Tomato Caper Pork on a brown plate with sun-dried tomato basil orzo in a bowl behind it next to a brown towel on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Tomato Caper Pork

Bake a basic pork loin topped with a mixture of sun-dried tomato butter and capers to make a delicious tomato caper pork dinner.

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Tomato Caper Pork doesn’t look the most appetizing, but it is one of our favorite ways to make a pork loin. We got the recipe many years ago from one of the stands at a Publix store.

One of the original ingredients is something only available from a Publix store. Now that we are in Texas and there aren’t Publix stores, we have had to improvise. The recipe calls for a sun-dried tomato butter that they sell, so we made our own.

It’s not exactly the same, but I made my own sun-dried tomato butter. I also purchase a plain pork loin since we are adding our own flavors to the meat. Tomato caper pork is an easy recipe to make and comes together quickly. As long as you have an oven-proof skillet, it can be made in one pan. This means easy cleanup as well!

Tomato Caper Pork Step by Step


  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley (chopped)


Take the pork loin and chop it into slices that are about 1/2″ thick. Coat the pork with some oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 375F and heat a saute pan over medium-high heat with a bit of oil. Cook the pork on each side for about 2-3 minutes. The pork will not be cooked through, you are just searing it on each side.

Cast iron skillet with cuts of pork covered in seasonings cooking over a gas stovetop

Add the softened butter and sun-dried tomatoes to a food processor. Pulse until the tomatoes are chopped and combined with the butter. Then add the capers to chop and combine those with the butter mixture.

Top-down of food processor on a wooden surface with butter, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers combined

Cover the pork with half of the tomato butter.

Cast iron skillet with sliced pork covered in tomato-caper butter cooking over a gas stovetop

Bake it for about 10-12 minutes, or until the pork is cooked all the way through.

Cast iron skillet with pork slices covered in tomato-caper butter placed in the oven

Remove the pork from the oven and top with the remaining butter mixture and sprinkle with parsley. I like to serve this with Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo as a side dish.

Tomato Caper Pork on a brown plate with sun-dried tomato basil orzo in a bowl behind it next to a brown towel on a wooden surface (vertical)


Originally Published On: December 19, 2017

Last Updated On: August 1, 2023

Tomato Caper Pork on a brown plate with sun-dried tomato basil orzo in a bowl behind it next to a brown towel on a wooden surface

Tomato Caper Pork

Bake a basic pork loin topped with a mixture of sun-dried tomato butter and capers to make a delicious tomato caper pork dinner.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Main Dish
Servings: 4
4.89 from 9 votes


  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley (chopped)


  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • In a food processor, combine butter, tomatoes, and capers
  • Heat large sauté pan over medium-high heat
  • Cut pork into slices
  • Coat pork with oil, salt, and pepper
  • Place pork in pan and cook 2-3 minutes on each side
  • Transfer pork to baking skeet
  • Coat pork with half of butter mixture
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until pork is cooked through
  • Top pork with remaining butter mixture and sprinkle with parsley
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Nutrition Facts
Tomato Caper Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 514mg21%
Potassium 488mg14%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

42 thoughts on “Tomato Caper Pork”

  1. Sundried tomato butter sounds amazing. I love making different styles and flavors of better and serving it up. I have never done pork loin. I might have to try!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness! You had me at “tomato and capers,” one of my favorite flavor combo’s. I made a lot of pork tenderloin but it never occurred to me to put this sort of recipe together. I think my family will love it.

  3. 4 stars
    This looks very delicious and I am pretty sure the sundried tomatoes bring a special flavor. I am always trying new recipe and this one, I have to try it. Hopefully, it will look as pretty as yours. Bon appetit.

  4. This reminds me a lot of a dish we use to make at an italian restaurant that I used to work at a few years ago. You can’t go wrong with tomatoes and caper, they pretty much go with everything and elevate a dish in the most elegant way!

  5. 5 stars
    I love capers as they always add a bit of zest to a dish. I think you have used them beautifully in this dish.

  6. 5 stars
    I’m pretty picky about what I put sun dried tomatoes on, but I think that it sounds delicious on a pork loin! I wonder if I could cook it as a solid loin and just smother the top.

    1. I haven’t tried that, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. I like slicing it because there’s more surface area to let the flavors absorb into the meat. But if you were to bake it in a glass dish with the tomato-butter it may still soak in enough.

  7. 5 stars
    Yummy Tomato Caper Pork it looks easy to make I would love to make this recipe at home I start to learn cooking I think this is perfect to try this recipe 🙂

    1. This would be a great recipe to give a shot. It has a little bit of a challenge, but I think a beginner cook could master this one. And it looks like you spent a lot more time and effort on it at the end!

    1. I’ve had this straight out of the refrigerator before as leftovers. It isn’t quite as good as when it’s warm, but still tasted fine to be able to put in lunchboxes since they won’t be able to heat it at school.

  8. 5 stars
    I love the unique combination of ingredients to the dish. It is simple, yet complex at the same time. Perfect for a delicious easy weeknight meal!

  9. I really like the tomato and capers combination, it sounds delicious to me. My boyfriend would definitely be delighted with such a dish.

  10. 5 stars
    It may not look appetizing but with that coat of butter, it made it all mouth watering! Always a pleasure to see what you come up with these recipes, Stephanie

    1. Thank you! The logo idea came from something my oldest brought home from preschool a few years ago. The sun-dried tomatoes add a bit of tang to the recipe, so they work well in the butter.

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