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What To Serve With Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin – 9 Sides

If you’re wondering what to serve with your peppercorn pork tenderloin, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 9 of the most popular side dishes for peppercorn pork tenderloin.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with peppercorn pork tenderloin are glazed carrots, apple fennel slaw, horseradish mashed potato, and creamed spinach. For healthier options, try braised red cabbage and pear salad. You can also serve cornbread and squash dressing, cheddar polenta, and French onion soup.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Glazed carrots

Add a vibrant orange hue to your pork tenderloin with these glazed carrots. 

These are cooked over the stovetop, so you can make them simultaneously with your tenderloin.

I love the sticky honey and brown sugar glaze, which amps your carrots’ natural sweetness. 

Enjoy a delicious sweet and savory flavor combo when you pair these glazed stovetop carrots with your pork.

Apple fennel slaw


Apple sauce and pork tenderloin are fantastic together – but if you want something lighter, try this slaw instead. 

The mildly sweet fennel, tart apples, and sharp onions covered in lemon juice will give you a sweet and tangy flavor that goes perfectly with your peppercorn pork tenderloin. 

This slaw will also give you a pleasant crisp texture. 

Brighten your meals with this apple fennel slaw

Horseradish mashed potatoes

Want to add more heat to your peppercorn pork tenderloin?

Skip the classic mashed spuds and whip up this version instead. 

With the addition of horseradish, your mashed potatoes get a delectable mild spicy flavor. 

The Wooden Skillet’s recipe calls for two teaspoons, but if you want it to be even spicier, you’re free to add more. 

Cornbread and squash dressing

Planning to serve peppercorn pork tenderloin for a holiday dinner? 

This cornbread and squash dressing will go perfectly with it. 

Making this is a labor of love. 

You have to bake cornbread with a medley of vegetables, then break it down and mix it with soup and other ingredients to form a batter all before baking it.

But one taste of this cornbread and squash dressing, and you’ll know why it’s worth the effort. 

Creamed spinach

If you need a decadent dish that’s nourishing at the same, look no further than this luscious creamed spinach. 

This dish features nutrient-dense spinach smothered with a cheesy, creamy sauce. 

Just thinking about drizzling that sauce over my pork tenderloin is enough to make my mouth water.

This creamed spinach is guaranteed to be a mainstay in your weekly menu. 

Braised red cabbage

This German dish, also known as rotkohl, involves red cabbage and apples cooked with apple cider, broth, and seasonings.

Traditional recipes call for sugar to add a sweet note to the dish.

But Maria Ushakova’s version ditches the sugar and uses sweeter apples instead to inject some sweetness. 

You’ll still get that classic sweet and tangy flavor from this version, which tastes superb together with your peppercorn pork tenderloin. 

Cheddar polenta

Take inspiration from Italian cuisine and pair your peppercorn pork tenderloin with creamy, cheesy polenta.

Aside from cheddar cheese, this humble dish gets a massive flavor boost in this recipe with the help of pesto and oven-roasted tomatoes. 

The roasted cherry tomatoes add a pop of sweetness, while the pesto infuses your polenta with a subtle herby flavor. 

Try it for yourself with Will Cook For Friends’ foolproof recipe. 

French onion soup

Looking for something cozy and indulgent?

I can’t recommend classic French onion soup enough. 

Thick, flavorful broth loaded with caramelized onions, all topped with crusty bread and cheese – who can possibly resist?!

This sweet and savory flavor combo pairs perfectly with peppercorn pork. 

Here’s the full recipe: Classic French Onion Soup.

Pear salad

After something fresh and nourishing?

Give this pear salad a try – it’s chock-full of vitamins and nutrients you need to complete your meal.

The sweet pears, dried cranberries, goat cheese, and the honey balsamic vinaigrette combine to give you a sweet, salty, and tangy flavor.

This pear salad with honey balsamic dressing is excellent for a light but satisfying side.

The best side dishes for peppercorn pork tenderloin

  • Glazed carrots
  • Apple fennel slaw
  • Horseradish mashed potatoes
  • Cornbread and squash dressing
  • Creamed spinach
  • Braised red cabbage
  • Cheddar polenta
  • French onion soup
  • Pear salad

What To Serve With Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your peppercorn pork tenderloin.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: All
Keyword: peppercorn pork tenderloin side dishes, what to serve with peppercorn pork tenderloin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 136kcal


  • 1 portion peppercorn pork tenderloin


  • Prepare your peppercorn pork tenderloin according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: glazed carrots, apple fennel slaw, horseradish mashed potatoes, cornbread and squash dressing, creamed spinach, braised red cabbage, cheddar polenta, french onion soup, and a pear salad.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 136kcal

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