I had a super busy summer as I recipe developed for The Healing Kitchen most days of the week for hours and hours on end. By the end of the day, I wasn’t interested in the recipes I had tested 3 times in a row, but I still needed to eat a sit-down dinner like a normal human. I started to make some affordable casserole style dishes that I could eat a couple days in a row in between recipe testing. This Mushroom & Pork Casserole is very flavorful and creamy. Usually you would only want to cook pork cutlets for a brief amount of time but when submerged in a mushroom sauce, the cutlets become nice and tender. You can likely use coconut milk in this recipe rather than coconut cream , but I have not tried this adaptation. 


I’m busy packing up my apartment in Chicago this week! I’m happy to leave our sublet here. Creating 175 recipes in a 20 square foot 1960’s kitchen was challenging. I can’t wait to start cooking in my new kitchen soon!


Creamy, savory mushroom and pork make for the new family-favorite casserole!


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Creamy Mushroom & Pork Casserole

  • Author: Alaena Haber
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



  • 1 tbsp fat of choice
  • 1 1/2 lbs thin-slice boneless pork cutlets
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 20 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 10 oz can coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  

  2. Heat fat until sizzling in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Sear pork cutlets on each side for 1 minute to lightly brown. Layer cutlets on the bottom of a 9×13-inch glass casserole dish.  

  3. In the same skillet, add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms have softened. Pour over the pork cutlets and spread the mushrooms out evenly over the top.  

  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes uncovered until the pork and mushrooms are tender and the top layer has browned. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.  

Make Ahead: Prepare the casserole up through step 2 and store covered in the refrigerator overnight or in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.  

Store & Reheat: Cover casserole dish with foil once cooled and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.