For home chefs and aficionados of the humble turkey tenderloin, the culinary world is a canvas waiting to be painted with bold, succulent flavors.
But where to start? In this collection, we curate the top 25 turkey tenderloin recipes that cater to all palates and skill levels.
From classic herb rubs to innovative glazes, you’ll find the recipe that transforms turkey tenderloin into a culinary centerpiece.
What is Turkey Tenderloin?
Turkey tenderloin is a prime cut of meat that comes from the inside center of the turkey breast. Known for its tenderness and lean profile, this cut is highly regarded for its versatility in the kitchen and its ability to absorb flavors.
Unlike other parts of the turkey that can be tougher and require longer cooking times, the tenderloin offers a quicker cooking option without sacrificing depth of flavor or moisture, provided it is cooked properly.
This cut’s lean nature not only makes it a healthier choice but also a canvas for a myriad of culinary creations.
How to Cook Turkey Tenderloin:
1. Roasted Turkey Tenderloin
Roasted Turkey Tenderloin is the perfect meal for any occasion. And it’s super easy to prepare and also super juicy and delicious.
This easy recipe starts out with a simple turkey brine that adds amazing flavor to the tenderloin. And the homemade turkey seasoning rub of thyme, rosemary, oregano, brown sugar and garlic will give a beautiful crust to your meat when it’s baked .
So whether it’s an ordinary weeknight or a holiday, give this recipe a try!
2. Grilled Turkey Tenderloin
This Grilled Turkey Tenderloin is a breeze to make at home! And with an awesome glaze of brown sugar, whole grain mustard and apple cider vinegar, it’s bursting with flavor.
So whether it for a Thanksgiving feast or firing up the grill in the summertime, it will make the perfect meal. Simply pair it with your favorite sides for a delicious dinner. Enjoy!
3. Garlic Butter Baked Turkey Tenderloin
Get ready for a mouthwatering meal! Garlic Butter Baked Turkey Tenderloin is not only delicious, it’s ready in just 40 minutes.
Imagine perfect, juicy, tender turkey slices alongside buttery, garlic sweet potatoes and caramelized onions in a sheet pan meal. It’s amazing for a laid-back Thanksgiving or a hassle-free weeknight meal.
4. Crockpot Turkey Tenderloin
Save oven space with this super simple Crockpot Turkey Tenderloin recipe. It comes with an easy turkey tenderloin marinade and a yummy gravy that is made from the drippings.
Pair it with your favorite sides like mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce for a scrumptious meal. Perfect for the holidays or an easy weeknight dinner.
5. Air Fryer Turkey Tenderloin
If you’re looking for a main dish for a small holiday get-together, here’s the perfect recipe for you, Air Fryer Turkey Tenderloin!
With a few simple ingredients, you can create the perfect juicy turkey in a fraction of the time with little effort. And whether you serve it for a special meal or use it as a meal prep, it’ll win rave reviews. Enjoy!
6. Turkey Tenderloin with Vegetables
Turkey Breast Tenderloins with Vegetables is great when you’re in the mood for turkey but only have a small group to feed. And the best part? You roast the veggies right alongside the tenderloin so everything cooks together. Quick and easy, what could be better?
We all need this simple, delicious and healthy sheet pan dinner recipe, especially during the busiest time of the year.
7. Butternut Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin with Cranberries and Pecans
Butternut Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins with Cranberries and Pecans is like having your holiday meal all wrapped up in one dish!
Amazingly, this elegant dish is fairly easy to make. With just 15 minutes of prep time and 1 hour to cook, you can have this meal on the table. Fancy enough for company, quick and easy enough for a weeknight.
8. Turkey Tenderloin Marinade
The Turkey Tenderloin Marinade is a deliciously savory and herby addition to any turkey recipe. Each ingredient in this easy recipe brings out loads of flavors, giving your tenderloin a succulent taste.
This Marinade has a delicious blend of ground spices, brown sugar, mustard, and soy sauce. It’ll give you a juicy and flavorful tenderloin that’s perfect for a holiday feast or even a cozy weeknight dinner. Serve it with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!
9. 20 Minute Low Carb Turkey and Peppers
This 20 Minute Low Carb Turkey and Peppers sauté is incredibly delicious! It’s made with super lean turkey tenderloin filets, sweet bell peppers and onion. Season with herbs, fire-roasted tomatoes and cook in just one pan.
It’s ideal for your perfect weeknight dinner and is Paleo, gluten-free, whole 30, and a low-carb meal. Enjoy!
10. Apple and Onion Braised Turkey Tenderloin
Looking for a quick and tasty dinner option any day of the week? Check out this Paleo and Whole30 Apple and Onion Braised Turkey Tenderloin!
With only a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep, you’ll have a cozy and comforting fall dinner ready to go!
11. Spinach Feta Stuffed Grilled Turkey Tenderloin
Spice up your grilling game with this mouthwatering Spinach Feta Stuffed Grilled Turkey Tenderloin! Packed with flavor and super easy to make, it’s definitely a must-try for your menu.
And don’t worry. Stuffing the turkey tenderloin is a breeze! Just flatten the meat gently, slather on the filling, roll it up, tie it with some twine and get grilling. Quick and Easy!
