Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
A tried and true, quick and easy method for roasted pork tenderloin. So juicy, tender & delicious! |
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
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$7
Keyword: pork tenderloin
Calories: 270 kcal
Servings: 4 (4 oz portions)



  1. How to make Roasted Pork Tenderloin: Preheat oven to 400˚F with the rack in the middle.
  2. 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.
  3. Combine your seasonings and sprinkle onto the tenderloin then use your hands to rub the spices into the tenderloin until evenly coated.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.

Recipe 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.