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Garlic and Herb Rub Pork Tenderloin

Fast dinners don't come together much quicker than this garlic and herb rubbed pork tenderloin recipe that's seared on the stove then finished in the oven for a lean and juicy main dish cooked in just 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 240 kcal


  • 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 1 lemon sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. 

  2. Trim any extra fat from the pork tenderloin. In a small bowl mix together the herbs, garlic, and salt and pepper. Rub all over the pork, pressing the mixture into the meat so it adheres well. 

  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat with the oil and place the pork tenderloin in the pan. Cook for 10 minutes, turning every 3 minutes on each side until lightly browned.

  4. Transfer the pork to the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Add the lemon slices to the skillet with the pork and cook for 10 more minutes or until cooked through and the internal temperature of the pork is 145°F.

  5. Remove from the oven, cover with foil, and let stand for 5 minutes. Slice and serve with sautéed spinach and garlic or your favorite side dish. 

Recipe Notes

Pork tenderloins typically come with two tenderloins in each package. Make a double batch of herb rub if cooking both tenderloins for a bigger dinner or meal prep through the week. 

Nutrition Facts
Garlic and Herb Rub Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 677mg19%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.