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Parmesan-Crusted Pork Tenderloins (Low Carb) Recipe

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It takes only three major ingredients to make this pork tenderloin a meal fit for company. It's not only easy to make in less than 30 minutes, but also low-carb.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes


  • 2 pork tenderloins (14 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, about 3 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin (or sage)


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Pat the pork dry with paper towels and lightly season it with salt.

In a small bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese, cumin, and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Press the mixture all over the pork, coating it as thoroughly as possible.

Place the pork on a rimmed baking sheet or in a shallow roasting pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn the pork over and bake for 10 minutes longer. (The pork should be slightly pink in the center.) Remove the pork from the oven, transfer it to a cutting board, and let it rest for several minutes before serving. Cut the pork into 1/2-inch-thick slices and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings

Per serving: Carbs that count: 0, Total Carbs: 1.20, Fiber: 1.20, Total Fat: 13.75, Saturated Fat: 6.04, Protein: 50.70, Calories: 339

Recipe from: Low Carb 1-2-3 : The Low Calorie, Low Carbohydrate Cookbook by Rozanne Gold with Helen Kimmel, M.S., R.D. (Rodale)
Copyright 2005 by Rozanne Gold. Used with express written permission.

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 2 out of 5
, Member robin115

I used the sage instead of ground cumin. It was way too much sage. The tenderloin looked green. Not very appetizing to look at. The flavor was very good. I would not fix a tenderloin this way again. Maybe with just the parmesan would be good.

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