Nothing beats a tender, juicy pork tenderloin and our Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin is the best! It just takes 20 minutes in the air fryer! We top our pork tenderloin with garlic butter!
We’ve all had our fair share of dry, boring pork in our lives right? I mean, I dunno about you, but dry, overcooked pork chops have happened often enough in my life that I actually thought I didn’t like pork!
Once I figured out that properly cooked pork is tender, moist, juicy, flavorful…well…it’s game on. We love pork in this house and this air fryer pork tenderloin is no different!
This pork tenderloin, though? Pure magic.
The meat is so perfectly cooked – tender and moist – and the garlic butter topping is absolute perfection.
Pork tenderloin – Take care not to accidentally buy pork loin, this is a common mistake. That is a different cut of meat and not what this recipe is intended for. The package will spell out the entire phrase “tenderloin” on it.
Seasoning – We’re using Italian seasoning on the pork as well as making a simple garlic butter to drizzle on after cooking!
How to make pork tenderloin in the air fryer:
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Season the pork-Rub the olive oil into the pork, then sprinkle Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Cook the pork – Place the pork in your air fryer and cook for 20 minutes flipping halfway through. Using a meat thermometer, verify the internal temp of the pork is over 145 degrees and remove. Cook longer if necessary!
Make the garlic butter– Stir together melted butter, garlic, onion powder, and parsley. Then pour this garlic butter mixture over the pork.
The pork tenderloin is a long, narrow, boneless cut of pork from the backbone. A pork loin is wider and flatter and can come bone in or boneless. Pork tenderloin is more tender than pork loin.
Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of meat and no fat should need removed from the meat before cooking.
In a 375 degree oven, it will take between 30 and 40 minutes to cook a pork tenderloin. In a 375 degree air fryer, it only takes about 20 minutes to cook.
For the best flavor and texture, pork tenderloin should be cooked to between 145 and 150 degrees. This will leave just a bit of pink in the center. Tough, dry pork comes from overcooking and we recommend cooking to 145 degrees, followed by a 5 minute rest.
What to serve with pork tenderloin:
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- 1 ½ pounds pork tenderloin
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Rub the pork tenderloin with the oil and season all sides with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
- Place in the basket of your air fryer and cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking, or until pork reaches 145-150 degrees.
- Let pork rest for 5 minutes.
- While pork is resting, whisk together the butter, garlic, onion powder, and parsley.
- Pour the garlic butter over the pork.
- Slice pork into 1-inch thick slices and serve.
Be sure to verify the internal temp of the tenderloin is above 145 degrees F before you stop cooking.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 479mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 30g
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