect size for our family of 4.

Ingredients needed to make stuffed pork chops in the air fryer with stovetop stuffing

How to Cook Stuffed Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Prepare the stove top stuffing according to the box directions, then set it aside to cool slightly. This recipe also works great for leftover stuffing!

STEP TWO: In each pork chop, make a horizontal slice almost to the bone to create a pocket. 

Pork Chops being sliced in the middle to create stuffed pork chops

STEP THREE: Spoon the stuffing mixture into each chop, securing with toothpicks if needed. Season chops with salt and pepper to taste.

Stuffing the pork chops with stovetop dressing

STEP FOUR: Preheat the air fryer to 330 degrees F. Spray the inside basket with olive oil spray if your basket tends to stick. 

STEP FIVE: Arrange the chops in a single layer, then spray the tops with olive oil spray.  

Raw stuffed pork chops in air fryer basket

STEP SIX: Cook the stuffed pork chops for 13 minutes. Flip, spray with cooking spray and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chop reads 145 degrees F. 

STEP SEVEN: Remove the chops from the air fryer and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Cooked stuffed pork chops in air fryer basket

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Can I Use Boneless Pork Chops Instead?

I like to use bone-in pork chops because I prefer their fuller flavor.

However, if you’d rather use boneless pork chops, you can just add a few extra minutes to the cooking time since bone-in pork chops cook faster than boneless pork chops.

Other Ideas for Stuffing Pork Chops

  • Cornbread stuffing
  • Apple stuffing
  • Spinach stuffing
  • Sausage stuffing
  • Wild rice stuffing
  • Sourdough stuffing
Closeup of stuffed pork on a plate sliced in half to see the stuffing inside

Tips for Making the Best Air Fryer Stuffed Pork Chops

  • Use toothpicks to secure the stuffing inside the pork chop so it doesn’t fall out in the air fryer
  • Make sure the pork chops are in a single layer in the air fryer basket to ensure even cooking.
  • Always let your pork chops rest before serving! If you try to slice them too soon before the meat fiber has had a chance to relax and reabsorb the juice, you risk ending up with tougher pork chops.

What Should You Serve with Stuffed Pork Chops?

Air Fryer Stuffed Pork Chops on a plate served with veggies and a bowl of extra stuffing in the background

How Do You Tell if Stuffed Pork Chops are Done?

When cooking pork or any other kind of meat, I always recommend using an Instant-Read Meat Thermometer to check the internal temperature. Pork chops are considered safe to eat once the inside has reached 145 degrees F.

The total cooking time will vary based on how thick or thin the chops are. Also, you always want to insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the chop.

Sttuffed pork chop cut in half with stuffing showing on a white plate served with veggies (broccoli and carrots)

How to Reheat Stuffed Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

I love using the air fryer to reheat my leftovers. They taste just as amazing as when they’re fresh! By the way, this method also works for precooked store-bought stuffed pork chops.

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Arrange the chops in a single layer, then spray the tops with olive oil spray.  
  3. Air fry for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chop reads 145 degrees F.
  4. Allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Pork Chops stuffed with stovetop dressing on a white plate with broccoli and carrots with an extra bowl of dressing in background

How to Cook Frozen Stuffed Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

  1. Prepare the stuffing according to box directions, then set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In each pork chop, make a horizontal slice almost to the bone to create a pocket. 
  3. Spoon the stuffing mixture into each chop, securing with toothpicks if necessary. Season chops with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap, place in a plastic zipper bag, and freeze.
  5. When ready to cook, preheat the air fryer to 330 degrees F for 5 minutes. Spray the inside basket with olive oil spray.
  6. Arrange the chops in a single layer, then spray the tops with olive oil spray.  
  7. Air fry for 20 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 5-8 minutes until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chop reads 145 degrees F. 
  8. Allow the chops to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Yield: 4 servings

Stuffed Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Stuffed Pork Chops on a plate with veggies on the side.

If you need an easy dish that’s sure to wow your family, stuffed pork chops in the air fryer are always a winner! Savory, full of flavor, and ready in 30 minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork rib chops (1 1/2 to 2 inches thick)
  • 3 cups cooked box stuffing (you can use homemade instead too)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 330 degrees.
  2. Cut a pocket in each pork chop by making a horizontal slice almost to the bone.
  3. Use a spoon to fill chops with stuffing mixture, securing with toothpicks if necessary. I used about 3/4 cups of stuffing per pork chop. Season chops with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Arrange your stuffed pork chops in the air fryer in a single layer and cook for 13 minutes, then flip, spray with a little oil, and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes (18 to 19 minutes total). Your pork chops are done when they read 145 degrees at their thickest point.
  5. Allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving.




Notes

How to Cook Frozen Stuffed Pork Chops in the Air Fryer:

1. Preheat your air fryer to 330 degrees.

2. Place the frozen stuffed pork chops in the air fryer and cook for 20 minutes, flip then continue to cook for an additional 5 to 8 minutes (25 to 28 minutes total).

How to Reheat Stuffed Pork Chops in the Air Fryer:

1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.

2. Place your leftover pork chops in the air fryer and cook for about 5 minutes until warmed thoroughly.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 608Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 1137mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 28g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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