Perfect Pork Tenderloin

This could be the best pork tenderloin recipe you have ever tried. My sister gave me this recipe that she adapted slightly from the Food.com site, and it is so moist and tender. This delicious meat goes a long way when serving a crowd and leftovers are versatile as sandwiches or in a salad.

Perfect Pork Tenderloin

Boneless pork tenderloin
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Rub roast with olive oil, then sprinkle as desired with salt, pepper, and Rosemary. Place the seasoned roast in an uncovered roasting pan. Determine the EXACT weight of the pork from the meat wrapper. The weight will determine how long to cook the roast. Bake the roast for exactly 5 1/2 minutes per pound, then turn the oven OFF and DO NOT open oven door for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes to redistribute internal juices.

Each of these roasts is about 1 1/2 pounds. When cooking multiples, the cooking time is still measured by the weight of the individual roast, not as the combination weight.

This may be the most tender and moist pork you will ever taste.


  1. Hi Anita, this recipe for pork tenderloin sounds especially easy and delcious! I've awarded you the Sunshine Award at http://kittyskozykitchen.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunshine-award.html. If you would like to participate, please do. If not, I totally understand...no worries!!

  2. Almost seems too easy! I've bookmarked it to try:@)

  3. Thank you Anita, for your kind comment on my blog. I love meeting new people and your pork tenderloin looks amazing. I cook pork tenderloin a lot. Will try it this way..Happy Sunday..Judy

  4. Love the touch of rosemary. Yummy.

  5. I love pork...:"the other white meat"....of course I'm from Iowa and we do love us some pork! LOL! I'll be making this one too! Great for next Sunday dinner. Thanks, Anita!

  6. Hi Anita,
    Just look at all that wonderful Pork Tenderloin on the grill, looks like a party. This is a great recipe and so simple. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Pork tenderloin is a favorite of our family. I'll hve to try this recipe.