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Parmesan Pork Tenderloin Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Parmesan Pork Tenderloin

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"Use seasoned bread crumbs to add more kick to this dish. Serve these breaded pork medallions with tortellini and sauteed summer squash."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Cut tenderloin crosswise into 12 slices, approximately 3/4-inch thick. Place each slice on its cut surface and flatten with heel of hand to 1/2-inch thickness. Combine crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper; dredge pork slices to coat.
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in nonstick pan. Saute pork for 2 to 3 minutes per side; remove and keep warm. Add onion, garlic and zucchini or squash to skillet and saute 5 minutes or until tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2008

The breaded pork was delicious!! I will definitely make it again. We chickened out on adding the zucchini and squash however, as we are not huge vegetable eaters. We may try it in the future, but the pork by itself was excellent!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 18, 2011

This is a good recipe that I will make again. I rated it as average (3 stars) because I felt it was too salty as written. The salt to parmesan/bread crumb ratio seems out of balance for my taste. Next time I will reduce the salt by 1/2. The veggies were very good cooked in the pan after the meat.

Mar 28, 2011

This is not a particularly creative recipe, but it sure was inspirational when I was stumped about what to do with a pork tenderloin and a couple of zucchini. I dredged the tenderloin slices in a little beaten egg before I coated them in the bread crumb/Parmesan mixture, to which I added some chopped fresh parsley, basically for interest and color. The pan was pretty grody after cooking the pork (in olive oil, not vegetable oil) so I wiped it out , added new olive oil and started on a clean slate with the zucchini. Wonderful comfort food flavors - loved it.

May 03, 2009

What a delicious dinner! To make flattening the pork slices go faster, I put several on a cutting board, put another cutting board on top, and pressed down. Voila! I also used a mandolin to slice the zucchini & onion; anything to save time. I used Italian breadcrumbs, and I topped the zucchini mixture with some Parmesan cheese, but otherwise made this as directed. It's quick, easy, and tastes great!

Nov 18, 2007

I've made this a couple of times now, and we really like the way flavour of the pork comes through (sometimes simple is best). The last time I made it, however, I baked it rather than frying, then topped it with mozza slices and broiled it. Served topped with marinara sauce and it was a nice alternative to Chicken Parm. Very tasty!

Jul 14, 2007

This was delicious! I made the recipe almost exactly as written--I might have made the cutlets a little thinner than 1/2 inch, though. My son suggested melting a little square of mozzarella on top next time, so I may try that! Very tender, very good flavor! Thanks!

May 21, 2008

This was excellent! We marinated the loin in teriyaki sauce first and forgot to add parmesan to the breading. I sprinkled the grated parmesan onto the zucchini/squash/onion mix and it was DELICIOUS. I really didn't expect it to be THAT good but we all loved it!

Jul 31, 2007

Delicious! I used garlic & herb breadcrumbs and dipped the pork in egg first, then into the breadcrumb mixture. I also did not use the onion, garlic & zucchini as a side, I used Chinese broccoli. I would definitely eat this again.


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  • Calories
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 22.1 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 687 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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