Cooking this pork tenderloin in the air fryer results in perfectly juicy, tender meat that's nicely flavored with fresh thyme and garlic. For ultra-crispy bacon on the exterior, make sure to use regular-cut bacon instead of thick-cut. If the tenderloin has tapered ends, tuck them under so it has an even thickness. While the pork rests, air-fry sliced vegetables and fennel to round out the meal.


Credit: Photo by Greg DuPree / Food Styling by Ali Ramee / Prop Styling by Christine Keely

Recipe Summary

55 mins
25 mins


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  • Stir together oil, garlic, and thyme in a small bowl. Rub mixture all over pork. Sprinkle pork all over with salt and pepper. Wrap bacon slices, overlapping slightly, around pork; secure using wooden picks.

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 10 minutes. Lightly coat fry basket with cooking spray. Add pork to basket, and cook until bacon fat has rendered and a thermometer inserted into thickest portion of pork registers 145°F, 20 to 24 minutes, turning pork halfway through cook time.

  • Transfer pork to a carving board, and let rest 10 minutes. Remove and discard wooden picks.  Slice pork, and serve.