Pork Tenderloin with Apple-Thyme Sweet Potatoes

A pork tenderloin is baked with sweet potatoes, onions and apples for a dinner that's quick enough for weeknights but special enough for guests.

Pork Tenderloin with Apple-Thyme Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
4 servings


  • 1 (1 pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 cup chopped sweet onions, such as Vidalia®)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup apple cider

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • 2 medium apples, such as Granny Smith® or Honeycrisp®, cored and cut into eighths

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. In a 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add meat; cook 5 minutes or until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Add sweet potatoes to skillet. Cook over medium 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onions and garlic; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cider and vinegar. Return meat and any juices to skillet. Add the remaining ingredients.

  3. Transfer skillet to oven. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in center of meat registers 145 degrees F, turning and basting meat occasionally. Remove and discard thyme and bay leaves.

  4. Transfer meat to a cutting board. Cover with foil and let stand 5 minutes. Cut meat into 1/4-inch slices. Serve with potato mixture and, if desired, top with additional thyme.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
6g Fat
44g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 1/2 ounces meat + 1 1/4 cups potato mixture
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Vitamin A 16183IU 324%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 30mcg 8%
Sodium 257mg 11%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 65mg 16%
Potassium 998mg 21%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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