Garlic Rosemary Pork Chops are a comforting and flavorful dinner on the table in just 30 minutes. This is a hassle-free main course that couldn’t be easier to prepare!
This simple recipe takes pork chops to a whole new level. Seasoned pork chops are seared golden brown on the stovetop, coated with a buttery garlic and rosemary mixture, then baked to perfection.
What I love about this recipe is that it’s quick and simple to serve on a busy weeknight, yet elegant enough for a special occasion. It’s also budget-friendly which is a BONUS!
- You’ll need center cut, bone-in pork chops – about one inch thick. You can make two to four pork chops with this recipe. You’ll more than likely need a larger 12 inch cast iron skillet (or oven proof skillet) if preparing three or four. I am using a 12 inch skillet in the images shown.
- Salt and black pepper – for seasoning
- Olive oil – for searing before going into the oven
- Rosemary – fresh is best!
How to Prepare
Following is a brief overview – please see the recipe card at the bottom for full detailed instructions.
- Season chops with salt and pepper.
- Stir together melted butter, rosemary and garlic in a small bowl.
- Sear chops on both sides until golden.
- Coat with the butter mixture. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until pork has an internal temperature of 145 degrees F in the thickest part (for medium).
Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans for a satisfying dinner everyone will LOVE!
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Garlic Rosemary Pork Chops
- 2 to 4 center cut, bone-in pork chops approximately 1 inch thick
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt more or less, depending upon preference
- ¾ teaspoon black pepper more or less, depending upon preference
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- Season pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Stir together melted butter, rosemary and garlic in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet* over medium high heat.
- Add pork chops and cook until golden, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side (use tongs to flip).
- Using an oven mitt, remove skillet from heat. Spoon or carefully pour butter mixture over pork chops as evenly as possible to coat.
- Using an oven mitt, carefully transfer skillet to preheated oven. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until pork has an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (for medium) in the thickest part of the meat using an instant read thermometer.
- *You will need a larger 12 inch oven proof skillet if preparing 3 to 4 pork chops.
If provided, nutritional info is a courtesy, is not guaranteed and should only be considered as a guideline.
Adapted from Delish
Could this be done with a pork loin? What would the timing be?
Hi Rosemary, I haven’t tested this recipe with a pork loin, so I can’t say with certainty what the approximate timing would be. I’d love to know how it turns out if you try it!
Amy, you’ve done it again! What a delicious pork chop. This dish comes together so easy with a beautiful result. Seven minutes in a pan and ten minutes in the oven. Moist and tender with a touch of elegance. Thank you.
Thank you so much Brett, I’m so glad you enjoyed the pork chops!
Amazing! We grabbed some beautiful thick cut bone in chops on our way home and found this recipe on a whim. Chops came out perfect after 10 minutes. I set them to rest while I made a quick pan sauce using wine and apricot preserves. So good! Thank you!
Thank you Lesa, so glad you enjoyed the pork chops!
Sounds good. Will marinate now and cook later…we will serve with mashed sweet potato and asparagus.
Loved these pork chops! I’m not a fan of bone-in so I made them with the boneless and they still turned out so juicy & perfectly flavored. They were quick & easy to make (served with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli) and the combination of garlic & rosemary was on point. Definitely something we will be making again! Thank you for sharing!
My family loved these pork chops!
Recipe turned out great! Pork chops were nice and juicy, and tasted delicious. Instructions were easy to follow and perfectly on point.
Made with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Will likely make these again