Breaded Pork Medallions & Cookbook GIVEAWAY!{ENDED}

*Edited: Congrats to Sarah, chose #94 as the winner of Jane’s Make Ahead Meals for Busy Mom’s cookbook!
I was thrilled when I was recently contacted by Jane Doiron to review her cookbook, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. By the title alone, I knew I was going to LOVE this cookbook!

Jane’s book is filled with tips and recipes that are based on the idea of preparing ingredients or the entire meal ahead of time and then being able to quickly pop it in the oven when you are ready to eat. The book contains 140 recipes that include appetizers, breakfast and brunch, main dishes, side dishes, soup, and desserts.

Right away I was impressed with the large, clear, easy to read font. The recipes are easy enough for any level of cook to handle and the instructions are well laid out and include directions for making ahead.

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The book does not include mouthwatering photos with the recipes, but that didn’t seem to matter, as I quickly found several recipes that I knew my family would enjoy.

Boy was I right!! The first recipe I tried was the Panko Breaded Pork Medallions and it was a HUGE hit!! Everyone gave it two thumbs up, and we actually made it again the following week! The only things I did different with the recipe was; I only used 1 pork tenderloin, I did not use Panko bread crumbs, I had Progresso and I did not make mine a day ahead.

Breaded Pork Medallions
(adapted from Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms)
Breaded Pork Medallions
Crispy Pork Medallions

Crispy Pork Medallions

Yield: 3-4 servings


  • 1 one-pound Pork Tenderloin
  • 3-4 ounces Garlic & Herb Spreadable Cheese (I use 4 triangles of Laughing Cow Cheese)
  • 1½ cups Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt
  • Ranch dressing, optional


    1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, then spray a wire rack with cooking spray and place it on the baking sheet, and set aside.
    2. Cut tenderloin into 1-inch slice medallions.
    3. Lay medallions on a cutting board and cover with plastic wrap. Pound each piece with a kitchen mallet until all pieces are about 1/2-inch in thickness.
    4. Using a butter knife, spread a very light coating of the spreadable cheese on each side of the medallions.
    5. Place the breadcrumbs and seasoned salt in a shallow bowl and coat each slice of cheese-covered pork in the bread crumbs. Then place on the wire rack/baking sheet.
    6. Spray both sides of the pork with nonstick spray and bake in the center of the oven for 20-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the medallions registers 145°F. Remove from the oven and let rest just a few minutes before serving.
    7. Optional, garnish with chopped parsley, and serve with a drizzle of ranch dressing or pork gravy.


  • If you wish to make these a day ahead, cover well with plastic wrap and refrigerate. The following day, remove from refrigerator 20-30 mins. before cooking.
  • Most pork tenderloins are just over a pound. I usually can get 12-14 slices from one tenderloin.
  • These pork medallions make a delicious sandwich too.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 476Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 787mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 41g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.

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Breaded Pork Medallions

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