This Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Dill Sauce is the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal. It is rich and flavorful, and comes together in no time.
Make this keto pork tenderloin recipe for an easy weeknight dinner!
Aside from the delicious flavors in this pork tenderloin recipe, I love that you can make it once and enjoy it again and again. It reheats so well, and it's a budget friendly meal, which makes it great for meal planning. You can double or triple the recipe for easy meal prep!
The star of this pork tenderloin recipe is the sauce. Like all the other good keto sauces, this one is on the fatty side, which is great because pork tenderloin is on the leaner side. This creamy dill sauce starts with leftover juices and crispy pork remnants straight from the skillet, plus chicken stock, sour cream, dill and minced garlic. The result is a creamy, savory sauce, full of flavor. I like to plate the pork, drizzle the sauce over top, and garnish with a bit of fresh dill to really brighten up the flavor.
What part of the pig is a pork tenderloin?
Pork tenderloin is basically pork filet. It comes from the most tender part of the pig: the area between the shoulder and back legs. Much like chicken breast, pork tenderloin is a leaner cut, with 3 grams of fat in a 3 ounce serving. Because pork tenderloin is so lean, it can be very easy to overcook, which is why I like to sear it first and finish in the oven.
How to cook pork tenderloin
First, you want to generously season the pork with salt and pepper. Next, heat the skillet with olive oil and butter to medium-high, then sear the pork to get it crispy and golden on the outside. Then you'll pop the tenderloin in the oven for no more than 10 minutes. When it's done, let the pork rest to really seal in all the juices. This is really important -- if you cut the pork before it rests, it'll lose all the natural moisture. This method works perfectly for Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Dill Sauce.
I use a similar method in a pork Dijon recipe featured in my newest book, Dairy-Free Keto Cooking. The recipe is called Dijon Paprika Pork Tenderloin, and it's a great option if you're looking for a dairy free pork recipe.
Other low carb pork recipes you might enjoy:
- Paleo Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl
- Cabbage Roll Soup
- Keto Barbecue Dry Rub Ribs
- Coffee Barbecue Pork Belly
- Lemon Garlic Pork Steaks
- Low Carb Tortilla Pork Rind Wraps
- Parmesan Dijon Crusted Pork Chops
- Keto Shredded Taco Pork
- Keto Sausage Balls
- Keto White Cheddar Sausage Breakfast Biscuits