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Easy Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin {Recipe}

Hi and happy Tuesday! I know it’s cliche to talk about the weather but it’s been 30 degrees and raining in Charlotte for the last three days. I’m really over the winter and really ready for spring. You know what else we can talk about? WHERE IS FLIGHT 370!? I have been following this story nonstop. Did it crash? Did it land? How long did it fly? Where did it go!? I feel sorry for all the families that are left wondering. They must be in so much pain as they wait for answers.

I do have something good to share with you today. A recipe for bacon wrapped pork tenderloin. I promise that it’s super easy and very delicious.


I stayed in on Friday and Saturday night last weekend because teacher training weekends are physically and mentally exhausting. Friday night pizza was a no brainer but I wanted to do something a little special on Saturday but easy. I had a pork tenderloin and applewood smoked bacon in my fridge so I decided to combine the two and make a bacon wrapped pork tenderloin. Anything wrapped in bacon becomes 100x better, right?


It’s also extremely simple to prepare. This would be a great entertaining or date night dish. (I promise any man will love this one.) All you have to do is season the pork with some salt and pepper, wrap it in bacon and stick it in the oven. Easy!

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

1 pork tenderloin (1-1.5 lbs)
Salt and pepper
4 slices bacon (applewood smoked, thick cut recommended)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy clean up (shiny side down). Spray foil with cooking spray.

Generously season the pork with salt and freshly ground pepper on all sides. If you want to get fancy you could use some sort of a grilling spice rub or other seasonings here but I think the bacon is all you need. Wrap bacon around pork. You could tie it with kitchen twine but I just tucked the ends of the bacon under because I didn’t feel like going through the hassle of tying it off. (This is a very scientific recipe, right? This is how I approach most of my food prep…approximate…don’t over think it.)

Place pork on prepared baking sheet and into oven. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the internal temperature is 140 degrees. Remove from oven and let rest for at least 5 minutes. The temperature will come up another 5 degrees or so bringing it to 145. New USDA guidelines say that pork only has to be cooked to 145 and not 160. It is DRY at 160 so I always go with the 145.

Slice and serve. I roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes with the pork while it was cooking for a really easy meal. Put it all in the oven and enjoy a glass of wine!

Yield: 2-3 servings

Are you in the camp that everything’s better with bacon? 

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun March 18, 2014, 1:29 pm

    I honestly haven’t had bacon in FOREVER! This looks pretty delicious!

  • Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} March 18, 2014, 1:33 pm

    This looks awesome!! I am always looking for new ways to enjoy pork and this one is a winner! I’m not a, “need to have bacon” person but I will eat it on occasion!

  • Rebekah March 18, 2014, 1:51 pm

    Bacon will make anything taste great! Nice and easy recipe, I’ll have to try it 🙂

  • Jojo @ RunFastEatLots March 18, 2014, 2:14 pm

    I actually don’t like bacon! I think the flavor is too overwhelming

  • Leigh Anne @ livefitandrun March 18, 2014, 2:19 pm

    That recipe looks amazing. Costco just had a huge sale on pork tenderloin so I got 2. I will have to try that out on one of them!

    Sorry about the crappy weather. New Orleans seems to be warming up again. After a cold, 45 degree rainy and cloudy yesterday, today we are at a sunny 70 degrees! I hope it sticks around!!

  • Alaina March 18, 2014, 2:53 pm

    Yes, bacon is the best! I just had a maple bacon donut and it was to die for.

    And I happen to have some thick cut bacon in the fridge; I just need to find something to wrap it around! 🙂

  • Jenn@Mark My Miles! March 18, 2014, 3:37 pm


  • Melissa March 18, 2014, 4:51 pm

    Making it tonight! Thanks for the meal suggestion…I also just happen to have the applewood bacon from Aldi that I make sure to buy every time I go. It will be perfect. Yum!

    • Jen March 18, 2014, 5:19 pm

      that’s exactly what i used. that stuff is good!

  • Meredith March 19, 2014, 11:14 am

    YES! Everything tastes better with bacon! Thanks for the easy recipe:)

  • Amanda March 19, 2014, 1:38 pm

    There’s not much better than bacon. And that’s coming from a girl that usually doesn’t eat pork. Your tenderloin looks really great!

    I’m also intrigued and staying glued to 370 coverage. I’m seriously baffled. It’s like the plane completely disappeared.

  • Katheryn March 20, 2014, 2:19 pm

    I just put this into the oven for my lunches for work this weekend! Sounded so good when I seen the recipient I had to go out and buy pork for it!

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