Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

This quick and simple Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin cooked in the air fryer is perfect for weeknight dinners and packed with so much flavor!

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Here’s a new air fryer recipe! Pork wrapped in more pork – how could this not be good?! You’re going to love this easy pork tenderloin wrapped in crispy bacon and cooked in the air fryer, just two ingredients not counting salt and pepper. I tested this recipe several times to make sure it was perfect before sharing. My daughter smelled the bacon-wrapped meat and came running – she ate nearly half the batch! For more bacon-wrapped recipes, try my Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Scallops and Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

This pork tenderloin is so juicy and moist. Tenderloin is a lean cut of pork, so it benefits from the fat from the bacon. I use center-cut bacon, which is leaner than other cuts since it’s cut from the belly. If you want to serve it with something sweet, this would be great with apricot jam or sweet chile sauce on the side.

What temp should I cook pork tenderloin?

Cook pork tenderloin at 400F degrees in the air fryer for ten minutes. Then flip the meat over and cook for eight to ten minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145-150 degrees.

How do you wrap meat in bacon?

To wrap pork in bacon, you’ll need some kitchen string, but toothpicks would also work if that’s all you have.

  • Cut two bacon strips in half and lay two halves next to each other, then four full strips, and then the other two halves.
  • Place the tenderloin over the bacon.
  • Tightly roll up the pork jelly-roll style, starting with a long side.
  • Tie the roast at 2-inch intervals with kitchen string to keep the bacon from shrinking and falling off, each about 12-inches long.

What to Serve with Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

This bacon-wrapped pork would be delicious with just about anything from Baked Sweet Potato, Roasted Radishes, Smashed Sweet Potatoes or Bussels sprouts.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork TenderloinPork Tenderloin with Bacon

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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

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153 Cals 26.5 Protein 0.5 Carbs 4 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
This quick and simple Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin cooked in the air fryer is perfect for weeknight dinners and packed with so much flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin, about 1 1/2 lbs
  • 6 center cut strips bacon
  • cooking string

Instructions

  • Season pork with salt and pepper. Lay the bacon on a cutting board to be roughly the same size as the tenderloin.
  • Cut two bacon strips in half (since the ends are thinner, they don’t need a whole strip). Lay two halves next to each other, then four full strips, then the other two halves next to each other.
  • Carefully lay the tenderloin over the bacon. Tightly roll up the pork jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Tie the roast at 2- inch intervals with kitchen string each about 12-inches long.
    bacon and pork tenderloin
  • Carefully cut the tenderloin in half to fit in the air fryer.
    Air Fryer with Pork Tenderloin
  • Put the tenderloin inside and fry at 400 F for 20 minutes turning halfway, until an instant read thermometer inserted into the center reads 145-150 F. Let the pork rest about 5 minutes before slicing. Slice into 12 slices.

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Notes

Optional: Serve with grain mustard, fig jam, sweet chile sauce, etc.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz, Calories: 153kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.5g, Protein: 26.5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 258.5mg
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 3
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23 comments

  1. Yum!  I loved this recipe.  The air fryer was so quick and easy!  

  2. Absolutely delicious!

  3. Is the tenderloin seasoned just on the outside?

  4. This recipe was great! Not only was it easy and quick to put together, but it tasted amazing! All 3 of my kids ate it, which is nothing short of a miracle. 🙂
    Perfect to make on a weeknight!

  5. I made this this weekend.   It was easy and SO DELICIOUS 

  6. I made this for dinner tonight for the first time along with the smashed sweet potatoes, it is easy and it is RIDICULOUSLY delicious, oh my gosh, it’s amazing.  This is a dish that would be suitable for a casual family dinner or if you were having people over for a dinner party.  I’ll definitely be making this again.  This is a definite winner of a recipe!

  7. I’ve wanted to use my air fryer more, so thought I’d try this recipe. It was very easy to make and very tasty. However, did anyone else’s smoke alarm go off due to the bacon fat cooking in the air fryer? A fair bit of smoke ended up in my kitchen. I ended up mopping out the bacon fat every few minutes and turned the temperature down lower.

  8. Delicious and simple! I followed the directions exactly and it was perfect. Served with a little fig butter. Yum will definitely make this again!
    I did not preheat the air fryer, wasn’t sure if it needed it or not.

  9. Curious. I put everything in my tracker, and it came up at 5 Green Points. What the difference?

    • Hi Melissa! Did you use the recipe builder? The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  10. What brand of bacon works best?

  11. I have a double oven with ability to use convection (aka giant air frier). How would you bake this in a standard convection oven? 

    • My guess is the same? I have not tested, use a probe so you know when it’s done.

      • Thank you! Gina I am a huge Skinnytaste fan! Lost 25lbs and met my goal weight with your recipes and WW 😊. You really have helped me learn how to cook lighter and feel like I am not deprived! 

      • That is awesome!!!! Congrats!! I am so glad to be part of your journey!

  12. Outstanding!  Juicy, delicious, will definitely go into rotation.  Making again in a few weeks when friends are arriving for a visit.

  13. I happened to have a pork tenderloin defrosted for dinner tonight, so when I saw this recipe in my inbox this morning, I decided to give it a try. I mean, what’s not to love about pork wrapped in more pork? It was super simple to put together – I didn’t have kitchen twine so I just used toothpicks without any issue. The only modification I made was to add a little garlic powder and dried thyme with the salt and pepper on the roast. My thicker piece took a little longer to cook to 140, maybe an extra 4 minutes, so I was glad to have a digital meat thermometer. In the end, the finished dish was juicy, tender and very flavorful. My 3 kids and husband devoured it, and we could have easily eaten a second tenderloin if I had it. Will definitely make it again! Thanks for a weeknight dinner win!

  14. What brand of an air fryer do you use?  Thank you.

  15. How long in an oven for those of us without an air fryer?

  16. Can this be cooked without an air fryer? I don’t have one, but I would love to try this recipe.