Spinach-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
- 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
- 4 slices provolone cheese
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 thin slices deli ham (1/2 ounce each)
- Cut a lengthwise slit down the center of the tenderloin to within 1/2 in. of bottom. Open tenderloin so it lies flat. On each half, make another, lengthwise slit down the center to within 1/2 in. of bottom; cover with plastic wrap. Flatten to 1/4-in. thickness. Remove plastic wrap; sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon celery salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Layer with the cheese, spinach and ham. Press down gently.
- Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Tie the roast at 1-1/2-inch to 2-inch intervals with kitchen string. Sprinkle with remaining celery salt, garlic powder and pepper. Place on a rack in a shallow baking pan.
- Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Transfer to a serving platter. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 248 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 588mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein.
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Feb 19, 2018
Delicious! Only difficult part was rolling the tenderloin and tying it.
Oct 30, 2012
Typically I make a recipe as is, BUT I only had what I had and this goes to show how versatile this recipe can be: In place of spinach, I used kale and arugula; In place of ham, I used prosciutto; In place of provolone, I used goat cheese and smoked gouda (yes I know, but those are my staple cheeses and typically all I have); and in place of the seasonings, I used pesto (spread it on in a THIN layer before adding everything else). Oh My Goodness, Amazing! Plus, I brushed it with white truffle oil (again, all I had - weird, I know) and seasoned with sea salt and pepper (surprise! Normality...) before baking. Times and temp were perfect. Bravo!
Apr 6, 2010
This recipe was super easy to make. I was worried about the tenderness and moistness of the pork because it wasnt covered, and was scared it would dry out. BOY WAS I WRONG! Tender, juicy, and wonderful flavor! My daughter and even my husband are very picky eaters (i dont how i survive because i love all foods! lol) and BOTH of them loved this.
Dec 21, 2009
I used Proscuitto instead of ham - and it was delish!
Nov 9, 2009
This recipe was delicious and SO easy. It looks complicated and elegant but it was very simple. I served it with mashed baby reds.