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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 209.0
  • Total Fat: 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 71.7 mg
  • Sodium: 747.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 26.8 g

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Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast

Submitted by: WAZAROO
Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast

Introduction

Simple, but flavorful, this dish is an impressive meal any time of year. Double the recipe and freeze the leftovers. Simple, but flavorful, this dish is an impressive meal any time of year. Double the recipe and freeze the leftovers.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 (4-pound) boneless pork loin, with fat left on
    1 tablespoon salt
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
    1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves
    1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary

Directions

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Place the pork loin on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. With your fingers, massage the mixture onto the pork loin, covering all of the meat and fat.

Roast the pork for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 425 degrees F and roast for an additional hour. Test for doneness using an instant-read thermometer. When the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F, remove the roast from the oven. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes before carving. It will continue to cook while it rests.






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  • Incredible!
    30 of 30 people found this review helpful
    This has become one of our household favorites. I add mustard and honey to the rub, then I cook it in the slowcooker on high for about three hours. I always add carrots, potatoes and onions. This is a no-fail recipe. I've made this for company and they loved it too. - 7/8/09

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  • 18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    The calories on this are way off. Pork Tenderloin was used in the calculation instead of Pork Loin which is higher in fat and calories. Substituting 4 lbs of loin in for the tenderloin brought the calories (assuming you still only get 10 servings out of 4 lbs) over 300 per serving. - 1/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    The whole family enjoyed it! I had a 1.25 pound pork tenderloin and halved all of the ingredients except the salt (used 1/3 the amount called for), and it was PERFECT! Thanks for the excellent recipe. - 12/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    So easy to do! My family very much enjoyed this flavor-filled entree! I used garlic-infused olive oil and just went wild with all the herbs & spices we like. It's been requested for a future dinner! Thanks! - 9/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made the roast following the directions exactly. It was outstanding! I will make it again! - 6/27/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used less salt and more garlic and added some sage --- GREAT STUFF! - 3/22/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I used more garlic (love garlic!) and 1/2 the salt based on other's comments. I also let the meat sit in the fridge for 1 hour after applying the rub before cooking. - 3/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Holy cow! I just made this for dinner tonight, and I can't believe how yummy it is. I read everyone's reviews about how great is was, and I thought I'd give it a try. I cooked it in a cake pan without the rack (since I didn't have a rack) and covered it with aluminum foil the whole time. So MOIST! - 10/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I cut the temperature down a some and cooked a little longer to keep it from burning in my oven. It turned out to be one of the best pork roasts I've ever made! - 8/15/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very very good flavor and the pork was very tender. Will be doing this one again and again. - 3/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was great. I too made it in slow cooker, adding lots of vegetables and some broth. I seared the outside first on stove, coated with coarse horseradish mustard, then the herbs. It was great. - 4/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I saw this recipe on Paula Dean's site over the winter. We loved it and have served it to company a couple of times. Tried it tonight on the grill and it's just as good! My calorie calculations were a bit higher, though. - 6/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is my favorite recipe for pork loin roast! I add mustard and reduce the salt. I cook exactly the amount of tie & temp & it's remarkably tender! - 4/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I removed the salt (as per my grandma) and added lemon pepper. Soo good!! - 10/25/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Changed the spices to what I had on hand and added onion powder. Excellent! Will make again. - 7/10/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I liked it and my kids ate it, but it wasn't as flavorful as I would have liked. Next time, I think I would add more garlic. - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    So easy to prepare and yet I'd be proud to serve this when company comes over! We also chopped up some potatoes, tossed them with a Tbsp of oil and a Tbsp of parsley and threw them in with the roast when we turned the heat down part way through - YUMMY! (Goes beautifully with peach-apple sauce.) - 10/23/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty - a great rub for pork, although I would use less salt the next time I make it. - 7/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was delicious! My husband loved it!!! In the pan I also made roasted rosemary red potatoes tossed with onions and the seasoning. YUM! - 7/18/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good, though I used a smaller roast and didn't use less herbs and salt. Would definitely cut down on the salt next time. - 1/30/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    And, the weight per serving is???? - 9/21/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love the recipe, but kitchen fills with smoke everytime. What am I doing wrong? - 1/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did this with plain pork chops and baked them in a slow oven...they were delicious! - 11/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy and elegant, I added 2 teaspoons of coarse mustard to the herb mix. I had a smaller pork roast and it cooked up a lot quicker and just as good. Great with Red Cabbage with Apples recipe by Haejung. - 3/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used the NuWave and it came out moist and very tasty. - 3/5/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I stepped it up a bit with some calontro fresh and a bit more garlic....great! - 2/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, I cooked it in the oven on the middle rack with the broiler - 11/25/08

