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Quick and delicious Pork Tenderloin with a luscious bacon and sun-dried tomato cream sauce cooks up in only 30 minutes! Easy comfort food.
If you like quick and easy dinners big on flavor, this pork tenderloin will rock your world.
Your family will wonder if you ordered take-out from an Italian restaurant up the street, but no. You just whipped this up in the kitchen in the last half hour. Fancy.
By the way, this is another recipe from my Culinary final last week (along with this chicken and two other recipes). And I selected it because it was deceptively simple.
Start by searing the pork in a hot pan, then transfer it to the oven to finish cooking.
Add shallots, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh sage, fresh parsley, and BACON to the pan and cook until softened. Stir in wine and cream, simmer, and you’re done.
Serve with mashed potatoes and a simple salad for a delicious, elegant meal. Even on a Monday!
Pork Tenderloin with Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
- 1 pound pork tenderloin sliced into 4 equal pieces
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 shallots , minced
- 2 slices bacon
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves minced
- 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes chopped (see notes)
- ½ cup dry white wine (see notes)
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Mashed potatoes for serving, optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.
- Season the pork with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
- Add pork in a single layer to skillet and cook until browned on one side, about 3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until browned on the other side, about 3 minutes longer.
- Transfer to prepared baking sheet and place in oven. Bake until a thermometer reaches 145 degrees, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Meanwhile, to the same skillet, add the shallots, bacon, parsley, sage, and sun-dried tomatoes. Cook until the shallots have softened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the wine, scraping up any brown bites from the bottom of the pan. Add the cream and heat to boil. Reduce heat slightly and simmer about 5 minutes, uncovered, until the sauce thickens.
- Return pork to the pan with the sauce and toss to coat. Serve with mashed potatoes if desired.
- Dried (but soft) or oil-packed sun-dried-tomatoes may be used.
- Chicken broth may be substituted for the white wine.
- Adapted from Betty Crocker's Italian Cooking.
Meggan Hill is a classically-trained chef and professional writer. Her meticulously-tested recipes and detailed tutorials bring confidence and success to home cooks everywhere. Meggan has been featured on NPR, HuffPost, FoxNews, LA Times, and more.
It was very tender and tasty. The sauce was great over the pork and mashed potatoes. Highly recommend this recipe.
Made this tonight..my fiancé’ comment was “this is restaurant quality”
Definitely will make again 😀 I would post a picture of it if I knew how
Looks great! Have you used chicken instead of pork could it work?
It could work! I’m sure it would be delicious! I feel like I need to try it immediately that way, it might even be better than pork. :D Thanks!
I love this recipe and I’ve made it several times. Do you think it would be able to be made ahead of time? I want to bring it to a family after having a baby and I’m wondering if it could be made and then heated up?
I am a big fan of pork tenderloin, but I’ve never had it quite like this. These flavors are fantastic – sage, sun dried tomatoes, white wine, and bacon ie, the greatest food ever created! Sounds perfect for entertaining!
This is lovely Meggan! We just had pork tenderloin with sage last weekend! One of my fave combos :) Super yum!
Love that this is great for either mid week or entertaining, Meggan. My kind of food!
I love pork tenderloin, I grilled one up myself this weekend but it wasn’t as fancy as this. I love all the flavors I need to try this recipe next time.
This looks delicious! I love anything with bacon!