Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

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This Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin is quite possibly the best pork tenderloin I have ever had. The filling gives the pork so much flavor!

Stuffed pork tenderloin being sliced with knife

Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

I made this Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin on Valentine’s Day this year because it is such a pretty dish! (We also refer to it as “Love Me Tenderloin” so it was the perfect fit.) This is quite possibly the best pork recipe I have ever had. Every person at the table was raving about how good and flavorful it was. It’s great because it looks and tastes like a gourmet dish, but it’s REALLY easy to make!

Networking for food

I actually got this recipe from a friend that I met on a cruise ship. As you might imagine, whenever I meet someone, somehow the topic of recipes/food always comes up. Is it just me? I love finding out people’s favorite recipes. Food can create such a connection with people. I think you can learn a lot about a person by discovering the kinds of foods they like (and dislike). It speaks to the culture in which they were raised and the adventurous nature of their palate. This stuffed pork dish is the one that Trish was kind enough to share! Thanks Trish!!

Side dishes galore!

When it comes to pork there are so many great side dishes to serve.

Preparing the pork tenderloin

Stuffed pork tenderloin rolled up and ready to be cooked
Prepare to be delighted by this amazing pork tenderloin dish.
pork tenderloin being flattened out
Pound the tenderloin flat.
pork tenderloin topped with cream cheese, peppers, spinach and pesto
Add the filling.
Rolled stuffed pork tenderloin slices on a plate
Beautiful and delicious!
Rolled stuffed pork tenderloin slices on a plate

Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

4.91 from 10 votes
This Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin is quite possibly the best pork tenderloin I have ever had. The filling gives the pork so much flavor!

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10

Equipment

  • Conventional Oven

Ingredients

Instructions

  • If you are using the large tenderloin from Costco, cut it almost in half, then cut the halves almost in half again so that you kind of unfold it a few times and try to pound it out flat to about 1/2" thickness or slightly thinner. (If you are using a smaller pork tenderloin, cut almost in half and pound it flat).
    pork tenderloin being flattened out
  • Once the tenderloin is flat and has a good surface area, spread the cream cheese all over the top. Lay the roasted red peppers over the cream cheese then sprinkle on the crumbled bacon. Evenly sprinkle on the packages dried pesto seasoning and lay the spinach leaves all over the top.
    pork tenderloin topped with cream cheese, peppers, spinach and pesto
  • Roll the pork up (like you would if you were making cinnamon rolls) and tie it shut with 3 or 4 pieces of kitchen twine if needed. Next, rub olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper all over the pork and place in a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350-degrees about 60-90 minutes or until pork is cooked through. Once cooked, slice and serve!
    Stuffed pork tenderloin rolled up and ready to be cooked
  • **This makes quite a lot. After rolling, but before baking, cut it into thirds or fourths. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze!
    Stuffed pork tenderloin being sliced with knife

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 38gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 308mgPotassium: 756mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 7.3mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 2.1mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. Best pork tenderloin recipe! Everyone I’ve made it for has asked for the recipe and its become their family favorite too!

  2. 5 stars
    WoW! THAT’s a keeper! I used frozen (in a bag) spinach and only one package of cream cheese and it was amazing! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  3. We have a family member with nut allergies. We are concerned about any possibility of nut products and don’t want to include pesto of any sort. Any allergy safe substitutions?

  4. 5 stars
    My husband said “tastes like an entree at a restaurant!” I didnt have pesto but have a beautiful garden w fresh basil so I cut quite a few leaves and cut them up. I did half the recipe for just the two of us and still had leftovers. The next day even better 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I was happy that this recipe was a hit with my family, a great way to use tenderloin. Will be making again. Thank You

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