Easy Marinated Pork Tenderloin


This recipe includes a delicious soy, garlic, and honey mustard marinade that's super easy to throw together in a matter of minutes, and guarantees juicy, tender roast pork every time.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins

What's the secret to perfect pork tenderloin? A good marinade. This top-rated recipe for marinated pork tenderloin, which is full of irresistible flavors, is sure to become a new favorite at your dinner table.

overhead view of sliced pork tenderloin resting on a plate
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Marinade For Pork Tenderloin Ingredients

This savory marinade — made with olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, Dijon honey mustard, salt, and ground black pepper — ensures perfectly tender, juicy, and flavorful pork every time. The Allrecipes community loves this marinade for pork tenderloin because it's easy to throw together with ingredients you likely already have on hand.

How Long to Marinate Pork Tenderloin

This top-rated recipe calls for at least an hour of marination in the fridge. Don't try to cut back on time, as the pork won't turn out as flavorful and juicy. However, you can marinate the pork tenderloin for up to 24 hours.

How to Make Marinated Pork Tenderloin

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this marinated pork tenderloin:

Make the marinade and marinate in a large resealable plastic bag in the fridge for an hour at minimum. Transfer the pork and the marinade to a baking dish, then bake in a preheated oven until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F.

This recipe would also work well on the grill.

What to Serve With Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Looking for some delicious side dish inspiration? We've got you covered. Explore our collection of 10 Best Side Dishes for Pork Tenderloin. Here's a preview of the recipes you'll find:

· Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes
· Fig and Arugula Salad
· Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

How to Store Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Store the cooked pork tenderloin in a shallow, airtight container or tightly wrapped in aluminum foil in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until the pork is heated through.

Can You Freeze Marinated Pork Tenderloin?

Yes, you can freeze marinated pork tenderloin. Place it in a freezer-safe container or zip-top freezer bag, wrap with foil, and label with the date. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge overnight.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I made this recipe exactly as instructed — though I did add a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce," says Carisma. "It was the most delicious pork I've ever had. I only marinated it for an hour and cooked it in the oven for 55 minutes. It was so tender and juicy and full of flavor!"

"Great flavor," according to Allrecipes Allstar Magnolia Blossom. "I roasted at 350 degrees F for about an hour and had no problem with the marinade caramelizing or burning. Perfect. Next time I would add more garlic. Only had regular Dijon, so I added just a touch of honey."

"Excellent and easy," raves Cpeter03. "The whole family loved how tender the pork was and the subtle seasoning made the taste of the pork shine through."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons dijon honey mustard

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin


  1. Whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Place the pork loin in a large resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before cooking.

  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Transfer the pork loin to a baking dish; pour marinade over the pork.

  4. Cook in the preheated oven until the pork is no longer pink in the center, 45 to 60 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

    overhead view of sliced pork tenderloin resting on a plate
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

485 Calories
25g Fat
9g Carbs
56g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 485
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 1492mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 56g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 869mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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