By Chef Alli on November 9, 2022

Tips for Preparing and Cooking Pork Tenderloins

Always cook pork to an internal temperature of 140 to 145 F with a three-minute covered rest before slicing to serve. This is the USDA’s guideline, and it will provide the perfect tinge of pink. Yep, pink pork is perfect!

Make sure the tenderloin isn’t ice cold when you get ready to prepare it. Let the meat rest before and after it’s cooked for the best eating experience.

Because pork tenderloin doesn’t have any bones to give it that extra boost of flavor, it’s especially delicious served with a sauce or stronger-flavored cheeses. 

  • To learn the big differences between pork loin and pork tenderloin, visit
  • These two cuts are commonly confused for each other, and they are miles apart in what they provide and how they should be cooked.