I’m a good cook. Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve been cooking for a very long time. In fact, I’ve been cooking family meals since I was in the fifth grade. I’ve owned a restaurant. I’ve catered parties up to 150. So, I’m confident in the kitchen. All this to say, when I made this super simple recipe for my family, my husband of 18 years said, “This may be the best thing you’ve ever cooked.” At that point, I decided not to think about so many previous meals that took me hours to make. This recipe has only four ingredients, takes five minutes of prep time and then cooks for 25 minutes. That’s it.

For some background, I did make this a few times, and I found that the Kroger brand peppercorn-seasoned pork tenderloin was hands down the best for this. It made for the juiciest, most flavorful end result.

For a mid-week meal that is also fancy enough for a dinner party or holiday meal, this is your recipe.

This Italian pork tenderloin is delicious!

Prepare for raves. This Italian pork tenderloin is delicious!

Italian Pork

Italian Pork Tenderloin

For a mid-week meal that is also fancy enough for a dinner party or holiday meal, this is your recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Course dinner
Cuisine America
Servings 8 people
Calories 1793 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Peppercorn marinated pork tenderloins
  • 1 package of Hemisfares lightly smoked dry cured ham
  • 4 slices of provolone cheese
  • Private Selection Italian Seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Preheat over to 425.
  • Butterfly both pork tenderloins. Sprinkle the Italian Seasoning over the pork. Layer each with 3-4 slices of the smoked cured ham. Add some more Italian Seasoning over the layered cured ham and provolone cheese. Fold the pork back over so that the cured ham and cheese are sandwiched between the two layers of pork tenderloin. Bake for 25 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 1793kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 204gFat: 102gSaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 611mgSodium: 6254mgPotassium: 3225mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 93IUCalcium: 134mgIron: 9mg
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Butterfly the pork tenderloin

Butterfly the pork tenderloin. You can sprinkle Italian seasoning on the outside before or after you butterfly. If you prep everything in the 9 x 11-inch glass casserole dish, it makes for less dirty dishes!

Layer the cured meat and provolone cheese and then sprinkle with Italian seasoning.

Layer the cured meat and provolone cheese and then sprinkle the remaining Italian seasoning. Place in the pre-heated 425 degree oven and cook for 25 minutes.

Baked Italian Pork Tenderloin

Let rest for five minutes before slicing. YUM!

Italian stuffed pork tenderloin

This is such a beautiful presentation for a mid-week meal or a dinner party. Serve with a Caesar salad to continue the Italian theme!

I know, it’s hard to believe something this easy can be so tasty, but it is. Enjoy!

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