Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin
Perfectly cooked in a garlicky butter sauce, this garlic butter pork tenderloin is going to have you reaching for seconds. Simple enough for a quick weeknight dinner but looks fancy enough for a holiday dinner.
Servings 8 people
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley plus additional for topping
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme remove leaves from the stem
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Pat pork dry with paper towels.
Season all sides of the tenderloin with salt and black pepper. Set aside
In a small bowl add butter, parsley, thyme, garlic and onion powder. Mix well to combine all the ingredients together. Set aside.
In a cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
Add the pork to the skillet and sear for 2-3 minutes each side. This part is important to give the pork a brown crust.
Remove skillet from the heat. Using a fork or spoon, spread the garlic butter mixture over the top of the pork.
Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
Slice pork into 1-inch thick slices and serve.
Serving: 1/6 | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 650mg