Wondering what to serve with pork tenderloin? This roundup of the best side dishes to go with this lean meat has you covered.
There’s a wide variety of side dishes to choose, from healthy vegetables and side salads to potatoes and rice and other comfort food favorites. Simple recipes any home cook can prepare!
Pork tenderloin is the other white meat that’s often overlooked in favor of chicken. But pork is a versatile meat and this tender cut is delicious when grilled, roasted, pan fried or made into pulled pork.
No matter the preparation here are plenty of recipes to add to the dinner table for a delicious meal. Plus, you can refer to this collection when making pork loin, pork roast or pork chops!
25 Best Sides for Pork Tenderloin
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Pork Tenderloin FAQs
Depending on the flavor profile and preparation of the pork, you can pair it with either red or white wine. Chardonnay is a classic pairing for pork with a nice balance of buttery oak flavor and acidity. As for red wine, light-bodied pinot noir is an excellent complement to pork.
Pork tenderloin is a heart healthy source of low-fat protein and essential vitamins and minerals. While cured pork products, like bacon, are high in sodium, fresh pork is naturally low in sodium.
A slightly pink, supple center is the goal which happens when the internal temperature reaches 140-145 degrees F. If the pork is 160 degrees or higher, you’ll have a tough, dry tenderloin. Use a reliable meat thermometer for the best results.