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Close up of sliced pork tenderloin in skillet with gnocchi

Easy Pork Tenderloin over Three Cheese Gnocchi

This is a simple recipe for fast pork tenderloing over a creamy cheesy gnocchi loaded with fresh spinach all made in one skillet. A flawless weeknight dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 530kcal


  • 10-12" Cast Iron Skillet or other oven safe skillet


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1 lbs Pork tenderloin
  • ½ Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 12 oz pack frozen gnocchi
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup asiago cheese
  • 10 oz fresh spinach
  • 4 oz bacon cooked and chopped
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese


Preheat the oven

  • Set the oven to 375 degrees F while you ready everything for this dish.

Brown Pork

  • Preheat the skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the oil to the pan and swirl to coat.
  • Add the pork tenderloin and sear on all sides, about 2 minutes a side.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.

Sautee Onions

  • Add the remaining oil to the pan and swirl to coat.
  • Add the onion and saute 5 minutes until soft.
  • Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds longer.

Fry Gnocchi

  • Toss the gnocchi into the pan and fry on all sides, until just golden.

Make Cheese Sauce

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and mustard.
  • Pour over the gnocchi and sprinkle with the parmesan and asiago cheese.
  • Toss to coat.

Add Spinach

  • Fold in the spinach and bacon.


  • Nestle the pork loin back into the pan and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and pork reads 140 degrees on an sinstantread thermomoter.


  • Rest for 5 minutes, when the pork reaches 145 degrees F, before slicing pork in thin strips on a bias against the grain to serve.


  • Pork can be wrapped in foil and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Store the gnocchi in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave with a splash of water or milk to keep moist.
  • For this recipe, I used a pre-seasoned pork tenderloin from AdaptableMeals. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 931mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4851IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 5mg