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Sage Pork Chops in Garlic Butter – An Easy and Flavorful Weeknight Meal

You may have seen the news that I recently acquired a second blog, Everything Mommyhood. I’ve been sifting through the blog posts that are currently on this site and have been discovering so many great recipes that I’m eager to try.

sage pork chops with garlic butter sauce!

One of the recipes I recently tried was this Sage, Butter & Garlic Pork Chops recipe. It turned out SO good that I knew I needed to share the recipe here as well!

I consider pork chops a pretty budget-friendly meat. With the cost of groceries going up up up, I’m always looking for thrifty recipes to save us money, but they still have gotta taste great!

I couldn’t believe how much flavor these pork chops had! this is actually the first time I have ever fixed a recipe with fresh sage and WOW, I was amazed! The sage really adds such a nice flavor to these savory pork chops!

Not only that, Sage Pork Chops are quick and easy to fix too. They don’t take a long time to fix at all. They are definitely going to become a regular dinner meal at our home!

Sage Pork Chops Recipe

This delicious recipe features just a few simple ingredients but every bite is full of such flavor! This is the best pork chop recipe I’ve ever made and it requires very little prep work!

Ingredients List

  • Six Boneless Pork Chops
  • 12 Tablespoons of Salted Butter
  • 16-20 fresh Sage Leaves, finely chopped up
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 heaping spoonful of Tallow or 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Salt & Black Pepper
ingredients for sage pork chops recipe

Ingredients Notes

I have recently been trying to cook with tallow instead of olive or vegetable oils in an attempt to get more animal fats in our family’s diet. If you don’t have tallow in your kitchen you can substitute that with olive oil or vegetable oil. If you haven’t tried tallow yet though, I encourage you to give it a try! It adds great flavor to this recipe!

I personally believe there is a taste difference when you use cheaper butter vs. a higher-quality, grass-fed cows butter like Kerrygold or Kirkland Grassfed Butter from Costco. This will increase your cost slightly so if your budget is limited, it’s okay to go with a lower-cost butter.

For best results, I recommend salted butter, but you can also use non-salted butter if you’re trying to decrease your sodium intake.

I also prefer to season my meat with freshly-gound salt and pepper, but you can use the kind that’s already been ground if that’s all you have on hand.

Don’t trim the fat from your pork chops ahead of time. It helps add to the flavor when you leave it on while cooking.

Don’t worry about overdoing it with your sage leaves. They add such great flavor! I love my Cutluxe knives for cutting herbs. They make it so quick and easy!

If you don’t have garlic cloves you can substitute 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder instead. I love the taste of fresh garlic in my food and try to always have some in our home.

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Next, heat 1 heaping spoonful of tallow over medium-high heat in a large skillet. You’re going to want to get a nice sear on these pork chops for the best flavor.
  3. While your pan and tallow are heating up, rinse, and dry your pork chops with paper towels, and then season them with salt and pepper on both sides. Push it down into the meat a little bit so it sticks.
  4. Once your pan is hot, place your pork chops in the pan, and they should sizzle right away.
  5. Cook on both sides for 3-5 minutes to get a nice sear that will be golden brown.
  6. Next, place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 6-10 minutes at 400 degrees or until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. It may take a little longer if you’re using thick chops.
  7. Using the same pan that you just cooked your pork chops in (leave the little pieces of pork and tallow – it adds great flavor!), place your butter in the pan and melt it on medium-low heat.
  8. The butter should start foaming up, swirl the pan around a few times.
  9. Once the butter stops foaming, add in the chopped sage leaves and minced garlic. You only need to add this in for about 30 seconds over the heat. You’ll be able to smell it when it’s done. Don’t burn your garlic!
  10. Remove the garlic butter sauce from the heat.
  11. Once your pork chops come out of the oven, add them to the hot pan with the brown butter, sage, and garlic mixture and spoon it over the top of them. Let rest for 5 minutes and then serve with plenty of the garlic butter pan sauce.
pork chops seasoned with salt and pepper on plate
Pork chops seasoned with salt and pepper.
Sauteing pork chops in a cast iron skillet with tallow.
Butter, garlic, and sage sauteing in a large skillet.
Sage pork chops in skillet

Additional Recipe Notes

I love the way my Stargazer cast iron skillet cooks the perfect pork chop. If you haven’t tried a heavy cast iron skillet yet, it’s worth investing in a large skillet. That’s the size I use most often.

