Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin

It sounded like a perfect combo to me from the start. Garlic? Butter? Pork? That’s a yes for me. As most of the recipes I post, this one is pretty easy! There are only a few ingredients, and the prep time is minimal. This makes it great meal for a weekday dinner in my opinion, or even for the weekend, if you’re not in the mood to spend the whole day in the kitchen. Either way, you’ll love this one!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Season all the sides of the tenderloin with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven. Add the pork and sear for 2 – 3 minutes on each side.

Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let it rest for at least 5 minutes. In the meantime, whisk together the butter, garlic, onion powder and parsley and heat it up.

Pour the garlic over the pork after it has rested for at least 5 minutes. Slice into 1 inch slices. Serve with sides of your choice.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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