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Roasted Pork Tenderloin

This roasted pork tenderloin is tender, juicy, and full of flavor thanks to the addition of smashed garlic and fresh herbs. Perfect for a special occasion!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meat dish, pork, pork tenderloin
Servings: 4
Calories: 622kcal


  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves unpeeled & smashed lightly
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt & pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425F.
  • Remove any excess fat and silverskin from the tenderloin and season with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Let rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Heat the oil in a large sauté pan, preferably cast iron or blue steel, until smoking.
  • Gently place the seasoned tenderloin into the hot pan and cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Move the pan to the oven and roast for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and place the pan over high heat on the stove. Add butter, thyme, and garlic and, using a large spoon, baste the pork with seasoned butter for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the tenderloin to a plate and let rest for 8 minutes before carving.


Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 94g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 317mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 1791mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 4mg