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This Dijon pork tenderloin recipe is a quick and easy 30 minute meal that will liven up your weeknight dinner routine!

black plate with tender pork in a dijon sauce with parsley garnish beside a fork

At least I think it will. I mean maybe you cook fancy dinners all week, but I sure don’t. I made this particular recipe for work lunches, actually.

I know I feel fancy when I’m standing by the microwave hoping no one is going to engage me in small talk, but someone inevitably does and I can answer the “so what’s for lunch, Natasha?” question with “well, dear coworker, it’s pork tenderloin in a creamy dijon sauce with jasmine rice, carrots, and corn” and then they’re like “damn girl, you fancy.”

We then both walk away with a satisfied feeling that only this recipe can give you. 😛

This Dijon pork recipe is really easy to make. You just sauté the shallot then add the pork and cook it for a few minutes. Take the pork out of the pan, then add the thyme, mustard, and chicken broth, followed by the cream. Add the pork back in, and soon you’ll have dinner on the table!

Love easy pork tenderloin recipes? You may also like my creamy balsamic pork recipe, my Instant Pot pork tenderloin, or my creamy pork tenderloin medallions.

I hope you’ll enjoy this easy pork tenderloin in a Dijon mustard sauce!

Tender pork smothered in a dijon sauce - ready in half an hour!
4.50 from 2 votes

Dijon Pork Tenderloin

This Dijon pork tenderloin recipe is a quick and easy 30 minute meal that will liven up your weeknight dinner routine!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot chopped finely
  • Garlic powder
  • 3 dashes dried thyme
  • 3 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Chop shallot finely.
  • Trim off any excess fat and cut tenderloin into 1/2 inch medallions.
  • Warm olive oil on medium heat in a skillet. Add shallots and cook for a few minutes, taking care they do not burn.
  • Season pork with salt, pepper, and a sprinkling of garlic powder. Add to skillet and cook for a few minutes per side. Remove pork to a plate and set aside.
  • Add thyme, mustard, and chicken broth to pan. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring several times. Add in the cream. Stir until mixture is consistent.
  • Add pork (and juices) back into the pan, and cook for about 10 minutes until pork is cooked through and sauce has reduced a bit. If needed, add salt and pepper.

Notes

  • If you don't want to use chicken broth, use water + a small bouillon cube instead.

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14 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    My problems is making food that my son ears and this one I was little bit hesitant about because he doesn’t like mustard, but he couldn’t stop eating πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

  2. 5 stars
    Love this recipe, was yummy and very easy to make! And I’m not a mustard fan so I was hesitant but my hubby loves mustard and that’s why I thought I’d give it a whirl. Glad I did.
    Another meal gets an A+ πŸ€—

  3. Damn girl, you fancy! I love this recipe. I have been bathing my chicken in dijon for ages and I never thought to shift it to pork! PS – Have you tried Maille’s Au Vin Blanc (White Wine) dijon mustard? It’s amazing and adds a little something extra to every dish. Great recipe!

    1. Thanks Liz πŸ™‚ Hmm I’ve seen it and actually looked at it in the store but never bought it. I think I will!

  4. I’m really loving the mustard sauce on this dish – it looks so rich and creamy. Btw, I like your CB plate πŸ˜‰

  5. This looks so good. Sauces made with dijon mustard are A++ in my book.

    And lunchtime envy from co-workers is sooo satisfying.

  6. Haha, I like your work small talk. It’s always nice to impress your coworkers with fancy pants meals. Also I love that this is so quick and easy! Perfect weeknight meal!