I was searching for a recipe for stuffed, pork tenderloin but every one I considered making included ingredients I did not have on hand.
So it was time to invent a recipe of my own.
Cream Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Serves 2 (but that’s based on Mike and my appetites sooo it could be more like a three person serving size😜)
What You’ll Need:
1 pork tenderloin
3/4 package cream cheese
1/2 pack of bacon
1 tsp. basil
1 tbsp. pesto
pepper and paprika
1 tbsp. approx. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. olive oil
As this recipe was made up, I didn’t measure anything while I worked and I just used the rest of the cream cheese I had in the fridge, hence the odd ish amount required 😏
I wouldn’t advise any more than 3/4 of a regular size package of cream cheese though, as the amount I used was just bordering on too strong.
Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
Cut the bacon into small chunks and fry until its cooked to your preferred bacon tenderness – wiggly, tender, fried or crisp? 😏
Combine cream cheese, basil, pesto and cooked bacon.
Slice the tenderloin open lengthwise and spread the cream cheese mixture evenly.
Season with pepper and paprika.
I would omit adding salt as the bacon and Worcestershire sauce gave it enough saltines for my liking… and I like salt 😁
Cook for 50-60 min. depending on tenderloin size.
Rice, lemon cucumbers and garlic bread are the sides I made to go with it 😊
Hope you enjoy, we did!
Let me know how it turns out!😀