Are you ready to cook a pork roast? We are sharing our Pork Tenderloin recipe. This is a baked pork tenderloin recipe. It’s a great way to have a roast but, break away from the traditional beef cuts. What’s also fantastic about this is that it is an easy dinner recipe. You can also use this recipe when you are entertaining a small group of guests or for a family dinner and can be enjoyed any time of year!
You can easily add your favorite seasonal vegetables to the baking dish (that can be baked). And add potatoes or sweet potatoes. Another great combination would be with Carrots, onions, and potatoes. Or cook the roast with onions and potatoes with sides such as a favorite salad or steamed veggie. But, I must say that the zucchini, red peppers and onions are my favorite way to enjoy this pork tenderloin roast. Now onto the easy dinner recipe!
Pork Tenderloin Recipe
What I love about this recipe is that you just grab your fresh vegetable (s) wash, cut and set them to the side. Then follow the next few steps and pop it in the oven to cook!
How to cook pork tenderloin
- Braise the pork tenderloin on the outside in a non-stick skillet in olive oil.
- After the roast is braised place your pork tenderloin in the (pre-sprayed with non-stick spray) baking dish.
- Next, pour the juices into a baking dish and toss in your fresh cut veggies.
- Lastly, you add the spices and finish by baking in the oven at 20 min. per pound.
Baked Pork Tenderloin
Prior to putting your pork tenderloin into the baking dish be sure to braise the meat. This is what tenderizes the meat to help give it it’s flavorful finish. I use a medium/low heat. After the roast and vegetables are in the pan the cooking time is fairly quick per pound. Roughly a two-pound pork loin you’ll have dinner on the table in about one hour!
- Pork roast cooking time, in general, is 20 minutes per pound. (see resources below)
Your pork tenderloin might give you leftovers depending on the size you make and if you are serving small kids too. Leftover pork roast is great for sandwiches, picnics, adding to chili and used for pork tacos. You can serve your pork tenderloin recipe with anything from rice, potatoes or any type of side salads. I love preparing my side dishes ahead of time which means I can do other things while it’s baking.
This cut of meat is delicious and tender. Just be sure not to overcook. You’ll want to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees and let it rest for three minutes.
- (Resources) One way to ensure you have the proper pork cooking temperature is to have a good meat thermometer!
You can check your meat as it’s cooking ensure it’s reached the correct internal temperature *see notes above. Remember to give the meat rest prior to slicing. Not only does the meat finish cooking but, it allows you the ability to better handle it for slicing.
Pork Tenderloin With Zucchini
Visit this resource post for various other ways to cook this cut of meat and how to cook pork tenderloin. Or see the video in this post. Before you know it you will be enjoying dinner with family or friends. We have updated this recipe to include a few more resources, nutritional facts, and a video to help you get dinner on the table. Next time I make it I hope to update the photos.
In the summer we prep it the same but, cook ours in our gas grill, with the lid closed.This way it doesn’t heat up the house in the summer. I hope you enjoy this recipe any time of year!
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When was the last time you cooked a pork tenderloin?