Sage-and-Garlic-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

This roast pork has the depth of a slow-simmering supper but doesn't take long to prepare.


  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon)

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage

  • 1 ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 ¼ pounds), tied with kitchen twine

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together garlic, sage, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl. Rub mixture all over pork.

  2. Heat a large, heavy saute pan over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil. Add pork, and brown all over, about 4 minutes.

  3. Transfer pan to oven. Roast pork, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 145 degrees to 150 degrees, about 20 minutes. Transfer pork to a cutting board; tent with foil, and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Related Articles