Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin (Grilled or Baked)

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is such an easy meal to prepare and serve!  Seasoned pork tenderloin is wrapped with bacon slices and baked, or grilled, to perfection!

Pork tenderloin is a tender cut of meat to begin with, but the addition of bacon really adds to the tenderness and flavor! By slicing the meat into medallions to serve, there is a little bit of bacon in every bite! Really, bacon wrapped anything is always a good idea!

Sliced Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite proteins just simply roasted in the oven or stuffed pork tenderloin. It’s incredibly juicy and tender and everyone in my family loves it.  While I often simply season and cook pork tenderloin in the oven, this is one of those easy pork tenderloin recipes that is kind of next level  (because … bacon!) and can be oven baked or grilled.

We absolutely love to cook this pork tenderloin recipe on the grill, but we do use a grill mat to keep the bacon from flaring up. If you’ve never cooked on a grill mat before I can’t say how much I recommend them!  I they’re perfect for everything from Grilled Zucchini  to Grilled Asparagus and we often to homemade burgers on them too.  You still get that nice char but nothing falls through and they’re a snap to wipe clean.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin being cooked on grill

How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

  • Allow the tenderloin to come to room temperature.
  • Season with your favorite seasoning, or homemade Italian Seasoning with salt & pepper.
  • Wrap tenderloin with bacon slices and secure with toothpicks.
  • If cooking in an oven and the bacon has released a lot of grease, use a clean baking pan before broiling as the grease will smoke and splatter.
  • If cooking on a grill, use a grill mat (or a sheet of foil) to avoid bacon drippings from flaring up.
  • Use a meat thermometer and remove from heat once the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
  • Allow the tenderloin to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Pork Tenderloin Sides

There are so many great options for side dishes for pork tenderloin. Some of my favorite pork loin sides are:

Slice of Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin on cutting board

It is important to rest almost all cuts of meat after grilling for two reasons. First, the juices are redistributed and absorbed back into the meat making it far more tender and juicy. Second, the internal temperature of the meat will continue to rise as it rests.  You can find more information on cooking the perfect pork tenderloin here!

Pork tenderloin is lean and should be cooked to about medium and it’s fine to be a touch pink.  Since it’s a fairly long thin cut of meat, this won’t take long (and I’d highly recommend using a thermometer to ensure it reaches the right temperature). Allow about a 20-minute cook time in a 400 degree oven or on a medium heat grill. In either case, remove once the pork tenderloin form the heat once the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Be sure to allow it to rest at least 5 minutes before slicing.

Trying to follow a low carb diet? This Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin naturally low in carbs (and is keto friendly).  Serve it alongside Grilled Zucchini and Honey Mustard Warm Potato Salad!

Sliced Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
4.5 from 6 votes
Review Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is such an easy meal to prepare and serve!  Seasoned pork tenderloin is wrapped with bacon slices and baked, or grilled, to perfection!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • southwest seasoning or your favorite meat seasonings
  • 8 slices bacon

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven or grill to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with foil
  • Season the pork with your favorite seasoning blend.
  • Wrap the pork tenderloin in bacon using toothpicks to secure.
Oven
  • Place pork on a foil-lined sheet and bake 18-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • Broil 2-3 minutes to crisp bacon.
  • Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
Grill
  • Place pork on a grill mat and cook 20-22 minutes rotating every 5 minutes or until a meat thermometer reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 319, Protein: 28g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 102mg, Sodium: 350mg, Potassium: 532mg, Vitamin A: 15IU, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1.3mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. Great method but poor execution, my bacon was completely raw and soggy still while my tenderloin was done to perfection. I followed the directions and even broiled it for almost 5 extra minutes. I have no idea why it turned out this way, but not what I was expecting based on the reviews and her photos. Sad2 stars

    1. Sorry to hear this recipe didn’t turn out for you Maddi. For our photos, we grilled our bacon-wrapped tenderloin on a grill mat. It gives the bacon a nice crisp texture. If oven baking, broiling it at the end should produce a similar result.

  2. Found this recipe a couple days ago and made it tonight. It is amazing—juicy, tender and oh, so flavorful. It’s also very quick and easy to prepare. I followed the directions for oven baking. It took a few minutes longer than listed, and the bacon was crispy so I didn’t put it under the broiler. We all ate too much! This is a winner all around.5 stars

  3. Can I grill this on the stove top? My grill pan covers two burners. Would you ever recommend covering while baking or grilling?

    1. I haven’t tried this on the stove but I worry that the bacon would burn before the pork cooks through. As an option, you could try cutting the pork into medallions (or little steaks) and wrapping each in bacon and cooking it on your grill pan that way. Let us know how it goes!

  4. I bought a 3 lb. Pork tenderloin that is actually 2 small tenderloins. Thawed out now so what to do. I now have 2- 1and a half lb. loins. Still 20 min. per pound? Leave them together? I need the whole 3 lbs. to feed my crew/family. Help please im ready to cook now.

    1. This recipe is for a 1lb tenderloin so two 1.5lbs will work great! They can be cooked at the same time but should be cooked separately. They’ll need about 20-25 minutes total in the oven, I would suggest a meat thermometer to ensure they reach 145°F without overcooking.

      Enjoy!