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Perfectly tender Honey Dijon Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin only requires a few ingredients and a few minutes of your time to get roasting in the oven. It’s a flavorful, juicy pork tenderloin that your family will love!

Sliced Roasted Pork Tenderloin with the juices running out on a cutting board.

We are huge fans of pork here at The Stay At Home Chef. Each cut of pork offers a slightly different flavor. Pork has so much flavor all by itself that you really don’t need to do much to really make it shine.

This recipe is super simple, as most pork recipes should be. A little bit of dijon, some honey, a little garlic, and some basic seasoning and you have a wonderful dish. In this recipe we have used whole grain dijon. We love both the flavor and look of it. You can use a regular dijon mustard if that is what you have, but the whole grain is beautiful and offers a bit more of a subtle mustard flavor.

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

    This recipe calls for you to sear your meat first on a stovetop, and then finish cooking in the oven. The most convenient way to do this is by using an oven-safe skillet, like cast iron. If you do not have an oven safe skillet, place an oven safe baking pan into the oven and preheat it. Once your meat has been seared on the stovetop, simply place it into the hot pan in the oven to finish. 

  • Can pork be pink in the middle?

    Pork is a red meat, despite the very famous and influential marketing campaign with the slogan “pork: the other white meat.” This campaign combined with a temporary period where it was recommended to cook pork longer due to a food safety issue has led to a lot of confusion about what temperature pork needs to be cooked to and if 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 and is always a nice rosey hue no matter how long you cook it. Pork tenderloin will have a rosey hue when cooked to the correct internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Even at temperatures of 165 degrees and beyond, tenderloin may still have a rosey hue to the center. It is best to cook pork tenderloin by temperature rather than by color, otherwise you have a high risk of drying out the meat. 

  • 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 degrees Fahrenheit. The best way to get there is to use a meat thermometer. That way you can avoid undercooking, and more importantly, you can avoid overcooking your meat and drying it out. The cooking time is just an estimate and will vary depending on the size and thickness of your particular cut. You know how you see different weights of cuts in the store? Well, that’s because every cut is slightly different in its size and thickness which means the cooking time is going to be slightly different as well.

Perfectly tender Honey Dijon Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin only requires a few ingredients, and a few minutes of your time to get roasting in the oven. It's a flavorful, juicy pork tenderloin that your family will love!

Close up of a juicy and tender Honey Dijon Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin, cut into slices

Watch the video below where Rachel will walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. You can find the complete collection of recipes on YouTube, Facebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

A juicy and tender Honey Dijon Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin in slices
Perfectly tender Honey Dijon Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin only requires a few ingredients and a few minutes of your time to get roasting in the oven. It's a flavorful, juicy pork tenderloin that your family will love!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup whole grain dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Heat a cast iron skillet or oven safe skillet to high heat. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together dijon mustard, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub each pork tenderloin with the sauce until thoroughly coated.
  • Pour olive oil into the skillet. Sear tenderloins on each side, using tongs to turn. Use any remaining sauce to coat 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 degrees F, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.


Serving: 0.33pounds | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 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
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Pork Tenderloin

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5 stars
The recipe is delicious! You are my best go-to person online for exceptional, foolproof, delicious recipes!iron. Love how you explain everything thoroughly so I’m guaranteed success. Plus all the tips and tricks you include in the videos are so helpful. Wanted to let you know too that you need to change the word “iron” in the following description sentence to read “oven” instead. “If you do not have an iron safe skillet, place an oven …“
Thanks again. YOU are the absolute BEST.


5 stars
Absolutely Amazing!!!
Deliciou, especially with buttered potatoes and green beans. Definitely recommend!!

Cheryl Stevens

4 stars
This was really easy and very juicy. Turned out great!

Jackie Hill

5 stars
Absolutely tender and delicious !!! So yummy when paired with homemade mashed potatoes and buttered broccoli, dinner rolls.

5 stars
I cook this for supper tonight paring it up with fried apples, fresh canned green beans and cornbread. It was absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for all your delicious recipes

5 stars
Oh so delicious, thank you. I always hate cooking pork tenderloin. No matter what I did it always came out dry. This recipe is a life saver!


5 stars
Easy, delicious for everyday gourmet!

Susan Thomspon

5 stars
I absolutely love your stovetop sear to oven method for meat dishes. Your website is easy to follow and extremely helpful to watch the videos. Directions are clear and concise…keep it up girl!!!

DELICE capone

5 stars
Can not wait to cook this for my Granddaughter , yummy

I can’t seem to find Whole Grain Dijon Mustard….my stores do not carry it….would just regular Dijon work?

Yes, you can substitute with regular dijon mustard.


I don’t have an iron skillet, so can I use my cast iron Dutch oven for this pork tenderloin?

Yes, anything oven-safe should work fine.


Love your recipes, they are so easy to follow and are not time consuming.

Robyn Thornton

5 stars
This recipe worked out perfectly. It was so tender.
Although there is only the two of us, I used two pieces of pork tenderloin.
One was for tea, the day I made it and the other left over the next evening (still so soft and juicy).


5 stars
I just made this tonight. Wife and two picky 11 year old boys loved it. It was easy to make and very tasty.


5 stars
Was really yummy

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