This Buttery Ranch Pork Chops recipe done in the Ninja Foodi has tender pork chops with a creamy, buttery ranch sauce. It’s insanely easy to make, and just as insanely delicious, especially paired with soft, pillowy potatoes.
Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker = Succulent tender meat!
FOODI BUTTERY RANCH PORK CHOPS
Awww pork. The OTHER white meat, they say. I love pork because, well, bacon… but also because of it’s versatility. There’s SO much you can do with pork!
Today, I”m sharing a recipe for these amazing boneless pork chops that I made in the Ninja Foodi. Did I mention I love my Foodi?? Yesss.. it’s an amazing appliance, that’s for sure.
Your Ingredient List
To make this tender, creamy pork chop dish, here’s what you’ll need:
- Pork Loin Chops
- Ranch Packet Powder Seasoning
- Chicken Broth (or water)
- Sour Cream (optional)
Are you brand new to using your new Ninja Foodi?
If this is one of the first dishes you’re trying in the Foodi, and you’re a little hesitant about using it, take a peek at my article talking all about this fantastic appliance. You might find that you’ll feel a bit comfier around using it.
What kind of pork chops are best to use?
I used boneless loin chops for this recipe. You could use bone-in chops or even pork steaks, but it’s not a good idea to use a thin, fast fry type chop. They will cook too quickly in the Foodi and might taste overdone.
Can I use Margarine instead of Butter?
You absolutely can use margarine. Butter will impart a better, richer flavor, but if all you have on hand is margarine, no problem!
Can I use Ranch Salad Dressing instead of the powdered seasoning for these chops?
Honestly, I would say no. I’ve never done it BUT if you do, PLEASE let me know, I’d love to hear about it! My thoughts are that the dressing would add extra ‘liquidity” to the recipe which you’d have to thicken further with more cornstarch.
I’m not saying it wouldn’t work, and I may try it in the future to test it, but let me know if it worked for you!
What should I serve these pork chops with?
Whatever you fancy, really. Some suggestions would be:
- Potatoes – Any style you prefer, but I like garlic mashed potatoes.
- Mashed Cauliflower
- Baked potatoes (Use a jacket potato and simply serve the pork chops on the side with the buttery ranch sauce on top of the potato! YUM!!)
Will this recipe work in my Instant Pot?
Yes, it will. The timing and instructions are the same. Just like my recipe for Instant Pot Smothered Pork Chops, the meat will turn out tender just like it does in the Ninja Foodi.
Tips for making these delicious Buttery Ranch Pork Chops:
- Be sure to pat dry the pork chops after washing them. The seasoning will stick to them much better.
- If your chops are on the thinner side, then only pressure cook for 8 minutes. If they do not reach 145 degrees, then leave them in the ranch sauce a bit longer to cook through after the sauce has thickened.
- You don’t need to thicken the sauce if you prefer it thinner, but I find it’s much nicer if it’s thicker, so then it sticks to the pork chops and sides that you’re serving it with.
I hope that you enjoy today’s recipe for these super yummy pork chops! I’d love to hear what you thought of them if you make them yourself in your Foodi! Thanks so much for stopping by The Salty Pot today!
Foodi Buttery Ranch Pork Chops
Buttery, ranch-y, zesty and succulent Foodi Buttery Ranch Pork Chops are one of the tastiest yet easiest meals EVER! Make these on a busy weeknight in NO time at all!
- 8 porkchops
- 1/3 c butter
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
- as desired, salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)
- Wash and pat dry the pork chops.
- Season with salt and pepper
- Turn the Foodi onto 'saute' and add 1 tbsp butter to melt.
- Saute the chops 3 - 4 minutes per side until they have a nice golden caramelization on each side.
- Add the chicken broth in the bottom of the bowl
- Sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the chops
- Dot the butter in various places over and around the chops.
- Manual pressure on high for 10 minutes. Be sure to turn the toggle on the pressure lid to 'sealing'
- When time is complete, Do a natural release for 15 minutes. QR the rest of the pressure after time is up. Carefully remove the lid after the silver pin drops.
- Remove the chops and tent with foil to keep warm. Make the slurry of cornstarch and water, and pour it into the Foodi bowl. Turn the machine onto Saute.
- Add the sour cream now, if you are including it in the recipe. Stir until the sauce thickens.
- Place chops back into the sauce for a minute or two and then serve them over rice or potatoes, etc. Enjoy!
Made this last night and turned out amazing and super easy. Husband loved it and definitely making again. I did add extra sour cream to the sauce and put fresh asparagus in it and once done poured it over the chops.
That’s great news Teresa! I know, this dish is SO perfect for fall eating!! (well,… ANYTIME eating!!lol) Thanks so much for commenting!!
Drew J says
Made this for the first time last night with four boneless chops and it turned out great! We actually used the McCormick’s ranch seasoning from Costco, and did end up going with medium-high on the saute setting for the searing step and medium-low on the saute setting for thickening, but otherwise no changes. Paired with some roasted Yukon Gold potatoes in the oven and they both finished about the same time!
This dish was a big hit and we’ll definitely be making it again. Love our Foodi. Thanks for the recipe!
So I tried this for the first time tonight and everyone loved it! We used ranch dressing we had on hand. Just poured some on the meat. I also ended up cooking my fresh green beans in some of the extra sauce. Pressure cooked on high for 2 mins. Soooo good!! Honestly I was going to roast them in the oven and my oven wouldn’t heat. So when the meat was done and I poured the sauce out, I had a bunch left over and thought I would just put the green beans in it! I highly recommend! Everyone loved the green beans too, even my one child who told me multiple times he wasn’t having green beans tonight! 😉 We also made rice and out the sauce on the rice. Everything was yummy!! Thanks for the recipe!!
