By: Dairy Farmers of Canada
(POSTED: November 2, 2011)

Roast Pork Tenderloin and Mushroom Dinner

You don't need to wait for Sunday night to make a comforting roast dinner. The pork stays moist and the potatoes taste wonderful in the mushroom “gravy”.

Yield: 4 servings


1 large pork tenderloin, trimmed (about 1 lb/500 g)
2 medium white potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch (2 cm) chunks
1 medium sweet potato, cut into 3/4-inch (2 cm) chunks
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
8 oz (250 g) mushrooms, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) paprika
1/4 cup (50 mL) all-purpose flour
2 cups (500 mL) Milk
1 cup (250 mL) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
Chopped fresh parsley


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter a 13 x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish.

Place pork in centre of baking dish, tucking thin end underneath. Arrange white potatoes and sweet potatoes around pork. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 min.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, onions, paprika and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each, salt and pepper; sauté for 8 min or until mushrooms are brown. Stir in broth and mustard. Whisk flour into Milk; stir into pan and bring to a boil, stirring. Boil, stirring, for 1 min.

Pour sauce over pork and potatoes and roast for 10 to 15 min or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of pork registers 160°F (71°C). Transfer pork to a cutting board; let rest for 5 min. Return potatoes and sauce to oven for 5 min; stir well. Slice pork crosswise; serve with potatoes and sauce. Sprinkle with parsley.

Recipe Tips:

- A good thermometer is the key to cooking meat properly and ensuring a moist, tender result. Use a digital probe-type you leave in while roasting or an instant-read type, checking near the end of cooking time.

- Substituting sweet potatoes for other varieties or simply adding one or two into your dishes (as this recipe does) gives a huge boost to vitamin A content.
Tips from the community

- Milk Allergy? Use all chicken broth instead of milk. It is delicious!

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