Sage and Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

From the Jan 07 issue of Martha Stewart Living.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Stir together garlic, sage, salt, pepper and olive oil in a small bowl.
  3. Rub mixture all over pork.
  4. Heat a heavy pan over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil. Add pork and brown on all sides, about 4 minutes.
  5. Transfer to oven. Roast pork, turning occasionally, until a thermometer registers 145 to 150, about 20 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a cutting board. Tent with foil and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Most Helpful

I am only giving this recipe a 3-star rating because the amount of the sage and garlic coating needs to be doubled at least. I had a pork tenderloin that was a little over 1.5 lbs. and I only had enough of the coating to cover one side. I also think there needs to be a lot more sage, so next time, I'll cut the garlic down to a single large clove and up the sage to a quarter cup or so. Even so, it was flavorful and juicy and made a great quick weeknight dinner that tasted pretty good. When I make this again with my variations, I will review again.

Two Socks May 10, 2012

This just turned out okay for me. The seasoning was delicious but a tad salty. I couldn't get a crust on the pork even after browning for about 10 minutes & baking for over an hour.

Debbb April 19, 2010

If I make this again I will cut down on the salt. I also have never cooked a meat with sage. I was not a fan. Maybe I will try rosemary next time. Over all it was an okay dish.

Jneener79 February 07, 2010