Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe (2024)

You’ll love this tried and true, quick and easy method of preparing Pork Tenderloin. Searing the tenderloin forms a lovely crust sealing in the natural juices and the meat is so tender!

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This is our favorite baked pork tenderloin oven recipe. It requires zero marinating time! Piercing the tenderloin with a fork allows the seasoning to penetrate deeper and you don’t have to marinate the meat for hours. The quick prepmakes this a perfect option for unexpected company or a hungry family.

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Pork tenderloin is also reasonably priced (we paid $18 for 4 tenderloinsat Costco), and I think it’s just as satisfying as steak! If you haven’t tried it, you must! It’s also easy to double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd because it always disappears fast and leftovers taste just as good the next day sliced into sandwiches or served as a side. I’m confident this baked pork tenderloin will become a go-to family favorite for you.

Pork Tenderloin Ingredients:

You will create your dry rub for pork tenderloin with just salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and ground coriander. If you don’t have coriander, you can omit it and the recipe will still work. I love finding recipes where all of the ingredients are already in my pantry!

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How to make Roasted Pork Tenderloin:

Prep: Preheat oven to 400˚F with the rack in the middle.
How To Remove Pork Tenderloin Silver Skin: Trim tenderloin of fat and any silver skin and pat dry with a paper towel.

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1.Combine 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste,1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper,1tspItalian Seasoning,1tsp garlic powder and1 tsp ground coriander.

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2. Pierce pork loin all over with a fork and rub with 1 Tbsp oil than sprinkle onto the tenderloin. Use your hands to rub the spices into the tenderloin until evenly coated.

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3. Heat 1 Tbsp oil over med-high heat in a large oven-safe pan (cast iron or a dutch oven will work). Once oil is hot, add pork and brown on all sides (6 minutes total).

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4. Place in the oven and bake uncovered at 400˚F for 13-15minutes, flipping the tenderloin over halfway through baking. Bake until center of pork registers 150˚F (I have let mine get to 160 and it’s still super tender) then transfer to a cutting board and let meat rest 5-10 min before slice into rings to serve. It doesn’t need a sauce, but it is also really good served with A1 or BBQ sauce.

What Color is Cooked Pork Tenderloin?

*The USDA now recommends letting the tenderloin get to 145˚F and letting it rest at least 3 minutes. With a perfect pork tenderloin temperature of 145˚F, the meat will still be slightly pink in the middle.

I highly recommenda digital (instant read) thermometer like this one will help you achieve the perfect doneness.

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Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com

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Piercing the tenderloin all over with a fork and then searing it, produces a lovely crust and super flavorful, juicy and tender meat. The quick prep makes this a perfect option for unexpected company or a hungry family.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 20 minutes mins

Total Time: 30 minutes mins

Ingredients

Servings: 4 (4 oz portions)

  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (extra light), or vegetable oil, or avocado oil*
  • 1 1/2 lb Pork Tenderloin

Instructions

  • How to make Roasted Pork Tenderloin: Preheat oven to 400˚F with the rack in the middle.

  • Trim tenderloin of fat and any silver skin and pat dry with a paper towel. Pierce pork loin all over with a fork and rub with 1 Tbsp oil.

  • Combine your seasonings and sprinkle onto the tenderloin then use your hands to rub the spices into the tenderloin until evenly coated.

  • Heat 1 Tbsp oil over med-high heat in a large oven-safe pan (cast iron or a dutch oven will work). Once oil is hot, add pork and brown on all sides (6 minutes total).

  • Place in the oven and bake uncovered at 400˚F for 13-15 min, flipping the tenderloin over halfway through baking. Bake until center of pork registers at least 150˚F then transfer to a cutting board and let meat rest 5-10 min. Slice into rings and serve.

Notes

*Oil used should have a high smoke point.

**Pork tenderloin is very juicy and does not need a sauce, but it is also really good served with A1 or BBQ sauce.

Nutrition Per Serving

270kcal Calories1g Carbs35g Protein13g Fat2g Saturated Fat110mg Cholesterol670mg Sodium677mg Potassium0.8mg Vitamin C17mg Calcium1.9mg Iron

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Nutrition Facts

Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Amount per Serving

Calories

270

% Daily Value*

Fat

13

g

20

%

Saturated Fat

2

g

13

%

Sodium

670

mg

29

%

Potassium

677

mg

19

%

Carbohydrates

1

g

%

Protein

35

g

70

%

Vitamin C

0.8

mg

1

%

Calcium

17

mg

2

%

Iron

1.9

mg

11

%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: pork tenderloin

Skill Level: Easy

Cost to Make: $

Calories: 270

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FAQs

Is it better to cook a pork tenderloin at 350 or 400? ›

WHAT TEMPERATURE SHOULD I BAKE PORK TENDERLOIN? Pork Tenderloin is a very lean cut of meat so it requires a relatively high oven baking temperature, about 400 degrees F. Lower temperatures require longer cooking times (up to an hour) which dry out the pork.

