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Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

Whether you make pineapple pork tenderloin on the outdoor grill, or inside in the oven...just make it. The pineapple gives the pork a wonderful flavor that you're going to flip over!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Pork Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, easy family dinner, easy pork tenderloin recipe, grilled pork tenderloin, luau pork tenderloin, pineapple pork tenderloin, pork tenderloin
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen


  • 1-1½ pound pork tenderloin
  • 15 slices approximately pineapple (1 fresh, or 2 large cans)
  • 1 large sweet onion sliced
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
  • teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Prepare a 13x9 baking dish by spraying with cooking spray.
  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees, or prepare an outdoor grill by heating to medium/high.
  • Layer a few slices of pineapple on the bottom of the dish.
  • Place the pork tenderloin pieces on top of the pineapple slices.
  • Drizzle the teriyaki sauce evenly over the pork tenderloin.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Lay the slices of onion over the seasoned pork tenderloin.
  • Top with the remaining pineapple slices.
  • Place in a preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until an instant-read meat thermometer reads 145-degrees. OR place on top of two bricks on an outdoor grill, cover, and cook until an instant-read meat thermometer reads 145-degrees.
  • Once the pork reaches 145-degrees remove it and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice and serve the pineapple pork tenderloin by spooning the pan juices over the top, if desired.


*NOTE - cover the pork with aluminum foil if it's getting too dark before it is completely done cooking, and return it to the oven (or grill). Be aware that if cooking this on the grill, the cooking process may take a little longer.
Turn your outdoor grill into an outdoor oven by placing two aluminum foil-covered bricks on the grates of the grill, and place the dish on top of the bricks for indirect cooking.


Serving: 2thick slices | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 793mg | Sugar: 3g