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  • For those that are having trouble with smoke when making this recipe, put some water in the roasting pan before baking. The smoke comes from the glaze that spills to the bottom of the pan. - 5/9/14

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  • I served this at a dinner party. It was delicious, and my guests raved. Thank you for posting this. I will definitely make this again. - 2/3/14

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  • This recipe is great! I will definitely be making it again! - 1/11/14

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  • Made this tonight and everyone loved it. I followed the recipe except I put it in the crock pot. - 8/16/13

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  • just as Emily responded I am surprised that anyone can profit $8866 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you see this site link www.Bar40.ℂom - 7/16/13

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  • not to put salt and use salt free seasoning in foods
    - 5/22/13

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  • This is awesome my family LOVE IT! Did cut the salt back some though. - 5/14/13

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  • Followed the directions given. The combination of herbs and garlic was very nice. However, it was too salty, so I will cut down the salt next time. Also, using the time given in recipe, the pork was over cooked. Family said they would like to have this again with adjustments for those issues. - 5/7/13

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  • My husband who complains every time I cook pork actually loved it! Will be making again, for sure. - 2/4/13

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  • Excellent taste and very tender. - 1/13/13

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  • Loved it! My dh doesn't even like pork and he loved it too! Makes great sandwiches. I added 2 extra garlic cloves. We thought it was too salty so next time I'll cut the salt in half. - 9/19/12

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  • Outstanding!!
    - 8/15/12

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  • Got a thumbs up from my husband. I will use it again but next time in the crock pot. - 7/5/12

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  • Even my husband who doesn't like roast pork went back for more. - 6/3/12

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  • Awesome. This was so easy to make, made the house smell great and was very tender. - 5/29/12

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  • Delish~ - 4/22/12

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  • I made this today for the first time and the whole family loved it. This recipe is a keeper! - 4/15/12

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  • Wow! This is the first new recipe I've tried and it was wonderful!!! - 1/28/12

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  • Prepared this beautiful roast today for Sunday dinner....SUPER !!!!! - 1/22/12

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  • I found this same recipe on Food TV posted by Paula Deen in 2007. The only difference is that her servings are for 6 and this one lists it as 10. - 1/1/12

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  • Delightful! I made this on a small boneless pork loin roast, about 1.5 pounds. I used what I had...fresh rosemary, sage, thyme & garlic (same amounts as the original recipe) with 1 tablespoon of mushroom/sage olive oil and about 1 teaspoon seasoned salt. Created a great, thick coating. - 12/15/11

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  • This was very good and I will definitely make it again. I followed a prior suggestion to add potatoes and carrots after the first 1/2 hour and they were wonderful too. - 11/8/11

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  • This meat was so tender, juicy and delicious. My family couldn't get enough of it again. It is deffinently on my 'serve often' list. - 10/5/11

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  • I made this recipe in the slow cooker. It was excellent. The best part was excellent lunch meat for the next few days. - 9/2/11

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  • This is totally a favorite recipe in our house. We added diced onion to it. - 6/26/11

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  • Looks TASTY! - 6/22/11

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  • This recipe is delicious! I added a teaspoon of mustard and honey to add a little extra flavor. My husband, who can be a picky eater, absolutely loved it as well. We will definitely be making this one again. - 6/1/11

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  • yummy! - 3/28/11

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  • This crusted pork loin is truly delicious. To perfect the recipe, I add 1 egg york and 1 teaspoon of milk powder into the marinating mixture. It will improve the adhesiveness of the crust and won’t fall apart easily as we slicing it. This<a href=" http://www.bakingfrenzy.com/12-inches-food
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  • Am cooking this w/baby carrots. Having broccoli w/balsamic vinegar sauce, mixed greens and a few potatoes for the hubby. Awesome smell in the whole house. - 1/30/11

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  • Added honey, mustard, marjoram and tarragon to the mixture, but left out salt (just lightly sprinkled on a bit of salt after mixture was applied to the roast). 425 for 45 minutes, then 350 until it was done. Excellent! - 1/16/11

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  • We love it! Great flavor and so easy! - 12/22/10

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  • Excellent. Moist and loved the seasoning. Will definitely make this again - 10/10/10

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  • Very Tasty! - 9/27/10

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  • This was really good. Took a while to cook, but hey, that's a pork loin for you. Thanks for sharing. - 9/14/10

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  • I made this Friday night and it was a big hit! - 8/23/10

