Pork Tenderloin
with Fried Gnocchi


Tender Pork Tenderloin with fried gnocchi is a deliciously filling dish to feed your family and friends. Pork is a very versatile meat and can be make many different ways. This Italian style recipe uses a little cream with gives the pork a rich flavor.

Combining the pork with sun dried tomatoes gives this dish an added touch. Sun dried tomatoes began in Italy as a way to store tomatoes during the winter. These tomatoes have an intense, concentrated flavor and can be used in a variety of Italian dishes.

Make your own sun dried tomatoes at home and store them for later use. Just take 5 pounds of Roma tomatoes cut in half, sprinkle with salt and place them on a rack in the oven on the lowest temperature. Cook for around six to twelve hours until the tomatoes are shriveled and dry. Store in a plastic bag or in a jar with olive oil. The tomatoes will last indefinitely.

I use sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil for this Pork Tenderloin with fried gnocchi.


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  • 1 1/2 pounds of pork tenderloin, cut into half inch slices
  • 3 Tbls of sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
  • 1 shallots, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 small red onion. Sliced
  • 1/4 cup of prosciutto, chopped
  • 3 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbls of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pound of fresh or packaged gnocchi
  • 2 Tbls of butter
  • 1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper


  • Before slicing the pork remove the silver skin from the pork. This is the tough thin piece of fat that runs along the top of the pork.
  • In a large frying pan sauté the prosciutto, shallots, onions, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic in the olive oil for 2 minutes.
  • Add the sliced pork and sauté for around 5 minutes more.
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Stir in the chicken broth and cream and cook until bubbly.
  • Sprinkle in the chopped basil and parsley and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • In a large frying pan saute the gnocchi in the butter and 1 Tbls of olive oil until lightly browned and a little crisp on the outside.
  • Toss the gnocchi with the Parmesan cheese.

    Plate the Pork Tenderloin with the side of fried gnocchi or spoon the pork over the top of the gnocchi. Serves 4 to 6 people.

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