Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin

Difficulty: 3/5
Time: 30 minutes

Recipe by Tastes of Lizzy T.


  • 2-3 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Garlic Butter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter  (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly snipped parsley
  • 1/4 cup freshly snipped parsley (for topping)


Allow the pork to come to room temperature for 30 mins before baking.

Mix together the ingredients for the garlic butter and place in the fridge as the pork cooks.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Sprinkle salt and pepper over all sides of the pork tenderloin.

Heat oil in cast iron skillet over medium high heat.

Add pork tenderloin and brown on all sides, turning as the pork browns. This will take only about 5 minutes.

Place the entire pan (as long as it is oven-safe) in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. The exact timing will depend on the thickness of the pork. Bake until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit for the juiciest pork.

Brush the garlic butter over the pork tenderloin when it comes out of the oven. Sprinkle with additional freshly snipped parsley.

Serves 8