Easy Marinated Pork Tenderloin


A savory pork tenderloin marinade made with soy, garlic, and honey mustard results in juicy, tender roast pork every time. This recipe is super easy to throw together in a matter of minutes.

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.

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.

Easy Marinated Pork Tenderloin

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

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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.

Easy Marinated Pork Tenderloin

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 olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, mustard, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.

    Olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, mustard, salt, and pepper whisked together in a bowl.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  2. Place pork in a large resealable plastic bag and pour in marinade; squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before cooking.

    Pork tenderloin placed in a bag with marinade poured in.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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

    Pork tenderloin placed in a baking dish with marinade poured over.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  5. Cook in the preheated oven until pork is slightly pink in the center, about 45 to 60 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

    overhead view of sliced pork tenderloin resting on a plate


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
15g Fat
1g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 970mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 694mg 15%

* 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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