Roasted Pork Tenderloin

This simple Roasted Pork Tenderloin is an easy way to prepare a lean protein for dinner, that's flavorful and pairs well with many different sides. It only takes 20 minutes to cook!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork tenderloin, roasted pork tenderloin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 170kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 450F.
  • Season and flavor the pork however you desire. Sometimes I do a marinade beforehand, but you can also do a quick rub with sazon seasoning, or simply sprinkle on some salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large ovenproof skillet (I prefer cast iron) over medium high heat until it starts to smoke, then sear the pork on each side for about 60-90 seconds, until brown on the outside. Don't cook the pork for more than 3 minutes total on the stove.
  • Place the entire skillet into the oven. Roast for 5 minutes, then flip the pork over.
  • Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the interior measured at the thickest part reads 140F. It will continue cooking another 5 degrees as it rests. 
  • Remove the pork to a plate and let it rest for 10 minutes, so the juices can redistribute throughout the meat.
  • Slice into thin pieces, and enjoy!


*I find that nearly all grocery stores sell pork tenderloin that is already trimmed, with silver skin removed. However, if you see any, remove it with a sharp knife before cooking. 


Calories: 170kcal | Protein: 29g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 557mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1.4mg