12. Turkey Scallopini with Creamy Lemon Sauce
Turkey Scallopini with Creamy Lemon Sauce is surprisingly quick and easy to make!
Seasoned to perfection, breaded with panko and Parmesan cheese, they’re like a heavenly piece of pan-fried goodness! And let’s not forget that creamy, garlicky lemon sauce that takes this dish to another level of awesomeness.
Trust us, you’ll absolutely love the gourmet flavor of this super easy, low-carb recipe!
13. Turkey Tenderloin Fajitas
Try these super simple Turkey Fajitas on the grill! These marinated tenderloins will be juicy, tender, and bursting with flavor.
Serve them on a warm tortilla with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream. and salsa. Super quick and easy!
14. Turkey Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables and Gravy
This Turkey Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables and Gravy meal will satisfy your Thanksgiving dinner cravings without all the hassle!
Just pop the turkey tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, and green beans on a single sheet pan in the oven. While they cook, whip up a quick and tasty homemade gravy and that’s it.
It’s like a one-pan Thanksgiving feast!
15. Baked Turkey Tenderloin with Cranberry Glaze
This Baked Turkey Tenderloin with Cranberry Glaze is not only fancy, it’s super easy to make. It’s juicy, delicious and the cranberry glaze gives it a sweet and tangy kick that’s impossible to resist.
All you need is one hour to put this amazing dish together. So no need to save it for special occasions; you can make it whenever you want!
16. Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloins
This Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloins is a humble recipe that will produce an amazing meal. And all you need are 6 ingredients: turkey tenderloins, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper and water. Twenty minutes in your instant pot and dinner is served!
This is also a great meal prep recipe because you can use the leftovers for sandwiches or salads. So what are you waiting for?
17. Grilled Caprese Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin
Jazz up your grilling routine with this awesome recipe for Grilled Caprese Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin! The classic caprese flavors combined with grilled turkey make a tasty meal that’s packed with flavor!
For the filling you need just three simple ingredients: fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and grape or cherry tomatoes. Roll it up and sprinkle it with salt, pepper and dried parsley. After grilling, drizzle it with a simple balsamic glaze, slice it up and you’re good to go!
18. Teriyaki Turkey Tenderloin
Meet your new favorite dish that is the next level of healthy deliciousness, Teriyaki Turkey Tenderloin!
You only need 10 ingredients, 10 minutes and ONE dish to whip up this amazing meal. It’s packed with lean protein, loads of veggies and a tasty sauce. This recipe is super easy, healthy, and oh-so-flavorful. Yum!
19. Sous Vide Turkey Tenderloin
Want a fail proof way to cook turkey tenderloin? Sous vide is the answer. This French cooking method uses a temperature controlled water bath to give you perfectly cooked Sous Vide Turkey Tenderloin every time. No undercooked, no overcooked: just perfect every time!
Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy.
20. Herb Roasted Turkey Tenderloin
Herb Roasted Turkey Tenderloin is a super nutritious and yummy meal that you can season with fresh herbs and have ready to serve in under an hour. And best of all, this one is an easy and budget-friendly turkey dinner that anyone can whip up!
Hands down, your new favorite low-cost family meal recipe.
21. Parmesan Crusted Turkey Tenderloin
Try this quick and healthy baked dinner, Parmesan Crusted Turkey Tenderloins. Coated in a creamy parmesan sauce with a little kick, this yummy dish cooks up in a mere 45 minutes.
And for a healthy dinner, serve it with a salad, brown rice, and veggies of your choice. Enjoy!
22. Sweet and Smoky Turkey Tenderloin
Super easy to make and quick to cook, Sweet and Smoky Turkey Tenderloins are incredibly versatile and can be flavored in so many ways. And if you’re a fan of the classic Thanksgiving feast but don’t want the fuss of roasting a whole turkey, tenderloins deliver that same flavor in less time.
This roasted version is a must-have recipe with its amazingly flavorful rub. Trust us, you’ll want to keep this one!
23. Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Tenderloin
You can’t have Christmas or Thanksgiving without turkey! And this Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Tenderloin in the air fryer ensures a juicy and delicious meal every time. And without all that extra fat from deep frying!
It cooks faster and more evenly, locking in all those delicious juices for succulent, juicy meat. The perfect turkey recipe for your cozy Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Enjoy.
24. Sriracha Lime Slow Cooker Turkey Tenderloins
This Sriracha Lime Slow Cooker Turkey Tenderloin recipe is as easy as it gets! In just a few seconds, you can mix together some super flavorful ingredients and throw it all in the crockpot. Don’t forget to save 3/4 cup of the mixture for later to make a thick, spicy glaze.
With minimal effort, you’ll have a tasty and healthy dinner, full of bold flavors, that really hits the spot.
25. Orange Cranberry Turkey Tenderloin
Orange Cranberry Turkey Tenderloin, with its amazing glaze, can be baked in the oven or cooked on a Traeger Pellet Grill for a smoky flavor.
The incredible glaze is made with 6 ingredients: orange juice, cranberry sauce, soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. And be sure to save some of the glaze, it makes an awesome dipping sauce. So good!
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