pork chops marsala recipe 30 minute dinner

Creamy Pork Chops Marsala

This easy pork marsala recipe is a great option for treating yourself on a busy night, or for serving to guests. With the rich and flavorful sauce, no one will believe it only took 30 minutes of cooking time!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 457kcal
Author Amanda Biddle


  • 4 thin-cut boneless pork chops (1/4- to 1/2-inch thick)
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8-10 ounces cremini mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed, and caps cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 large shallot, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 3/4 cup dry Marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


  • Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour, shaking off excess. 
  • Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until foaming subsides. Cook pork for 3-4 minutes per side, until browned and centers read 145 degrees F with a meat thermometer. (Very thin chops might need as little as 2 minutes per side.) Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Add shallots and mushrooms to pan with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper. Sauté until mushrooms are soft and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. 
  • Stir 2 tablespoons flour into the mushroom mixture and cook for 1 minute. Add Marsala and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5-8 minutes, until sauce is slightly thickened. 
  • Stir in thyme, rosemary, and heavy cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add pork back to the pan with any accumulated juices and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer pork chops to a platter and spoon sauce over the top. Garnish with chopped fresh herbs and if desired, a squeeze of lemon juice. 
  • Serve with mashed potatoes or noodles.


Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 883mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.9mg