Last Updated on October 20, 2020 by Corinne Schmitt
Yesterday I pulled a pork loin out of the freezer to thaw for dinner, even though I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it. Typically, I toss it in a crockpot and shred it to make pulled pork but I was craving something more savory than sweet so I abandoned that plan. I decided to roast it for dinner with a combination of my favorite herbs.
The dish was a surprising hit with the family! I felt a little guilty accepting all the compliments since the dinner was ridiculously easy to prepare, but not so guilty that I told them that.
Because I was roasting the pork, I decided to roast the sides as well in order to make good use of the oven (and to avoid standing over the stove). The sweet potatoes brought the sweetness my kids were looking for, and the roasted broccoli rounded out the meal nicely.
Herb Roasted Pork Loin
- 1 2 1/2 lb pork loin
- 4 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 T rosemary
- 1 1/2 teaspoon sage
- 1 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°. Line 9×13 in baking dish with aluminum foil.
- Place pork loin fat side down in baking dish.
- Combine remaining ingredients in small bowl. Rub pork loin with herb mixture.
- Roast pork for 30 minutes. Turn over and continue to bake for another 25-30 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 155°.
- Remove pork from oven and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Transfer pan drippings to small saucepan for gravy (see recipe below).
How To Make The Gravy
To make the gravy, combine the pan drippings with 1 T soy sauce and 1 T Worcestershire sauce in small saucepan over low heat. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup water with 1 T flour and mix well to break up any clumps. Slowly add flour mixture to sauce and stir until desired consistency.
How To Make The Sweet Potatoes
Because I’m impatient, I start my sweet potatoes in the microwave. Wash them first, then pierce the skin on each potato several times with a fork. Microwave until tender, but not soft (you can pierce the skin easily but the sides don’t collapse when you press in on them. Transfer the sweet potatoes to a cookie sheet and roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
When You Should Make The Broccoli
I put the broccoli in the oven when I took the pork out to rest so that the broccoli and sweet potatoes were fresh from the oven by the time the pork was rested and sliced.
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16 thoughts on “Herb Roasted Pork Loin”
I’m glad that I came across this recipe. Now, I have something to cook for a special dinner this weekend.
I hope you enjoy your special dinner. Thanks for commenting.
This pork dinner looks delicious! I love making pork roast, because it is so easy to put together.
I agree! Pork roast is such an easy way to get a hearty dinner on the table. Thanks for stopping by.
This looks absolutely amazing! I am going to be making this as soon as I possibly can. Yum! Please keep posting things like this so that I can keep making them! Once again… yum!
This looks like a perfect dinner! I love pork loins and way you made it sounds great. I would love if you would stop by and share on my Friday Favorites linkup!
Thank you! I’d love to come share and find some new friends too. Thanks for stopping by.
so yummy! One of our go to dinners! Thanks for linking up at #SimplySundays on Simpleplate.net
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YUM. enough said. (other than thanks for sharing!!)
This looks amazingly good and really easy to make. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
I hope other people enjoy it as much as we did. It was definitely easy (I only do easy!). 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
This pork looks really tasty! Seems it was a super and tasty dinner! 🙂
Corinne, you’ve got me drooling here. I had other (boring) plans for dinner, but now I want this pork loin and a baked sweet potato!