Our Favorite Pork Tenderloin Recipes

When you’re looking for a main that is impressive enough to serve to guests but easy enough to make on a weeknight, reach for pork tenderloin. This versatile, quick-cooking cut has a mild flavor, so it pairs beautifully with any spice blend or side dish. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser any way you cook it.

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Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloins

Rachael's trick to flavorful tenderloin? Cut small slits into meat and disperse chunks of cracked garlic cloves into the roast.

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Greek Pork Tenderloin with Israeli Couscous

Pair spice-rubbed pork tenderloin with an easy couscous salad loaded with cucumbers, feta and sun-dried tomatoes.

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Pretzel-Mustard-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Sliders

This recipe takes inspiration from a favorite concession-stand snack, using pretzels and mustard as breading for tenderized pork cutlets. The sliders are perfect for tucking into on game day.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Sweet Potatoes

This dish has it all: smokiness from the grilled pork tenderloin, brightness from the cilantro-and-pineapple topping, and just the right amount of sweetness from the charred potatoes.

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Hasselback Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloins get the sausage treatment: They're rubbed with a fennel spice mixture and then stuffed with peppers and onions.

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Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Broil a pork tenderloin coated with Chinese five-spice powder and drizzle it with a ginger-soy vinaigrette for a quick and simple (but incredibly flavorful) meal.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin a la Rodriguez with Guava Glaze and Orange-Habanero Mojo

Lean pork tenderloin is brushed with a glaze made from guava jelly while it’s grilled for a unique, fruity flavor (if you can’t find guava, you can use apricot jelly). A spicy orange, chile and cilantro dressing finishes the dish off.

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Pork Tenderloin with Sugar Snap Pea Salad

We love the tasty breadcrumb coating on this pork. It gives the tenderloin extra flavor — and adds a nice, delicate, golden crust.

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Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Rich and hearty bacon and mushrooms fill this tenderloin with flavor. Soak toothpicks in water to make sure they hold the tenderloin together without burning.

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Pork Tenderloin with Farro and Oranges

When you’re looking for a way to update your classic pork-and-rice dinner reach for farro instead. It’s as easy to cook as rice but has a slightly nutty flavor. It pairs perfectly with the other flavors in this dish.

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Pork Tenderloin with Charred Tomato-Jalapeno Salsa

Char tomatoes, jalapenos and onions on the grill before pulsing them into an easy salsa that brightens up spicy grilled pork tenderloin.

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Crispy Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

Pork tenderloin is the perfect stand-in for chicken when you’re craving a crispy, crunchy, breaded-and-fried cutlet for a sandwich.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Corn on the Cob

Rub pork tenderloin with paprika, brown sugar and other spices, then grill the meat to perfection before drizzling it with a brown sugar and ketchup sauce.

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Grilled Chipotle Pork Tacos with Red Slaw

The heat from the chipotle enlivens both lean pork and lean slaw. Bright but hearty and filling, this quick main dish is great for the grill.

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Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle-Maple Mop

Oven-broiled until golden, this shortcut barbecued pork tenderloin gets big flavor from a rub of garlic powder, ground coriander and ground ginger plus a tangy-hot sauce of maple syrup and chipotle peppers.

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Pulled Pork

This juicy pulled pork starts with a surprising choice: tenderloin. Simmering large pieces of pork tenderloin in a tangy sauce and then shredding it with two forks results in tender meat tossed with lots of rich, flavorful sauce. The final touch is a crunchy broccoli slaw with a mustardy dressing.

Herb-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Tomato Rice

You won’t believe how much flavor you can pack into this meal using just a handful of common ingredients. Better yet, the whole dish comes together fast — it’s ready in just 40 minutes.

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Pork Tenderloin with Salsa Verde

Pair roasted pork with an herb-filled sauce made with cilantro, parsley, chives and tarragon for a delicious new take on tenderloin.

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Rosemary-Mustard Pork with Peaches

Sweet peaches are the perfect partner to this grilled pork tenderloin, crusted with a mix of fresh rosemary and whole-grain mustard.

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Hoosier Pork-Tenderloin Sandwich

To make these fantastic sandwiches, pound pork tenderloin to make a thin disk of meat — and then coat it in a buttermilk batter and fry to perfection.

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Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloins

Simple ingredients, including garlic, Dijon and a mix of fresh rosemary and thyme, add up to rich flavor in Ina's pork tenderloin.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Black Rice

Create a rich plum sauce (infused with flavors of chili, sesame and ginger) to glaze your grilled pork and you’ll easily bring out the natural sweetness of the meat.

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Pork Tenderloin Steaks with Wilted Cabbage and Apples

Pork tenderloin is not only quick-cooking but budget-friendly, too. Slice it to make pork "steaks" and serve it with cabbage and apples simmered in the flavorful cooking juices.

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Pork Satay

Add a tropical twist to your next cookout with Bobby's tasty pork skewers, served with a coconut-peanut dipping sauce.

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Pork Tenderloin with Corn Panzanella Salad and Yogurt with Mango

A lean cut of pork tenderloin alongside hearty panzanella creates a satisfying yet healthy weeknight dish. Try the pork with a refreshing side of mango-yogurt sauce (using low-fat yogurt will help to trim fat intake even more).

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Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

A more flavorful pork tenderloin would be hard to find. This lighter loin recipe calls for garlic, cumin, oregano, coriander and thyme for its rub.

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Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cabbage

There’s no limit the different ways you can prepare pork tenderloin. This versatile protein pairs well with a variety of veggies — hearty cabbage included.

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Pork Tenderloins with Pineapple-Mint Chutney

Brine and then grill pork tenderloins to get smoky flavor on the outside and tender, juicy pork inside. Top the pork with homemade pineapple-mint chutney.

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Pork Souvlaki with Honeyed Apricots

Have a Greek feast with grilled-to-perfection pork, served with apricots cooked in a wine, honey and shallot sauce.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

Paprika- and cumin-spiced grilled pork tenderloin — tucked into a baguette with red onion, arugula and tangy garlic mayo — will take your sandwich game to the next level. And, it couldn’t be easier!

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Pork Tenderloin Steaks with Roasted Tomato Relish

Toss charred tomatoes, garlic and scallions with a quick vinaigrette and spoon over seared pork for added flavor.

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Pork Tenderloin with Eggplant Relish

Make a healthy, well-rounded dinner of tender, sliced pork tenderloin paired with an easy-to-make eggplant relish packed with peppers, garlic and jalapeno.

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Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri

Whisk the ingredients for a vibrant chimichurri — parsley, oregano, garlic, jalapeno, vinegar and lime — in a bowl for marinating and serving with the meat. Let the flavors marry as the pork tenderloin grills to perfection.

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Pork Tenderloin with Sweet-and-Sour Vegetables

A simple sweet-and-sour sauce (made with pickled pepper brine and maple syrup) transforms pork tenderloin and veggies into a simple and satisfying meal.

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Watermelon Pork Tacos in Lettuce Shells

Guy swaps lettuce shells in for tortillas for a light, flavorful and crispy vehicle for his marinated and grilled pork tenderloin.

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Skillet Pork and Peppers

This one-skillet, meat-and-vegetable dinner includes sliced pork tenderloin and flavor-packed peppers and onion as the built-in side dish.

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