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Cheesy Tenderloin Strips

"My mother-in-law originally made this recipe with chicken," says Marjorie Miller of Haven, Kansas. "When I substituted pork and made several other revisions, my family reveled in the results! It's simple to prepare yet delicious."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 3 tablespoons finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1/2 pound), cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • Marinara sauce, warmed, optional


  • Place butter in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the crackers crumbs, cheeses, basil, salt and pepper. Dip pork in butter, then roll in crumb mixture. Place on an ungreased foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until juices run clear. Serve with marinara sauce if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 pound: 402 calories, 28g fat (16g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 764mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.
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  • jetluvs2cook
    Jan 16, 2017

    Delicious!! Loved dipping it in ranch!

  • tyenella
    Oct 10, 2015

    Wonderfully delicious and different from the normal breaded pork tenderloin. The cheese adds a nice flavour. Used Garlic and Herb Ritz crackers and that added an extra oomph. We will definitely make this again!

  • randcbruns
    Jan 22, 2014

    LOVE pork tenderloin but it sometimes can be not so kid friendly. This recipe is the cure! It is so simple and easy to make. The kids LOVE the crunch and the cheeses! We also serve these up with Ranch. My boys go crazy for them!

  • was481
    Apr 13, 2009

    Made this, it was easy, and tasted great! Will defiantly make again and again!Wendy

  • Florine
    Apr 1, 2009

    My family LOVES this recipe - it works just as well on boneless checken breast strips.

  • kkiffmeyer1
    May 8, 2008

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