Juicy herb pork tenderloin medallions and crispy roasted potatoes served over creamy whipped goat cheese, then topped with delicious red wine cranberry sauce. So simple and easy to make but bursting with flavor! Perfect for both a busy weeknight or Christmas dinner!
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This recipe brings together so many delicious flavors! Made with so many fresh ingredients, I can't get enough. And let's talk about whipped goat cheese! It's so delicious and the perfect addition to the pork and potatoes.
If you're hesitant about goat cheese, I highly recommend you give it a try before writing it off! It's a soft, mild, and creamy cheese that's great with so many foods.
Nate actually thought he was eating whipped feta before I told him it was goat cheese! But, if preferred, you can substitute feta.
What makes this dish next-level good though is AdapTable Meals Herb and Olive Oil Pork Tenderloin Medallions! Seasoned with basil, oregano, thyme, and garlic, they have so much flavor and pair deliciously well with the rest of the dish.
AdapTable Meals pork medallions come pre-marinated and pre-seasoned, making life so easy, which is great during the holiday season! Since the pork is already marinated, it comes out so tender, juicy, and delicious with minimal effort.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Easy to make. With minimal ingredients and the help of AdapTable Meals pre-marinated and pre-seasoned pork, this recipe comes together in just 30 minutes!
- Bursting with flavor. Between the herb and olive oil pork medallions, crispy roasted potatoes, delicious cranberry sauce, and creamy whipped goat cheese, the flavors are perfectly on point!
- Whipped goat cheese. It's so creamy and tangy and pairs undeniably well with pork and roasted potatoes.
What is whipped goat cheese?
You are going to love whipped goat cheese! It's the perfect compliment to herb pork medallions.
Whipped goat cheese is made by blending goat cheese with a couple of simple ingredients to make it creamy and smooth so that it's a spreadable consistency, similar to a dip. I like to whip goat cheese with just a little olive oil and lemon juice.
- Yukon gold or russet potatoes
- Olive oil, divided
- Salt and black pepper
- AdapTable® Meals Herb and Olive Oil Boneless Pork Tenderloin Medallions
- Yellow onion
- Dry red wine (can substitute cranberry juice or water)
- Balsamic vinegar
- Fresh thyme
Whipped goat cheese:
- Goat cheese (or feta)
- Cream cheese
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
How to make cranberry herb pork medallions
This recipe may look a bit fancy, but it's actually incredibly simple to make! Let's talk about how to make it. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full recipe.
- Roast the potatoes. The potatoes take the longest to cook, so toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then roast until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Don't forget to season generously with salt! Potatoes crave salt.
- Whip the goat cheese. While the potatoes roast, you'll make the whipped goat cheese in the food processor and cook the pork.
- Sear the pork. Sear the pork medallions in a hot skillet. They cook up quickly and get a nice golden brown crust.
- Cranberry sauce. Once the pork is done cooking, set aside to rest then make the cranberry sauce in the same skillet. This allow those flavors from the pork to infuse the cranberry sauce.
- Enjoy! Spread the whipped goat cheese onto plates, then top with pork, potatoes, and cranberry sauce.
Pork Internal Cooking Temperature
The safe internal pork cooking temperature is at least 145°F for medium-rare. To check doneness properly, use a digital cooking thermometer.
- Medium-Rare: 145-150°F
- Medium: 150-155°F
- Medium-Well: 155-160°F
- Well: 160°F
Tips & substitutions
- Feta. I highly recommend using a goat cheese log versus goat cheese crumbles. Goat cheese logs taste a lot more fresh and give the whipped goat cheese a better texture.
- Potatoes. I like to use russet potatoes, but you can use your favorite! Yukon Gold potatoes or baby potatoes are also great options.
- Thyme. If you don't have fresh thyme, you can substitute ¼ teaspoon dried thyme.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container. I like to reheat the pork, potatoes, and cranberry sauce in the oven until warm, but you can also reheat in the microwave.
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Cranberry Herb Pork Medallions and Potatoes with Whipped Goat Cheese
- 4 Yukon Gold or russet potatoes, cut into wedges
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- Salt and pepper
- 1 pound boneless pork tenderloin medallions (I used AdapTable® Meals Herb and Olive Oil Boneless Pork Tenderloin Medallions)
- ½ small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup dry red wine (can substitute cranberry juice or water)
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
Whipped goat cheese
- 4 ounces goat cheese (or feta)
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon honey
- pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. On a sheet pan, toss the potatoes with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through.
- Meanwhile, make the whipped goat cheese. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
- Next, heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Working in batches, sear the pork for about 3-5 minutes per side until the internal temperature reaches 145°F for medium-rare or 155°F for medium-well. Remove from the skillet and loosely tent with aluminum foil. Let rest while you make the cranberry sauce.
- To the same skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and onion. Cook for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the cranberries, red wine, balsamic vinegar, honey and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes until the cranberries pop and thicken to a sauce consistency. Discard the thyme sprig. If desired, thin out with water. Remove from heat and transfer the pork back to the skillet with the cranberries.
- To serve, spread the whipped goat cheese onto a plate, then top with pork, potatoes and cranberry sauce.