Pork Tenderloin with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing


4 servings

Updated: Dec. 28, 2023
This is my go-to dish for both special occasions and weekday dinners because it's so easy and delicious. We love it because the pork tenderloin is, without fail, moist and tender. The sauce is the true star. In fact, this past Thanksgiving, my husband suggested it would be good to have available along with turkey gravy and he was right. It was a huge hit! —Kim Wells, Worthington, Ohio
Pork Tenderloin with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons honey garlic seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons golden Carolina-style barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Pat pork dry with paper towels; rub honey garlic rub over pork. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown roast on all sides. Place in center of an 18x12-in. piece of heavy-duty foil; dot with butter. Fold foil around pork and crimp edges to seal; place on a baking sheet. Bake until a thermometer reads 145°, 25-30 minutes. Remove roast from oven; let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Reserve pan drippings in foil.
  2. While pork is resting, in the same skillet, add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in cream, shallot and barbecue sauce. In a small bowl, whisk flour and broth until smooth; stir into pan. Add reserved pan drippings. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Add spinach and sun-dried tomatoes; heat through. Remove from heat. Serve with sliced pork.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked pork with about 1/2 cup sauce: 487 calories, 35g fat (19g saturated fat), 139mg cholesterol, 678mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.