Recipe for pork tenderloin with dill cream

easy family dinner family meal planning family recipe fast family meal healthy family recipes
Family-friendly dinner idea - pork tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is so much easier and more forgiving to cook than pork chops, which is why I love it! This pork tenderloin recipe is delicious cooked in the oven or on the grill. Sour cream is an ingredient that lasts a LONG time in the fridge, and it's really versatile, so I love to keep it on hand. It's great for the obvious topping on tacos and such, but it's also a great base for sauces (like this one), dressings, to marinate chicken and even to make tzatziki.

Serve this with your favorite roasted or grilled vegetables, or a flavorful rice side dish for an awesome weeknight family meal.


  • 1 1/4-1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1/4 Cup parmesan or pecorino romano
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt (such as Lawry’s)
  • 1-2 Tbl olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Season the pork tenderloin with 1 tsp kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.
  3. Heat 1 Tbl olive oil in a large skillet, or oil the grates on the grill. Sear pork for 2-3 min on all sides (8-10 min total).
  4. Put the pork in the oven and continue to cook for another 15-20 min, until pork until it reaches 145 internal temperature.
  5. While the pork is roasting, make the sauce: Combine the sour cream, parm/pecorino romano, dried dill, granulated garlic, and 1/2 tsp kosher salt and mix well with a fork or whisk.
  6. Allow pork to rest 5 min before slicing and serving. 

Want more simple and flavorful meals like this? Get a 2-week family meal plan for free, complete with eight awesome meals and ready-to-shop grocery lists.  Claim yours now - click here!