roasted pork loin

Roasted Pork Loin

Last Updated on April 1, 2022

A pork loin roast can be cooked in a low, medium, or high-heat oven until it hits 145°F.

As in all oven-roasted meat recipes, the pork benefits from being seasoned ahead of time. In addition to a generous rub of salt on the roast, the optional seasonings are limitless—try a paste of garlic, rosemary, and lemon zest, or go in a different direction with cumin, maple sugar, and paprika.

Either way, remember the general rules of pre-seasoning and tempering the meat, using a meat thermometer to ensure the right temperature, and rest before carving and serving.

pork loin recipe

Roasted Pork Loin

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Protein: Pork
Cut: Pork Sirloin
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 1 day
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 2 to 3 pound pork loin roast
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • The day before you're ready to cook, take the pork loin from its package, pat dry, and rub with salt (and any optional spices). Place on a wire rack laid inside a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate, uncovered, for at least 8 and up to 24 hours.
  • Bring the pork out of the fridge 30 to 60 minutes before you're ready to cook. Heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place roast in oven and cook for about 15 minutes per pound, until a meat thermometer registers 145°F. Remove from oven and rest 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
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