These juicy pork medallions are pan-seared to perfection and served in a creamy mushroom sauce. It’s a delicious keto dinner recipe that’s easy enough for a weeknight and elegant enough for a special occasion. So tender and flavourful!
I recommend making this delectable pork medallions recipe as soon as humanly possible. Because every single time I make it, I remember just how easy and just how tasty it really is. It’s one of my favorite pork recipes, along with parmesan crusted pork chops and keto pulled pork.
The pork turns out so tender and juicy. And the sauce! So silky rich, with that indescribable umami that can only come from sautéed mushrooms. Believe me when I say that you will want to drink it straight from the pan.
My family devoured this meal in record time. To my dismay, since there were no leftovers for me to enjoy the following day. I guess next time I need to make a double batch!
You will love this easy keto recipe!
If you’ve never made pork medallions before, prepare to be blown away. They are incredibly easy to make, and the results are spectacular. They cook quickly, but they remain tender and juicy.
Really, it’s another fabulous way to prepare keto pork tenderloin. You slice the tenderloin into 1 inch slices and gently pound the slices to a half inch thickness. This ensures fast, even cooking.
Many pork medallion recipes have you dredge the slices in flour, but I assure you that there is no need. As long as your pan is nice and hot, they sear and brown perfectly.
You can really make any kind of sauce to serve with them, but sliced mushrooms with some fresh herbs take it over the top.
5-star review: “Better than Olive Garden! So delicious and so incredibly good! LOVE the flavors and the large pieces of mushrooms!” — Betsy
Ingredients you need
This mouthwatering dinner recipe takes basic ingredients that you can find at any grocery store. You will need:
- Pork tenderloin: Packages of tenderloin usually contain 2 loins, and this recipe used both of them. Slice it into even 1 inch slices
- Avocado oil: You can substitute any neutral flavoured oil.
- Dry white wine: Feel free to substitute chicken broth, if you prefer.
- Butter: A little butter adds creaminess and flavor to this mushroom sauce. You can use salted butter, but hold back on additional salt at the end until you taste the pork medallions.
- Mushrooms: I prefer small mushrooms like button or cremini for this recipe, as they give more even distribution throughout the sauce.
- Garlic: Fresh garlic gives the best flavor for a sauce like this.
- Rosemary: Fresh herbs will provide better flavor, but it works with dried as well. You can also use thyme or sage.
- Heavy cream: Heavy whipping cream thickens nicely as it cooks and creates a rich, velvety sauce.
Dinner doesn’t get any easier than these pork medallions. You can have them on the table in less than 40 minutes.
- Pound the tenderloin: Place the pork tenderloin slices between sheets of waxed paper and gently pound with a meat mallet to about ½ inch thickness. Season lightly with salt and pepper,
- Pan sear both sides: In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the avocado oil over medium heat. Add half of the pork slices in a single layer and cook about 2 to 3 minutes per side, until nicely browned. Remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining oil and pork slices.
- Deglaze the pan: Add the wine or broth to the pan to deglaze the pan. Allow to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 2 minutes.
- Sauté the mushrooms: Melt the butter in the hot skillet and add the mushrooms. Cook until golden brown and add the garlic and rosemary.
- Add the cream: Reduce the heat to medium low and stir in the cream. Cook until thickened, another 2 to 3 minutes. Heavy cream cooks down nicely on its own, with no additional thickeners. So let it cook over medium low heat until the sauce thickens.
- Put it all together: Return the pork and any accumulated juices to the pan and warm through. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
Pork tenderloin is quite soft as it is and it doesn’t take much effort to flatten the slices, so you don’t need to hit it hard. Instead, pound gently with a mallet until the slice is ½ inch thick all over.
You can easily halve the recipe for fewer servings. Pork tenderloin often comes two to a package, but sometimes you can purchase just one. If yours has two loins, freeze one for another use. Then simply reduce the other ingredients by half.
Dairy-Free Option: Substitute coconut oil or ghee for the butter and coconut cream for the heavy cream.
