Italian Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Italian Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Meld Parmesan cheese, garlic, and Italian seasonings for this Mediterranean twist on meat and potatoes.

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tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
teaspoon Italian seasoning
teaspoon seasoned salt
clove garlic, finely chopped (about 1/2 teaspoon)
medium dark-orange sweet potatoes (about 1 lb), peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
medium yellow onion, cut into 8 wedges each
pork tenderloins (about 1 lb)
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
teaspoon Italian seasoning
teaspoon seasoned salt
tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 425°F. In large bowl, mix 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the garlic. Add sweet potatoes and onions; toss to coat. Spread in 9x13-inch pan. Roast uncovered 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, brush pork tenderloins with 1/2 tablespoon oil. In small bowl, stir together 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt and the Parmesan cheese.
  3. Move vegetables to center of pan; place 1 pork tenderloin on each side. Sprinkle seasoning mixture evenly over pork. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of pork.
  4. Roast uncovered 20 to 25 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 155°F. Cover pan with foil; let stand 5 minutes or until thermometer reads 160°F. (Temperature will continue to rise about 5°F, and pork will be easier to carve.)
  5. Cut pork into 1-inch-thick slices; arrange on platter with sweet potatoes and onions. Sprinkle with parsley.
Makes 3 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Many varieties of sweet potatoes are sold in supermarkets. The sweet potatoes with darker skin (often labeled "yams") not only make a richer-colored dish, but also a tastier, sweeter one. The very light-colored sweet potatoes are not as sweet and are often drier.
Some meat thermometers are too top-heavy to stand up in a pork tenderloin. If the thermometer will not stand vertically, try inserting it almost horizontally, or sideways, into the pork. Using an instant-read thermometer is another option; check for doneness at the minimum time given. Instant-read thermometers are not ovenproof and can not be left in the pork during roasting.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 370mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 37g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 4 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.