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One Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Butternut Squash

gluten-free nut-free pork time_50 min

Pork Tenderloin + Apples + Butternut Squash

One Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Butternut Squash

Forget candles! When this delicious dish is in the oven, your whole house will smell like a magical autumn wonderland. Not only does it smell delicious, but it also tastes amazing! This might be the juiciest, tastiest pork recipe I've ever created and I can't wait to share it with you. The best part is is that it only requires just one pan, so cleaning up is a breeze!

Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp oil (any kind you prefer), divided
  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin
  • 24 oz butternut squash, peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 tart apples, chopped into bite-sized pieces

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 °F and line a roasting pan with aluminum foil
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and cinnamon together
  • Rub the pork tenderloin with 1 Tbsp oil + 1/3 of the spice mixture, until it is coated in a thin layer
  • Place the tenderloin in the roasting pan, and roast in the oven for 15 minutes
  • While the pork cooks, add the chopped butternut squash and apples to a large bowl and toss in 1 Tbsp oil + the remaining of the spice mixture
  • Remove the pork from the oven, and turn onto its other side. Be sure the roast is centered in the pan. Add the butternut squash and apple mixture to the roasting pan, surrounding the tenderloin and spacing the pieces evenly apart
  • Bake for another 20-30 minutes, or until the apples and squash are soft and the pork reads an internal temperature of at least 145 °F
  • Let the tenderloin rest for a few minutes before slicing. Serve immediately, or let cool and divide evenly among individual food storage containers and store in the refrigerator/freezer.  

Recipe Modifications:

  • Gluten-free: None
  • Nut-free: None
  • Vegetarian/Vegan: Use only 1 Tbsp oil + 1 tsp cinnamon + salt and pepper to season the apples and butternut squash. Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until soft. Serve with cooked lentils for a hearty and warm meal. 

Recipe Notes:

  • I recommend purchasing pre-cut butternut squash to help save time
  • Granny Smith apples are an excellent choice for this dish

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