Luxurious recipes for baked pork tenderloin from the oven 5 times differently. Enjoy the best piece of pork without any regrets!

Did you know that pork tenderloin is the most tender piece of pork?

Plus, it’s affordable so the whole family can enjoy it.

Today we have prepared for you 5 delicious recipes for pork tenderloin in the oven, which you will lick your lips after!

Try the variant with bacon, apples or roasted vegetables.

Bon apetite!

Pork tenderloin baked with apples and onions

This baked dollop is a delicious dinner that you can also make in one pan! The pork is first roasted on the stove and then finished in the oven along with apples and onions. A perfect combination of flavors!

What you will need

  • 500 g of pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 large apples, thickly sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme


  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius and season the pork tenderloin with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the onion and apples into large slices and set aside.
  • Mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add olive oil and place the seasoned pork tenderloin in the center.
  • Fry the meat on all sides to a beautiful golden brown color.
  • Remove the pork tenderloin from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the butter to the pan.
  • Add apples and onions and sprinkle with thyme.
  • Cook until the apples begin to soften.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Place the pork tenderloin on top of the apples and onions in the pan.
  • Pour the sauce over the doll.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the doll is cooked through. Remove from the oven and let the dollop rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Enjoy it!
Pork slices served with green beans on a plate.

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Doll with mustard sauce

A delicious dumpling with a creamy mustard sauce is a great dinner for the whole family. The meat is incredibly tender and delicious, and the sauce takes it to the next level.

What you will need

  • 2 pork tenderloins, each weighing approx. 500 g
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 cloves of chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper or to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Season the pork with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper evenly all over.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe pan and sear the pork tenderloins on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until an internal thermometer reads 63°C.
  • Transfer the pork tenderloins to a cutting board and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  • In the same pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds until aromatic.
  • Add the chicken stock, cream, ground mustard, Dijon mustard, dried thyme, parsley, salt and pepper to the pan.
  • Mix everything together, scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan, reduce the heat to low and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the sauce thickens a bit.
  • Cut the doll into portions and serve with mustard sauce on mashed potatoes.
  • Garnish with parsley if desired.
A dollop of creamy mustard sauce on a tray.

Pork tenderloin baked with vegetables

This luxurious meat and vegetable roast is easy to make and tastes even better! However, you have to love the combination of vegetables prepared in the oven and pork dumplings.

What you will need

For vegetables:

  • 500 g Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 3 cups butternut squash, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 6 large cloves of garlic, sliced
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • avocado or olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For meat:

  • 1 pork tenderloin weighing approx. 700 g, preferably at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish


  • Place one rack in the middle of the oven and the other in the bottom third.
  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
  • In a large bowl, combine Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, onion and garlic.
  • Drizzle with oil to coat everything, and season liberally with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread the vegetables on a large baking sheet and set aside.
  • You can line the tray with baking paper.
  • Remove the pork tenderloin from the package, dry with a paper towel and brush with 1 tablespoon of avocado oil.
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon avocado oil over medium-high heat in a large oven-safe cast iron or stainless steel skillet.
  • When the oil is hot, add the meat and sear on all sides, about 5-6 minutes total.
  • Then move the pan with the pork to the oven, placing it on the middle rack and the vegetables on the bottom third of the oven.
  • Bake 10-16 or until internal temperature of pork reads 63 degrees Celsius, turning pork halfway through cooking.
  • Remove the doll from the oven onto a cutting board or plate.
  • Wrap it loosely in a tin foil “tent” and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Meanwhile, continue to roast the vegetables for another 5-6 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove the vegetables from the oven and sprinkle with lemon zest and Parmesan.
  • Serve immediately with the pork, garnished with fresh chopped parsley.
Sliced dollop with roasted vegetables.

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Herb doll in the oven

This is the best roast pork tenderloin recipe ever! Meat baked with garlic-herb butter to juicy perfection is an absolute delicacy and you won’t want to prepare the doll any other way.

What you will need

  • ½ tablespoon of oil
  • 700 g pork tenderloin
  • pinch of salt
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of softened butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 sprigs of fresh herbs (rosemary and thyme), optional
  • 30 g of spices, see below

For the spice mix:

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ½ tablespoon of dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon of dried garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of dried onion
  • ½ teaspoon of dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  • Line the rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Lightly salt and pepper the pork tenderloin, then sear it in a hot pan for 1-2 minutes on all sides.
  • In a small bowl, mash the butter, add the spice mix and garlic and mix.
  • Place the roasted pork tenderloin on the lined baking sheet.
  • Brush the pork with ¾ of the butter mixture.
  • If using fresh herbs, tuck them in next to the meat.
  • Make a tent out of the foil to hold the doll and seal it.
  • Roast the pork in the hot oven for 12-20 minutes, until the thickest part registers an internal temperature of 57°C.
  • Carefully remove the pork from the oven and open the foil.
  • Brush the pork with the remaining butter mixture, then return to the oven and cook, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes, until the thickest part of the pork registers an internal temperature of 63°C.
  • Let the meat rest on the counter for 5 minutes before slicing to serve.
Slices of baby doll that were baked with garlic-herb butter.

Baked pork tenderloin in bacon

An absolutely luxurious pork tenderloin from the oven drizzled with maple syrup with bourbon for extra sweetness. Juicy, tender and tasty!

What you will need

  • 600 g of pork tenderloin
  • 6-8 slices of bacon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon, optionally mixed with maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Season the doll with plenty of salt and pepper.
  • Arrange 6-8 slightly overlapping slices of bacon on a cutting board so that there is a dollop at one end.
  • Grab the bacon and roll forward.
  • Transfer to the pan, seam side down.
  • Drizzle the bourbon and maple syrup mixture over the top (or just maple syrup).
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature in the center of the thickest part reaches 63°C.
  • About halfway through baking, pour the batter from the pan over the doll.
  • Remove from the oven, pour a final drizzle and place on a cutting board,
  • Let rest uncovered for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Cut into 2.5 cm thick slices and serve.
Baked bacon-wrapped dollop drizzled with maple syrup and bourbon on a cutting board with a knife and fork.

Tips for the best baked doll

  • First, fry the doll . Roasting caramelizes the sugars and browns the meat proteins, resulting in a more attractive color and flavor. For best results, use a stainless steel or cast iron oven-safe pan. Check out our reviews of the best cast iron pans ! Avoid a non-stick pan.
  • Use a hot pan . Start frying the doll in a very hot pan. Before adding the meat to the pan, pour a thin layer of oil on the pan and wait for it to heat up. If the pan is not hot enough, the meat will stick and tear when you try to flip it.
  • Bake the pork tenderloin until it reaches a temperature of 63 degrees Celsius . The best way to check doneness of a pork tenderloin is with an instant-read thermometer. If you don’t have a meat thermometer, you can check for doneness by seeing if the juices run clear or almost clear. Another option would be to stick a knife into the pork tenderloin and check if the center is tender.
  • Cover the baked doll loosely with aluminum foil and let it rest for 10 minutes to finish.

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