10 Easy Pork Tenderloin Recipes to Make Tonight

updated Nov 15, 2023
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Pork tenderloin is the weeknight dinner hero you’re probably missing out on. Not to be confused with larger pork loin, pork tenderloin is smaller (it typically weighs 1 to 1 1/2 pounds), but substantial enough to feed up to four people. You can stretch it even further by turning it into sandwiches or a stir-fry. It can be cooked on the grill, roasted in the oven, or seared in a screaming-hot skillet.

So, if you’re still deciding what to make for dinner tonight, here are 10 super-easy pork tenderloin recipes to try.

Easy Pork Tenderloin Recipes

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Make Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Here's our best method for making tender, juicy pork tenderloin that tastes so good it may just earn a spot in your weekly meal rotation.
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BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Green Beans and Cauliflower
Lean pork tenderloin is brushed with BBQ sauce, partnered with a couple veggies, and tossed on a sheet pan for an easy dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes.
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Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
Here's how to use your Instant Pot to make moist and tender pork tenderloin.
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Pork Banh Mi Sandwiches
Here, the Instant Pot makes quick work of cooking pork tenderloin for an easy banh mi sandwich at home.
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Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Meet my all-time favorite pork tenderloin recipe. It’s seared in a super hot skillet, finished in the oven, then bathed in a sweet and tangy, mustard-flecked glaze.

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Grill Pork Tenderloin
Learn the keys to cooking rosy-pink pork tenderloin on the grill every time.
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Pork Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Sugar Snap Peas

Stir-fries are a great way to stretch a tenderloin to feed a couple more hungry mouths. Plan to place the meat in the freezer for about 20 minutes before prepping it – it’ll be a lot easier to slice into thin strips. If you have the time, do this right before making dinner.

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Pork Tenderloin & Onion Jam Sandwiches

The next few recipes take a little more advance planning, but are still super-simple (and super-delicious). These sandwiches are the number one reason to cook a pork tenderloin during your weekend meal prep session, then slice it up and build sandwiches during the week. You can make the onion jam in advance, too.

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Ina Garten's Cider-Roasted Pork Tenderloins with Roasted Plum Chutney

Like all of Ina’s recipes, this roasted pork tenderloin is simple yet impressive. It does call for overnight marinating in a mixture of apple cider, maple syrup, and warm spices like coriander and cinnamon, but it roasts for a mere 20 minutes in the oven.

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Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

If you have the time, I highly recommend marinating the pork in a simple pantry sauce overnight for maximum flavor (though you can get away with two hours). Once you throw the meat on the grill, you cook the marinade down into a sauce to brush on the pork in the last couple minutes of cooking.

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