A quick and easy, one-pan pork tenderloin medallions, with mushrooms and a delicious Marsala wine sauce. Cooks up quickly in one pan on the stovetop!
This delicious recipe is one of my favourite ways to enjoy pork tenderloin! The fact that it is quick, easy and delicious is just a big bonus! And while this dish is quick and easy for a weeknight meal, it’s also special enough for entertaining, which is always good.
I love to cook with pork tenderloin, as it is lean, cooks quickly and is always tender. The quick and easy mushroom sauce is flavoured with Marsala wine, that has such a delicious and distinct flavour and pairs perfectly with mushrooms.
This delicious pork tenderloin cooks up entirely on the stovetop in a hot skillet and is ready is just 20 minutes!
Marsala Wine: Marsala wine is a worthy addition to your kitchen, if you don’t have it already. It keeps a long time on the counter and is great for cooking. The Marsala wine I use the Italian “Sperone Dry Marsala” (bottle pictured below). You’ll usually find it with the Fortified Wines. I suggest a Dry Marsala, rather than a sweet one. If you don’t have or don’t want to use Marsala, a Dry Sherry would probably work fine here.
Mushrooms: You can use whatever type of mushrooms you like. White or Cremini are the most common mushrooms to use in a sauce like this. I like to buy whole mushrooms and slice them myself, as I can make them a little chunkier and I like the little round bits :)
Heavy Cream: This is heavy, 35% butterfat whipping cream. I highly recommend heavy cream here, if you have it. It’s only 3 Tablespoons and makes for the best textured sauce, without making it heavy and rich. You could use a lower fat cream, but lower fat cream may split in the acidic wine sauce, leaving small bits of white fat in your sauce. Your sauce will also not be quite as thick. You could stir a teaspoon of cornstarch into a lower-fat cream before adding to the pan, to help with the thickening.
I love this dish with pork tenderloin, but I have also made it with beef medallions or thinly sliced chicken breast. I think it would be nice with other cuts of pork as well, such as boneless loin chops or even bone-in pork chops.
As mentioned above, this entire dish should be cooked over a bit more than medium-high heat, depending on your oven and/or the pan you are using. You want that to get a good sear on your meat, to get golden, delicious mushrooms and to reduce your sauce quickly, so don’t hesitate to nudge up the heat under your pan if needed.
Top Tip: As this dish cooks quickly over high heat, have all your ingredients prepped, measured and handy near the stove, to add into the pan quickly and easily.
What to Serve with Mushroom Marsala Pork Tenderloin
I enjoy this dish served with rustic mashed potatoes or try a garlic mash. I will set some water to boil for the potatoes while preparing my ingredients. The potatoes then boil as the dish gets cooked on the next burner. Simply drain the potatoes, add some cream and butter and mash. Try some small new potatoes and leave the skin on. Pretty and easy!
Get the Recipe: Pork Tenderloin Medallions in Mushroom Marsala Sauce
- 2 lb (900 g) pork tenderloin, (about 2 small or one large tenderloins)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 medium shallots, finely diced (can substitute red onion)
- 12 oz (340 g) cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced (or regular button mushrooms)
- 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) dry Marsala wine, not sweet Marsala (look for Dry on the label)
- 1 cup (240 ml) chicken broth
- 3 Tbsp heavy cream
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
- Trim the tenderloins of silverskin and any excess fat. Cut the tenderloins into medallions about 1 1/2-inches thick. Place medallions with the cut side up and press down with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly. Season the meat with salt and pepper.
- Heat 3 Tbsp. oil and 1 Tbsp. of the butter in a large skillet over high heat , somewhere between medium-high and high. You want a really hot pan, but not so hot that it will scorch. When the butter is melted and foaming, add the meat and sear until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Don't over-crowd the pan. Do in two batches, if necessary. Flip and cook the other side until the meat is well browned and slightly firm to the touch, about another 2 min. Transfer pork to a plate.
- Melt the remaining 2 Tbsp. butter in the pan. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring for about 30 seconds, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the mushrooms and cook until all of the mushroom liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are golden, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with the flour and add the Marsala. Allow the Marsala to boil until almost completely evaporated.
- Once the Marsala has almost completely evaporated, add the chicken broth and cook until the mixture is reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Stir in the cream and parsley. Return the pork and any accumulated juices to the pan, and cook, flipping the pork once, until it’s firm to the touch and still a little pink in the middle (cut into a piece to check), 2 to 4 min. Taste for salt and pepper and serve. Serve garnished with additional parsley.
LOVE your video ~ and you are the queen of comfort food, this is on our menu for the week, pork tenderloin is so delish, and the sauce makes my mouth water…always have a bottle of Marsala in the cupboard right over the stove :)
Thanks Sue and do enjoy this one. Quick easy and delicious! :)
We love pork tenderloin, and we love chicken marsala Jennifer. Why have I never thought of this myself?! It looks amazing. Need to try this one soon! Tom will love it.
Thanks Mary Ann and the wonderful marsala mushroom sauce is just as lovely with pork, you’ll find!
Last night as I was cooking a Pork Tenderloin I thought ‘What about a sauce??!!! So I made your Marsala Sauce. I let the Tenderloin rest then sliced it and put the slices into the sauce while I dealt with the vegetables. Fingers crossed I hoped the meat wouldn’t get tough and dry. Imagine my surprise, absolutely lovely. Meat flavoursome, stayed tender and sauce just sublime. I shall make it your way next time. Who can go past a lovely Marsala sauce! Thankyou Jennifer for another yummy dinner ?.
