Balsamic pork tenderloin with thyme

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 4     adjust servings

Balsamic pork tenderloin with thyme requires just 3 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) but creates a wonderfully rich, delicious dinner!


  • 1 1 to 1 1/4 lb. pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy clean-up) and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Season pork tenderloin with salt, pepper and thyme and place on baking sheet.

  3. Roast at 400 for 22-25 minutes. (The exact timing will depend on the size of your tenderloin and how done you like it. Use an internal thermometer.)

  4. Meanwhile, make the balsamic reduction. Place balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is reduced and thickened.

  5. Brush about half of the balsamic mixture onto the pork in the last minute of cooking. Reserve the rest for serving. (Tip: Keep the mixture on low and stir occasionally or transfer it to a bowl so it doesn’t stick and harden on the pan.)

  6. After the pork has rested, slice and serve with remaining balsamic glaze.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes

You can substitute 1 teaspoon dried thyme for the fresh thyme.

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