How to Make Pork Tenderloin
I am a huge fan of pork – especially pork tenderloin. This is one of those easy pork tenderloin recipes that allows you to do minimal work but have a delicious meal. Pork tenderloin will take on whatever flavor I send its way, and lets that flavor shine. The below pork recipe will show you how to simply make a pork tenderloin in the oven. You can always just season with salt and pepper and place the pork tenderloin in the oven, or add additional flavor with the suggested pesto (hint: use store-bought pesto to save time).
How to Make a Pork Tenderloin
information: cooking pork tenderloin
- Yield: Main Dish for 4
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes
ingredients for pork tenderloin
- 1 Pork Tenderloin
- 1/2 Cup Spinach and Garlic Pesto
how to make pork tenderloin
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Rub your pork tenderloin with the pesto and place in a baking dish.
3. Cook for 30-40 minutes or until the meat reach the temperature of 150 degrees. You’ll know the pork is finished when it is firm to the touch but bounces back. Risk under-cooking it and having to put it back in the oven for 5 minutes, versus over cooking it.
4. Let rest 5 minutes, slice and serve.
what to make with this easy pork tenderloin?
- This is amazing with the creamy polenta or garlic mashed potatoes. Add asparagus and it’s a meal worth serving to company.
Pork Tenderloin Tips
- Did you want to serve this Pesto Pork Tenderloin while entertaining? Add this recipe to your entertaining guide – under hosting tips: serve the pork tenderloin on the end of a fork – as seen in the picture. That is one of my favorite entertaining tips. This way, you can keep the costs down (instead of serving the traditional pork tenderloin sandwiches) and give people reason to smile. And, if you happen to have dedicated servers hosting your party, your caterer will love you – just pick up the forks and throw them in the dishwasher at the end of the night. No messy plates and napkins to throw away/waste.
- This recipe will show you how to make pesto rubbed pork as the main course of a dinner. If you have any leftovers, you can do a quick saute for an easy lunch – just add a little cheese on top for an ooey-gooey meal. If you still have pork tenderloin leftover, turn the tenderloin into a hash with potatoes and a fried egg on top for a delicious brunch.