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  • I put this on the grill. Kind of guessed on the time, probably around 40 minutes but I kept a close watch on it with a meat thermometer. Was the juiciest pork I've ever made!! - 7/31/10

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  • great recipe wazaroo, but it's Paula Dean's recipe. - 6/20/10

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  • Easy and delicious! - 6/12/10

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  • Scrumptious recipe! I made this in the crockpot (low setting for 4 hours) and it was fabulous. I added 1 TBS of honey and 1 tsp of mustard to the rub. I added onions, celery, carrots, and a sprig of fresh rosemary to the crockpot. I have two young boys and they loved it too. Happy plates for all - 6/12/10

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  • This came out perfect! It was very tender and full of flavor. My family really enjoyed this and was really good on salad. - 6/8/10

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  • Fantastic. I also cut the salt in half and I used fresh basil and rosemary from my herb gargden - 5/10/10

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  • All 6 kids loved this! I doubled the recipe since I had two (2lb) pork ribeye roasts. Substituted 1/2 tsp ground thyme for 1 tsp dried, put each in a pan surrounded by oiled/salted/peppered small potato pieces and baby carrots. Covered for 30 mins @ 475, 40 mins @ 425...a little too long. YUM! - 4/26/10

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  • Simple and yummy. Love the idea, we're not rosemary fans so I may need to replace that, but I love the herb crusted idea. They even ate it w/ rosemary...so that is saying something! - 4/20/10

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  • This was so full of flavor. I made it for my mom and boyfriend tonight and it was a big hit! I love the fragrant rosemary. I also added a little honey and mustard before cooking it in a crock pot. I also seared it on high heat before placing in slow cooker to keep it juicy and give good color! - 4/19/10

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  • Next time I will sear it in a skillet with oil and then put it in the crockpot on low for 6-8 hrs. Leftovers were great w/ BBQ sauce for pulled pork sandwiches. - 4/9/10

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  • very good - 3/31/10

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  • My husband said it was better than fancy restaurant pork loin. He insists having it when his Texas colleague comes into town. :) - 3/20/10

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  • Excellent the entire family loved it! This has made the family favorite list. I will make this again for sure. - 3/9/10

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  • WOW..very good and sooo easy - 2/23/10

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  • Plan to make this for dinner tonight! All these rave reviews must be a clear indication that it's delicious! - 2/11/10

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  • Very Good. It has made great leftovers too!! - 2/9/10

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  • Great recipe! Everyone enjoyed it. - 2/3/10

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  • the flavor was excellent, but I prefer my pork to be more of the fall apart variety. I will try this as a rub/marinade for pork in the slow cooker next time - 1/21/10

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  • Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Very moist, and the herbs were just right. My husband went on and on about it. Better yet, it was SUPER easy to make. Thanks for sharing! - 1/15/10

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  • I have been making this same roast pork for years sans salt (to me pork tends to be salty as it is) and it is a favorite. Glad to know I can still enjoy! Thanks. - 1/8/10

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  • Love this recipe. This will become a staple in our household and I will make it over and over for family and dinner parties. - 1/5/10

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  • Love the flavour! A definite keeper! - 12/28/09

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  • This was GR*8 -***** - 10/30/09

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  • I loved this! I used a smaller pork loin and I started it in a hot pan on the stove then moved it to the oven after it was good and brown. Wonderful! - 10/21/09

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  • I can't believe that everyone including the children ate this. The younger ones usually don't care for pork, but this time it all went. I even to an "it smells good in here" comment from my 12 year old. The dish was flavorful and juicy. About half way through, I covered the loin with tin foil. - 10/14/09

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  • This was fabulous! And so simple too :) Thank you! - 9/1/09

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  • With all those flavorful herbs, I'll cut the sodium way back and omit the salt. - 8/21/09

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  • Soooo easy and so very YUMMY!!! - 6/8/09

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  • This was VERY good! I cooked it on 475 the entire time and just paid close attention so it wouldn't get over done. - 5/13/09

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  • Very good. We'll be making this again! - 5/3/09

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  • Excellent flavor! Loved it. - 4/19/09

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  • This was great and even the kids enjoyed it. I'll use less salt next time but the rest was wonderful. Thanks! - 4/5/09

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  • Sounds great and I'll be making for dinner tonight! - 3/28/09

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  • Awesome! I have a similar recipe, but this one tasted better. It makes a great simple dinner for any holiday. - 3/23/09

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  • Very yummy and easy! - 3/20/09

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  • Yes, I made this today and it was delicious! Thank you for the recipe!
    - 3/8/09

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  • This was great! I loved it. My kids picked at all the 'green' stuck to it, but I thought it have great taste & lots of flavor - 1/19/09

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