If you told me there was a delicious pork tenderloin recipe with just five ingredients and zero time marinating, I’d probably call you a liar. Yet, here we are. This roasted honey mustard pork tenderloin somehow packs tons of sweet and tangy goodness into every tender slice.
And thanks to a couple of lower calorie ingredients, this pork tenderloin is unbelievably macro friendly with just 115 calories and 2 Smart Points per serving!
Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin Ingredients
This is one of the easiest pork tenderloin recipes you’ll find. Here’s everything you’ll need:
- pork tenderloin
- G Hughes sugar free honey mustard (or a lower calorie honey mustard)
- Swerve Brown (or a brown sugar substitute)
- salt and pepper
Easy enough, right?
If you have trouble finding either the Swerve Brown or G Hughes sauce (I found both at Walmart) or want to make swaps with what you have at home, they should work fine as long as you keep the amounts consistent.
Roasting the Pork Tenderloin
I tested this honey mustard pork tenderloin three ways. Unlike my baked Cuban pork tenderloin, this recipe uses more sauce during cooking and requires adding what I’m dubbing a little foil canoe of flavor to roast the pork in.
This keeps all your juices contained for both maximum flavor absorption and making a saucy glaze after roasting. If you don’t have foil on hand, you can bake it directly on the baking sheet. But you’ll want to remove the pork tenderloin from the oven a few times during roasting to spoon some of the sauce on top.
After roasting, I’d highly recommend following the steps to reduce the remaining juices to a glaze while the pork rests. It adds tons of flavor and takes up some time so you’re not tempted to cut into the pork too soon.
What to Serve with Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin
You can serve this pork with all kinds of stuff, but the starchy carbs are obviously always a great idea. Here’s a handful of ideas:
- cheesy air fryer potatoes or rosemary parmesan potatoes
- low carb mashed cauliflower from my copycat KFC Famous Bowls
- honey mustard pan roasted brussels sprouts
- southern style pasta salad
- air fryer carrot fries
And that’s about all ya need to know about this honey mustard pork tenderloin. If you give it a go, be sure to let me know what you think. Drop a review and comment on this recipe or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram.
- 1 1/2 lbs Pork Tenderloin
- 1/2 C (120g) Sugar Free Honey Mustard, I used G Hughes
- 1/4 C (48g) Swerve Brown, or a brown sugar substitute
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- Preheat your oven to 350F and create a large rectangle with raised edges out of aluminum foil. Place the foil on a baking sheet and set aside.
- Place the pork in the foil and sprinkle the salt and pepper on top. (For best results, let the pork rest, covered with the salt and pepper, at room temp for 20-30 minutes before continuing.)
- Mix the honey mustard and brown sugar in a bowl before brushing it on top of the pork tenderloin. Don't close the foil.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the thickest part of the pork tenderloin is cooked through or reaches an internal temp of 165F. (Optional: remove the pork about halfway through cooking to spoon some of the juices on top before returning to the oven.)
- Use tongs or a large spatula to lift the pork tenderloin from the foil and place it directly on the baking sheet. Let the pork rest for 10-20 minutes before cutting into it.
- Optional: Carefully add the remaining juices to a small saucepan over high heat and reduce to a sauce. Stir/swirl the juices until thick, about 2-3 minutes.
- Brush the thickened sauce on top of the pork tenderloin. Slice and serve!
- Each serving has 2 Smart Points.
- The nutrition facts contain the carbs from Swerve Brown but since it's a non-nutritive, zero-calorie sweetener, the calories do not reflect that.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 servings Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 3gCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 22g
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