One-Pan Pork Tenderloin with Italian Roasted Broccoli
Give your dishwasher a much needed break. Only one pan is needed in this Pork Tenderloin with Italian Roasted Broccoli I developed in partnership with Produce for Kids. See all of my Produce for Kids recipes here.
My favorite way to cook dinner is to put everything on one pan and throw it in the oven. One pan dinners are the best. And there are a few reasons that I love them so much.
First of all, they’re easy. Just put ingredients on the pan, season and roast.
Second, the cleanup’s a breeze. Really, it’s just one pan! Well, maybe there’s a bowl or a spoon or something. But not any pots or other big dishes to scrub.
Third, they taste freaking amazing. It’s because everything’s roasting together. The flavors get shared a bit and mingle. You can’t beat it.
The key to creating a one pot dinner is to consider how long each ingredient takes to cook. You need to cook things that have a similar cooking time, or add items to the pan at different times in the cooking process.
For instance, if you were doing potatoes and boneless skinless chicken breasts, you’d want to think about the differences in their cooking times. Roasted potates take about 40 minutes at 425F. The chicken breasts only need 20 minutes. You’d therefore want to put the potatoes in the pan by themselves for about 20 minutes before adding the chicken breasts to the pan. This way everything will be ready at the same time.
For today’s one-pan pork tenderloin dinner, the pork tenderloin and broccoli take approximately the same amount of time to cook. It’s in the 20 to 30 minute range. The pork in the pan is perfectly cooked and the broccoli is tender and just starting to get good and brown on the outside. If the broccoli is really dark in places, don’t worry. That’s from the sugars in the tomato paste caramelizing bit. It’s not burnt in a bad way but in a sweet and amazing way. Really, the whole recipe is amazing. You’re gonna love it!
Click here for the One-Pan Pork Tenderloin with Italian Roasted Broccoli over at the Produce for Kids site.
Why is my recipe over at the Produce for Kids site? For the past few years Produce for Kids and I have been working together to come up with family-friendly healthy recipes. I develop new recipes for them and photograph those and a whole bunch more. This fall we’ve teamed up again with another round of healthy recipes to share with you. This is one of them. You can see all of my Produce for Kids recipes here.
Produce for Kids is a healthy family resource that offers meal planning tools and healthy recipes for your family. All of the recipes are approved by a registered dietitian for containing all the nutrients your kids need (and not too much of the things they don’t). All nutritional info for each recipe is given as well.
Disclosure: Produce for Kids is a client of mine. They paid me to develop this recipe, to photograph the recipe, to post about it on my blog and to promote it on social media. All opinions are my own