Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Roasted Bell Pepper, Mushroom, and Parmesan

I had a pork tenderloin in the refrigerator to use up so I went in search of ingredients that I could stuff it with. I found some fresh spinach, roasted bell peppers, a few mushrooms, fresh basil, and some Parmesan cheese. I sliced the pork tenderloin nearly in half then pounded it thin. I seasoned the meat then layered on the ingredients before rolling it up and searing it in a hot pan. I baked it in the oven and it turned out beautifully! The pork was really tender and the stuffing added so much flavor to the meat. My kids ate all of their portions so I take that as a good sign. My husband and I both thought it was delicious. I served this stuffed tenderloin with some green beans and the Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes for a delicious meal.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the pork tenderloin on a cutting board. Trim any fat from the meat then remove the silverskin (click here for instructions). Using a very sharp knife make a lengthwise cut down the center of the pork tenderloin, cutting to but not through the other side. Spread the meat open and place a piece of  plastic wrap over the top. Working from the center to the edges, pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to form a rectangle.

Stir together chopped spinach, mushrooms, roasted bell pepper, basil, panko crumbs, minced garlic, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Season the pork tenderloin with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then spread the spinach mixture evenly over the pork.

Roll up jelly-roll style. Use toothpicks to seal together. Season the pork with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Heat the olive oil in an OVEN PROOF skillet over medium high heat. Place the stuffed pork tenderloin in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the pork over and place into the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Remove from the oven and let the meat rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy.

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Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Roasted Bell Pepper, Mushroom, and Parmesan

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Total Time: 30-40 min.

Ingredients:

1 pork tenderloin, silver skin removed
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 cup of baby spinach leaves, chopped
4-5 button mushrooms, chopped
2 tbsp roasted bell pepper, chopped
3-4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 tbsp panko crumbs
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the pork tenderloin on a cutting board. Trim any fat from the meat then remove the silverskin (click here for instructions). Using a very sharp knife make a lengthwise cut down the center of the pork tenderloin, cutting to but not through the other side. Spread the meat open and place a piece of plastic wrap over the top. Working from the center to the edges, pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to form a rectangle.

Stir together chopped spinach, mushrooms, roasted bell pepper, basil, panko crumbs, minced garlic, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Season the pork tenderloin with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then spread the spinach mixture evenly over the pork. Roll up jelly-roll style. Use toothpicks to seal together. Season the pork with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Heat the olive oil in an OVEN PROOF skillet over medium high heat. Place the stuffed pork tenderloin in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the pork over and place into the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Remove from the oven and let the meat rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net