Oven Roasted Pork Loin Recipe

Chef Danielle Miele , On March 18, 2023


This oven roasted pork loin recipe makes for a great pork roast. With some gravy and roasted vegetables this is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Better make two batches.

Oven Roasted Pork Loin Kitchen Tools

  • Baking pan

  • Roasting rack

  • Measuring spoons

  • Thermometer

  • Meat tenderizer

  • Cutting board

  • Twine

Oven Roasted Pork Loin Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 lb pork loin.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Oven Roasted Pork Loin Recipe Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Place the pork loin on a cutting board and tenderize with a mallet or a meat tenderizer. This will help make the pork loin tender.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the herbs including the rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to create a rub. Alternatively, you can use a Montreal steak seasoning.

  4. Rub the mixture all over the pork loin. The thicker the pork loin the more you need since it has to penetrate the rub deeper.

  5. Place the pork loin on a baking sheet or over a roasting pan rack. The roasting pan baking rack will allow the warm air to circulate around the pork loin and it will cook evenly.

  6. Also, for best results of this pork loin recipe the air fryer should be preheated for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 145°F when inserted into the thickest part of the pork loin.

  7. Let the pork rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving with your side of choice like some baked yam fries for example.

Oven Roasted Pork Loin Cooking Tips

The cook time should be based on weight: For each pound of weight the pork loin should be cooked for 25-30 minutes. Always use a meat thermometer until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).

Sear the pork loin before you put it in the oven: For best results on this oven roasted pork loin recipe you should sear the pork loin over a hot grill to get caramelization and a nice sear on the loin. Use a cast iron pan that is nice and hot and place the loin on all six sides. Sear up, down and on all four sides.

What is the difference between a pork loin and a pork tenderloin?

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Tenderloin is a boneless cut below the center loin and sirloin.

The pork loin is a wider and flatter cut of meat, and can be a boneless or bone-in. The pork tenderloin is a more premium cot of pork that is boneless and comes from the muscle that runs along the backbone. This is one of the leanest and most tender cuts of pork, and it is well suited for an oven baked pork roast recipe.

Chef Danielle Miele

Chef Miele started in the industry as a chef's assistant back in the early 1990s at a New England style seafood shack. After several stints in the industry she earned a formal chef's degree with honors from Le Cordon Bleu. When she is not cooking for her husband and teenage son, she enjoys researching techniques and ingredients from different cultures, with a focus on enhanced flavor and nutrition.