Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Cheese Sauce

by Alli

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Cheese Sauce is sponsored by Mahón-Menorca Cheese. All opinions are my own. 

If you’re entertaining during the holidays, Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Cheese Sauce is the way to go. This entrée is impressive, delicious and done in less than 30 minutes.

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Cheese Sauce

The Mushroom Cheese Sauce is delicious, smooth and so easy to make thanks to Mahón Cheese from the island of Minorca. But you don’t have to go to Spain to get this delicious cheese! You can find Mahón-Menorca at these US locations: Fairway, West Side Market, Gourmet Garage, Saveway, Wholefoods, Kroger, Costco, Central Markets, Central and Town & Country Markets.

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin and Mahon Cheese

Mahón-Menorca Cheese is a unique (and delicious) product with Protected Guarantee of Origin. It’s closely related to the geographic area where it is produced – the island of Minorca. The geographical and climate factors affect the final features, aroma, and flavor. I’m impressed with the flavor of this cheese and how easily and smoothly it melts.

Let’s Make Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Cheese Sauce

Preheat the oven to 400º F. While the oven is preheating, pat the pork tenderloin dry and rub with Rosemary, salt, and pepper.

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Sear the tenderloin, turning to brown on all sides. This should take about six minutes.

Once the tenderloin is browned on all sides, place the skillet in the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes OR until an instant-read thermometer reaches 145º F. Let rest at least 5 minutes before slicing into medallions.

To make the sauce, sauté the mushrooms and onions in two tablespoons of butter until tender.

Sauté onions to make Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin

Whisk in the remaining butter.

Add butter to the sauce for pan seared pork tenderloin

Add the cheese and red pepper flakes and whisk until smooth.

Add the Cheese to Make Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Cheese Sauce

Whisk in the heavy cream. Serve the cheese sauce alongside the Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin.

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Cheese Sauce

Close Up Photo of Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin


  • 1 Pork Tenderloin (about 1 lb.)
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons Rosemary, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mushroom Cheese Sauce

  • 4 Tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 8 oz. Semi-Cured Mahón-Menorca Cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. Pat the pork tenderloin dry. Rub with minced Rosemary, salt and pepper.
  3. In a heavy ovenproof skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add the tenderloin and brown on all sides.
  4. Place the skillet in the oven for about 10-15 minutes OR until an instant read thermometer reads 145º. Remove from oven and let sit for at least 5 minutes.

Mushroom Cheese Sauce

  1. Sauté mushrooms and onions in 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Whisk in remaining butter. Add the shredded cheese and pepper flakes. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in the heavy cream. Serve over the sliced tenderloin.

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Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Cheese Sauce is a family favorite. It’s easy enough to make on a weeknight during the busy holiday season and special enough to serve when entertaining. The Mushroom Cheese Sauce is amazing and takes this tenderloin to the next level!

Pan Seared Tenderloin with Cheese Sauce is amazing!

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valmg @ Mom Knows It All December 14, 2017 - 7:29 am

I’m not familiar with this type of cheese but I’d definitely be up for trying it. Hubby would enjoy this recipe, he loves pork.

Denise Seegobin December 14, 2017 - 8:04 am

You made me so hungry just reading this. I am going to have to try this. It looks great for the holidays.

Amber Myers December 14, 2017 - 8:16 am

Oh yum, this looks so delicious. I need to make it for dinner soon. I’m pretty sure everyone will love it!

Anita Anderson December 14, 2017 - 8:59 am

Mmm, this recipe is tasty. I had been looking for something to cook for Christmas and now I know what to make.

candy December 14, 2017 - 12:17 pm

Now this is one meal my whole family would enjoy. Pork tenderloin is a favorite. Your mushroom sauce and the cheese sounds perfect.

Tomi C December 14, 2017 - 3:08 pm

I love pork tenderloin but I’ve never had mushroom cheese sauce and it sounds so delicious. We love mushrooms and we love cheese so the pairing would work for us. Oh and searing the pork tenderloin before baking is a MUST!

Anosa December 14, 2017 - 3:26 pm

Every time I visit your blog I am made even more hungry than before, this pork tenderloin looks absolutely amazing.

Ashley December 14, 2017 - 4:19 pm

Mmm Mushrooms and cheese. This recipe looks delicious! I want to try it.

Pam Wattenbarger December 14, 2017 - 6:20 pm

My family loves pork tenderloin! This pan seared pork tenderloin with mushroom sauce sounds really delicious.

Bonnie G December 14, 2017 - 6:30 pm

That looks great! Although I don’t like mushrooms I would love to try your recipe.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy December 14, 2017 - 6:55 pm

That pork looks incredibly delicious. And the cheese mushroom sauce is absolutely a wonderful touch! That sauce would go so well with so many dishes!!!

Marysa December 15, 2017 - 1:07 pm

Mushrooms and cheese.. two of my favorite things! I’ve never tried this kind of cheese, but it looks yummy. And it looks like it is easy to cook with too. I think this would go well over pasta too.

Chubskulit Rose December 15, 2017 - 1:32 pm

My daughter would love that cheese and mushroom sauce! This makes me so hungry, it looks so delicious.

Dina Demarest December 15, 2017 - 4:44 pm

Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe! I saved it for New Year!

Amy December 15, 2017 - 10:46 pm

I just picked up a Pork Tenderloin at the store. I was trying to decide how I was going to prepare it. I think I’m going to need to try this recipe

Adrienne December 17, 2017 - 12:27 pm

This looks so delicious. I really like the idea of using different sauces to change up the flavor. Great share.


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