If time allows, let your pork chops come to room temperature before you start to cook them. I set mine on the counter for about 20 minutes before I start.

Related Posts

If you’re looking for side dishes to pair with these garlic butter pork chops, some good options are these air fryer baked potatoes, wild rice, and these skillet green beans. For dessert, a small bowl of this no-bake Cherry Delight recipe is the perfect after-meal sweet!

Make sure you check out all of our favorite recipes for your next dinner idea. If you really like pork chops, make sure you check out this post with 52 pork chop recipes! There are so many great ideas there for you to sample if you love this cut of meat!

If you end up with a few leftover pork chops, I have ideas for leftover pork chop recipes too.

garlic butter pork chops with sage

Sage Pork Chops in Garlic Butter

Janessa Solem
These sage pork chops with garlic butter are so juicy and flavorful! The addition of fresh sage gives these pork chops a taste that you're going to love!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 541 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Six Boneless Pork Chops
  • 12 Tablespoons of Salted Butter
  • 16-20 fresh Sage Leaves finely chopped up
  • 3 cloves of Garlic minced
  • 1 heaping spoonful of Tallow or 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Next, heat 1 heaping spoonful of tallow over medium high heat. You’re going to want to get a nice sear on these pork chops for the best flavor.
  • While your pan and tallow are heating up, dry off your pork chops with a paper towel and then add salt and pepper to both sides of them. Push it down into the meat a little bit so it sticks.
  • Once your pan is hot, place your pork chops in the pan, and they should sizzle right away.
  • Cook on both sides for 3-5 minutes to get a nice sear that will be golden brown.
  • Next, place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 6-10 minutes at 400 degrees or until pork chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. You may have to adjust your cooking time based on the thickness of your pork chops. If you don't have an instant-read thermometer yet, I highly recommend owning one.
  • Using the same pan that you just cooked your pork chops in (leave the little pieces of pork and tallow – it adds great flavor!), place your butter in the pan and melt it on medium-low heat.
  • The butter should start foaming up, swirl the pan around a few times.
  • Once the butter stops foaming, add in the chopped sage leaves and minced garlic. You only need to add this in for about 30 seconds over the heat. You'll be able to smell it when it’s done. Don’t burn your garlic!
  • Remove the sage, garlic, and butter sauce from the heat.
  • Once your pork chops come out of the oven, add them to the butter, sage, and garlic mixture and spoon it over the top of them. Let rest for 5 minutes and then serve with plenty of the garlic butter topping.

Notes

If you don't have tallow, it's fine to substitute that with your favorite oil for cooking, like vegetable oil or olive oil.
Use the best quality butter you can find/afford. There is a noticeable taste difference!
Don't be afraid to add extra sage leaves if you have them. The flavor is great!
You want to add plenty of the butter, garlic, sage sauce to your pork chops for maximum flavor. It really makes them taste great!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 541kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 37gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 353mg
Keyword dinner, pork, pork chops, recipe, sage
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sage pork chops
Sage Pork Chops
Recipe Rating




Amy D

Saturday 6th of May 2023

Our family eats a lot of pork chops, and I am always looking for a new way to prepare them. I rarely use sage, so this would certainly be a new and easy way to prepare pork chops. I will try this recipe soon.

Lauryn R

Tuesday 31st of January 2023

These sage pork chops look really good, and sound really easy to make as well! I don't cook pork often but definitely want to try these now. Thank you so much for sharing!

Maria E

Tuesday 31st of January 2023

I made this recipe, and it was quick and easy. The pork chops turned out to be tender and flavorful. Thanks for sharing.

Leela

Monday 30th of January 2023

They look amazing.