Mary you think just like me! :) I have a thing about sauce. I guess I just find plain meat boring and one note. So I am always drawn to meat with sauce recipes, like this one. Best of both worlds. Meat for my husband and sauce for me!
I’m wondering where this recipe has been hiding! I need to try this sooner rather than later, and would love to serve it to my entire family. Another outstanding company worthy recipe that’s easy to make and looks fantastic! Sharing :)
I could slurp that sauce with a spoon! Gorgeous dish, delicious flavors! And I love the instructional video! Nice post! Pinned!
OMG, this looks AMAZING, Jennifer! I absolutely love pork tenderloin, but I tend to get serious cravings for it once the weather turns a bit colder and it just got chilly here last week. Needless to say, THIS needs to happen! I could drink that sauce! ;) Cheers, friend1
Thanks so much, Cheyanne :)
I love it when I get to pick up new skills along with a recipe! Thank you so much for the video demonstration. I will be better prepared next time I need to handle pork tenderloin. That marsala sauce is everything!
Thanks Milena :) And yes … that sauce is everything!
This is going on my rotation too Jennifer. Thanks for re-posting it, I don’t remember it from before. It’s got everything I love!
Thanks Chris and I’m sure you will enjoy this one! It’s a delicious and different way to enjoy pork tenderloin :)
OMG- how good does this look/sound?! Love comfort food dishes like this and I would smother some garlic mash with that delicious sauce! It’s raining here today and this would be perfect!
Thanks Dawn and yes, perfect with garlic mashed! We are finely enjoying some lovely Fall weather here, but still, Fall is in the air, so I’m back to my regular dishes, like this one :)
Recently made this YUMMY dish! So good!!
Haven’t had Marsala for a long time but ended up getting a bottle ’cause I kept coming back to this recipe. Love the mushroom combo!
Will have to try with chicken as I seem to have a constant supply in my freezer.
Hi Irene and so glad to hear you are enjoying this dish :) It’s one of my favourite dishes! Quick, easy and delicious flavours. And yes, I keep a bottle of Marsala around as well, just for this dish.
making this tonight but using porcini’s. Adding a bit of capers, too. Serving with garlic mashed potatoes and broccolini. Thanks – great way to prepare tenderloins!
Tried this last night and it was a big hit! Very easy to make.
Glad you enjoyed it, Carrie. One of my favourites!
Made this for dinner last night….family LOVED it! The only change I made was that I couldn’t find red Marsala wine and had to get white (because I didn’t have time to go to another store for the red). Turned out delicious….so much so, the family said we could have it for dinner again tonight and try it with the red wine :)
So glad you enjoyed it, Staci. I don’t think I’ve ever tried white Marsala, so have no idea how it compares. If you try both, let me (us) know. Just so we know :)
When I went looking for Marsala wine I had to choose red or white & sweet or dry – suggestions?
Hi Darla, I use Sperone brand, dry red Marsala.
I have the same problem with buying pork tenderloins and not knowing what to do with them! I’m going to try this soon- thanks for the recipe :)
Thanks April. I always seem to end up with a freezer full of tenderloins from buying them when they’re on sale. This is a nice way to use them (cutting them into medallions). Very tender, quick to cook and you can use any number of sauces with them.
Hi Jennifer, Great to hear from Muskoka. I live in Penetanguishene. We’re having friends for dinner tomorrow night and I planned on baking port tenderloin but when I saw your recipe I knew I had to try it. Thanks for sharing
Hi from sunny and getting warmer by the day Muskoka, Sharon! You’ll enjoy this dish, I’m sure. I love it with mashed potatoes, as the marsala sauce and mushrooms go really well with it.
Looks really good. The wife can’t have red meat so we eat a lot of chicken/turkey and pork. with pork being our go to meat. Will definitely try this.
I think you would really enjoy this. Good with both pork and chicken.
You know I’m all about quick and easy meals – definitely need to give this one a try!
Yes I do! I think you would really enjoy this one, Chung-Ah.
This recipe was wonderful. We prepared this dish for our Valentine’s Day dinner. Minor tweaks included using 1pd pork loin, doubled stock and used veal stock instead of chicken. Served with mashed potatoes. Tasted great day of, but even better next day. Jennifer, thank you for posting such a wonderful dish.
So glad you enjoyed it and I agree, the left-overs are great, too!
There’s nothing quite so delicious as mushrooms with marsala, what a tasty dish!
I agree, Laura. Thanks!
Dinner in under 30 minutes, and it’s pork medallion? Yes please!
It’s a winning combination, for sure!
I love pork…and medallions…and mushrooms, so basically this is my total dinner package! Pinning for later!
Thanks Courtney. It’s a delicious dish. Enjoy!
I am hungry just by looking at the picture and scanning through ingredients! Already added to my “to do” list :)
Thanks so much, Monika. I’m sure you will enjoy it!
I’ll be trying this with some venison loin and likely use a full pound of mushrooms. It should go well with roasted potatoes tossed with olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
Sounds delicious, Anthony. The sauce should be nice with the venison.
We eat a lot of pork tenderloin, but I usually roast it whole. I’m looking forward to trying something new. The whole family loves mushrooms so I think this will be a winner!
I’m sure you would love it, Andrea. Everyone here enjoys it and it’s a nice use for pork tenderloin. Very moist!
I only have red wine handy. Will that work?
I think it would. If you have a port or sherry, even better.
Turned exactly out as you see it in the picture. This happens very rarely. Tasts great, looks great – definitely a contender. Thank you!!!
Thanks Nicole! So glad you enjoyed it :)