This sheet pan pork and potato recipe is one of our weeknight go-to sheet pan recipes.
It’s delicious, incredibly easy to cook, and ready in about 40 minutes. After a little bit of prep work to cut up the vegetables, all of the ingredients go on a sheet pan, in the oven, and are then ready for serving.
Prep is easy, serving is easy, and clean up is easy. It’s all easy and that’s great, right?
While this sheet pan pork and potato meal is an easy recipe, there are a few ways you can customize the recipe to your own taste. We’re answering a few questions you may have and providing suggestions on how you can tweak the recipe below. Keep reading for more information, or skip ahead to the ingredients to get cooking!
What type of pork do you use in this sheet pan pork and potato recipe?
We used pork tenderloin for our sheet pan pork and potato recipe. We like pork tenderloin because it is a lean, nutritious meat that roasts at the perfect rate to match the potatoes and vegetables that are also on the sheet pan.
Pork Tenderloin Substitutes / Alternatives
If you don’t have pork tenderloin, you can also use boneless or bone-in pork chops for this recipe. If you pick pork chops that are too thin, they’ll cook to quickly, so make sure they are cut at 3/4″ or thicker if you are going to use them in our sheet pan pork and potato recipe.
How did you season the pork?
Lake Geneva Country Meats has a variety of pre-marinated pork tenderloins that are convenient ways to have flavorful pork without extra steps of seasoning at home. For this sheet pan pork and potato dinner, we used our butter garlic pork tenderloin.
The butter and garlic flavor combination is lovely on pork and matches well with the roast vegetables. Butter + garlic is just plain yummy, and for an easy dinner like this, that’s exactly what we want!
If you don’t have one of our pre-marinated pork tenderloins, you can season your pork a number of different ways:
- Keep things simple and give the pork a simple salt and pepper seasoning.
- Use a lemon pepper seasoning to brighten up the dish a little bit!
- If you want to keep this sheet pan pork and potato in the butter garlic category, use our LGCM Buttery Garlic Rump Rub to season the pork, or buy this Kinder’s Buttery Garlic seasoning online.
These are of course, just our suggestions, there are a ton of different seasonings you could use to make this dish. Pick whatever you think tastes best!
What type of potatoes do I use for this recipe?
We used red potatoes for the potato portion of our sheet pan pork and potato dish. Depending on the size of you red potatoes, you can either cut them in halves or quarters. A good rule of thumb for how big your potatoes are is that they should be “bite-sized.”
I can never tell exactly how big a 1″ chunk of potato is, but I know roughly what bite-sized is, so that’s why I recommend bite-sized pieces. This size will roast evenly and all the way through so you won’t get any bites of raw potato.
If you don’t have red potatoes, gold potatoes are another excellent roasting potato, or you could use baby potatoes from a company like The Little Potato Company or your local produce farm!
As an absolute last resort, you can use Idaho potatoes. They’re not the best for roasting, so if you’re going to use them make sure you cut them into very small pieces so they cook through!
Can I add more vegetables to this recipe?
Heck yeah you can – in fact the more veggies the better in our opinion!
We used cauliflower in this sheet pan pork and potato meal in addition to the potatoes. We love roast cauliflower and it cooks perfectly with the pork and potatoes.
Here are some other ideas on vegetables you could use in this sheet pan meal:
- Asparagus Spears
- Broccoli Florets
- Diced Squash
- Halved Brussels Sprouts
- Sliced Carrots
- Whole Green Beans
How many people will this recipe feed?
This recipe will feed 2 – 4 people depending on appetites. If you are big meat eaters, we do recommend adding a second pork tenderloin on the sheet pan. Adding one more pork tenderloin will not affect the cooking time.
As we’ve said before, this sheet pan pork and potato recipe is super customizable, so if you love eating vegetables, adding more vegetables will also help feed more people. Feel free to adjust all the quantities to feed your specific group of eaters!
Can I make this recipe more fancy somehow?
A quick and easy way to make this sheet pan pork and potato recipe even more yummy is to add a sauce or gravy on top of the finished meal.
We did not add anything on top and it was totally delicious. But, if you’re bored while the sheet pan pork and potato is roasting, you could whip up a little something to serve with the meal:
- A light gravy either made from scratch or made with a gravy packet would add a little richness to the meal without overpowering the pork.
- If you want to up the flavor in this sheet pan pork and potato, try whipping up a quick white wine sauce to enjoy with the meal.
- Finally, if you’re a cheese lover (and this is Wisconsin, so you probably are), this garlic parmesan sauce would be an indulgent treat on top of the pork and potatoes!
Do you have a preferred sheet pan?
We cook on sheet pans all the time. Roast vegetables are a standard side dish at our house, and quick sheet pan meals (more of those below!) are a weekly occurrence, so we’ve invested in quality sheet pans.
I highly recommend Nordic Ware Aluminum Sheet Pans. They are durable, easy to clean, and convey heat evenly. Basically everything you want from a sheet pan plus a Viking logo on the pan!
Do you have more pork tenderloin recipes?
We have a ton of pork tenderloin recipes! You can view all of them here, or check out a few of our favorites:
- BBQ Teriyaki Pork Kabobs
- Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin
- Korean BBQ Pork Bowl
- Pork Tenderloin Fajitas
- Sweet Bourbon Pork Tenderloin & Beans
What about sheet pan recipes?
Of course we do! We love cooking on sheet pans. It’s so easy. Just follow this link to see all of the sheet pan recipes we have on the site.
We hope this answered all of your questions about the recipe and you’re ready to get cooking. If you have feedback, questions, or suggestions, please leave us a rating and a comment below! We love hearing from you.
Thanks for reading, we’ll see you soon at Lake Geneva Country Meats!
- 1 LGCM Pork Tenderloin (about 3/4 – 1 pound: pre-marinated butter garlic preferred – see note above)
- 1.5 lb Red Potatoes (cut into bite sized pieces)
- 1 Cauliflower (medium sized – cut into florets)
- 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
Add the cut up potatoes and cauliflower florets to a mixing bowl. Add oil, salt, and pepper (or your preferred seasoning) and mix together to coat the vegetables with the oil and seasoning.
If you are not using a pre-marinated pork tenderloin, season the pork tenderloin to your taste, as discussed in the “how did you season your pork” note above.
Place the butter garlic pork pork tenderloin on the middle of the sheet pan and then evenly spread the potatoes and cauliflower on around the pork. Be careful not to pile the vegetables on top of each other.
Place into an oven preheated to 425ºF and cook for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and the pork reaches 145ºF.
If the pork cooks faster than the vegetables, you can remove the pork from the oven and wrap it in foil to rest while the vegetables continue cooking.
Also, if you like crispier vegetables, you can turn the oven’s broiler on high for 3 – 5 minutes at the end of the cook time. Be careful not to overcook the pork!
Once the pork is cooked, remove from the oven, and let the pork rest for 5 minutes before slicing into serving sized pieces.
Enjoy the very tasty and very easy sheet pan pork and potato meal!