This Sheet Pan Roast Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes is extremely tender, succulent, and healthy. This pork tenderloin recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal and delicious enough for serving to guests. Little effort with big results.
Easy Pork tenderloin with Potatoes
Whether you’re going out of town, having people over, or simply enjoying down time at home, I’m wishing you a wonderful season filled with hopeful, joyful vibes.
Of course, you know I routinely wish you plenty of yum, as in this popular BEST Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. If cookies are your jam, both kids and grownups alike go coco-nutty over these Chewy Coconut Macaroons Recipe (Gluten-Free) and these chewy delicious Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nest Cookies.
As for the ham…may we humbly suggest that no other ham holds a candle to this time-tested 5-Ingredient Honey Baked Ham Recipe that I always get recipe requests for. So many people who normally don’t touch ham have asked me for that one. It’s a keeper so be sure to keep it.
Onto today’s Sheet Pan Roast Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes…this is one of those great recipes you can dish up for either a special occasion or a casual family meal. It’s easy enough to pull off any day of the week, as it happily cooks up in a single pan. This pork tenderloin recipe results in an impressive one-pan meal that’s 250% tender and tasty enough for any situation.
This easy roast pork tenderloin is an all-in-one meal deal that tastes awesome. No need to dig out all the pots and pan. No mess, no stress…
How to make Sheet Pan Roast Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes
Most importantly, be sure you buy pork tenderloins and not pork loins. The tenderloins are smaller in size and much more tender.
You’ll make a simple marinade-rub to coat the pork tenderloin with. No chill time needed with this recipe. It gets to go straight into the oven, alongside of the baby potatoes and carrots. Plenty of fresh herbs and spices make this roast pork tenderloin recipe taste fabulous.
Often, pork tenderloin does best with an initial short stint in the oven under high heat. We won’t be doing that here, as that can cause the pork tenderloin to be done way before the veggies are. Since our goal is for the entire pan of goodies to finish cooking at roughly the same time, we allow the pork tenderloin to go at 350F with the rest of ’em.
If your pork tenderloin is fully cooked before the veggies are done, you can simply remove the tenderloin and keep it warm while the veggies finish their beautiful browning in the oven.
How Long do you cook pork tenderloin?
So, Hubby and I have debated this for years now, with me leaning towards old school conservative cook times and him advocating new school (is that a phrase yet?) cook times that allow for slightly pink pork.
But. I think we’ve finally settled on a similar conclusion as the majority of pork-cooking chefs. USDA Guidelines have officially lowered pork cooking temperature to 145F internal center temp, followed by a 3-minute rest time at room temp. So that’s become our pork story, too. When the pork rests at room temp after roasting, its internal temp will continue to rise several degrees, and often land around 150-155F. That’s pretty perfect for a juicy, tender, succulent roast pork tenderloin.
You’ll definitely want to grab yourself a faithful meat thermometer, if you don’t already have one. It comes in handy for all your future roasts.
Hope your season is filled with lots of joy, plenty of flavor, and amazingly irresistible Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies if you’re so inclined 😇
More to Cook and Eat:
- Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes
- Beef Tenderloin Roast with Red Wine Sauce
- Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast with Gravy
- Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Gravy
- Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken