Go Back
+ servings
Close up shot of sliced pork tenderloin with fresh lemon slice
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

How to Cook Pork Tenderloin

How to cook pork tenderloin in the oven- sharing the best temperature and important steps to ensure perfectly cooked, juicy pork!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 171kcal

Ingredients

  • 1- 1 ½ lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 lemon (sliced)

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Brush pork tenderloin with olive oil
  • Stir together all spices, and rub all over the pork tenderloin
  • Roast in the pre-heated oven until the internal temperature reaches 145°F- 160°F. 
    * check at 20 minutes for tenderloins under 1 lb
    * check at 25 minutes for 1 lb tenderloins
    * check at 30 minutes for over 1 lb
  • When pork tenderloin reaches 145°F- 160°F, remove from oven, and cover with a baking dish. Rest for ten minutes.
  • Slice and serve with lemon slices.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.3mg