Frequently Asked Questions
As I note in the recipe, you can replace the wine with chicken broth. But don’t skip the step of deglazing the pan as it helps the flavor of the sauce.
Store any leftovers in the fridge in a covered container for up to 4 days. It heats up very nicely for lunches or subsequent dinners.
Because of the creamy sauce, I don’t recommend freezing this recipe. But you could prep and cook the medallions and freeze those, and then make the sauce when ready to serve.
This pork medallion recipe has 4.2g of carbs and .8g of fiber per serving. That comes to 3.4g net carbs per serving.
What to serve with pork medallions:
- Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
- Keto Zucchini Fritters
- Easy Keto Biscuits
- Keto Focaccia Bread
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- Spinach and Broccoli Casserole
- Roasted Asparagus Salad
Easy Pork Medallions Recipe
- 2 lb pork tenderloin sliced 1 inch thick
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoon avocado oil divided
- ⅓ cup dry white wine (or chicken broth)
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (or thyme)
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- Place the pork tenderloin slices between sheets of waxed paper and gently pound with a meat mallet to about ½ inch thickness. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the avocado oil over medium heat. Add half of the pork slices in a single layer and cook about 2 to 3 minutes per side, until nicely browned.
- Remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining oil and pork slices.
- Add the wine or broth to the pan to deglaze the pan. Allow to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 2 minutes.
- Add the butter to the hot skillet and let melt. Add the mushrooms and sauté until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and rosemary and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
- Reduce the heat to medium low and stir in the cream. Cook until thickened, another 2 to 3 minutes. Return the pork and any accumulated juices to the pan and warm through. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
Nancy Hughes says
So delicious! Even with substituting 2 tsp dried thyme (what I had on hand …pre-soaked in a bit of hot water to soften) the sauce was still amazing.
Theri Wasniewski says
These were delicious! This is a great meal for anyone, low carb or not!
I just took out some thin boneless pork chops out of the freezer this morning! I will give this a go, thank you!!!
This was delicious and very easy to prepare. I just made 1 lb of meat but kept the sauce at the full recipe – warning my husband to not drink up the leftover sauce! We both loved it. Sometimes when I just roast a tenderloin, there are leftovers, but that doesn’t happen when I make medallians and these were no exception. No leftovers, just a little sauce (which was delicious- how can it not be, made from butter and heavy cream!)
This was a huge hit in my house tonight. I typically shy away from pork tenderloin or pork chops but this was a nice spin on it. Thank you!!
made this for Thanksgiving. just the 2 of us. very good. made it with green beans, mashed cauliflower, and a chaffle dressing. will do again. yum.
What a lovely meal!
Another one of ADIDAF’s recipes in my Go-To arsenal. I love the pork in this, but I’ve prepared chicken the same way (pounding it thin), and it’s delicious, too. Dinner guests (keto or not) always request the recipe after tasting this yummy dish.
Sandra Anderson says
This is a simple, but amazing recipe. The flavors are divine! I would serve this to company, but it is easy enough for everyday.
I’ve not always been a big fan of pork tenderloin but this recipe of Carolyn’s is great and so tender. And the mushrooms with gravy just add to its deliciousness.
Karen Favorite says
I’ve made it a couple times, and it is so decadent! Definitely a meal you want to make to impress your family and friends, especially the ones who turn their noses up at the thought of eating “diet” food.
This recipe is absolutely DELICIOUS! We make it several times a month and every time my hubby raves about it!! So easy and flavourful – even non-keto people love it!! Make it TONIGHT!! ❤️
Mary Lou Betts says
This recipe is fabulous! The flavors are superb. I’ve cut it in half, using one tenderloin, for just the two of us, but because it is so good and easy, I’ve started making the full recipe using both tenderloins in the package, and serve it to company to rave reviews!
Better than Olive Garden! So delicious and so incredibly good! LOVE the flavors and the large pieces of mushrooms!
Yum – great dinner! We love when we can have a delicious Keto dinner!
Delicious! And that mushroom cream sauce = *chef’s kiss* Planning on making it again next week!