Pork Tenderloin Roast


This recipe is fast , easy and because it is finished in the oven, it goes well with “little square potatoes” and baked broccoli.


  1. 1 pork tenderloin
  2. 1 Tbsp. butter
  3. salt & pepper

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees


  1. Pork tenderloins are usually sold vacuumed packed in twos.  This recipe uses one.  Reserve the other tenderloin a couple of days and make a stew with it.  Or, double the recipe and feed a bigger crowd than usual.
  2. First pre-heat the oven and then heat a heavy skillet  which can be placed in an oven to medium high heat.  Add butter.
  3. As butter melts, salt & pepper the tenderloin.
  4. Brown one side of the tenderloin and then another for about 4 minutes each side (8 minutes).
  5. Place the tenderloin in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.

Suggestion: The timing of making “little square potatoes” and baked broccoli is along with the tenderloin is perfect.  While the roast is cooking for 12 minutes, prepare a salad and you will have a complete meal.

Suggestion for left-overs! In our small household we have part of the tenderloin left over which I cut into thin slices to make sandwiches or serve on a salad of greens.  The illustration a salad with pork tenderloin slices and avocado is dressed with thousand island dressing.

salad with cold pork tenderloin

salad with cold pork tenderloin

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