You’ll love this tried and true, quick and easy method of preparing Pork Tenderloin. Searing the tenderloin forms a lovely crust sealing in the natural juices and the meat is so tender!

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This is our favorite baked pork tenderloin oven recipe. It requires zero marinating time! Piercing the tenderloin with a fork allows the seasoning to penetrate deeper and you don’t have to marinate the meat for hours. The quick prep makes this a perfect option for unexpected company or a hungry family.

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Pork tenderloin is also reasonably priced (we paid $18 for 4 tenderloins at Costco), and I think it’s just as satisfying as steak! If you haven’t tried it, you must! It’s also easy to double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd because it always disappears fast and leftovers taste just as good the next day sliced into sandwiches or served as a side. I’m confident this baked pork tenderloin will become a go-to family favorite for you.

Pork Tenderloin Ingredients:

You will create your dry rub for pork tenderloin with just salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and ground coriander. If you don’t have coriander, you can omit it and the recipe will still work. I love finding recipes where all of the ingredients are already in my pantry!

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How to make Roasted Pork Tenderloin:

Prep: Preheat oven to 400˚F with the rack in the middle.
How To Remove Pork Tenderloin Silver Skin: Trim tenderloin of fat and any silver skin and pat dry with a paper towel.

How to prepare roasted pork tenderloin and removing silver skin from pork tenderloin

1. Combine 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste, 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, 1 tsp Italian Seasoning, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp ground coriander.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Spice Rub with the best seasoning for pork tenderloin

2. Pierce pork loin all over with a fork and rub with 1 Tbsp oil than sprinkle onto the tenderloin. Use your hands to rub the spices into the tenderloin until evenly coated.

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3. 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).

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4. Place in the oven and bake uncovered at 400˚F for 13-15 minutes, flipping the tenderloin over halfway through baking. Bake until center of pork registers 150˚F (I have let mine get to 160 and it’s still super tender) then transfer to a cutting board and let meat rest 5-10 min before slice into rings to serve. It doesn’t need a sauce, but it is also really good served with A1 or BBQ sauce.

What Color is Cooked Pork Tenderloin?

*The USDA now recommends letting the tenderloin get to 145˚F and letting it rest at least 3 minutes. With a perfect pork tenderloin temperature of 145˚F, the meat will still be slightly pink in the middle.

I highly recommend a digital (instant read) thermometer like this one will help you achieve the perfect doneness.

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Baked Pork Tenderloin Recipe (Print-Friendly):

Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe

4.97 from 865 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
A tried and true, quick and easy method for roasted pork tenderloin. So juicy, tender & delicious! | NatashasKitchen.com
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.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

*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.

Nutrition Per Serving

270kcal Calories1g Carbs35g Protein13g Fat2g Saturated Fat110mg Cholesterol670mg Sodium677mg Potassium0.8mg Vitamin C17mg Calcium1.9mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
270
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
110
mg
37
%
Sodium
 
670
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
677
mg
19
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Protein
 
35
g
70
%
Vitamin C
 
0.8
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
17
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1.9
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork tenderloin
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 270
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  • Beth
    June 20, 2024

    Excellent recipe. Fast, easy and delicious. Thank you for posting it.
    Beth

    Reply

  • Peter schwartz
    June 18, 2024

    If it’s a Natasha recipe it is GREAT! It will be enjoyed
    By all at the table and you will be asked to make that dish again. Thank you Natasha!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 18, 2024

      Aw, thank you, Peter!

      Reply

  • Celeste
    June 15, 2024

    Hi can this be made for a dinner party but made ahead or can I make it just until seared n than hours later put in the oven ? Not sure if seared meat can sit on stove for hours until ready to bake.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 15, 2024

      Hi Celeste. For food safety reasons, partially cooked meat should not be refrigerated or left sitting, it should be cooked right away.
      We enjoy it as fresh as possible but you could make it and reheat it later over low heat. But if you want just to make it a few steps less to save time then I would prepare and season the meat in advance so that you can focus on steps 4 and 5 before the dinner party.

      Reply

  • Michael Cokkinos
    June 15, 2024

    It worked great for a quick dinner!
    A deglaze pan sauce worked perfectly not to waste all those flavors from the pan.

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  • Mike
    May 22, 2024

    We love it! I don’t like to experiment too much in the kitchen but this is my go to recipe when I want to prepare a nice meal for my family. Thank you Natasha! Mike

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2024

      I’m glad to hear that this has become your go-to recipe!

      Reply

  • Pati W
    May 5, 2024

    Preparing my second time to make this recipe. The seasonings make this recipe the best. It is very easy to make and fast. I added gold potatoes, carrots, onion, and zucchini the same time I placed in oven and ALL came out to perfection. Thank you Natasha.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 6, 2024

      You’re welcome! I’m glad that you love it!

      Reply

  • Paul
    May 5, 2024

    looks great and sounds easy enough will try tonite and sure we will enjoy

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