Pork Medallions with Blue Cheese Sauce

Pork Medallions with Blue Cheese Sauce make a delicious one-pan weeknight dinner that’s on the table in 30 minutes! Fancy enough for a date night or entertaining guests but so easy to make even if you aren’t totally kitchen confident.

Pork Medallions with Blue Cheese Sauce make a delicious one-pan weeknight dinner that's on the table in 30 minutes! Fancy enough for a date night but so easy to make even if you aren't totally kitchen confident. 

These tender and juicy pork medallions are smothered in a delicious, savory blue cheese sauce that’s infused with the flavor of the caramelized pork and white wine. This easy but so delicious quick dinner is one of my favorite things to make when I’m short on time but want something a little bit more special during the week.

I could eat the gorgonzola sauce with a spoon, it’s so tasty! Serve this easy one-pan dish with some pasta or gnocchi and dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes.My family loves pork tenderloin when cooked low and slow but cutting the pork tenderloin into medallions saves time and helps to develop the flavor quicker. Searing the meat in a really hot skillet caramelizes the outside while making sure that the meat stays juicy and tender.

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These pan-seared pork tenderloin medallions go from stovetop to dinner table in just minutes and the flavorful blue cheese sauce goes a long way toward making this simple weeknight meal feel extra special!

One-Pan Pork tenderloin medallions with an easy blue cheese sauce are a perfect weeknight comfort food dinner!

Perfect for a weeknight meal, but this pork medallions recipe is also great for entertaining!

Tips & Tricks for cooking pork medallions

  • For the most tender results remove the silver skin (instructions below) and cut the tenderloin into evenly thick slices.
  • Sear the medallions until nicely browned, this develops a deep, savory caramelized flavor that will later make the blue cheese sauce so delicious. You want the pan to be really hot so that the meat remains juicy on the inside and gets slightly crispy and caramelized on the outside.
  • If you can’t consume wine use the same amount of chicken stock.
  • You can use your favorite blue cheese for this recipe. A mild Gorgonzola is my favorite!
  • Check the temperature of the pork medallions with a thermometer before serving. You want them to be slightly pink in the middle to ensure that they are juicy and tender. The internal temperature should be between 145°F (63°C) and 155°F (68°C).

How to trim silverskin from a pork tenderloin

Glide the tip of a sharp paring knife between the silver skin and the flesh. Carefully slide the knife along the meat, pulling the silver skin away at the same time. Try to remove the silver skin without taking off any meat, this will be difficult the first time you do it but it will get easier. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself you can ask your butcher to remove the silver skin.

These pan-seared pork tenderloin medallions go from stovetop to dinner table in just minutes and the flavorful blue cheese sauce goes a long way toward making this simple weeknight meal feel extra special!

Looking for more quick Weeknight meals?

This easy blue cheese sauce is so easy to make with simple ingredients and tastes delicious with pork medallions.

Tools used for Making this Recipe

Cast-Iron Skillet: I love this skillet! It’s probably my most used one, it’s oven-safe, super affordable and lasts forever.
Thermometer: I love this Instant-Read thermometer! It’s cheap and perfect to check the temperature of things like a roast, turkey, chocolate or creme brulee. Everyone should have one of these in their kitchen!
Chef’s Knife: I love this knife. My husband bought it for my birthday a few years ago and it’s still sharp and cuts everything. This knife has a great size and will make slicing, dicing, and chopping so easy and effortless.

One-Pan Pork tenderloin medallions with an easy blue cheese sauce are a perfect weeknight comfort food dinner!
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5 from 16 votes

Pork Medallions with Blue Cheese Sauce

Pork Medallions with Blue Cheese Sauce make a delicious one-pan weeknight dinner that's on the table in 30 minutes! Fancy enough for a date night but so easy to make even if you aren't totally kitchen confident. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blue Cheese Sauce, Pork Medallions
Servings: 4
Calories: 685kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin (800g)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter divided
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine (60ml)
  • 5 oz blue cheese cubed (140g)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (180ml)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Trim the tenderloin of the silverskin and any excess fat. Cut the tenderloin into eight 2-inch-thick medallions. Flip each medallion onto a cut side and press down with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter in a large sauté pan over high heat. When the butter is melted and foaming, add half of the meat and sear until nicely browned, 2 to 3 min. Flip and cook the other side until the meat is well browned and slightly firm to the touch, about another 2 min. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining pork.
  • Melt the remaining tablespoon butter in the pan. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt and sauté for about 30 seconds, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Once the wine has almost completely evaporated add the cream and blue cheese cubes. Simmer over medium heat for about 3 minutes until sauce is smooth and thick.
  • 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. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve garnished with parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 250mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 1067mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 22.1% | Vitamin C: 1.5% | Calcium: 23.4% | Iron: 13.7%

28 Comments

  • Sam Sgro


    Tried this recipe substituting Goat cheese for Blue Cheese, because I didn’t have blue cheese . The dish was very tasty and this will become a regular with us.

  • Cheryl


    I made this for my husband for Father’s Day and it was a big hit. I followed the recipe exactly and couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Delicious!!