Whooo hooo!! Melissa that’s so fantastic! I’m thrilled that your family enjoyed the recipe and what a great idea about the beans!!! 🙂
Linn Ripka says
I have made this twice. I added more Chicken broth because I LOVE gravy! My husband loved it and now keeps asking for it. Yay!
Woohooo!! Great news and I thank you so much for sharing it with me Linn!
I’m trying it, now! Stay tuned ha ha
The flavor was awesome but I think I overcooked my pork chops (they were boneless but on the thicker side) I will for sure be trying again as this was my first attempt in using my Foodi
Hi Sue! I’m really glad that you thought the flavor was great for this recipe! There’s sometimes so many tiny factors that can influence the final product… but once you use the Foodi a bit more, you’ll get more experience with it, and things will come naturally! 🙂
Hello! I’m making this tonight – it looks so good! Do I need to make any adjustments for just two chops?
Not at all! If the chops are all the same thickness, it’s all the same cooking time 🙂
These are the best pork chops I ever ate! I carmelized some onions first and set them aside. When the recipe was done I put the onions on top of the chops and then ladled on the gravy. It was AMAZING!! Thank you so much for this recipe!!
Omygosh!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!! Plus, the onion trick is awesome!!! Thank you sooooo much for letting me know!!
Can you cook the potatoes at the same time as the pork chops?
Hey Penny! Thanks for asking this question. So, honestly, I’ve never tried it, and I probably should to be able to answer that question more specifically. At this point though, I dont know if I would cook them at the same time because potatoes don’t take a long time to pressure cook. I’d be afraid they would turn into a ball of mush if you tried.
However, if you wanted to try it, I would cut the potatoes in fairly large chunks so they might be able to withstand the 10 minute cook time. If you give it a try Casey, Please let me know how it goes. What size of potato you used, how the texture turned out. If it works out well, I’ll write a blurb on the blog about it giving you the credit! I won’t be able to get to trying this out for myself for a couple of months because I have a lot of dishes already scheduled to make! lol
Wow. This is amazing. My husband does not enjoy pork, so when he’s out of town my kids and I eat it up. This was spectacular. Pork chops were falling apart they were so tender.
Nikki!! That’s SO fantastic to hear!! I love that you really liked the recipe!! Thanks for taking the time to comment!
This may be a silly question but could I substitute the packet of ranch seasoning with ranch dressing?
Honestly, I dont know Darlene, I’ve never tried it. BUT, if you do, please let me know how it went! If it goes well for you, then I’ll add that in the post with your recommendations!
I made this Thursday night and everyone loved it, even my picky son and picky mother….this is now and repeat recipe we will be doing, I used bone in pork chops, just 2 of them cause we don’t eat to much with The Who,e recipe you gave and it came out perfect
Tha’s so fantastic to hear Holly, I am thrilled that you liked the recipe! 🙂 It’s readers like you that take the time to comment on my recipes about how much they liked them, (or to give them five starts) that makes my day! Thank you so much!!
Loved it, and so did hubby. Ty
That’s so awesome to hear Dodi, and I thank you so much for taking your time to comment!! Have a fantastic day!!
Diane Miller says
Just got my Food today. Can I start with frozen pork chops & what would be the adjustment on the time?
I suppose you could, but personally, I would thaw the chops first. They could release a lot of liquid that would affect the sauce for the dish. I think that after you get more familiar with the Foodi, then you could try it and see. I’d really hate if you tried it, first go, and ruined your dish because it was too watery 🙁
Plus, if they were frozen, you couldn’t do the searing step at the beginning, but if you don’t care about that, go for it. The time wouldn’t really change. It will just take longer for the Foodi to come to pressure because the food is frozen and it takes longer for the pot to heat up.
If you were concerned that they wouldn’t be cooked through, You could add a couple extra minutes on the NR if you wanted.
What is NR? Might be bad, but trying this on our first night the day our foodie arrived!
NR stands for Natural Release! So instead of turning the toggle switch to expel all the steam, you simply let the pot begin to cool down on it’s own for a specific amount of time, or until the silver pin drops, indicating that all pressure has been released.
Keep in mind, if you’re doing a NR for let’s say 10 minutes, you’ll have to then move the toggle switch to ‘vent’ in order to release the rest of the steam out of the pot. 🙂
Marlene Coley says
I made this Keto by subbing out the flour for 1 tsp xantham gum. It turned out perfect and so good. Served with mashed cauliflower and stir fry green beans.
Thank you Marlene for commenting with your tips!! Great ideas! You made my day!!
I didn’t see flour in the recipe. Did i miss something?
Hi Julie, no, there’s no flour in this recipe. Can I ask why you’re asking for flour?
Hi! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made it as written, with the exception of 8 pork chops. It’s only me and my husband so I only made 2. It was Delicious! My husband and I both loved it! So tender and flavorful! I will be making it again soon. We served over white rice and side of green beans. This dish has so much flavor, it was perfect!
Thank you SO much Melissa! You totally made my day! I’m so happy you were able to adjust the recipe for you and your husband (and that you’re going to make it again soon!! yaay!) I love this recipe and it’s such an easy one to put together. You’re right, it has tons of flavor! I’m just thrilled you enjoyed it! Thank you again for commenting! 🙂
Nancy Kujfuss says
How did you adjust for only two pork chops as we are empty nesters. This may be my first use of the ninja foodi!
Marsha L Eichner says
The chops were DELICIOUS! I had a problem with my Foodie getting it in Saute mode. That mode did not work until I did the pressure cooking part. I don’t understand what happened there but it did it. Kept telling me to set the release open which it was. Oh well, it’s like anything else…..doesn’t last long. But the flavor of the chops was sooooooooo good. Thank you for having that recipe on!