Healthy Pork Tenderloin Recipes

Find healthy, delicious pork tenderloin recipes including grilled, roasted and stuffed pork tenderloin. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Port Sauce

This healthy roasted pork tenderloin is crusted in mustard and fresh herbs for a flavorful bite, while the sweet-tart cranberry-port sauce adds brightness and acidity.
By Adam Dolge

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apples & Squash

This pork tenderloin recipe roasts apples and acorn squash alongside for an easy, delicious weeknight meal.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Paprika Baked Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars
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You'd never guess that this elegant meal comes together on just one baking sheet. While the pork rests, whip together an easy red pepper sauce to complete this impressive and healthy dinner. The sauce would also be delicious with chicken. We're willing to bet this easy sheet-pan dinner recipe will go into heavy rotation on your kitchen playlist.

Pork Paprikash with Cauliflower "Rice"

Rating: 4 stars
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Cut carbs and calories by using cauliflower "rice" instead of regular rice in this 30-minute pork paprikash recipe.

Honey-Mustard Pork with Spinach & Smashed White Beans

Rating: 4.4 stars
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Drizzle the quick honey-mustard pan sauce over the pork and beans in this 30-minute dinner for a comforting, healthy weeknight meal.

Golden Baked Pork Cutlets

Rating: 4.33 stars
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These quick breaded pork cutlets made with just a few ingredients are so delicious everyone will be wishing they helped make them. Cutting the super-low-fat pork tenderloin into long fillets makes it quick-cooking. Serve with a medley of steamed vegetables and a side of mashed potatoes for a taste of nostalgia.

Mustard-Maple Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 4.78 stars
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Pork tenderloin is about as lean as it comes so it's a great healthy option, but it shouldn't be overcooked as it can dry out. Maple and mustard make a sweet-and-savory mahogany-colored sauce. A delicate note of sage gives it a wintery touch. Fresh thyme or rosemary also work if you prefer. Serve with barley, roasted squash and a Pinot Noir.

Italian Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables & Quinoa

For the best flavor in this easy roasted pork tenderloin dish, start marinating the pork the night before or get it going before you head off to work in the morning. Then, when you get home, all that's left to do is roast the pork and vegetables and prepare the quinoa for this easy healthy dinner. This recipe makes extra quinoa--use the leftovers as a base for easy meal-prep lunches, salads, stir-fries later in the week.

Pork & Green Bean Stir-Fry

Apricot jam adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance the spicy, salty and umami flavors without turning the sauce into a sugar bomb. Serve with cooked rice to round out the meal.
By Breana Killeen

Hawaiian Pork

Rating: 5 stars
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Take your guests on a culinary trip to the islands with this Hawaiian-inspired pork recipe. The tenderloin is roasted with pineapples, sweet peppers and onion in a mouthwatering sauce flavored with soy, lime juice and ginger. Add a bit of fresh cilantro to each serving and you'll be eating like the island locals!

Sheet-Pan Pork & Cherry Tomatoes

Rating: 4 stars
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Rutabaga is a root vegetable that tastes like cabbage and turnips had a baby. Start roasting it in the oven first while you prep the tomatoes and pork. As the tomatoes cook, they burst and create a delicious sauce to mix with the balsamic vinegar at the end.

Pulled Pork Tenderloin with Vidalia Onion BBQ Sauce

Use your slow cooker to transform lean pork tenderloin into moist and tender meat ready for shredding in this healthy BBQ recipe. Serve the pulled pork as part of a BBQ platter with pickles and cornbread or pile it on a soft bun to make a delightfully messy sandwich.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Apple-&-Fennel Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Rating: Unrated
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Roasted apples, fennel and red onion are the perfect foil to roasted pork tenderloin. Make it a meal: Stir sauteed broccoli rabe into quick-cooking barley to serve alongside.
Pork Tenderloin "Rosa di Parma"
Rating: Unrated
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It's not unusual to find a Parmigiano-Reggiano-stuffed roasted pork tenderloin like this served at special family celebrations in the Italian province of Parma, but it's often made with beef. This version doubles down on the pork by stuffing it with prosciutto along with the cheese. You can certainly use Italian prosciutto, but consider cured American hams like La Quercia's Tamworth Prosciutto.

Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup

Rating: 4.54 stars
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Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean pork tenderloin to create a soup that's satisfying and quick to make. Smoked paprika gives the soup a Spanish flair so some warm bread and sliced Manchego cheese would go well on the side.