  • Diane


    First to answer Robin’s question, yes boneless chops work. The store didn’t have tenderloin so I chose center cut pork chops. What makes this so delish is the blue cheese sauce. OMG it is so good. Will have mashed spuds with next time to put on them as well as the chops. Mine turned out and looked just likes yours. Thanks for the keeper recipe.

  • Tammy orebaugh


    This is also very tasty with steak, especially a filet. I can eat the sauce by itself with a spoon it is so good.
    Thank you for a wonderful recipe. And keto.

  • Sandy

    The title and recipe call out Blue Cheese, but then the comment is made that you “can eat this Gorgonzola sauce all day long”. Is it just as good using Gorgonzola vs blue cheese?

    • Julia

      Hi Sandy, Gorgonzola is a specific type of blue cheese. You can use whichever Blue Cheese you like for example Gorgonzola, Roquefort, or Danish Blue. I love to make this recipe with Gorgonzola Dolce which is a mild and creamy cheese.

  • Robin Duncan


    Made this tonight for dinner and followed recipe. Found the pork not quite cooked. Needed to add another 3 minutes at the end. Other than that, this was super tasty and very easy to make. Served with jasmin rice and asparagus. YUMM

  • Darci Burreson Hance

    My hubby doesn’t care for blue cheese, even milder types (dang, cuz I love blues). Could you recommend another cheese? I was thinking swiss or havarti.

    • Julia

      I use what I have on hand that’s 99% of the time a semi-dry wine. But this recipe works with any white wine. I recommend using a wine that you would drink too. Hope that helps! – Julia

  • Christian


    I made this recipe last night and it was AMAZING! I love the richness and bite the gorgonzola adds to the sauce. I served it with gnocchi and steamed broccoli. Definitively will be making again very soon.

  • Sam Henderson


    I made this for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It was so delicious that I am making it for a dinner party tonight. I used equal parts chicken stock and white wine. Makes for a velvety sauce. I served mine with gnocchi with sautéed asparagus with butter and herbs. Delicious. Thank you for this staple on my menu.
    Sam

  • Diane


    Thank you so much for the recipe. I saved to Pinterest and saw so many rave reviews, that I finally tried it.
    I used pork chops, trimmed, since that is what I had, added in some sauteed mushrooms from my freezer. It was wonderful and the hubs is still raving. I look forward to trying it again with chicken.

  • SUE


    Love this recipe. i would like to try I try it sometime for my extended family of 25, Any suggestions as to how to make this in the oven??? Would love to hear your thoughts. thank you

  • alaskakitchen


    Had a first try at this last night and quite enjoyed it. Tasty but not overpowering with the cheese flavor. Will contiune to have this is the cycle of dinner entrees!

  • Mary Arnn


    We tried this recipe last night. LOVED it as is. I still might try with a stronger blue cheese next time. There WILL be a next time. Thanks for posting this recipe.

  • Cindy A

    This was wonderful! I used Gorgonzola. I am a recipe changer and there was absolutely nothing that I would have altered. Well ok…..the only thing I would change would be to serve it with pasta, rather the baked potatoes I chose (I was thinking roast, lol). I used white wine, but think it would be just as fantastic with chicken broth. Our house had the lovely aroma of a fine Italian bistro for hours. We are still talking about it. This will become a regular.

    Oh and…p.s. true confessions….The tenderloin had been frozen since ummmm…last May (2018) , lol. I cannot even imagine how great this will taste with an even fresher one. :) THANK YOU!!!!

  • Deana


    These were OMGOSH good. I wanted to lick the plate. I only had thin center cut chops but it came out amazing and they were very tender. I served them with egg noodles but will probably serve with potatoes next time. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

  • Nick


    Hello Julia… I made this recipe tonight it was fantastic. My wife, who doesn’t like pork, couldn’t believe how tender and flavorful it was. I did a marinade from a lamb dish I found on Pintrist consisting of lemon, oregano, chopped garlic and olive. After marinading the tenderloins for seven hours, I followed your instructions with one exception. I put all of the chopped garlic from the marinade into the pan with the scallions. It would have been excellent with or without the garlic.

  • Lisa Sharpe


    Wouldn’t change a thing except to make more for leftovers. I do wonder if some toasted pecans might be good on top.

  • Kay Pea


    I started the modified keto diet (lower fat than normal keto) two weeks ago and came across this recipe while looking for ideas. I only used 1tbsp of oil and 4oz of blue cheese (they sell it in 4oz container here). Still, I wanted to cry because of how good it was. I served it over arugula. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    I’m wondering…have you ever tried freezing this? I have another tenderloin and I kind of feel like I want to try to make this again and freeze in individual, pre-made portions, but I’m afraid that it might ruin the texture of the sauce.

    • Julia

      So happy you like the recipe! I haven’t tried freezing it but I think the sauce might turn out grainy after thawing, so I’m not sure if that’s a good idea. Perhaps you could try freezing a small portion of the sauce the next time you make the recipe, this way you see how it turns out without possibly ruining a whole batch. Hope this helps! – Julia

  • Nicky Peterson


    Made as per recipe and served with Cauliflower ‘mash’… it was amazing!!! Even my partner who is not a big blue cheese fan (and was very dubious!) raves about it

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