20 Minute Pork Tenderloin Recipe

20 Minute Pork Tenderloin Recipe

I'm here to show you that a 'fancy' dinner doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming! Create a succulent pork tenderloin that's ready to serve in just 20 minutes. With its tender texture and bold flavors, this dish is sure to become a staple in your recipe repertoire.

Indulging in a delicious meal shouldn't mean sacrificing health or spending hours in the kitchen. Let's explore how this savory dish can be both quick and nutritious!

  • Protein: Pork tenderloin is a fantastic source of lean protein, essential for building and repairing muscles, supporting a healthy immune system, and keeping you feeling full and satisfied. When choosing a high-quality meat, look for labels indicating certifications such as sustainably sourced, organic and grass-fed for other types of meat - we use Butcher Box to ensure we are getting the highest-quality cuts of meat.
  • Fats: Primal Kitchen Avocado oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, particularly oleic acid, which is also found in olive oil. Because of its high smoke point, avocado oil can withstand higher temperatures without breaking down, burning, or producing harmful compounds. Use code KELLYSFAVORITES for 15% off your order of $40 or more at Primal Kitchen Foods.
  • For the fiber and greens, this deliciously simple dish pairs perfectly any veggie you have on hand. Here's a few side dishes we love:
  • While it's primarily known for enhancing the flavor of dishes, some of the individual herbs and spices found in Italian seasoning offer potential health benefits to improve the overall nutritional value of your dish! All my seasonings are from Thrive Market, but you can also grab their pre-made Italian Seasoning blend if you want to make it even easier and skip that step!

To ensure your 20-minute pork tenderloin turns out perfectly every time, here are some simple tips to keep in mind:

  1. Trim Excess Fat: Before cooking, trim any visible fat from the pork tenderloin to reduce its overall fat content and ensure a leaner final dish.
  2. Use an Instant-Read Thermometer: Invest in an instant-read meat thermometer to accurately gauge the internal temperature of the pork tenderloin. This ensures it's cooked to a safe temperature of 145°F (63°C) while remaining juicy and tender.
  3. Let it Rest: Allow the cooked pork tenderloin to rest for a few minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, ensuring each slice is moist and flavorful.

Whether you're cooking for family, friends, or just yourself, this quick and easy recipe is guaranteed to impress. So the next time you're short on time but craving something delicious, remember this 20-minute pork tenderloin recipe!

  • Prep Time

    5 minutes

  • Total Time

    25 minutes

  • Servings


  • Freezer Friendly



Homemade Italian Seasoning:

  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp pink salt


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Add all your spices to a small mixing bowl and mix together. Dry rub a few tablespoons of the seasoning onto both sides of your pork.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of avocado oil or olive oil to an oven safe pan and sear both sides (~2-3 minutes) to lock in the flavor and juices.
  4. Transfer the pan to the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes or until the internal temperature hits 145/150° Fahrenheit. Allow the pork tenderloin to rest for about 5 to 10 minutes before slicing and serving.