7-Up Pork Chops are a throwback 3-ingredient recipe the entire family will love. Less than 5 minutes to get them in the oven and ending with the most juicy flavorful pork chops!
I know what you are thinking: "7-Up and pork chops? She has lost it this time!". To that I say- HARDLY. This is one of my favorite weeknight pork chop recipes, and it is so simple! These pork chops use 7-Up and an onion soup packet, and are baked to perfection. Every time I make them they come out juicy and full of flavor. There is almost a french onion soup quality to these thanks to the sweetness from the 7-Up, and the onion flavors from the onion soup packet.
My kiddos and husband go nuts for these pork chops, and it is always a happy night when they are on the menu. I love to serve mine with seasoned wild rice, and steamed green beans or peas. This meal checks all the boxes for a weeknight dinner, and it is perfect to add to your arsenal for back to school friendly recipes!
What do you need to make 7-Up Pork Chops?
- Boneless Pork Chops- about 1-inch thick
- 7-up- I use a 12 oz bottle, but if you end up using a little extra it will not hurt anything.
- Onion Soup Packet
- Black pepper
- Casserole dish, for baking
- ThermoPop Thermometer- temping your meat will allow you to get the best results when baking or roasting. I know, I know…you “never” use a thermometer- my husband was one of these people at one point…. Become a person who temps their food because all products are not the same, and inconsistency in cooking is no good, and neither is cutting into your meat to check if it is pink. All the flavorful juices come pouring out, and typically this leads to over cooking because meat needs a chance to rest and the temperature will still slightly rise after it is remove from the heat. I swear by my ThermoPop because I love my meat cooked to perfection, and have used it for years. Plus, they are back-lite and come in a ton of fun colors!
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Frequently Asked Questions
This seems like a strange flavor combination- it is actually good?
OMG- yes! The flavors blend so well in the oven. It is salty and sweet, and the 7-up keeps the pork so juicy!
Can I use diet soda?
I do not like using diet soda for this recipe. The sugar is what really helps get that caramelized flavor. I have tried diet and, while still good, it was not AS good as using regular.
Can I use a different brand of white soda?
Absolutely. Any other lemon-lime white soda will work.
What is a safe temp for pork chops?
According to the National Pork Board, "The safe internal pork cooking temperature for fresh cuts is 145° F. To check doneness properly, use a digital cooking thermometer to measure the temperature at the thickest part of the cut without touching any bone. Once you have reached the desired internal temperature, remove from heat, and let it rest for three minutes.". The temp of 145° will bring you to about medium after rest time. If you like pork cooked a little more you can do that, but I recommend removing before the pork reaches 155°F or the pork may get dry and tough. A ThermoPop or other digital read thermometer will help get the pork just right!
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7-Up Pork Chops
- 6 boneless pork chops 1 inch thick
- 1 20 oz bottle of 7-Up
- 2 oz packet of onion soup mix
- 1 ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F .
- Spray a shallow casserole or baking dish with cooking spray and place chops in pan.
- Pour 7-up over the pork chops season with black pepper, and sprinkle the onion soup packet over the chops.
- Bake uncovered for 40-50 minutes.
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This post was originally created in 2013, and updated in 2019 for reader enhancement and recipe updating.