Sunday, October 28, 2018

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

This easy Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin recipe is the ultimate weeknight dinner. Perfectly cooked, juicy, roasted pork tenderloin that is bursting with flavor!
We are so excited to be partnering with our friends at Safeway to bring you a scrumptious easy dinner recipe. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner and perfect for the holidays with family and friends.

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is one of my go-to weeknight dinners. It’s super easy to make, it only requires a few simple ingredients, and the flavor is amazing.

Fresh rosemary, thyme, and garlic coat the pork tenderloin and the flavors infuse into the pork as it roasts. It smells amazing as it cooks, and tastes even better!

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of pork so naturally I turned to Open Nature® Pork from my local Safeway to get a really well marbled tenderloin.

All Open Nature® Pork comes from the Duroc heritage breed which is known for its high degree of marbling. That translates into more tender, juicy, and flavorful pork. Basically, that makes preparing a delicious dinner “fool proof”.

Pork Tenderloin

When you are making such a simple recipe you need to start with quality ingredients. Open Nature® is a brand dedicated to a clean lifestyle and has a wide variety of products including 100% natural meat.

I just learned that Open Nature® Pork is antibiotic free (no antibiotics ever), 100% vegetarian fed, has no added hormones or growth promotants, and it’s raised crate free. That makes me feel really good about feeding my family!

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

What is the best seasoning for pork tenderloin?

You can marinate your tenderloin but, for this easy recipe, I simply salt and pepper the tenderloin before browning it in a hot skillet.

Then I rub it with a homemade herb butter made with salted butter, rosemary, thyme, and garlic.

The herb butter soaks into the meat as it roasts and what you end up with is a perfectly tender, juicy, roasted pork tenderloin that is bursting with the flavor of fresh herbs.

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

How to cook my pork tenderloin

After browning it in a hot skillet, into a roasting pan it goes, along with some more fresh herbs, and it bakes for about 20 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.

Helpful Tips to make Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin:

  • Make sure your skillet is fully heated before adding your pork tenderloin. You want to get a good sear on each side to help seal in the juices. 
  • Use a meat thermometer. The key to a moist roasted pork tenderloin is making sure it isn’t overcooked. When the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F it is done!
  • It is ok if there is a little pink coloring to your pork as long as your meat thermometer indicates that it reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

What you will need to make Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin:

  • A large skillet – This skillet is the perfect size for browning my pork tenderloin. 
  • Roasting PanA good quality roasting pan can be used to make so many amazing meals.
  • Meat ThermometerThis is a game-changer! No more over-cooking your pork. Use this meat thermometer to get perfectly cooked, juicy, pork every time. 


With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin
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You can find Open Nature® products exclusively at all of the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit to find a store near you and discover more easy recipe ideas!

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Roasted Pork Tenderloin

This easy Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin recipe is the ultimate weeknight dinner. Perfectly cooked, juicy, roasted pork tenderloin that is bursting with flavor!
prep time: 10 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 50 mins


  • 1 – 1 1/2 pounds Open Nature® Pork Tenderloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced 
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 bundle of fresh thyme


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  2. Rinse the pork in cool water and pat dry with paper towels, this helps the meat sear better without creating steam.
  3. Sprinkle the pork tenderloin with salt and pepper on all sides. 
  4. Heat a large skillet (I used cast iron) over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the heated skillet.
  5. Place the tenderloin in the skillet and brown on each side, approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside and let cool for 5 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl combine butter, rosemary, thyme, and garlic. Mash together with a fork or spoon to create the herb butter. 
  7. When the pork has cooled rub with herb butter. Use a butter knife if necessary to avoid burning your hands. The butter will begin to melt, that's ok!
  8. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and place the pork tenderloin in the pan. 
  9. Place fresh rosemary and thyme on either side of the pork tenderloin.
  10. Place the pork tenderloin in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. 
  11. Let rest for 5 minutes, so the juices can evenly distribute, before slicing.  

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.

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