He Wrapped Pork Tenderloin With Bacon and Made the Tastiest Mini Porchetta Ever!

Chef John of Food Wishes is one of my favorite chefs and I try to never miss a recipe (like this bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin recipe!). He not only creates spectacular dishes but also explains the process in detail to truly make you understand and learn basic cooking techniques every home chef should know.

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe Makes a Delicious Mini Porchetta.

If you love pork tenderloin, this recipe for bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, also called a “New Year’s Baby” Porchetta, will make your mouth water. He begins this mini porchetta recipe by creating a paste and spreading it on the inside and outside of his pork tenderloin. Then, it is wrapped in bacon and cooked to perfection.

Ingredients for “New Year’s Baby” Porchetta

  • 1 boneless pork tenderloin roast, about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds
  • 8 strips bacon or enough to wrap

spice rub:

  • 1/2 teaspoon whole fennel seeds, crushed
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Watch how to create a bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin roast with Jeff John…


If you love porchetta or not sure what to serve for a perfect New Year’s Day dinner, you just have to try this mini porchetta recipe by Jeff John.

Here is our favorite YouTube comment from the video, “‘New Year’s Baby’ Porchetta – Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Roast – Mini Porchetta Recipe” by Food Wishes:

  • “Note: If you cook the bacon so that it is limp and still undercooked, but definitely not raw, then let it cool while the pork is in the fridge, then wrap your pork, it will be a bit crispier and more bacon-ey. Just a suggestion from someone that loves to cook.” – Artie Wagoner

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