Making this easy and juicy Pork Loin Roast recipe is simple. My recipe calls for just six ingredients and only 5 minutes of prep. This recipe is perfect for weeknights, Sunday dinners, and holidays. 

The finished pork loin roast on a white platter.

You’ll Love This Roast Pork Loin Recipe

This Pork Loin Roast is the BEST recipe ever because it takes a handful of ingredients and only a few steps for an easy recipe that you can throw together. It is a no-stress meal perfect for Sunday dinner or fancy enough for a Holiday dinner.

Keep in mind that a pork loin, which is wide, is a different cut of meat than a pork tenderloin, which is long and thin. Be sure to get the correct cut of meat when preparing for this recipe.

The key to this recipe is in the rub. The rub, along with the pork loin’s fatty top, makes for a flavorful, crispy, seasoned top that is fork-tender after it is roasted in the oven.

A close up picture of the finished roasted pork loin on a white serving platter.

Pork Loin Roast Recipe Ingredients and Estimated Cost:

RECIPE COST: $7.65

PER SERVING COST: $1.28

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.

  • 3-pound pork loin roast – $7.32
  • 2 teaspoons salt – $0.04
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper – $0.04
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder – $0.06
  • 1 teaspoon paprika – $0.03
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard – $0.16
A picture of all the ingredients to make this roasted pork loin recipe.

How to make this Pork Loin Roast in Oven:

STEPS ONE AND TWO: First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. While it is preheating, mix the seasonings, then rub it into the pork loin roast.

The rubbed pork loin before it goes into the oven.

STEPS THREE AND FOUR: Place the loin into a baking dish. Cook the pork loin roast for about an hour. Place the pork on a cutting board to rest for fifteen minutes. To finish it up, slice into 1-inch slices and drizzle with pan drippings before serving. 

The cooked and sliced pork loin.

Cook’s Tools:

  • Small bowl
  • Baking dish
  • Instant-read thermometer
  • Cutting board
  • Carving knife

How to serve the Best Pork Loin Roast Recipe Ever:

  • Rest and slice. Let the pork loin roast rest for 10-15 minutes after removing it from the oven. This allows the juices to redistribute and keeps the meat moist. Use a sharp knife to slice the roast.
  • Serve the roast with a flavorful sauce. A simple pan sauce made with the drippings from the roast, some chicken broth, and a splash of wine or vinegar is a great option. You can also serve the pork loin roast with a more complex sauce, such as mushroom or gravy.
  • Serve the pork loin roast with your favorite sides. Some classic sides that pair well with the roast include mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and green beans.

Pork Loin Roast Recipe Oven FAQs:

How do you keep pork loin from drying out?

The secret to keeping your pork loin roast from drying out is to cook it with the fat on top. This creates a natural baste to the roast from the fat layer as it cooks. 

Does pork get more tender the longer you cook it?

There is nothing worse than a piece of dry pork! You want to cook it over a lower heat versus a high heat, like a steak, to create a tender, juicy piece of meat for a roast.

How long does it take to cook 2 pounds of pork?

The rule of thumb is about 25 minutes per pound at 350 degrees F. I raise the temperature just a bit for this recipe and cook it for about 20 minutes per pound.

Is it better to roast a pork loin covered or uncovered?

Roasting pork loin uncovered will result in a crispier skin, while roasting it covered will result in a more tender and juicy roast.

More Main Dish recipes: 

  1. Chicken Enchilada Casserole
  2. Classic Shepherd’s Pie
  3. Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin
  4. Shredded Beef Enchiladas
  5. Easy Pasta Primavera
  6. Hawaiian Fried Rice
  7. Easy Crockpot Chili
  8. Tomato Soup
  9. Smoked Burgers
  10. Grilled BBQ Chicken
The cooked pork loin on a plate along with 3 slices of the pork.
4.60 from 5 votes

Pork Loin Roast Recipe (Oven)

Recipe Cost $ $7.65
Serving Cost $ $1.28
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
6 People
Making an easy and juicy Pork Loin Roast is simple. My recipe calls for just 6 ingredients and only 5 minutes of prep. This recipe is perfect for Sunday dinners and holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Equipment

  • small bowl
  • Baking dish
  • Instant-read thermometer
  • cutting board

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions

  • Remove Pork Loin Roast from the Refrigerator (make sure it’s defrosted if it was previously frozen).
  • Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 375 F degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and ground mustard.
  • Massage the seasonings into the pork loin roast.
  • Place the pork loin in a baking dish with the fat cap facing up.
  • Cook the pork for 60-65 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the pork to a cutting board. Rest the roast for 15 minutes.
  • Slice the pork loin crossways into 3⁄4 to 1-inch slices and serve with the pan drippings.

Video

Notes

Sometimes I like to make the rub a little sweet by adding 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar or honey to the rub mixture. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 887mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 Comments

  1. Ashley F. says:

    We loved how easy and simple this is to make and so flavorful too!

  2. Renee Goerger says:

    This recipe is a winner! My entire family went crazy for the flavor and I love how easy it is to make!