Easy Turkey Tenderloin

Turkey Tenderloin is an easy option for dinner any day of the week! It’s the perfect meal for special occasions or an easy weeknight meal. This delicious recipe requires only a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep.

A turkey tenderloin baked in a casserole dish with carrots, peppers and onions.

Simple ingredients create the best meals. This easy turkey tenderloin recipe comes together easily to create a light, fresh and flavorful meal.

Turkey is always a good option for entertaining, but it also makes a great meal for two! Because the turkey is roasted with some simple vegetables, it creates the perfect complete dinner to share with your Valentine, dinner guests and more. Or save the leftovers to reheat.

It’s the perfect easy dinner for any day of the week but also works well as a Thanksgiving dinner for two people.

Ingredients You Need

  • Turkey Tenderloin: You can find turkey tenderloin at your local grocery store. You can also substitute with boneless or bone-in turkey breast.
  • Vegetables: Carrots, yellow onion and sweet red pepper are the perfect compliment to the turkey.
  • Broth: You will need a combination of white wine and chicken broth. If you don’t want to use white wine, you can substitute with all chicken broth.
  • Seasonings: You will need salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried rosemary.
  • Olive Oil: Adds flavor to the turkey and vegetables.

How to Cook Turkey Tenderloin

This recipe comes together easy to create a complete meal with both turkey and fresh vegetables for serving.

Raw turkey tenderloin sitting over a bed of sliced carrots, peppers and onions with salt and pepper.  The broth and white wine is poured over the top before baking in the oven.
  1. Coat a rectangular baking dish with olive oil. Add julienned carrots, sliced onions and sliced red peppers to the bottom of the dish. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and toss to coat.
  2. Sprinkle the turkey tenderloin with salt and pepper, then place in the baking dish.
  3. Next, whisk together white wine, chicken broth, garlic powder and dried rosemary. Pour the liquid over the tenderloin.
  4. Cover the dish with foil and roast in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 40 minutes, until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F in the thickest part. Turn on the broiler and broil for 4 to 5 minutes until browned.
Baked easy turkey tenderloin sliced on a plate and served with carrots, peppers and onions.

Recipe Tips

  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature reaches 165° Fahrenheit.
  • Adjust the seasonings to fit your taste. Turkey is naturally low in fat and provides immunity-boosting nutrients like iron, zinc and potassium. It soaks in the flavor of whatever seasonings or marinades it’s cooked with so you can even experiment with your own flavor combination.
  • Locate turkey tenderloin at your local grocery store. If you can’t find a certain cut of meat at the grocery store, mention it to an employee in the meat department. They may be able to order one for you.
  • Adapt for smaller or larger sizes of turkey tenderloin. You can even use this recipe for boneless or bone-in turkey breast.

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Sliced baked turkey tenderloin on a plate with the cooked carrots, peppers and onions. A fork sticks into a piece of turkey tenderloin before eating.

Easy Turkey Tenderloin

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
This baked turkey tenderloin recipe requires only a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep.
4.99 from 122 votes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for coating
  • 1 cup carrots, julienne sliced (1/4-inch)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, thinly slicd
  • 1/2 cup sweet red pepper
  • 1 pound turkey tenderloin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large baking dish with olive oil. Place vegetables on bottom of dish and drizzle with olive oil, tossing to coat. Sprinkle the turkey with salt and pepper to taste, then place in the baking dish. In a separate bowl, stir together wine, broth, and seasonings; pour over tenderloin. 
  • Cover dish with foil and roast 30-40 minutes until turkey reaches 160 degrees F in thickest part. Then turn on high broiler for 4-5 minutes until browned to your liking.



  • Refrigerate turkey within two hours and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 207kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 209mg, Potassium: 216mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 5929IU, Vitamin C: 29mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Ashley C.
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93 comments on “Easy Turkey Tenderloin”

  1. 35-40 minutes is a fantasy. I’m at 1 hour with two cutlets, each .75lb and cut in half, and nowhere close to 160 degrees. Is your kitchen on Venus?

    • I would use an oven thermometer to check your oven temperature. A 0.75 turkey tenderloin should not require 1 hour of cook time at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. At that point, I would expect it to be overcooked.

  2. Fantastic every time. 

  3. This is the most amazing turkey recipe which has become a favorite. The turkey is always so moist, it can be cut with a fork.

  4. This was soooooo good! The texture was perfect, the turkey was moist, and the flavor was delicious! It was the best part of Thanksgiving dinner.

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