Easy Baked Pork Tenderloin

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time


2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)

1/4 cup butter (cut into pats)

Chopped parsley (optional, to taste)


Preheat your oven to 400F and move the rack to the middle position.

Prep the tenderloins by cutting off any excess fat and the silver skin (the tough part that may cover some of each tenderloin). Pat the tenderloins dry with paper towel.

Add the spice rub ingredients (brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper) to a small bowl and stir together. Coat the tenderloins all over with the spice rub.

Add the pork tenderloins to a 9x13 (or similar size) baking dish and place the butter pats on top.

Bake, uncovered, for about 25 minutes or until the pork has reached 145F. Let it rest 5-10 minutes before slicing it into medallions so it remains juicy.

Pour the pan juices over the pork (they're also great over a side dish like mashed potatoes) and sprinkle with chopped parley if desired.


Family preferred to omit or minimize the brown sugar (mom likes the sugar though)


Serving Size



270 kcal

Total Fat

13 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Unsaturated Fat

5 g

Trans Fat

1 g


119 mg


534 mg

Total Carbohydrate

5 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

4 g


32 g

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time
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