Baking Pork Tenderloin with Ranch Dressing
This recipe is a play on classic crudité and ranch dip, with a tenderloin of pork delivering the bulk of the flavor. As one of the couple-bite appetizers for which we are becoming known, we served this super juicy pork on the end of a fork. Just as you see in the pictures, we layered it with a slice of fresh cucumber and sprinkled it with simple salt and pepper. A delicious forkful for everyone in the room!
Turn this recipe into a simple open-faced sandwich with a hunk of crusty bread beneath the pork, or serve the tenderloin as a main course with a simple slaw of cucumbers, peppers, and carrots tossed with salt and pepper.
ranch pork tenderloin cooking information
- Yield: About 10-12 Appetizers
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 30-40 Minutes
pork tenderloin recipe ingredients
- 1 Pork Tenderloin
- 1 Cup Frisch’s Ranch Dressing**
- 1 Cucumber, sliced
- Salt & Pepper
pork tenderloin recipe instruction
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Place the pork tenderloin in a roasting pan; smear all sides with the ranch dressing.
- Put the pork in the preheated oven and let cook 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 145 degrees.
- Once the pork is finished cooking, remove from the oven and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.
- To serve, slice the pork, put a slice of cucumber on top, season with salt and pepper, and serve on the end of a fork.
ranch pork tenderloin tips and tricks
- **You know you’ve got to try this with Frisch’s Ranch Dressing if you’re in Cincinnati. If you can’t get to it fast enough, however, you can use whichever prepared ranch dressing you like the best.