Garlic Pork Bites are cubed seasoned pork chops that are pan-seared and then smothered in a creamy garlic sauce. If you love pork, be sure to try my Air Fryer Pork Belly Bites.

Skillet with Garlic Pork Bites in Sauce

Garlic Pork Bites

Garlic Pork Bites are hearty enough for the main course. Serve them with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans or asparagus for a complete and satisfying meal. Pork chops are cubed, seasoned with onion powder, salt, and pepper, and pan-seared. Then, the creamy garlic sauce is made. The pork is added to the sauce and is delicious just like that or over a plate of pasta.

Pork Bites Ingredients

Pork: I cubed 4 pork chops, which were about 2 pounds of pork. Then, I seasoned them with onion powder, salt, and pepper.

Garlic Sauce: This is a thick sauce that is made with butter and heavy cream, flavored with garlic.

Pork Bites Added to Garlic Sauce

How to Cook the Pork

The first thing to do in this recipe (after cutting the pork into bite-sized pieces) is to season the pork. Season the pieces with onion powder, salt, and pepper. Then, heat oil in a large skillet. Once the oil is hot, add the seasoned pork to the skillet to sear on all sides until cooked through. The internal temperature of cooked pork is 145°F.

After you have cooked the pork, place it on a plate. Tent the pork with aluminum foil to keep it warm as you make the sauce.

Pork Bites in Garlic Sauce

How to Make Garlic Pork Bites

The garlic in this recipe comes in the sauce. To make the sauce, first, in the same skillet you cooked the pork, melt the butter. Next, add the garlic and cook for about a minute. Then, whisk in the flour, continuing to whisk until the mixture is slightly thickened.

Finally, add in the chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Let the sauce simmer for 5-8 minutes. It will thicken as it simmers. Once thickened, add the pork bites to the sauce and toss to coat.

Garlic Pork Bites on Mashed Potatoes

What Kind of Pork to Choose

Pork is one of the most consumed types of meat in the world, and it is a good addition to a healthy diet. Not only is it delicious, but pork is also packed with protein and many vitamins and minerals, so it is obvious why it is so popular! One of my favorite cuts of pork is the pork chop. They can be fried or baked, thin or thick-cut, bone-in, or bone out.

I used boneless pork chops in this recipe. When choosing boneless pork chops, go for the thicker cut (about 1 1/2 inches thick). These are not as easy to overcook as thin-cut chops. Boneless pork chops are lean and have a mild flavor, but don’t worry, they will be full of flavor after being nestled in the garlic sauce! 

Cut into Pork Bite Showing Juicy Inside

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Garlic Pork Bites

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Garlic Pork Bites are cubed seasoned pork chops that are pan-seared and then smothered in a creamy garlic sauce.



  • 4 boneless pork chops (approximately 2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Season pork evenly with onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • In a large, 12-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add pork and sear for 3-5 minutes on all sides until cooked through (about 13-15 minutes total). Pork is cooked through when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • Remove the pork from the skillet and set it on a plate. Tent it to keep the pork warm.
  • In the same skillet, melt butter. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in flour until slightly thickened.
  • Add in chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Let the sauce simmer for 5-8 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Add pork bites back to the pan and toss them in the sauce to coat. Serve immediately.

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness!! This is delicious! I could eat this everyday. That being said, I will double the recipe next time.
    Truly, this is comfort food to max.

  2. 3 stars
    I used a 2 lb strip loin. Easy recipe to make. Found it a bit salty – should have tasted throughout. Served it over rice. Will make again, and omit the salt till final tasting.

  3. 5 stars
    This is a really good dish! It’s been in our rotation now for a couple months and we haven’t gotten sick of it! 😂 I serve it over a baked potato with a side of green beans. I’ve made it with a few different cuts of pork (just depending on what’s on sale) and they’ve all been good! Great (and cheap) meal for the family!!

  4. 5 stars
    My family loved this. I always make the recipe as is the first time and then make my own tweaks going forward. However, I ended up using Gruyere cheese, since it is all I had. It worked out well.

    Going forward I will add minced onions to it adding them before, the garlic, cooking for 3-5 minutes prior to garlic. I would add a little more pepper, perhaps white pepper in addition to the black pepper. I would also add nutmeg to taste. Even with out my future changes/additions, the recipe is a keeper and will work it into my monthly rotation of meals.

    1. I added 5 cloves of garlic, and red pepper flakes. Served with fried rice will be adding to our rotation

  5. 5 stars
    My sauce definitely looked a lot lighter than the pictures and I realized halfway through that it was pretty much an alfredo sauce. But it was soooo good. I served over mashed potatoes with crispy onions (which I highly recommend!) on top. SO GOOD.

    1. 5 stars
      More than likely you didn’t sear the pork on a high enough temperature or brown the butter enough. The darker color comes from browned butter and the fondt leftover from searing the pork. It’s also possible you were over stirring the pork, so it didn’t get time to brown enough.

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