Whenever I don’t know what to make for dinner, I think about what I’d order if we were going out to eat. Usually it would be some kind of meat with some kind of cheese and lots of wine.

I made these gouda and spinach-stuffed pork chops for dinner last night and my kids absolutely hated them. They hate anything that is mixed together on the plate. I knew this going in, but I didn’t care. I was hungry. My husband and I decided they were okay, because it’s meat and cheese, and what’s not to like about that? I don’t know if I’ll make this again, but since I went out and bought horseradish mustard for this thing, you bet I’ll consider it.

Here’s what I did:


4 thick boneless pork chops

Gouda cheese, sliced and cut up like you don’t really know how to cook

Box of frozen chopped spinach, thawed (or cooked and cooled like I did because I don’t know what I’m doing)

Horseradish Mustard (seriously will I ever use this again? See if you can borrow your neighbors. I don’t know if it’s worth having in the house)

Breadcrumbs, plain (or panko if you’re an asshole)

Cajun seasoning

Salt and Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Make a slice in each pork chop to stuff your cheese bits and spinach into, like a sick pocket.
  • Salt and pepper the chops on both sides
  • Stuff chops with as much cheese and spinach you feel like.
  • Slather that weird mustard all over each stuffed chop on both sides
  • Mix cajun spice and breadcrumbs in a large bowl (make as spicy as you want)
  • Now go ahead and coat each chop in breadcrumb-cajun mixture
  • Place in a baking dish and bake for 45 minutes until done and crispy. You might want to hit the chops with some more salt and pepper on top, because I found them to be not salty enough, but a little spicy, probably because I put in too much cajun seasoning. Also gouda is a weird type of cheese. It’s like it wants to spicy but it’s not. Does that make any sense?

I forgot to take pictures but since this is a new feature, I’ll take pictures of all my other dinner fails/successes.

Happy planning! xo