With just 5 basic pantry staples and about 5 minutes of prep, you can prepare a juicy, tender, and absolutely delicious Mustard and Brown Sugar Baked Pork Tenderloin! This is one of the easiest dinners that you will ever serve, and it’s also high in protein and low in calories!
So many of you have loved the Honey Garlic Dijon Pork Tenderloin marinade that I shared last summer, which makes me really happy!
But sometimes you need a healthy dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes, doesn’t require marinating time, and doesn’t use a grill. This baked pork tenderloin is the answer to your prayers!
If you feel like you’re stuck in a chicken “rut” for dinner each night, then pork is a great alternative. With a similar mild taste and texture, it’s an easy way to keep the kiddos happy while mixing up the same old routine.
This Mustard and Brown Sugar Baked Pork Tenderloin is such an easy way to prepare a delicious, healthy meal at the last minute. If you’ve got a tenderloin stashed away in your freezer, then you can probably skip a trip to the grocery store (hooray!).
Plus, the baked pork tenderloin is so versatile! You can serve it with just about any sides that your family will enjoy — including bread, pasta, rice, or couscous. Add a salad, steamed broccoli, or some Slow Cooker Southern Green Beans for a feast that your family will devour.
There’s no need to let them in on the secret — that you only spent about 5 minutes preparing the meal!
Mustard and Brown Sugar Baked Pork Tenderloin
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
½ teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1 (1 lb.) pork tenderloin
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a small bowl, stir together first 4 ingredients (brown sugar through pepper).
Line a dish or rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment for easy cleanup. Spray the dish or baking sheet with cooking spray.
Place pork on the prepared baking sheet. Pat dry with a paper towel.
Rub brown sugar mixture all over the pork.
Bake pork for 20-30 minutes, or until a thermometer reads 145 degrees F.
Remove from oven, tent with foil, and allow to rest for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Cooking for a Larger Family? Pork tenderloins are often sold in packs of two. Bake two tenderloins on the same baking sheet and just double the mustard mixture so that you have enough rub for both of the tenderloins. Baking instructions remain the same!
Want to Prep Ahead? Place the pork on the baking sheet (or in a dish) and rub with mustard mixture. Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Bake according to instructions above.
Serving Size 1/3 of the tenderloin
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 97.3 mg
Sodium 521.4 mg
Total Carbohydrates 6.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Sugars 4.5 g
Protein 31.8 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.