Pork Tenderloin with Cream Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Aug. 31, 2023
"We had the pork at a German restaurant in Nebraska. I tried the recipe at home and have been making it every since," says Cathy Dwyer of Freedom, New Hampshire.


  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pork tenderloin (3/4 pound)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley


  1. In a large skillet, saute carrot and onion in butter for 2 minutes. Add the pork; brown on all sides. Stir in the broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, thyme, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 16-18 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Remove meat and keep warm.
  2. Strain pan juices, discarding vegetables and bay leaf. Return 1/4 cup to skillet. Combine flour and cream until smooth; stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork; sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked pork with 3 tablespoons sauce: 331 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 271mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.