11 Irresistibly Juicy Pork Tenderloin Recipes

Barbecued Pork Tenderloin Salad
Photo: Karla Conrad

When you imagine pork tenderloin recipes, chances are you think of oven roasting or grilling. We've got plenty of those in our collection of the best recipes, but we've also included twists like quick air-fryer dishes, tacos, and succulent bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. Whether it's a busy weeknight or a lazy Sunday, these easy recipes will satisfy.

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One-Pot Pork Cassoulet

Pork Cassoulet
Blaine Moats

Slow-cooked cassoulet originated in the Languedoc region of southern France, but we're giving the comfort food a modern, speeded-up makeover with this oven-roasted pork tenderloin recipe. Done in less than an hour, this hearty stew still tastes as though it's simmered all day, thanks to aromatic vegetables, turkey sausage, tomato paste, herbs, and chicken broth.

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Pork Skewers with Couscous Salad

pork skewers with couscous salad
Carson Downing

While the cashew- and cherry-studded couscous is good, what really steals the show in this grilled pork tenderloin recipe is the turmeric. The golden-hued, earthy, peppery, and slightly bitter spice lends extra flavor to the smoky grilled tenderloin pieces. Garam masala, chili powder, and fresh lime also star in the unique (and uniquely tasty) meat marinade.

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Barbecued Pork Tenderloin Salad

Barbecued Pork Tenderloin Salad
Karla Conrad

This is no wimpy lettuce-only salad. In fact, this is a dish that might just change your definition of "salad." Piled high with protein-rich grilled pork tenderloin, bacon, and black-eyed peas, this dish is as visually vibrant as it is flavorful. You'll want to dig into this BBQ pork tenderloin entrée salad early and often every summer.

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Pork, Ginger, and Delicata Stir-Fry

Pork Ginger Delicata Stir-Fry
Jason Donnelly

This is one of the best pork tenderloin recipes when you're craving Asian-inspired fare. Shake up your stir-fry routine with this low-calorie dish that's high in flavor. Sturdy delicata squash and protein-rich pork soak up layers of complexity from fresh ginger, soy sauce, rice and balsamic vinegars, and red curry paste. For even more kick, add a pinch of red pepper flakes.

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Air-Fryer Jerk Pork Skewers with Black Bean Mango Salsa

Jerk Pork Skewers Black Bean Mango Salsa
Greg DuPree

One bite of this air-fryer pork tenderloin recipe will transport you to the Caribbean. Dressed in zesty jerk seasoning and sweet coconut flakes, then faux-fried until crispy on the outside but tender on the inside, these pork tenderloin skewers are tasty and easy. We want you to feel like you're on vacation. Pair the skewers with a fresh mango, black bean, and red onion salsa and serve them on a fluffy bed of rice.

Buy It: Gourmia Air Fryer ($60, Target)

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Make-It-Mine Sheet Pan Dinner

Make-It-Mine Sheet Pan Dinner
Adam Albright

Assemble a truly different meal customized to the season, all on one sheet pan, using this clever baked pork tenderloin technique. Choose your own dinner adventure with our rub ideas—Greek, barbecue, mustard-thyme, or sweet 'n' spicy—then add vegetables and (of course) the pork. Once baked, take the flavor over the top with a pesto, Greek yogurt, or citrus sauce.

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Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Carrots, Chickpeas, and Cranberries

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin Carrots Chickpeas Cranberries
Andy Lyons

This roast pork tenderloin recipe looks (and tastes) as though it took all Sunday afternoon to prepare, but looks are deceiving. It takes only about 25 minutes to prep and less than 30 minutes of oven time. Also, everything cooks in one skillet, so cleanup is a snap.

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Pork-Wasabi Tacos

Pork-Wasabi Tacos
Baline Moats

Instead of cooking the entire pork tenderloin, slice and skewer the meat. It will grill up surprisingly quickly. For this zippy taco recipe, a hoisin glaze complements the savory meat beautifully. The final pork product is so incredible, you'll want to try it in tortillas, atop rice, or on its own next to a big pile of veggies. You can't go wrong.

Buy It: Royal Gourmet 13-Inch Flat Skewers ($20, Target)

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Chile-Lime Pork

Chile-Lime Pork
Andy Lyons

A zesty marinade of lime, cilantro, and seasonings gives pork tenderloin loads of flavor before it even hits the grill. No wonder one BH&G home cook thinks this recipe is so great: "Very easy to make, and my husband loves it!" Serve it with a green salad or pasta salad for a perfect cookout dinner.

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Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions

Pork Tenderloin Apples Onions
Scott Little

Pork and apples are as natural a pairing as peanut butter and jelly, or peas and carrots. For this pork tenderloin with apples, we turn up the flavor volume with luscious caramelized onions. The classic-with-a-twist combination is sure to become a go-to dinner for busy weeknights.

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Pork, Brussels Sprouts, and Barley Bowls

Pork Brussels Sprouts Barley Bowls
Andy Lyons

Boneless pork tenderloin recipes don't come more simple than this one. For a low-fuss, high-flavor meal solution, brush a simple orange-thyme vinaigrette over the pork and bake for 10 minutes. Then add the sprouts to the sheet pan, roast for 15 minutes more, and pair everything with your whole grain of choice.

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