How do you cook a pork tenderloin without drying out? ›

Pork Tenderloin is naturally dry because there's not enough fat on it. I recommend cooking at low temperature ( 165>200*F) ) for several hours. You can use a good Broth ie:Chicken,Beef,of Vegetable Stock. never use water for your liquid.

Should I sear pork tenderloin before roasting? ›

Sear + Roast

This cooking method is a surefire way to make moist and juicy pork tenderloin without much fuss. Searing the meat first gives it that golden-brown crust before a quick roast in the oven finishes it off. It's an easy, crowd-pleasing meal for any night of the week.

What is the best temperature to cook pork tenderloin? ›

At 400 degrees, the meat cooks most evenly and quickly enough to keep it nice and juicy and moist on the inside. If you're not sure if the pork tenderloin is baked through, use a meat thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat. It should read 145 degrees fahrenheit.

How long should you bake a pork tenderloin at 400? ›

The Directions
  1. Bake. Cook pork tenderloin in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees F.
  2. Let Rest. 10 minutes (even 5 is better than none!).
  3. Slice. We like 1-inch medallions. ENJOY the melt-in-your-mouth goodness!
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How long to cook a 2 pound pork tenderloin in oven at 350? ›

How long to cook pork tenderloin in oven at 350? Cooking pork tenderloin in the oven at 350°F typically takes about 25-30 minutes per pound.

Is it better to cook pork tenderloin covered or uncovered? ›

We recommend that you keep the BBQ LID CLOSED while grilling pork tenderloin, but this is optional or personal preference. Grill pork tenderloin on the barbecue for approximately 4 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS A SIDE (15 minutes in total). Remember pork tenderloins have “three” sides.

Is it necessary to brown pork tenderloin before baking? ›

This baked pork tenderloin recipe is perfectly juicy and melt-in-your-mouth tender. No searing is required, so it's fast and has minimal prep! It's ready in just over 30 minutes.

Is it better to cook pork tenderloin fast or slow? ›

The size and structure of a tenderloin make it perfect for cooking quickly on high heat. You want to be able to brown the outside while still keeping it a little pink on the inside.

Should you oil pork before roasting? ›

Drizzle the olive oil over the pork rind and the meat, rubbing it in with your fingers for best results (if you need more oil, add more). Season the rind with a generous amount of sea salt (about 1 tablespoon). Transfer pork to a roasting dish and roast for 50 minutes, or until the rind crackles.

Do you season pork roast before or after searing? ›

I will try to season chickens the day before, but if I don't have the chance, I won't sweat it; and I will season steaks and pork roasts right before searing.

How long to cook pork tenderloin per pound at 400? ›

Here are the general cooking times for pork tenderloin at 400°F:
  1. 1-pound pork tenderloin: 20-25 minutes.
  2. 1.5-pound pork tenderloin: 25-30 minutes.
  3. 2-pound pork tenderloin: 30-35 minutes.
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At what temp does pork tenderloin fall apart? ›

It turns out that 145° is a safe internal temperature and will give you a much juicier, more tender piece of meat (note that ground pork should still be cooked to 160°).

Can pork tenderloin be pink? ›

If fresh pork has reached 145°F (62.8 °C) throughout, even though it may still be pink in the center, it should be safe. The pink color can be due to the cooking method or added ingredients.

Should I wrap my pork tenderloin in foil? ›

Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of pork that can dry out quickly. Foil-wrapped pork tenderloin is a great way to prepare this cut of meat to lock in flavor and moisture. Pork loin may not be as apt to dry out, but covering your pan with foil while roasting helps the meat retain its juiciness.

How long do you cook a pork tenderloin at 350? ›

How long to cook pork tenderloin in oven at 350°F: Placed in a baking dish and cooked uncovered, a pork tenderloin will take around 20-27 minutes at 350°F.

How long do you cook a pork tenderloin at 350 degrees? ›

A good rule of thumb is to cook pork loin 25 minutes per pound at 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). The internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), so use a thermometer to know when it's done.

Should pork tenderloin be at 350 or 375? ›

Preheat oven to 375° and place tenderloin in the middle of a baking dish.

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