This Roasted Pork Apple Sweet Potato Dinner Must Be On The Menu Tonight
It’s no secret that sheet pan dinners are a huge hit for busy families, and this recipe for Roasted Pork Apple Sweet Potato Dinner must be the next one you try! It’s fast, high in protein and fiber, and packed with nutrients. The flavor combination of apples and sweet potatoes with the pork is phenomenal. It’s one of my new favorite weeknight meals!
Pork tenderloin serves as the centerpiece here, surrounded by sliced sweet potato, sliced apple, and green beans, all seasoned with a little olive oil, freshly minced thyme, rosemary and good ol’ salt n’ pepper. One reason that sheet pan dinners are so popular, is that roasting is a fantastic way to cook your fresh fruits and veggies because it amplifies their natural, delicious flavors. This recipe really makes them shine!
Roasted Pork Apple Sweet Potato Dinner is a fast healthy meal in minutes!
The first thing you’ll do is heat up your sheet pan to 500°F in your oven. This will enable you to quickly sear the pork tenderloin and jumpstart the cooking process so you get to eat this incredibly flavorful meal sooner than later!
In the pic below, I threw in the green beans in with the apples and potatoes to roast at the same time. BAD IDEA. The green beans ended up overcooking and were as tough as leather! (Insert crying emoji here.)
Sheet pan dinners are cooked in stages because different ingredients have different cooking times. I learned this lesson the hard way, but if you follow the recipe just as I have it written, you won’t have any problems. You’ll prep all your ingredients beforehand, so they’re ready to go in the oven at exactly the right time.
You’ll end up removing the tenderloin about half way through the total roasting time, because PORK COOKS FAST, much faster than the other ingredients. This works in our favor because pan juices are left behind by the pork to add even more flavor to the rest of our fresh fruits and veggies. Let the pork rest, tented with foil, while the apples and veggies finish roasting. You’ll get a truly amazing tender juicy pork tenderloin that is just…. mmmmm Perfection.
What could make all this amazing food even better? A pan sauce made with the brown bits left in the pan to drizzle over our dinner! YES! The sheet pan kinda acts like a giant skillet, trapping little bits of very well done food on the bottom. This stuff is also called ‘fond’ and it’s like cooking ‘gold’, super concentrated flavor. Hands down the best way to add flavor to any dish. Scrape it up with a small amount of flavorful liquid like chicken broth or wine, and incorporate it back into your dish. In this recipe, I used a little chicken stock and a spoonful of apple cider vinegar.
Just look at that amazingly soft and seasoned tenderloin surrounded by colorful and delicious potatoes, apples and green beans! Give this recipe for Roasted Pork Apple Sweet Potato Dinner a try tonight. Serve that healthy amazing looking dinner and give yourself a pat on the back for being super awesome in the kitchen :0) Enjoy, and as always, please consider subscribing, sharing comments below and rating the recipe!Print
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