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Butter Sage Pork Chops

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pan seared pork chops, pork chop recipe
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 423 kcal
Butter Sage Pork Chops are pan seared pork chops in a simple butter, garlic and sage sauce. Sear in cast iron and then finish in the oven for the best pork chop recipe ever! 


  • 2 1 1/2 inch thick bone-in pork chops
  • 1/4 cup sage leaves whole
  • 4 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter divided
  • Fine sea salt
  • Fine black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Season both sides of pork chops with a healthy sprinkle of fine sea salt and fine black pepper. Melt 2 tablespoons butter to cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add chops, do not move, allow to sizzle and brown for 2 minutes, turn and report on other side. Both sides should have a nice, browned crust.
  3. Continue to brown for 1 minute on each side for 8 minutes total. Turning frequently will help them cook evenly all the way through without burning the outside. While doing this, continually butter over the tops to keep them lubricated. If you have a thinner chop, you will not need to cook for the whole 8 minutes.

  4. Remove pan from heat and add sage, garlic, and butter, smashing garlic into butter. Tilt skillet and spoon foaming butter and drippings over pork chops, making sure to baste the fat cap as well as the rib.

  5. Transfer whole dish to oven for 3-5 minutes. Check internal temperature of pork to make sure it has reached 145 degrees. Allow to rest for an additional 3 minutes (I know, it is hard, they are gorgeous) before serving, making sure each has a healthy topping of crispy sage and garlic.
  6. Cut away bone and slice pork about 1/4" thick. Serve with any juices from the cutting board spooned over top.
  7. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Recipe Notes

The technique also works for preparing steak and chicken.

Adapted from Epicurious.

Nutrition Facts
Butter Sage Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 408mg18%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1420IU28%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.