25+ Pork Tenderloin Recipes

These easy Pork Tenderloin Recipes are FULL of flavor and come in all varieties: slow cooker, instant pot, on the grill or in the oven! Something for all tastes!

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Table of Contents
  1. What is the difference between a pork tenderloin and a pork loin?
  2. What is the best way to cook pork tenderloin?
  3. Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin recipes:
  4. Pork Tenderloin recipes for the oven:
  5. Grilled Pork Tenderloin:

Hey friends! I’m back with a collection of some of my favorite pork tenderloin recipes, and some that are definitely on my list to try!

These round ups are some of my favorite posts to put together because I get so many new dinner ideas and a ton of inspiration!

Pork tenderloin is one of our favorite cuts of meat because it is lean, easy to cook (and easy to cook well), moist and tender, and it can be paired with a wide variety of flavors.

I will admit, one of my biggest pet peeves is when people call a pork loin a pork tenderloin, and vice versa, because they are not even close to the same, and cannot be used interchangeably. I wanted to include a few notes to help you figure out your preference and if these are the right recipes for you:

What is the difference between a pork tenderloin and a pork loin?

While pork tenderloin and pork loin are both lean, boneless cuts of pork, that’s about where the similarities end.

A pork tenderloin and pork loin are cut from totally different parts of the pig, and need to be cooked differently.

Pork tenderloins are usually right around the 1lb mark for each piece. A pork loin is much larger, and thicker, and can range anywhere from a couple pounds to 5 pounds in size.

Because of this size difference, it’s not always wise to try to swap one for the other in these recipes. The seasoning blends, sauces and glazes would likely be excellent on either, but the cooking techniques are completely different for each.

If you’re looking for how to cook pork loin, check out this Slow Cooker Pork Loin recipe.

What is the best way to cook pork tenderloin?

Because it is small and tender cut of meat, it is easily adapted to most cooking techniques. It can be cooked quickly at high temperature and still be just as moist as it is cooked low and slow in the slow cooker.

The cooking method you choose for your pork tenderloin will depend largely on your preferences and the time you have, so I’ve included recipes for all methods in the list below.

Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin recipes:

Although pork tenderloin doesn’t need to be cooked in the crock pot to come out juicy and tender, it is certainly a handy option when you have a busy day, or need something for Sunday lunch (since it doesn’t require a long cook time in the slow cooker).

Pork Tenderloin recipes for the oven:

Pork tenderloin can be cooked relatively quickly in the oven, usually around 350-400 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.

The most important thing to note is not to overcook it, as that will dry it out and it will not be as good. The best way to ensure you cook it to the optimal temperature of about 150-160 degrees F (depending on your preference) is by using a meat thermometer — yes, you need one! Yes, they’re worth the $10 you might spend on one to have perfectly cooked meat every time.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin:

And the same goes for grilling pork tenderloin. You will likely cook it around the same temperature (or maybe a little higher) for about the same amount of time (maybe a little less).

Be sure to keep off any glazes with sugar until the last 10 or so minutes as they may burn, and keep an eye on that meat thermometer!

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

slow cooker pork tenderloin slice in crockpot with sauce

Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin

honey sesame pork tenderloin on blue plate with white rice

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Strawberry Salsa

balsamic pork tenderloin with strawberry salsa close up on parchment paper

Tender Pork Marsala

tender pork marsala in cast iron skillet with lots of creamy mushroom sauce

Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

balsamic pork tenderloin close up pulled into shreds

Maple Dijon Cider Pork Tenderloin

maple dijon cider pork tenderloin sliced with extra sauce and apples in the background

Grilled Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin Potato Packets

pork tenderloin and potato foil packages with shredded parmesan cheese on top

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Pork Tenderloin

sweet and spicy pork tenderloin on a large white platter with white rice on the side

Apple and Onion Braised Pork Tenderloin

apple braised pork tenderloin recipe in cast iron skillet with a sprinkling of fresh parsley

Chili Dijon Pork Tenderloin

chili dijon pork tenderloin on a sheet pan with fingerling potatoes and green beans

One Skillet Pork Tenderloin with Peaches

pork tenderloin recipes with peaches close up on white plate with glass of white wine in the background

Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Glaze

slow cooker pork tenderloin with ginger glaze sliced with fresh parsley on top

Slow Cooker Korean Pork Tacos

slow cooker korean pork tacos close up on tortillas with slaw on top

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Garlic Herb Rub

instant pot pork tenderloin on a white plate sliced with pressure cooker in the background

One Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Root Vegetables

roasted pork tenderloin with root vegetables and apples with granny smith apple halves on the side

Apple Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin

apple mustard pork tenderloin recipe  on white platter with onions on the side

Grilled Pork Loin Salad with Grilled Apples

pork tenderloin salad with grilled apples bacon and carrots on white plate

Easy Teriyaki Pork Kabobs

teriyaki pork tenderloin kabob with pineapple and peppers and a fresh parsley garnish

Mushroom Spinach Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

mushroom spinach stuffed pork tenderloin close up being sliced with large knife

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

bacon wrapped pork tenderloin overhead sliced very close up

Paleo Chipotle Honey Lime Pork Tenderloin

chipotle honey lime pork tenderloin with lots of fresh cilantro on top

Cheddar Vegetable Stuffed BBQ Pork Tenderloin

stuffed bbq pork tenderloin with vegetables and cheese inside sliced on cutting board

Spiced Pork Tenderloin Flatbreads

pork tenderloin flatbread recipe with onions tomatoes cucumbers on a wooden cutting board

Pork Tenderloin Tacos with Corn Salsa

pork tenderloin taco recipe with corn salsa on top and red cabbage and avocado in the taco

Easy Garlic Pork Stir Fry

pork tenderloin sitr fry with broccoli in large cast iron skillet
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