Jalapeno Popper Pork Tenderloin

Jalapeno Popper Pork Tenderloin

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Pamela Rappaport


Pork tenderloin was on sale so of course I bought it without a plan. This is what I did. My husband does Weight Watchers and this is one of the dishes I serve him. It's WW friendly if you use fat free cream cheese and oil spray instead of vegetable oil. I've also done it with low fat mozzarella sticks added!


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10 Min
30 Min


  • ·
    cooking oil
  • 1
    pork tenderloin
  • 1
    fresh jalapeno, diced
  • 4 oz
    room temp cream cheese (fat free if you're on ww)
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry ranch seasoning
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Jalapeno Popper Pork Tenderloin


  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Cut tenderloin down the middle but not all the way through, you should be able to open it like a book. Cover with plastic and pound it to even out the thickness. Don't make it super thin, just even it out!
  3. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Mix the ranch seasoning with the cream cheese. Spread it down the middle of the pork. Don't spread it to the edges, it'll just run out while cooking.
  5. Sprinkle with the diced jalapeno.
  6. Fold the pork over. If you have butcher's twine tie it off. If you don't have it don't stress, it'll be fine like it is.
  7. Heat a non stick, ovenproof skillet over med-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil (or a few sprays if watching fat). Brown the pork on one side, carefully flip it.
  8. Cover the skillet with foil or a lid. Place in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until a thermometer reads 145 degrees.
  9. OPTIONAL - here's some great additions - sauteed spinach, crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese sticks down the middle, experiment!

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About Jalapeno Popper Pork Tenderloin

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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