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.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$7
Calories: 270 kcal
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
US Customary – Metric
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.
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.
Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 670mg 28%
Potassium 677mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin C 1%