One-Pan Pork Tenderloin and Smashed Potatoes

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One-Pan Pork Tenderloin and Smashed Potatoes
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One-pan Pork Tenderloin with Smashed Potatoes – An easy, simple, and super flavorful recipe that you can share with friends and family for a scrumptious Holiday dinner. Everyone loves this easy pork tenderloin recipe!

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Ingredients list for the one pan pork tenderloin with smashed potatoes

The pork tenderloin:

  • 1 large pork tenderloin, about 1 1/2 lb (500g)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fennel seeds, crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 crumbled bouillon cube
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

The smashed potatoes

  • 10-12 whole new potatoes (or other small round potatoes)
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper 

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1. To make the pork tenderloin in the oven: Combine crushed fennel seeds, garlic, paprika, a crumbled bouillon cube, and 2 tablespoons oil in a small bowl. Season pork with pepper and place in a Ziploc bag. Add the spice marinade; seal the bag and turn to coat. Allow sitting 30 minutes minimum. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 450°F(230°C).

2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook them until they are fork-tender.

3. Place tender potatoes onto the baking sheet. Gently press down each potato with a potato masher until it slightly mashes. Brush the tops of each crushed potato generously with olive oil. Sprinkle potatoes with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Set aside.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the pork tenderloin until browned on all sides, 10-15 minutes.

5. Arrange the mashed potatoes and quartered onions in a roasting pan. Transfer pork to the roasting pan and nestle in among smashed potatoes. Pour the cooking juices from the skillet over the potatoes. Roast pork until a thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 145°F(62ºC), 8–10 minutes. Let the pork tenderloin rest for 5 minutes and garnish with fresh cilantro before slicing. Enjoy! ❤️ 

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  • phamoliver@hotmail.com

    2024-02-18 09:22:04

    Onions/shallots? Marinated with Pork and Sautéed with Pork? or added raw?

  • Mike

    2023-04-08 20:39:13

    Thank you for sharing. That was a delicious meal on a cold and rainy night. Followed per recipe and the kids loved it too.

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