9 Pork Tenderloin Recipes That Are Easy And Delicious

Baked Pork Tenderloin with Shaved Vegetable Salad
Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Pork tenderloin is one of our favorite cuts for making a variety of delicious meals. These recipes turn pork tenderloin into everything from spicy Pork Tenderloin Biscuits with Gochujang Mayo to a bacon-wrapped delight. If you prefer your pork tenderloin on the sweet side, you'll love our Grilled Pork-and-Peach Salad with Honey-Mustard Dressing, or the Plum Pork Tenderloin. For a true taste of the South, you can't beat the crunch of bacon on a pork tenderloin cutlet, or grilled pork tenderloin and squash, and you'll find recipes for both here. So carve up one of our favorite Southern treats, and enjoy the flavors of pork tenderloin in any of these wonderful recipes.

01 of 09

Instant-Pot Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Let your Instant Pot do all the work to keep all those delicious juices in the meat. The pork is cooked in a citrusy sauce of orange and lemon juice, chicken stock, a tablespoon of honey, and garlic. The sauce also tastes great served over just about any starchy side dish.

02 of 09

Pork Tenderloin Sliders

Pork Tenderloin Sliders
Hector Sanchez

Apply a simple dry rub to your tenderloin, start it on the grill, and finish it in the oven. One carefree way to serve these sliders is to slice the tenderloins on a large cutting board, set out fresh rolls and homemade condiments, and let guests build their own sandwiches. We have three sauce recipes to suit all tastes—why not try all of them?

03 of 09

Pork Tenderloin With Farro Salad

Pork Tenderloin with Farro Salad
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

This meal comes together in just 20 minutes, making it an ideal supper to add to your weeknight rotation. The simple maple vinaigrette makes all the difference in this pork dish. You'll love the arugula, apple, and farro salad on the side.

04 of 09

Pork Tenderloin Biscuits With Gochujang Mayo

Pork Tenderloin Biscuits with Gochujang Mayo
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

This recipe is a delicious mashup of Korean barbecue and your favorite flaky biscuits. The slightly spicy gochujang mayonnaise enriched with toasted sesame oil is the real star of these sandwiches. For a flavorful topping, try making our Kimchi-Sesame Slaw.

05 of 09

Grilled Pork-and-Peach Salad With Honey-Mustard Dressing

Grilled Pork-and-Peach Salad with Honey-Mustard Dressing
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Pork tenderloin doesn't always have to be a hearty starch-filled affair; it can be light, refreshing, and just as delicious. This simple pork tenderloin gets big flavor from a smoky barbecue rub, which complements the sweetness of the peaches and onion. The acidity of the honey-mustard dressing pairs well with peppery arugula.

06 of 09

Pork Tenderloin Dijon Pan Sauce

Dijon Pan Sauce
Southern Living

The real trick to this dish is making sure you save all of your pan drippings for the flavorful sauce. We combined herbs, spices, and wine to create a rich velvety sauce to pour over the tenderloin. Feel free to modify the ingredients, like switching out the herbs to create your favorite flavor profile. 

07 of 09

Pork And Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Pork and Bok Choy Stir-Fry
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Bok choy is full of vitamins, making this stir-fry recipe a delicious and healthy way to serve pork. We cook the thin slices of pork in a bright, aromatic sauce made with orange juice, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. We used bok choy and carrots in this recipe, but you could add snow peas, broccoli, or bell peppers. 

08 of 09

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Like so many meats, pork tenderloin is always better with bacon. This easy three-ingredient recipe takes just a few minutes to wrap up. After 25 minutes in the roasting pan, you'll have a delicious main dish for your rice or potatoes.

09 of 09

Baked Pork Tenderloin

Baked Pork Tenderloin with Shaved Vegetable Salad
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Sometimes simple preparations are the best, like in this oven-roasted pork seasoned with salt and pepper. To keep your tenderloin full of juicy flavor, use a meat thermometer to avoid overcooking. The shaved fennel and vegetable salad really make this dish shine.

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