Honey Dijon Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin

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Incredibly Tender Honey Dijon Garlic Roast Pork Tenderloin needs just a few ingredients and a few minutes to cook in the oven. Here’s a delicious, juicy pork tenderloin your family will love!

Here at The Stay At Home Chef, we’re huge fans of pork. Each piece of pork tastes slightly different. The pork has so much flavor on its own, you really don’t have to do much to make it really shine.

This recipe is super easy, like most pork recipes. A little Dijon, some honey, a little garlic and some basic seasonings and you have a delicious dish. In this recipe, we used whole grain Dijon. We love the taste and look of it. You can use regular Dijon mustard if you have it, but the whole grain is beautiful and provides a more subtle mustard flavor.

What if I don’t have an oven safe skillet?

This recipe calls for you to sear the meat on the stove and finish cooking it in the oven. The most convenient way is to use an oven-safe skillet, such as cast iron. If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, place an oven-safe baking sheet in the oven and preheat it. Once your meat is cooked on the stove, simply place it in the hot pan of the oven to finish.

Can pork be pink in the middle?

Pork is a red meat, despite the very influential marketing campaign tagline “Pork: The Other White Meat”. The campaign, combined with ad hoc periods recommending pork be cooked longer due to food safety concerns, has resulted in a lot of confusion about what temperature the pork needs to be cooked to and whether it can still be pink in the middle. Pork tenderloin in particular is a darker cut of pork similar to how ham is a darker cut that always takes on a nice rosy color no matter how long you cook it. Pork tenderloin takes on a rosy color when cooked to the correct internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Even at temperatures of 165 degrees and above, the center of the tenderloin may still be rosy. It is best to cook pork tenderloin based on temperature rather than color, otherwise the risk of the meat drying out is high.

What internal temperature does pork tenderloin need to be cooked to? How long will that take?

Pork tenderloin needs to be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 145°F. The best way to get there is with a meat thermometer. This way you avoid undercooking, and more importantly, you avoid overcooking and drying out the meat. Cooking time is an estimate only and will vary based on the size and thickness of your particular cut. You know how you feel about the different weight cuts in the store? Well, that’s because each dish is slightly different in size and thickness, which means cooking times will vary slightly.

Closeup of juicy and tender Honey Dijon Garlic Roast Pork Tenderloin, sliced

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store leftover pork in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat a small amount of oil in a covered skillet on the stovetop over medium-low heat until heated through.

If pork is your thing, be sure to check out some of our other delicious pork recipes:

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Juicy and Tender Honey Dijon Garlic Pork Tenderloin Slices

Incredibly Tender Honey Dijon Garlic Roast Pork Tenderloin needs just a few ingredients and a few minutes to cook in the oven. Here’s a delicious, juicy pork tenderloin your family will love!

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 15 minute

total time 20 minute

raw material

  • 2 pound Pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoon Honey
  • 4 clove garlic broken
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Heat a cast iron skillet or oven-safe skillet over high heat. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub each pork tenderloin with the sauce until completely coated.

  • Pour olive oil into skillet. Use tongs to turn the tenderloin on both sides. Use the remaining sauce to baste the pork again. Once the outside is seared, slide the skillet into the preheated oven and roast until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Let rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Serve: 0.33pound | Calories: 233kcal | carbohydrate: 7G | protein: 32G | fat: 8G | Saturated fat: 2G | cholesterol: 98mg | sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 617mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 6G | Vitamin C: 1mg | calcium: 19mg | iron: 2mg

Honey Dijon Garlic Roast Pork Tenderloin