Irresistibly Juicy Pork Tenderloin Recipes That'll Make It Your Go-To Protein

Barbecued Pork Tenderloin Salad
Photo: Karla Conrad

When you imagine pork tenderloin recipes, chances are you think of oven-roasted pork tenderloin dinners or perhaps a grilled pork tenderloin. We've got plenty of those here in our guide to the best pork tenderloin recipes, but this collection also includes quick air-fryer pork tenderloin ideas, tasty pork tenderloin tacos, and even succulent bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. Whether it's a busy weeknight or a slow Sunday, these easy pork tenderloin recipes satisfy.

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One-Pot Pork Cassoulet

Pork Cassoulet
Blaine Moats

The slow-cooked dish, cassoulet, originated in the Languedoc region of France, but we're giving the comfort food concept a modern and sped-up makeover with this oven-roasted pork tenderloin recipe. Done in less than an hour, this hearty pork stew still tastes like it simmered all day thanks to aromatic veggies, 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 craveable 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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Asian Pork and Veggie Noodle Bowls

Asian Pork Veggie Noodle Bowls
Jason Donnelly

You're just 35 minutes away from scooping up your own Asian pork tenderloin voodle (vegetable noodle) bowl. The keys to its quick cook time yet wildly-tempting flavor: Slicing the tenderloin into thin strips; sautéeing said strips in a miso broth alongside mushrooms, shallots, and ginger; and stirring in thin, spiralized veggie noodles. Toss all of the above together with sesame seeds and sriracha sauce and you'll have a weeknight dinner you won't soon forget.

Buy It: OXO Tabletop Spiralizer ($48, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Barbecued Pork Tenderloin Salad

Barbecued Pork Tenderloin Salad
Karla Conrad

This is no wimpy lettuce-only mix! Here's one dish that might just change your definition of "salad." Piled high with protein-rich grilled pork tenderloin, bacon, and black-eyed peas—and as visually vibrant as it is flavorful—you'll want to dig into this BBQ pork tenderloin entrée salad early and often each 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 takeout fare. Instead of ordering delivery, shake up your stir-fry routine with this low-calorie yet high flavor dish. 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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Mustard-Rubbed Pork Loin with Rhubarb Sauce

Mustard-Rubbed Pork Loin Rhubarb Sauce
Waterbury Publications

Rhubarb isn't just for pie. When it's in season, don't miss the opportunity to make this mustard pork tenderloin with a sweet-tart sauce on the side featuring the ruby-hued vegetable, orange juice, cider vinegar, and sugar. But if it's not spring or fresh isn't available, frozen rhubarb works, too.

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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Scott Morgan

If you ask us, almost everything is better with bacon. This Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is proof; incredibly juicy, tender, and dripping with double the pork goodness, it's a dinner dream come true paired with sautéed fresh green beans for balance. Speaking of complements, the sweet-and-tangy glaze keeps this dish from tasting too heavy or rich. It's just right.

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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 practically transport you to the Caribbean. Dressed with 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, after all. Pair with a fresh mango, black bean, and red onion salsa and a fluffy bed of rice to complete the island-inspired meal.

Buy It: Gourmia Air Fryer ($75, Target)

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Make-It-Mine Sheet Pan Dinner

Make-It-Mine Sheet Pan Dinner
Adam Albright

Assemble a truly different, customized-to-the-seasons meal 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 one or several vegetables and the pork, of course. Once baked, take the flavor over the top with a topping like pesto, Greek yogurt, or citrus.

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Red Pepper Pesto

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Red Pepper Pesto
Adam Albright

According to one BH&G fan who tried our easy pork tenderloin recipe herself, "This is divine. High heat and the pesto made the tenderloin especially good!" To follow her lead, season pork tenderloin with salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, and smoked paprika. Then while the easy pork tenderloin recipe roasts at 425°F, whip up the quick red pepper pesto for dunking or spooning on top.

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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) like it took all Sunday afternoon, but looks are deceiving. It takes onlyabout 25 minutes to prep and less than 30 minutes of oven time. Plus, it cooks together 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 loin as one piece, slice and skewer the meat. This way, it grills up surprisingly quickly. For this zippy pork tenderloin taco recipe, a hoisin sauce 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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Pork Tenderloin with Cucumber-Mango Salad

Pork Tenderloin Cucumber-Mango Salad
Andy Lyons

Sure, this appears to be a gourmet pork tenderloin recipe. But no one has to know that it takes just 30 minutes to whip up—unless you want them to, that is! The entire meat and salad meal can be yours in a half hour and is "a family favorite" for one BH&G home cook. "My young daughter requests this dish at least once every couple weeks!" Yes, even with the five-spice powder in the mix.

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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 hits the grates. No wonder one BH&G home cook thinks this grilled pork tenderloin 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 PB&J 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 combo is sure to become a go-to pork 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 much simpler than this. For a low-fuss, high-flavor meal prep solution, brush a simple DIY orange-thyme vinaigrette recipe over the pork and bake for 10 minutes. Then add the sprouts to the sheet pan, roast for 15 minutes more, and pair with your whole grain of choice.

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