This elegant main dish is sure to impress when the pork is sliced open to reveal its beautiful, bright filling. It may look complicated, but it’s simple to prepare. Sweet sun-dried tomatoes, earthy spinach, and crunchy pine nuts provide a wonderful contrast to rosemary-scented pork.
Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach - Delicious Decisions
Calories166 Per Serving
Protein24g Per Serving
Fiber2g Per Serving
|Total Fat||5.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||2.0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||6 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|
1 vegetable, 3 lean meat
1/2 cup dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes
4 cups loosely packed baby spinach
1/8 tsp. pepper (divided use)
2 Tbsp. pine nuts (dry-roasted)
1 lb. pork tenderloin, butterflied and flattened to 1-inch thickness, all visible fat discarded
1 Tbsp. rosemary and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp. salt
Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Put the tomatoes in a small bowl. Pour in the boiling water. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until softened.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
Drain the tomatoes, discarding the soaking water. Squeeze them to remove any excess water. Coarsely chop the tomatoes.
Lay the opened pork on a cutting board. Sprinkle the tomatoes and pine nuts lengthwise over half of the pork. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon rosemary, the salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper over the tomato mixture. Arrange the spinach in a single layer on top. Fold the half with no filling over the other half. Using kitchen twine, tie the pork at 2-inch intervals to secure it. Transfer the pork to the baking sheet. Lightly spray the pork with cooking spray. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon rosemary and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until the pork registers 145°F on an instant-read thermometer.
Transfer the pork to a clean cutting board. Discard the twine. Let stand for 3 minutes before slicing.
Tip: Serving size 3 ounces pork and 2 tablespoons sauce.
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